The team here at g&g love to sew and make things as much as me so every few months at our team meetings everyone chooses to make one of the indie patterns we stock along with one of our lovely fabrics to test the pattern out.
It's a great way for us all to know how different fabrics and patterns sew up so we can give all you lovely customers even better advice and guidance with your own projects.
Claire used the Papercut patterns Bowline top in our lovely loopback jersey fabric. The neck detailing on this top is really interesting. It has a series of folds that create a pleated effect which looks really striking in the stripes.
Claire did find the way you have to fold the fabric at the neckline a little tricky but the sewalong on the Papercut blog make it super clear.
Meg used the Pauline Alice Rosari skirt pattern to make this really cute mini version in our mid blue denim.
She made the rounded pocket version with a coin pocket and put our jeans buttons down the front. She found it came up a bit bigger than she was expecting at the waist, so took some out the centre back seam.
The Closet Case Pattern Kalle shirt she's wearing with it is also really lovely!
Rosie made a version of the popular Colette Patterns Moneta dress in some of our lightweight black viscose jersey.
She lengthened it to a midi length and made a little belt which is really cute. She found the neckline a bit too scooped and wide for her so she changed the neckline shape to be a bit more like the lark tee.
Jo used the Closet Case Patterns Ebony pattern to make version C of the pattern using our mustard modal jersey.
It looks gorgeous and swooshy with the cascading style and she added patch pockets, which add a nice touch.
I think it looks lovely paired over jeans with her fancy shoes!
Finally, Ben used the free arrowsmith undershirt pattern from Thread Theory using our denim effect slub jersey.
He found that it does have a looser fit so recommends that if you wanted it to be a slim fit, to go down a size.
I think it looks lovely under his RTW pink shirt! To get the same effect you could always pair it with their Fairfield shirt pattern.
All the girls (and Ben too) are more than happy to help and chat through different projects with you in the shop, over the phone or via email. Between us we all know most of the patterns we have really well so usually have lots of extra tips and advice!