Get the Look | Zara

It is safe to say that Zara was the most highly requested shop yet. After looking through their website for hours I can safely say I can see why. They have wonderfully modern designs that would be really fun to recreate.

Strappy midi dress

Cocowawa Crafts – Raspberry dress

I know I say this for a lot of dresses but this one just screams summer. I really want to try shirring so this one is being added to the list.

By Hand London – DIY shirred top

If you are confident with using a tutorial instead of a pattern you could use this one from By Hand London.

Cropped embroidered top

Friday Pattern Company – Adrienne blouse

This pattern is technically for jersey patterns but if you check out this blog post Victoria did it has instructions on how to make it with a woven sleeve.

Bella Loves Patterns – Cologne blouse

Another beautiful pattern option is this blouse with mega sleeves. There’s no way even I could complain the sleeves aren’t big enough on this one!

Flowing shorts with drawstring

Peppermint magazine – Spring shorts

I really need more comfortable shorts as if I’m working from home much longer it is going to get seriously annoying not having comfortable shorts to work in. this is another free offering from Peppermint which look super comfy.

Seamwork – Miller shorts

Another option would be these shorts. They pretty similar they just have a fabric instead of cord drawstring and straight hem.

Front knot top

Pipedream Patterns – Eilidgh twist dress

If you cropped this dress and curved the hem so one side was longer than the other you could definitely recreate this top.

Loose fitting buttoned blazer

Nina Lee Patterns – Richmond blazer

The oversized blazer just keeps coming back in fashion so the Richmond pattern is a brilliant one to have in your stash.

Wide leg trousers

Megan Nielsen – Dawn jeans

The Dawn jeans pattern is super versatile and once you perfect the fit then you can make so many different styles of trousers.

Cotton linen top

The Love Stitch – The everyday bralet

A knitted bralet that proves knitwear isn’t just for summer. This looks a super quick make so I’m definitely adding it to my list.

Midi dress with buttons

McCalls – M8033

I love how elegant this dress is with the button front and a-line skirt. The slightly puffed sleeves are great if you want to dip your toe in the statement sleeve trend.

Cotton linen cardigan

Lily Kate French – Be Thankful cardigan

I live in my one oversized cardigan at the moment so am definitely adding making this to the list. It’s like wearing a cosy dressing gown that is socially acceptable to wear outside.

Draped polka dot dress

Viki Sews – Anиta dress

This one was so hard to find a pattern match for as it’s quite a new trend (although I definitely owned a dress like this in uni!). I was then sent the link to a really similar one by a Russian designer. The pattern is in Russian but I’ve been told her diagrams are really clear and google translate can help. If you want the ruching on the skirt part this pattern has princess seams so you’d add ruching using the method used in the bodice. I highly recommend checking out her other patterns, they are amazing!

Thank you to everyone who watched, engaged with, sent suggestions for and generally enjoyed this weeks episode.

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