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.