Months ago I came across a call for pattern testers over at The Mother Huddle. Destri was in the final stages of designing and launching a new pattern company – Sewlosophy Pattern Co. The Serendipty range includes pants, a top, a swing coat and beret. I signed up, never dreaming that I might actually get chosen – but I did!
As part of the pattern testing process, I received a free copy of the patterns.
I made a size two in both the pants and the top with full-length sleeves. I must say they were very easy to sew and came together beautifully.
The pants are sewn in denim, and the shirt in cotton. The denim is such a nice weight for autumn – warm and not too casual.
The trouser pattern has lots of neat details – a sweet yoke at the front and flat-felled seam at the back. The elastic is entirely concealed with a clever construction technique which makes the finished product appear professional. The blouse has soft gathers across the chest and buttons on the shoulder.
I was really taken by the online video tutorials which accompany the Sewlosphy patterns. I’d not seen such a thing before. I don’t think of myself as a particularly visual learner, but there was something extra helpful about seeing the garments being sewn – and being able to sew along with the video.
The written component of the patterns was great too – lots of clear photos and explicit instructions. The construction of both pants and top is quite simple but very effective.
The pants have become a wardrobe staple…and Elena loves the shirt too. I’ll definitely be sewing plenty more of these – and the coat and beret too – because they’re just too cute. Just as soon as I’ve got myself organised. Which will happen one day. At least the patterns run from size 2 to 12 – I’ve got plenty of time.
I know I’m singing the praises of this range – but you can be sure I wouldn’t be if I didn’t think they were great.