Obviously, I get way too excited about patterns, especially new patterns. I stalk several of the indie designer websites/blogs when I suspect that they have a new release coming out soon. (I suspect that I'm not the only person who does this for StyleArc, at least, because they'll occasionally send out an email letting people know that the new release is being delayed for a day or two, so that we can stop hitting "refresh" on our browsers.) Not all of the patterns in this post are new, but they are new-to-me in the sense that I haven't sewn any of them yet. This post doesn't even mention the patterns that I've made before and want to make again for cooler weather. (I'm looking at you Colette Moneta and HotPatterns Daytona Hoodie.)
I'm sure that you'll recognize some of these patterns from other "stuff I want to sew" posts. Now let's ogle a few patterns!
Warning: image-intensive post ahead!
Cooler fall weather means jackets and cardigans, right?Deer and Doe Pavot Jacket
I received the Deer and Doe Pavot jacket pattern for free as a "thank you" for participating in the mini-wardrobe contest on Pattern Review back in July. I love the style of Deer & Doe, but have held off from making any of their patterns because their size range is pretty small. I don't mind grading up, say, a $3 New Look to fit me, but I had a personal issue with paying $15+ for a pattern and then having to grade it up. But...the Pavot was free and has lots of seaming, and I've had my eye on this pattern for a while. There's a jacket view (not shown), which is probably the more likely view that I'll sew.
If I like how this jacket turns out, it might encourage me to try some of the other Deer and Doe patterns that I've had my eye on. Luckily for me, some of the indie fabric stores in Seattle carry this line, so I might potentially be able to avoid the shipping charges and wait time from Europe.
|Deer and Doe Pavot Jacket|
HotPatterns Sakura Bomber Jacket
|HP Sakura Bomber Jacket|
Muse Patterns Jenna Cardigan
The Muse Jenna cardigan is a new release from a new pattern company. I've started to see tester versions of this pop up around the blogosphere, and as basic as the pattern seems, it's looks like it's a basic that I'd get a ton of mileage out of. Finally, an option for all of those super-thin, lightweight merino wool jersey that I bought from FabricMart last winter.
Tops and BlousesI'd like a few new blouses for fall, as well. Shockingly, 2 out of 3 of these patterns are wovens!
HotPatterns Pussycat Blouse
An easy-fitting blouse with gathers for full bust room and a cute pussy bow? There's also a tutorial video by Trudy showing how to clean-finish everything on your machine. Yes, please. I mean, the illustrated fashion drawing even looks like a more slender version of me!
|HotPatterns What's New, Pussycat? Blouse|
HotPatterns Artemis Top
This top is HotPattern's latest release. I like the sleeves. I don't see the dress shape working on me, but the view for the top is really fun. I think this would work well in a Ponte.
|HP Artemis top|
Oh, Archer...how many times have I had you in my sewing plans? To be honest, I'm scared of button-down blouses. I was a little traumatized by my first experience with a darted, button-down blouse and haven't tried one since. Unfortunately, though, being an H-cup means that I simply cannot buy this style in RTW. The Archer seems like it works for everyone who tries it, though, and I *think* I'd just need a standard FBA (and I'd leave the bust dart in for shaping).
I really, really could use a button-down blouse/blouse pattern that fits, though and I really like the classic, easy-fitting look of the Archer. I'd love to have one in white, one in denim, and a couple of flannel versions for layering, to start.
|Grainline Archer shirt|
DressesNotice that while I was obsessed with summer dresses a few weeks ago, our weather has started to cool a bit (although we're still having random 2-3 day periods with temperatures in the low 80s). I still want to sew some dresses, but now I'm focusing on less summery, more autumny choices. Note that these all have views with sleeves.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've wanted to sew the Hawthorn for, like, forever. Still haven't done it yet. I know that this will be a flattering style on me; I'm just procrastinating on tackling the fitting/multiple muslins. When I do make it, I'm going to use L's fantastic tutorial to turn the darts into shoulder princess seams.
Blue Ginger Doll Winifred
Ooh, it's a shirtdress style dress, but with no button closures! And no buttons means no gaping at the bust apex! Honestly, I never gave this pattern a second glance from the line drawing, but Blue Ginger Doll recently released this pattern in a larger size range (including mine) and I took a look around the blogosphere and saw how cute this dress makes up, especially on a curvy figure. I have read a bit online about the dress being tighter than expected in the bust, so it might take a little while to get the sizing/fit worked out for this one, but from the examples I've seen, it will be worth it. Plus, the dress looks like it should be super quick and easy to sew up once you get the pattern size/adjustments down.
|Blue Ginger Doll Winifred|
Blue Ginger Doll Odette
The Odette is the newest release from Blue Ginger Doll, having only come out last week. I love the neckline (and insert option) on this one and the gored skirt. I really like the two tester versions by GMarie and Mary of Idle Fancy, as well. I suspect that all of those darts won't be my friend, though, however, so this dress would be another candidate for changing the darts to shoulder princess seams.
|Blue Ginger Doll Odette|
Slim/Cigarette pantsThe only pants that I currently have that fit me right now are a few pairs of jeans (from Old Navy), my HP Trackpant and a never-blogged StyleArc Linda pant. The latter two are two casual to wear to work (I feel). I like the straight-leg/cigarette leg profile on myself--it doesn't look dated like bootcut, but it's not outside of my comfort (or fitting) zone like skinny pants. None of these are new patterns, but I've been wanting to sew them all for a while and will hopefully give one or two of these patterns a shot soon.
HotPatterns Dolce Vita slim-cut pant
The Dolce Vita is just a nice, standard slim-cut pant. I know that the HotPattern crotch curve works fairly well for me, so I'm cautiously optimistic that these wouldn't require a ton of fitting.
|HP Dolce Vita Slim-Cut Pant|
StyleArc Barb Stretch Pant
The thing that I don't like about my StyleArc Linda pants is that the leg shape is a lot wider than I was expecting. I'm hoping that the Barb will remedy that because I like how my Linda's fit through the bum and the front. These would be super fast and easy to sew, too.
|StyleArc Barb Stretch Pant|
StyleArc Jasmine Pant
The Jasmine is another basic pant pattern. I like the pockets on these and am hoping that the leg profile isn't too wide.
SkirtsI never used to wear skirts much--I always felt that if I wanted to have to worry about exposure, I'd rather wear a dress. BUT I've been wearing skirts a lot more for the past year and could use a few more.
HotPatterns Deceptively Skinny Skirt
When I make this up, it will be jeans-style in a dark denim with an exposed zipper in back. I do not have a jeans skirt in my wardrobe, so this skirt will fill that hole. With straight skirts, I look a lot better in skirts with some seaming. This skirt fits the bill.
|HotPatterns Deceptively Skinny Skirt|
Ina Maxi Skirt
As much as it was a pain to make, I love my McCall's maxi-skirt and wear it all the time. I want another knit maxi-skirt. I love the stripes and godets on this skirt from Pattern Review, plus it's been really, really well-reviewed so far.
|PatternReview Ina Maxi Skirt|