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The g&g Sewing Society - Pattern and Fabric Pairings
Lauren pairs past patterns featured in g&g Sewing Society kits with current fabric ranges!

Blog / 11 March 2021

Our popular g&g Sewing Society kits always feature a versatile pattern from a popular indie company. It's my hope that once you have made the version using the supplies in the kit, you can get lots of use out of the pattern by making more versions in different fabrics!

In this blog and accompanying Youtube video, I'm sharing my top pairings of patterns that have featured in past kits with our current ranges of new fabrics!

Check out my Youtube video to see the fabrics up close!

Below I've linked to all the patterns and fabrics that I mention along with the corresponding top tips videos that are still available to purchase.

If anything is showing as out of stock, please email info@guthrie-ghani.co.uk and we can add you to the enquiries list and let you know when its available again!

Cosy Jarrah Jumper

We first featured the Jarrah jumper/sweater by Megan Nielsen back in 2019 along with the beautiful soft pink sparkle, fleece backed sweatshriting fabric.

The top tips video that accompanied the kit shows how to use the main fabric for the neckband, cuffs and hem band. The alternative is to use some of our cuffing fabric, which I've paired up with a few new shades of the same cosy fleece back sweatshriting.

Beautiful viscose prints

Woven viscose is such a lovely versatile fabric and looks beautiful in a whole range of different projects. Over the past two years of sewing society kits we have used viscose prints several time but there are a few patterns that jump out as being ideally suited to these lovely patterns - The Deer and Doe Magnolia Dress, The Megan Neilsen Sudley Dress, the Friday Pattern Company Wilder dress and the Avid Seamstress Blouse pattern.

Summery embroidered cotton tops

We've got two ranges of cool and breezy cotton gauze fabrics with pretty embroidery that are perfect for summery tops.

The True Bias Ogden Cami and Grainline Willow Tank top were originally paired with a printed viscose fabric - so would also look great with any of the viscose fabrics linked in the past section), but both these classic patterns work work will with the cotton gauze too.

Depending on your preferences you can line or underline the gauze fabric with cotton voile to increase the opacity of the fabric.

Classic everyday trousers

The Closet Core Sasha trousers is a great pattern for a simple, smart chino style trouser, which we originally paired with a striking Liberty print.

Our new range of paisley printed stretch cottons would look lovely. We also have wide range of plain colours too of the same type of fabric if you prefer.

Summery linen trousers

Last summer we featured the Merchant and Mills Eve trousers with 3 classic colours of Sorona Linen. This simple, easy to construct with a side lapped zip, loose fitting pair of trousers is great if you are new to making them and don't feel quite ready for a fly zip insertion.

In my top tips video that accompanied this kit, I take you through step by step the process of inserting a lapped zip to get it looking neat and flat.

We've got lots of lovely colours of Sorona linen now in stock and our range of 100% linen fabrics would also be suitable for this pattern.