I posted a series on my Instagram stories yesterday matching up Sézane clothes to sewing patterns and it went down a storm so thank you! I had some wonderful feedback and it was lovely to see. All the stories are saved to my highlights if you want to see them.
I had a lot of requests for links to the patterns so I’ve put all of them in this blog post for you. I’ve also included the links to the Sézane clothes in case you would like to see more photos or buy the clothes. After all, I strongly believe that you don’t have to make *everything* in your wardrobe as there are some wonderful designs out there and sometimes it’s nice to treat yo’self.
This was the pattern that sparked the idea for this insta series as it is so similar. I actually prefer the Elegy top as I love that there are cups instead of it being one piece of fabric for the front.
The Amelie dress has this gorgeous back detail which is similar to the Sézane dress. You could easily add an a-line skirt instead of a gathered one to make it more slimline.
I love the added detail of the buttons to the cross straps and you could definitely make the straps lace like the inspiration dress.
The back of the Fiona dress has the cross strap detail I love so much. You could add a slightly gathered hi-low skirt in place of a fitted one.
If you are more into your big 4 patterns this also has the lovely back straps and three skirt options.
If you want to do a pattern mash up the skirt for the Amelie in the dress above would work really well.
This is an almost identical top to the inspiration top, just remove the strap. There is even an option for a double ruffle. I’ve made this pattern twice and am going to have to make a third now.
Another almost exact copy is this fun take on a t-shirt. Adding a trim would be a wonderful addition to the edges.
You could also use this pattern from PM patterns. I love the waist tie with the ruffle.
The Saraste has a long sleeved version which is almost exactly the same. You could leave off the collar if you like.
It took a while to find a match for this but I think this dress is pretty perfect. Click the link to see the back too. It’s pretty special.
With a smaller ruffle and an added ruffle to the straps this would be a wonderful dupe of the Sézane cami.
I feel like everyone on instagram has this book so I thought I would include this too. It doesn’t have any of the ruffles but the bodice is very similar and you could add them and lengthen the bodice.
And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this. By popular demand the next one on the agenda is & Other Stories which will be coming at the weekend.