"Sew the Look" fabric and sewing pattern inspiration for January
New year, new you? After a stretch of lockdowns and home office vibes, it's time to move on from the daily lounge uniform. There's no need to ditch the comfort though. We have picked out some classic and comfy looks that will help level up your homemade wardrobe to that effortless chic style.
Take a look at our sewing pattern and fabric recommendations for each of the styles below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Shorts are a great option for any season - they are comfortable and stylish and can be dressed up or down with minimal effort. Wear them with a blouse and a pair of heels for a dressier version or a loose fitting jumper and boots for a relaxed vibe. Throw on a pair of tights or leggings for extra warmth.
Trouser suiting, corduroy, denim, twill, tweed and wool blends are all great choices of material depending on the style you are after.
2. FLORAL MIDI DRESS
A year-round staple, it's always worth having a midi dress in your wardrobe and florals are a mood-boosting evergreen trend that will never go out of style. Use a drapey viscose fabric or tencel for an ethereal look, or if you prefer more body try a light non-stretch shirting, chambray or linen.
3. HIGH NECK MIDI DRESS
This is the ultimate everyday dress that will see you from day time to evening. Dress it up or down with a quick switch of accessories. Use our ribbed Tencel Modal jerseys for a lighter version or choose our self-stripe viscose ottoman knit if you prefer a slightly heavier fabric.
4. SAILOR INSPIRED TROUSERS
Nautical theme never goes out of style and it works anywhere and any time. Wide legged sailor pants are dressy but comfortable. Use medium weight woven fabric such as cotton twill, denim, corduroy, light to medium weight woollens and linen.