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Seamwork mag makes
Adelaide dress and Astoria sweater

Blog / 4 September 2015

If you haven’t heard about the digital Seamwork Mag, produced by the team at Colette patterns, yet then you’re missing out! Now onto its tenth monthly issue, I’ve been really enjoying reading it all year.

Every issue is centred on a different theme; so far there has colour, floral and working with knits along with lots of others. It is packed full of really interesting articles from all over the world and some regular features too like Swatch Service and a Seamworkers city guides – now I want to go to Nashville even more after reading Lladybird Lauren’s review!

One of my favourite features is ‘Block, Paper, Scissors’, where using a basic block or ‘sloper’ you are shown ways you can adapt it to a different style!

When you subscribe to the magazine you also get two lovely pdf patterns each month. They are usually always fairly simple makes and designed to be super wearable and fit into your wardrobe easily.

I wanted to show to two of the things I’ve made using the Seamwork patterns that really have been well worn over the past few months!

The first one is the Adelaide dress. It’s a really simple shape with bust and back waist darts and gets pulled in at the waist with a matching belt.

I used our Atelier Brunette Halo Viscose Fabric which has a really lovely drape to it!

The dress has poppers down the front too which gives it a lovely detail and means you don’t have to sew what feels like a million buttonholes!

I really have worn it loads! With tights and boots on colder days and sandals when the sun has actually come out!

There are belt loops to hold the belt in place and they sit a bit higher than I would have normally put them but I actually really like it!

The next garment that I totally love is the Astoria sweater.

I used our Cosy Colours Cream Multi Fleck Jersey that has a soft fleecy back and it is one of the most comfy things I own!

It comes up quite short and boxy so I always wear a vest or top underneath.

The neckline came up really neat as well. I attached it on with the overlocker then used a double needle on the sewing machine to top stitch it down.

Some of the other patterns I fancy having a go at are these Nantucket shorts – they look so cute! I think they’d have to be PJ’s though – it’s just too cold here for little shorts like that!

I also really like the Manilla Leggings – the hemline detail is lovely!

And form the new issue that came out this week - I love both the patterns! the Moji Pants and the Akita Top! They went straight on the 'to sew' list!

Disclaimer - I'm a fully paid up subscriber of Seamwork and wrote about this because I genuinely really like their patterns and flicking though the magazine - I hope you do to if you check it out!