Pattern Giveaway – Filles à Maman – Mel Henry (Last Day!)
**As part of Itch to Stitch’s one-year birthday celebration, one featured designer will be giving away two patterns each day.**
First of all, let’s reveal yesterday‘s winner. One winner gets to take home two sewing patterns of her choice from Hey June, and that person is…Jojomat. I will contact you, Jojomat. Congrats!
Yesterday’s question was about gifts. Giving and receiving both give me joy, and through your comments, it’s very nice to see that you are sharing that sentiment with me.
Today’s featured designer is Mel Henry of Filles à Maman. Mel and I are both members of the same group Swhetty Betties where aspiring pattern designers support each other to get started and succeed. I am very grateful for all the help that the members provided me throughout the first year of Itch to Stitch.
I always admire the simplicity and clean lines of Mel’s design. I really liked the watercolor motif that Filles à Maman used (though she recently had a website face lift where she changed the look of her graphics). She also has many designs in women’s and girls’ sizes, so it’s great for those of you who are into the mommy-and-me look.
Mel is generously giving away two patterns to one lucky winner. To get a chance to win the patterns, please comment and tell us the next garment you are planning to sew for yourself. I realize that many of you don’t always sew for yourselves, and I am a big proponent of self-care sewing. I will pick a winner tomorrow. This is our last featured designer giveaway for the Itch to Stitch birthday celebration. Be sure to enter!
I can never have enough tops in my wardrobe. Maybe that’s because my hole wardrobe occupies half a closet. Maybe…
We are heading into summer here in Australia, just completed some Hepburn shorts, now I am making the Sewaholic Harwood Dress in Rayon.
I’m starting on a Minoru jacket (from Sewaholic Patterns), and I’m so excited!
Jeans or shirts! I need both so very much!
Winter clothes longer skirts, pants, London sleeves e raglans and maybe a cardigan or 3.
I am an October baby so fall fashion things like scarves, blankets, and crochet hats.
I need to make some winter tops!
On my cutting table a Linden Sweatshirt and a dress from a Japanese patterns books! 🙂
The next garment for myself will be a Archer button-up! Yay!
I have a skirt pattern waiting to be used, the right fabric waiting to be cut, and still i am always sewing for my kids…. ooops!
The true bias Sutton blouse – hopefully I have a sewing day tomorrow ?
I’m having another go at running leggings. I have really enjoyed this as have found lots of lovely new designers. Thank you.
Yesterday I started sewing a new pair of jeans for myself. But after I finish them I will either start a buttonfront blouse or a winter coat.
I need to make some more shorts as it is getting hotter here. I have only made one top for myself so far. I should really do some more “selfish sewing”
My son has decided that he will no longer wear Mama- made clothes. He has been super proud of them up until now. He is eight. I was sad, until I realised all the sewing I could do for myself! Two tank tops, three shirts, two dresses, jumpsuit and culottes for summer so far and I am still going! Plus some for friends. Really enjoying it too. x
I am doing the pattern anthology sewalong so the patterns I am working on are the adora and denver. I lost my sewing MOJO last weekend but hope to get back in the groove this weekend.
I have a skirt that has been on the back burner for a couple of years, and fabric for another. I keep putting projects for others in front of it.
I want to make myself some jogging / workout pants, too much turkey last weekend! (Canadian thanksgiving )
I need new tops for work!
I want to find a cute hoodie pattern to sew up for myself next!
A top, or actually, several tops!
Scientific Seamstress tunic in flannel or corduroy. It will be cold soon…
I just bought your culottes pattern, so that may be my next make for myself!
My next project is the Coco dress by Tilly and the Buttons. But first I must clear my to do list of the 4 kids Christmas outfits!
I have a dress planned out
I have fabric & patterns all set aside for leotards and ballet skirts! After a purse they’re the next garment on my list!
A dress! Simplicity 1419 (I’m pretty sure that’s the number) with a gingham blouse and lightweight denim skirt and collar!
I plan on making leggings and some tunic tops.
I’m clearing the winter stuff from the sewing room as it took over and then I’m going to make a dress for the Brisbane Spoolettes Frocktails evening on 31 October! I one vintage pattern in mind but I may have to make another dress if it doesn’t come off how I envisage.
Then some dresses for my friend’s little girl. Love making little girl clothes!
My next garment is a little mermaid and Sebastian halloween couple costume 🙂
I am going to sew myself a couple of skirts to replace some that I have kondoed.
I am going to be sewing a few yoga pants and Ts …
A jacket – getting chilly in Northern Wisconsin!
I have some distressed denim that I want to make into a long skirt for the winter
I’ll probably sew the Julia Cardigan from Mouse House Creations.
I’m going to do a short series on my blog comparing some of the knit tee patterns that are out there. Im starting with two of my favorites the Tonic 2 fom SBCC and the Ann T from Style Arc.
Leggings and a jacket are next on the list for me. 🙂
Just bought and printed the Hey June raglan! Excited to make it 🙂
I don’t know if this counts because I’ve already started them, but I’d really like to finish my Ginger jeans that I started at the beginning of the summer and haven’t worked on since!
I have fabric picked out for Jocoles’ Skinny Pants!!!!
I am going to make the Bettine dress from Tilly and the Buttons x
Hi my next garment is the Davina dress..printed and ready to cut it as soon as my son and my husband let me do it.
I have a long cardigan cut out, and just ordered some sweatshirt material for a cozy raglan.
The next garment that I plan to sew is the Emily Culottes. The fabric is winging its way to me now.
I am planning on making myself a neutral colored fall jacket in the moto/blouson style.
A button down blouse
Besides the idyllwild tee I’m halfway done with, my next project will either be a French terry dress version of idyllwild (using the killer pocket back from earlier this week) or a sweatshirt if I can decide on a pattern for my fabric already!
Just finished a cosy sweater – next item on the list is a pair of long sleeved tees! It’s getting chilly here 🙂
I am finishing a gold sweaterknit top, and then next will be a sparkly gold and brown skirt for festive parties!
I plan 2-3 knit tops and a vest.
I just finished a skirt remix at http://song2bsewn.blogspot.com/ which was really fun to do. I hope to sew some leggings for the colder weather and eventually get to the apron I started some time ago, but never finished.
I have 5 tops cut out and ready to make for myself for the fall from some sweater knits. It’s going to be 97 here today, but the cooler weather should be here soon.
I’m currently in the middle of sewing a Halloween costume for myself, and then I’m launching into Christmas gift sewing. So, it might be awhile before I start something for myself, but I have some lovely, delicate chiffon and a blouse pattern just calling my name.
My plan is for a pair of navy trousers. They keep getting bumped by more urgent or faster projects. And sometimes I have a fear of cutting into nice new fabric…
I will make my very first pair of culottes. I am not sure if I will like it but you don’t know if you haven’t tried it
I am going to make myself a raglan, first, the kids need some dresses
I was hoping yesterday was my lucky day to win. Would have been cool to win on my birthday. Oh well, the giveaway gods are not with me these days. I am working on Christmas presents right now, so not sewing for me. I will be making pj pants in the near future.
A blue tee shirt (with your Idyllwild pattern). 🙂
I’m planning to a sweater knit top (pattern undecided yet) for me. 🙂