I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’ve reused some patterns enough to know they are my favorites. They are printed out, and I use them over and over and over. (Especially since they are printed out.) I feel like I’ve found my style, patterns, and fabrics that I like. I’m sure I’ll keep learning and finding new fabrics and patterns, but it’s nice to have a couple of favorites in my back pocket (or printed out in my file). I rarely recommend buying patterns since there’s so many free patterns and there’s a lot of flat pattern work you can do on your own if you learn, but every once in awhile you come across some perfect ones. None of these are affiliate links, I’m just sharing some love of these great purchased patterns.
1. Union St. Tee pattern (affiliate link): I cannot sing enough praises for this pattern. It is the best knit tee pattern I have ever used. I can really tell that a whole lot of work went into the pattern. I love it. Here are five versions that I’ve made, but there are three that aren’t pictured. polka dot tee, maker tee, white tee, striped tee, and floral tee
2. Perri Pullover: This is a great momiform pattern. I love long, cozy sweatshirts. This winter I want to make some with tight, long sleeves. I think I might like that fit a little bit better. Here are my four versions: Striped pullover with leather pockets, terry knit pullover, medallion print pullover, and striped pullover
3. The Staple Dress Pattern: I love quick dresses with an easy and comfortable fit. I really love this style. I know it’s not everyone’s jam because it’s not fitted, but I love it. It’s easy to wear and easy to style, and I can’t wait to wear them with button up shirts or fitted blazers.
Silk shirt, sparkly LBD, navy swiss dot henley dress, polka dot shirt, and striped floral surplus dress
4. Hudson Pants Pattern: Best pattern ever. They are so comfortable and trendy (right now). I will be so sad when track pants go out of style.
Tuxedo stripe pants, polka dot capris, and floral track pants. I have two other pairs that I haven’t blogged about yet. One day.
5. Matilda Leggings: I’m a mom and I want to wear leggings all day every day. They are the most comfortable when I’m bending over, up and down on the floor, and chasing my kids around. Jeans don’t cut it like they did before I had kids.
Both navy and black versions. I have another one I have not blogged about yet.
6. Pleated Pencil Skirt: I really love pencil skirts, but I hate deep slits up the back. I love the pleat on this skirt for movement. I did have to do some extra alterations to make this fit me well, but it was worth it. Every loved pattern is worth it to make it fit you well.
Triangle print skirt, gray herringbone skirt, and floral jacquard coral skirt.
7. Button Up Shirt: I love button-up shirts that are long and semi-fitted just like this pattern. It has side darts but it doesn’t have front waist or back darts. I’m a preppy at heart so I love button up shirts. I want to make more of these when I get some good fabric.
Ikat button up shirt and chambray dot button up shirt.
Patterns I Want To Try
1. The Oliver and S Gallery Tunic and Dress Pattern: This one just came out and looks fantastic. It’s the exact style that I want to wear all the time. I have looked for and tried a couple different tunic/collared/loose/woven shirts and haven’t found the one. I might get this one with my birthday money.
2. The Sewaholic Minoru Jacket Pattern: I’m ready to have a really great raincoat or lighter waterproof winter coat that’s flattering and cute. And that has a hood. I really hate coats and jackets that don’t have hoods. This is also on my birthday money list.
I’m on the lookout for a really great sweatshirt pattern. I would wear them all winter if they were cute enough and in my colors. I’m deciding between the Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt or the Simplicity Pullover Knit Top. Have you tried either of these?
I’m looking for a long cardigan with pockets pattern. Right now I’m decided between the Burdastyle oversized cardigan which I would shorten a lot, or the Jalie Drop Pocket Cardigan which I’d add a button placket to the front. Do you have a favorite cardigan pattern?