May 1, 2014

We go together like... Simplicity 1887 and Salme's Loose-fitting Pleated T-shirt!

Perhaps it's Me Made May that has me thinking about sewing patterns that go together. After all, as a participant (watch my Instagram feed for daily posts), I'll be wearing handmade every day for the next 31. And as a wannabe overachiever, I want to wear more than one thing whenever possible. But how many outfits can I put together with more than one handmade item from my closet? So far, not many, which is why I'm considering these combos for my May sewing plans:

...with the new Nettie bodysuit by Closet Case Files (medium back and short sleeves, please):

(Seriously, what could possibly go together better than those two patterns? You would be feminine and sexy and comfortable...)

I also like Simplicity 1887, the pant version with elasticized cuffs...

...with Salme Patterns' Loose Fitting Pleated T (cropping it would be cute, non?):

I've been working on a new pattern of my own this week. It's a short-sleeved sweatshirt with perforated pleather raglan sleeves and "Sew York City" stenciled on the front (I'll be making some changes around here in the coming months, with my blog name being one of them). 

And I think it would look great with True Bias' yet-to-be-released Hudson Pant pattern (no link to buy yet; Kelli has so far only previewed her pants on Instagram):

How cute would they be together? Cool urban mom at the playground kicking balls like a boss? (Ahem, cool urban mom who sews, at the playground kicking balls like a boss!)

What are your favorite pattern combos, indie or otherwise? 


  1. I had the same thought about Nettie and Gabriola. Hudson looks pretty amazing too!

  2. thank you so much for the shoutout! Also, I've tried the nettie and the salme pleated top. Both are great patterns that would be gotos in anyones wardrobe.

  3. Ooh, these are fun combos!!!

  4. My favourite combos in my self made wardrobe are a much-jiggled New Look 6808 with my By Hand London Charlotte skirt, either of my Beignets with any of my Maria Denmark kimono tees, and some new as yet unblogged Style Arc lace brocade elle pants with a wool burdastyle dolman tee. That simplicity pattern is surprisingly good value - I've not seen it before. And kellis pants look awesome!

  5. Yep, guess what ear worm is in my head now... :D I especially love that first combo, most excellent.

  6. Ok, I just caught up on all your posts from the past few months.. So great to see you're back! And yes, I agree. Love all the pattern combos!

  7. The actresses in the show I'm working all on have elasticized cuff pants as part of their costumes and they are so cute...I may need to make a pair. I can't wait to see what you end up making, these are all so exciting.

  8. I really want that skirt pattern!! Nettie is perfect with it.

    And Kelli's pants are awesome! I have the rest of that outfit, just waiting on her pattern to complete the look!



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