We love it when we welcome a new pattern house onto the virtual shelves at Backstitch. The latest newcomer is Australian design house ‘Make It Perfect’. Their patterns are real wardrobe staples which are simple to construct with lots of room for creative expression. We have started out with four of their women’s designs, but there are lots more, including plenty of little girls dresses, so shout if you see something you think we should be stocking.
There is the Poppy Tunic which has a great everyday shape and fit. It has insert panels front and back and a stylish bottom trim which allows for that pop of your favourite print. I think this dress would work wonderfully with our Linen Blend which has a lovely weight and warmth to it.
Then there is the Honey Blouse: a versatile top which is elegant and flattering with it’s subtle gathers and slimming waistband. The puff-shaped three-quarter length sleeves and a scoop neckline both feature a twisted trim to add personality and detail. This is a great top for daytime casual and dress up glam (I’m thinking of those work to evening fashion features in women’s magazines... although in my admin days I was never together enough to make that sort of seamless transition from office day to glam night!)
Now we have the fab Coastal Breeze: the dress that feels like a t-shirt. Made from super comfy stretch fabric and with a classic scoop-necked shape, this is one you can just chuck on in the morning. The dress features flattering empire-line, tummy-friendly pleats and with no zippers, darts, buttons or other fiddly bits, this is quick to whip up too.
And the last of these Make It Perfect patterns at Backstitch is the Shearwater Kaftan. The ultimate summer essential with two length options and a front placket detail this is a great top for slinging on over your costume on holiday or wearing with jeans and flip flops on those balmy summer days – they will come won’t they? Those balmy summer days feel like the stuff of dreams right now!!
Do let us know how you get on, and whether you want to see more of these patterns!