Autumn and a new season often includes an urge to update your wardrobe.This longing also hit our super-maker Juud, who planned and made a whole outfit from her favourite TAL patterns. Her talent and creativity is a never ending source of amazement, so we thought we would let Juud inspire you to start making your own clothes as well and experiment with your TAL patterns.
THE V-NECK COAT PATTERN
This pattern is very versatile. I have already done a number of versions, but wanted a darker elegant version as well. I chose a dark velour that had some structure but wasn’t heavy or thick. I didn’t line it and made no hacks.
Tip: If you want to wear it more like a cardigan, use knitted fabric and take away 4 centimeters on both sides in the front.
THE CUFF TOP
My favourite top ever! For me, this is the perfect pattern – it doesn’t require much fabric, it is easy and fun to make and it has a special design with those cuffs. I always come back to this pattern.
For this one I chose a quite thick viscose. Viscose can be tricky to sew in but if you choose a heavier weight fabric or a twill it’s much easier.
THE ALMOST LONG TROUSERS
These are by far the most PERFECT trousers I have ever owned. BY FAR. Finally a pair of trousers that has a dropped crotch, without being baggy – the perfect fit for me.
For the fall outfit I made them in stretch denim. I added two hacks: Back pockets (search the internet for templates) and a coin pocket (just a rectangle really).
Summer when you read this?
No worries, Juud got you covered. She has done versions of all three patterns that will make the perfect capsule wardrobe for a warm, weekend trip. Just add the Cuff Dress or a sleeve-less V-neck Dress and the Three Pleat Skirt and you are ready to travel.
MADE BY JUUD
Juud (Judith) V Hooijdonk is a treasured member of our community. Not only is she a tester of all our new patterns, but she is also a group expert in our Facebook group. In this series of articles, we have asked her to share her favourite makes, tips and tricks.
Read more about Juud here, follow her on Instagram and meet her in our Sewing Community on Facebook.