My pledge for MMM this year is to wear designers from different regions each week. First up is Canadian patterns, then European, Australian/New Zealand, and finally American.
I’m proud to say that my home country didn’t let me down on this long first week! We’ve got great pattern designers in Canada, who I think particularly excel in the kind of everyday clothes I like to wear. Between Jalie, Sewaholic, Thread Theory, and Closet Case Files and Ohhh Lulu, I think every basic for men and women is covered!
Enough preamble – here are the clothes!
- 4 pairs of Closet Case Files Ginger Jeans (I’ve got a 5th pair I didn’t wear, and I repeated others instead, because they fit the outfits better)
- 1 dress with a CCF Nettie bodice
- 3 Sewaholic Renfrew mods, none of which are recognisably Renfrews)
- 1 Jalie hoodie (I also sewed another one this week, but it got too hot to wear it!)
- 3 Jalie raglans
- 1 In-House Patterns kimono tee (I it made this week, and I’ll blog about it soon. I’m NOT in love.)
- Ohhh Lulu undies almost every day!
**I’m not going to link to posts about each item, but if you search the pattern name in the search bar to the left, you should find things easily!**
The good news is that I have many more versions of these same patterns that I didn’t get around to wearing. It was nice to have lots of choice in the morning, and not to HAVE to wear a certain thing if I didn’t feel like it! On the other hand, it was a lot of jeans and raglans, and I’m ready for a few more dresses next week since the weather suddenly turned hot!
Other thoughts: Although it wasn’t part of my pledge, I wanted to try at least one new-to-me Canadian designer. The pattern didn’t end up working out as I wished, but it’s always good to try something new, right? I don’t own any Thread Theory patterns, so I couldn’t represent them. I do like the look of the Camas blouse though! And even though I only wore one Sewaholic pattern, I’ve sewn and loved at least 5 or 6. Too bad they don’t fit well right now!
Next week I’m wearing European designers, so expect a lot of Maria of Denmark, Kitschy Koo, and Deer and Doe. If the weather is cool enough, I’ll throw in some Paprika Patterns. Those are the only European/British designers I have in my wardrobe right now, but can anyone suggest a new-to-me designer/pattern I could sew if I have time? Something in knits, preferably hot-weather appropriate! (But don’t worry, I’ve been dared to sew with a woven, so I’ll be sewing some rayon challis soon just to prove I remember how!)