Outfit of the Week - 19 October 2015
Our 'Outfit of the Week' for 19 October 2015 is Named's Sloane sweatshirt with McCall's 3830 pencil skirt! Get 10% off these patterns until 12 pm on Monday, 26 October 2015. Find the patterns (and all the coordinating fabrics) at the bottom of this page.
The Sloane sweatshirt is part of Named's Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, 'New Black'. I absolutely love it! It's relatively fitted, with less than 10 cm of ease at the bust. It features diagonal bust darts, which give the sweatshirt some shape. Finally, it has a somewhat cropped length: it finishes high on the hip. With regard to difficulty, Named rates this as a 'simple' pattern (its second-easiest difficulty level). Finally, as this is a relatively new pattern, there aren't many reviews of Sloane yet - only two on PatternReview.com. However, both reviews give it a positive rating.
Our skirt pattern definitely fits into the category 'an oldie but a goodie'. McCall's 3830 has been around for ages - but for a very good reason: it's a great, dependable pencil skirt pattern! There are currently *90* reviews of this pattern on PatternReview.com. Amazingly, 99% of the reviews that rate the pattern give it a positive rating! As for its features, there are five length options - from mini to maxi. There are also front and back darts, a zipper at the centre back, a faced waistline, an optional back vent, and optional belt carriers. Finally, McCall's has rated this a 'quick and easy' pattern. So, if you're looking for a pencil skirt pattern that you can use over and over again, you should definitely consider McCall's 3830: a great pattern to add to your collection!
Named's Sloane sweatshirt can be made in sweatshirt fabrics and similar medium-weight knits. I've recommended a few of our French terry sweatshirtings and ponte di romas. Want to put a slogan on your sweatshirt? Have a look at Grainline Studio's great tutorial. (Grainline Studio's Linden sweatshirt is another great sweatshirt pattern, which we also sell!)
McCall's 3830 can be made in a wide variety of fabrics. I've recommended some of our stretch cotton sateens and denims. McCall's 3830 should also be a fantastic blank canvas for adding embellishments. Have you noticed some of the embellishments on the skirts featured in the inspiration images? Why not add some braid or ribbon down the side seams or above the hem? If you wanted to add buttons down the front, it would probably be really easy to do this: simply cut your pattern down the centre front and then add on an extension!
To see the recommended fabrics, scroll down to the bottom of this page.
Inspiration image from here
This outfit was inspired by several outfits featured recently in ready-to-wear collections and popular fashion blogs. To see more inspiration images, have a look at our 'Skirts' board on Pinterest.
Prices for fabrics are per quarter metre (0.25 m).