It's the first check-in for our Summer Literary Sewing Circle. Have you got your hands on a copy of the book yet? Have you started in on it?
This week I am sharing some inspiration in the shape of ideas for patterns we could pull out of the story -- if anything has come to you so far or you have ideas of your own, please share in the comments! Also, feel free to share the Literary Sewing Circle with anyone you know who may be interested :)
First off, the whole tropical feel of the book and the vital role of the sea puts me in mind of these kind of makes:
The Bombshell or Sophie swimsuits by Closet Case Patterns
The Vintage Capri Sunsuit by Burdastyle - now that's a skirt Calamity could have used as a beach blanket without stripping down as well!
Hector's ocean based work might be better served by some full body swimwear like Jalie's whole family wetsuit patterns.
The opening scene of the novel is both dark and hilarious. It suggests an elegant black dress for these kind of formal, solemn occasions, such as the Olivia Wrap Dress by Named Patterns.
Or of course, undies with proper elastic in them so they won't fall down at inopportune times! Try the free Acacia undies by Megan Nielsen:
Or try Colette's free Madeleine Mini-Bloomers if you want really cute and snug!
The whole summertime vibe of the novel also suggests sundresses. Here are some that seem suitable:
The Cambie Dress by Sewaholic, a real classic. Here are a few of mine, for example.
|My first Cambie|
One of Gertie's sundresses from her Butterick line might fit the bill, for example, the 5882
Or the brand-new Fiona Sundress from Closet Case Files!
If your style is more like Ifeoma's, you might like a bit more of a casual, loose fitting look.
Style Arc's Adeline Dress might be one that she would rock:
Tessuti's relaxed style might also be something Ifeoma could appreciate. I suggest the Lily Dress --
Or perhaps the Tessuti Eva Dress:
Whatever you choose, be sure to share what part of the book inspired your make, whether a character, a setting or even just a phrase. And if you post about your intentions please share a link in the comments!
Hope you're enjoying the book so far :)