...YES, I'M AN INDIE PATTERN LOVER - it's their little details, the design lines, that little something different about them - that attracts me to them.
This time last summer it was Megan Neilson's Breakwater Collection
that had my head spinning! I had to talk myself out of
buying ALL of those patterns; and mind you, talking myself out of
something is not an easy task. I did succumbed to the Briar top pattern, and made it up three times. Wore one of them today, and remembered why I fell in love with it in the first place.
I loved the Euculpt top/dress pattern, the Tanya culottes, and the Virginia leggings but budgeting sense won out, and they never made it into my stash.
During the winter months I fell head over heels in love with Pauline Alice's Ninot Jacket pattern
. pdf pattern, oh boy, but nevertheless all that taping and tracing turned out to be time well spent. Bar none, this jacket holds first place as my most favorite jacket of all times. I'm sure there will be a Ninot #2 to follow.
This year there has been a mad toss up between Colette's Moneta
and Kitschy Koo's Lady Skater dress
patterns. These three patterns are so very similar. The Dixie DIY Ballet dress
ran a close third in this race, but the Lady Skater won by a nose. I keep having visions of Candice's version
and I think it helped seal the decision. Just got to make a fabric decision for the summer; and I know there will be a black one coming up for next winter - I can already see myself wearing it. Dixie your Concert Tee
is still calling my name - though I'm trying hard to resist.
And what about Mable? Oh Mable! This Colette skirt pattern
ran unchallenged. After all, I am a real knit skirt kinda girl.
Of course Papercut Pattern's Ensis top pattern
|Of course mine won't be quite this short - ha ha|
grabbed my attention and will not let go (how CRUEL of her). I'm not even going to argue with myself about it - I'm crying uncle because it's beautiful. But, although I am very appreciative of the inspiration provided by this top, I think I'm gonna frankenpattern the style using the Briar pattern as my guide - because it fits so wonderfully. Please don't hate Papercut people; I'm absolutely sure there's some other pattern in your collection that will soon wrestle me to the ground.
And then there's that Closet Case Files' Nettie bodysuit/dress pattern
, I know you've seen it. Spanx requirement and all, that dress is gonna be mine. And who doesn't LOVE those back neckline variations.
Pray tell, are there any indie patterns crowding your pattern stashing mind???, if so which ones???