I love the Black History Month Pattern Designers Challenge! It's such a great idea -- highlighting Black designers, pattern makers and sewing business owners in a fun and relaxed challenge.
This year, #BHMPD is being hosted by @SewNaturalDane and @Island Sewcialist It happens mostly over on Instagram, and they've been sharing all sorts of suggestions for companies and designers to follow. The challenge is really just to make something by a Black pattern designer during February and share it with the hashtags, tagging the hosts too. They even have pattern discount codes and sponsor prizes, too. So be sure to check it out.
This year I'm planning on making something new to me, the Agnes Pencil Skirt by Michelle Sews. I love a good pencil skirt and have been looking for one with pockets for ages. This skirt looks like exactly what I've been searching for.
There is also a nice set of sewalong posts on Michelle's blog, which should also be helpful! I'm planning on making it in this heavy cotton sateen with a touch of stretch which has been in my stash for a long time.
|I'd use black, not this print, to make a complementary top|
I recommend taking a look at this challenge and all the great resources shared around it. Lots to explore and learn!