I’ve spent to day stewarding at the Open House, and one of the lovely things about it is that you get to stand there chatting about fabric and sewing – things I love.
Jenni came in, who has some cards featured in the studio during the open houses. Her cards are lovely – origami motifs made from vintage books and dress making patterns (I will share some on here this month and more about her can be found here). She had a lovely dress pattern to give to Wendy, from MIY so before it went in her bag I asked if I could photograph it to share it here.
I feel dressmaking patterns feel much more interesting when they feature illustrations, especially when compared to ones which have photographs. Often the styling for the photo ends up making them look a bit, err frumpy. This example below is great – eye catching colours, lovely hair styles, and a design that feels like it will never go out of fashion. I particularly like the option with the puff sleeve. No year on it unfortunately, but you could have bought it for 3/4d!