Otherwise known as My Pattern Wishlist...
I blame Gillian for her post on cold weather
Inspiration and seeing photos of her cute winter style. I want cute winter style! Plus the time is quickly approaching when I may actually have to go out in cold weather and look decent. So I rounded up my pattern wish list. Buying patterns is a big deal for me so maybe talking through it will help...
Named Dakota Dress
Thanks to pinterest I stumbled upon this plaid version and was surprised to see what pattern it was actually from. I like this much more than the company's version because I didn't even give that image a second thought.
|Yuki's Plaid Version|
Then I saw Rachel's Winter Dakota in my favorite color and really really liked it!
So how does it measure up?
PDF Price: $15. USD
Versatility/MMP (multiple make potential): It could be made up in different fabrics for different looks with the CF sewn open or closed. I can see tunic potential in this as well.
Layerabilty: I could wear multiple tops underneath it and my Espresso leggings. So warmth and cuteness!
Style: I have a feeling this could be dressed up or down depending on fabric choices and what I wore with it. Definitely could wear it to teach sewing classes!
Another less than compelling pattern illustration but I have really liked all the versions I have seen made up. Plus it's a favorite of Gillian's
who I've officially decided is my cold weather muse.
PDF Price: $16.40 USD
Versatility/MMP: This really changes depending on fabrics used! There are super color blocking possibilities.You can leave off the pockets and bands for a dressier look and I don't have a knit pattern for princess seams.
Layerabilty: I have the leggings and I think this might work with skinny jeans. You can make this from sweatshirt fabric so it would be warm and cozy! I could probably throw on a tshirt underneath if I wanted.
Style: Casual but could still be presentable as long as it doesn't look like I made it from pajama fabric. Could I teach in this?
I am not a fan of button up shirts but I LOVE THIS!! It is so pretty! I love the waistband and the skirt bit that makes it like a tunic and all the buttons down the front. So lovely! Classic shirt without being a classic shirt.
Paper Pattern Price: $16.21 USD
Versatility/MMP: Um this looks like a statement piece to me so I'm not sure how many I could get away with making... No brilliant hack ideas are coming to me either...
Layerabilty: Pretty sure I could wear this over jeans and throw sweaters over it just like a normal shirt. I think it's more of a fall/spring piece anyway.
Style: OODLES!! LOADS!! I love it so much!
I've finally been bitten by the unmentionables bug. How can we resist all those cute patterns Measure Twice Cut Once put out?
PDF Price: $9.00 USD
Versatility/MMP: Obviously these could be made up a bajillion times and none of you would be the wiser! ;)
Layerabilty: I think they should layer with my other garments nicely. I'm also wondering if the boy short leg will get rid of the every present VLP issue..
Style: Never worn Boyshorts. Want to try.
With all the wonderful and new independent patterns out there I have to have some criteria to decide where to best spend my limited funds. I also consider if I have something similar in design already in the pattern stash but these all passed that preliminary test.
What do you consider when you're pattern shopping? Any criteria I should add to my list? Any other great winter/fall patterns out there? Which do you think I'm going to spring for??