It's the first week of our Literary Sewing Circle Bellewether reading! Have you found a copy yet? Have you started reading?
This week we'll be looking at some of the characters to inspire a project. This story has a wide cast of characters to draw from, and luckily for us, some of their names even match right up with patterns -- even some right from our sponsors!
Let's start with the modern day main character, Charley (Charlotte).
Inspired by her you might want to make up the Charlie Caftan by Closet Case Patterns
Or, the Charlie Bomber by Jalie
You might even go for something a little more elaborate, and make up the Simple Sew Charlotte Dress -- it might be something Charley could wear when she's meeting donors, or speaking somewhere!
Charley's niece Rachel could be represented by the Rachel Top or Dress from Jalie -- the casual yet youthful feel of this pattern fits her university student lifestyle well.
Sam is a hunky contractor. So, inspired by his daily wardrobe, you could sew for someone in your life using any of these Thread Theory manly designs.
|Thread Theory Jutland pants
Or you could even try the Sammie Work Apron by IThinkSew on Etsy! Looks handy for a handyman.
Or you might go with more of an Art Teacher Aesthetic, with this no-pattern dress by Wendy Ward!
And then there are the characters from the past. Lydia Wilde is our main character in 1759. Both the name and the era instantly suggest the Wilder Gown by Friday Pattern Company!
And mixing and matching the sweet Lydia Blouse by Salme with the full length view of the Lydia Skirt in the book Boundless Style by Kristiann Boos of Victory Patterns would also give a vintage modern feel.
There are many more characters to base your project on, both historical and contemporary. Are you thinking of something in this vein? Our next inspiration post will look at the book from another angle, so if these ideas don't resonate with you, just wait!