Every seamstress has two major addictions: fabric shopping and pattern shopping. You can never have enough fabric and no matter how often you say you’ll use your stash and stop buying more, you’ll come across the prettiest fabric in the world and you will end up buying it. Same applies to sewing patterns. There are sooo many out there and you’ll find yourself tempted to buy them all!
I’m no exception to those two rules. Unfortunately!
Today I want to talk to you about one of my latest obsessions, the Seamwork Magazine. It’s a monthly magazine founded by Colette (another very popular pattern company) dedicated to dressmaking and sewing a handmade wardrobe. Their basic “principles” or selling points, if I may use that expression, is that all of their patterns can be sewn in an afternoon and can be combined together to create the perfect wardrobe, that suits your style and needs.
The magazine is free for everyone to read, but to get the sewing patterns you must be a subscriber. And here comes the awesome part! The subscription costs 6 dollars per month and each month you get 2 credits. These credits can be used to purchase any pattern you want from their collection, it can be the patterns of this month’s issue or any other pattern from previous months! Seamwork patterns cost 1 credit and Colette patterns cost 3 credits. You can’t beat an offer like that!
I have been a subscriber for the past two months and I have to say I am addicted. The magazine is full of ideas on how to create a unique style by combining different patterns and gives you so much inspiration to make something you will actually wear and enjoy! To give you an example, I recently got the Margo skirt. It’s a simple knit pencil skirt. I also got the Astoria sweater, a simple cropped sweater to pair it with the skirt. Now, let’s see what other options I have.
or I can wear it with Aberdeen for a more casual look:
The choices are endless! Do you see my point?
I shouldn’t forget to say that each month you get access to bonus patterns for subscribers only! I can’t wait for the next issue every month.
If you want to take a look at Seamwork patterns you can click here. And if you want to become a subscriber, follow this link and you’ll get the first month at half the price, which means 3 dollars! You can cancel your subscription anytime of course, but I guarantee you, you won’t have to!
So, what are your favorite patterns from Seamwork? Have you ever made one of their garments? Which one do you plan to get next?
Let me know!