I’ve teamed up with Seasons of East for some vintage sewing inspiration. I discovered this new indie dress pattern company at Knitting and Stitching show. I was drawn to their vintage inspired designs and beautiful reusable packaging.
Seasons of East was created by sisters Carol and Barbara after they learnt to sew 10 years ago. Seasons of East have created their patterns inspired by their favourite cities. “The inspiration for our first collection was found in some of our favourite places and amongst some of the most iconic landmarks around our home city of London. From the Victoria line on the London Underground to one of the oldest food markets in London, ideas for potential garments seemed to suddenly pop up all around us as we went about our daily lives”. Every printed pattern is accompanied by an easy to follow step-by-step instruction booklet both packaged together in an eco-friendly cotton bag. The bags were a star of the Knitting and Stitching show with a hand drawn London skyline printed on them. These fun bags will definitely be used again and again.
‘Summer in London’ first with this beautiful vintage style dress. Nipped in at the waist with gathers it would look great in a cotton or viscose. But how about a monochrome design, team it with a cardi and tights to wear the dress in the colder months too. The ‘Spring in London’ slouchy T-shirt satisfies my current 80’s casual obsession. Take it back to the 80’s roller discos with this bright graphic jersey fabric. ‘Winter in London’ next, which is a classic pair or wide legged trousers. Always good in black but I’ve selected this heavyweight polka dot to change the look from smart to a more casual look. Finally ‘Autumn in London’, an all round classic tea-dress. It would work perfectly with this ditsy rose fabric that has a slight brushed feel to it, making the dress cosy for Autumn and Winter.