I've finally gotten to the point where I've reused some patterns enough to know they are my favorites. They are printed out, and I use them over and over and over. (Especially since they are printed out.) I feel like I've found my style, patterns, and fabrics that I like. I'm sure I'll keep learning and finding new fabrics and patterns, but it's nice to have a couple of favorites in my back pocket (or printed out in my file).
I rarely recommend buying patterns since there's so many free patterns and there's a lot of flat pattern work you can do on your own if you learn, but every once in awhile you come across some perfect ones. None of these are affiliate links, I'm just sharing some love of these great patterns.
1. Union St. Tee pattern (affiliate link): I cannot sing enough praises for this pattern. It is the best knit tee pattern I have ever used. I can really tell that a whole lot of work went into the pattern. I love it. Here are five versions that I've made, but there are three that aren't pictured. polka dot tee, maker tee, white tee, striped tee, and floral tee
3. The Staple Dress Pattern: I love quick dresses with an easy and comfortable fit. I really love this style. I know it's not everyone's jam because it's not fitted, but I love it. It's easy to wear and easy to style, and I can't wait to wear them with button up shirts or fitted blazers.
5. Matilda Leggings: I'm a mom and I want to wear leggings all day every day. They are the most comfortable when I'm bending over, up and down on the floor, and chasing my kids around. Jeans don't cut it like they did before I had kids.
6. Pleated Pencil Skirt: I really love pencil skirts, but I hate deep slits up the back. I love the pleat on this skirt for movement. I did have to do some extra alterations to make this fit me well, but it was worth it. Every loved pattern is worth it to make it fit you well.
7. Button Up Shirt: I love button-up shirts that are long and semi-fitted just like this pattern. It has side darts but it doesn't have front waist or back darts. I'm a preppy at heart so I love button up shirts. I want to make more of these when I get some good fabric.
1. The Oliver and S Gallery Tunic and Dress Pattern: This one just came out and looks fantastic. It's the exact style that I want to wear all the time. I have looked for and tried a couple different tunic/collared/loose/woven shirts and haven't found the one. I might get this one with my birthday money.
2. The Sewaholic Minoru Jacket Pattern: I'm ready to have a really great raincoat or lighter waterproof winter coat that's flattering and cute. And that has a hood. I really hate coats and jackets that don't have hoods. This is also on my birthday money list.