Little bit of a diversion today tigers. I wrote the Simple Sewing 101 - Alteration posts as I promised you ages ago, but they need a good edit and I don't have the brain space at the moment. So rather than confuse you with a long scattered ramble I've put this together till I can pull it together.
Below are an extended list of independent pattern companies that are worth having a look at if you are interested in sewing your own clothes. The list in the previous Simple Sewing - Part 2 post was aimed at beginners due to their excellent instructions.
I've tried many of these pattern companies. Of the ones I haven't tried, there is at least one pattern in their range I want to try. For this wider list I can't guarantee that each company writes well-written patterns (I know most of them do!) so do a google search first for bloggers reviews, and check the relevant instagram hastag for patterns you want to try. There you will get some honest feedback about issues, sizing and things to look for.
At the bottom of the post I've included a list of patterns I have sewing crushes on just to give you a place to start if you think we have similar taste.
Independent Pattern Companies
Patterns That I'm desperate to sew! (but probably not going to get to*)
Marthe Blouse - by Republique Du Chiffon. Totally obsessed with this one - maybe using hoarded Liberty?
Morris Blazer - Grainline. I've printed it out but run out of time....argh.
Playtime Tunic - DONE! x 3 - Oliver and S
Lou Box Top - Sew DIY
Woven Linden - Grainline
Ilsey skirt - by newcomer Marilla Walker. This one is free.
Basics Tank - by Cali Faye Collection. I am super excited about this one. I don't want to jinx it but I think the shape looks almost perfect.
Enjoy and tell me if you think I've missed something super obvious.
* I'm headed off camping so no sewing for a month or so - flight is on Monday.