Click Away for Cool Patterns

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Shannon_Dennis Shannon Dennis, contributor
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This adorable jacket from Built By You, Wendy Mullins (Built by Wendy) own pattern line could be made for fall, winter, or spring!
A darling shirt or a sweet little dress—I absolutely love it when there is more than one option in a pattern package!
This adorable skirt from Hot Patterns would look so cute with some decorative stitching or embroidery along the bottom.
My favorite section of the Hot Patterns site is the Handbag Heaven. Watch out, Coach!
Make a whole weeks worth of summer shorts in different lengths with this Smarty Pants pattern from Favorite Things.
This Hip Skirt pattern from Favorite Things has so many options I could probably make my whole
wardrobe from just this one!. The green-skirt option is a perfect match
for the large print!
This adorable jacket from Built By You, Wendy Mullins (Built by Wendy) own pattern line could be made for fall, winter, or spring!

This adorable jacket from Built By You, Wendy Mullin's (Built by Wendy) own pattern line could be made for fall, winter, or spring!

Photo: Courtesy of Simplicity Patterns

The season is changing fast, and I need to update my closet something fierce, so I went online and found some new trendy patterns that I’d like to share with you. My first stop was to Built By Wendy. Her line—Built By You—through Simplicity, is totally cute. The pattern images look simple and have a great retro feel. I immediately fell in love with several of them, and I can’t decide which one (or two? or three?) to make.

The next stop in my cool-pattern search was Hot Patterns. This company has it all—handbags, dresses, pants—and they have it all in several different styles! This is the place to find those patterns that offer multiple options for many different looks. You can easily create a whole closet full of stylish clothes and matching bags with just a pattern or two.

Another one of my favorite sites is Favorite Things. These über-creative ladies from the North (Canada) not only have great patterns, but they are well written and easy to follow. They design everything from kitchen aprons and capes to handbags and lunch bags. I think I should definitely pick up their slippers pattern and spend some time making them for Christmas presents!

After much browsing and much more indecision, I finally selected one pattern to start me off, and I am going to keep it a surprise for a future posting. Hmm ... maybe I should post it as a project we could do together ...

posted in: built by you, hot patterns, my favorite things

Comments (2)

Shannon_Dennis writes: Is that the name of the pattern line or the company? I googled it and couldn't find it. I would love to check it out!
Posted: 9:07 am on July 1st
SusanElizabeth writes: Red Jacket is just the cutest!
Posted: 6:29 am on June 29th
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