July makes from the g&g pattern club meeting

The g&g team are usually always busy working on their own sewing projects at home, but every 2 months we agree to get together and chat about a recent make that uses fabric and a pattern from the shop, so that everyone can have the low down. It's a great way to share knowledge and experience that we can then pass onto our lovely customers when they are planning their projects. 

So...this month we have some lovely summery makes to show you!

This is Rosies version of the Megan Nielsen Flint pants using our lovely plain linen fabric that comes in lots of lovely colours.

She really loves the button closure at the waist band and the faux pocket - in fact she's already made a second pair in our lovely gingham fabric but this time she missed out the pleat at the front to take out some of the fullness in the leg. 

Claire made this lovely Tilly and the Buttons Zadie dress with our geometric tiles ponte roma fabric which I think looks great! There are so many colour blocked versions of this dress but I think it looks lovely all in one fabric too. 

She made it entirely on the overlocker so went down a size as the overlocker makes a smaller seam allowance. She found it nice and quick but still found she needed to take it in at the waist to give more shaping as well as that, she took out some fullness at the back raglan seams. 

This is Jo's Sew Over It Pussy Bow blouse made using our lovely light weight and floaty spotty viscose fabric. I think the loose style works perfectly with this fabric so a cool and breezy summer top. 

Jo loves added her own design stamp on a pattern and for this make she made the sleeves a little puffed at the top and also swung out the side seams so it was a bit looser over the waist and hips. 

Meg used the Sew Over It Eve dress pattern to make this lovely outfit using our Atelier Brunette twist in dark blue cotton lawn. I think it looks gorgeous! 

She decided to leave the sleeves off and put bias binding round the arm hole instead and shortened it to just above her knee (she took off about 30cm from the length of the pattern). 

And finally Ben, who has made his was though most of our mens patterns now, made a beautiful Tilly and the Buttons Arielle skirt using our stretch denim for one of the shop window mannequins to wear. 

He's made such an amazing job of it with perfectly stitched bias binding on the edge of the facing. He hand stitched it in place and then top stitched it too - just because he thought it would look better. I mean - amazing! Such patience!

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