It's not everyday that a beginner sewist can create an elaborate, well-fitting dress in one day. Today, Spoonflower team member, Jenny, guides you through a playful assortment of women's and girl's clothing patterns offered up by the Sew What Club, made possible by Kelly and Chris Crawford over at Sewing in No Man's Land. With unique and approachable patterns delivered electronically each month, the Sew What Club helps feed your monthly sewing habit in the most beautiful way possible. Let's take a peek at what they're churning out!
If you're a part of the Sew What Club, women's patterns are delivered to your inbox on the 15th of each month, and you even get a bonus pattern just for signing up. Like this Taking Notes Skirt above, which Kelly Crawford says is "super versatile – pleat it, gather it, shorten it, lengthen it, remove the ties, enlarge the ties, so many options!"
Each month, a girl's pattern is also sent out, like the Annecy pattern, inspired by the stunning French city of the same name. This is the pattern to use up the scraps saved from your favorite fabrics! With all the girl's patterns, the Sew What Club is great for moms who like to sew for their daughters. These clothes couldn't be cuter.
Got back-to-school spirit? May we suggest making a cute tunic from the Cannes pattern?
If you're looking for practicality, the next dress you should have on your to-do list is the Trouville, which is equally great for trips to the beach and your next date night. Isn't that nice?
Do you have a child who enjoys utility and versatility as much as you do? Then this Marseille romper may be just the thing. (Pairs well with dashing, tumbling, and the like.)
This week, I stitched up the women's Lille dress from an original pattern created by the Sew What Club.
While the directions were a little challenging to follow at times, the pattern was true to size and came out beautifully. I chose to use "unicorn black gold glitter" by Charlottewinter printed on Spoonflower's Cotton Lawn Ultra.
The sleeves are slightly gathered, and the pattern includes pockets, which are key.
I'll make a couple tweaks to improve the lay of the sleeves and neckline, but all in all I'm happy with how the unicorn dress came out and I'm excited to make more from Sew What Club's monthly patterns. Find out more about the Sew What Club and be sure to peruse the full list of patterns mentioned above.
Planning to sew something from the Sew What Club? Show us by tagging #spoonflower and #sewwhatclub, and we may post it on Instagram!