This blog post is dedicated to Inês whose big, beautiful smile brightens up my Instagram feed on a regular basis. And the clothes she makes for her girls are sometimes the inspiration for the clothes I make for my girls.
With a bunch of other sewing bloggers, we decided to surprise Inês by making something Inêspired. See what we did there? Because we hadn’t been seeing much of her smile lately and quite frankly we missed it.
With the same taste in fabric…
and the same taste in patterns…
I didn’t have to think hard about what to make. If our daughters ever got together, they would probably turn up wearing the same outfit…
And there’s plenty more I could show you but how many times can I write ‘here’ before you decide to switch off here.
My Inêspiration for this Sweatshirt Dress was this cool Jersey Dress that Inês made last year. I knew I was going to make it one day, it was just a matter of time.
I used NOSH Ministar Denim Sweatshirting in Malibu blue and navy, which is definitely a fabric Inês would use, since she loves Nosh fabric as much as I do and it reminds me of the fabric she used for a Loveralls/Spin Dress mash up.
The drawstring is black NOSH Denim Sweatshirting+, left over from a dress that I made for myself that I’m yet to share with you. And look, I forgot to tie a knot at the other end of the drawstring, ooopsie!
I can not get enough of Nosh Denim Sweatshirting+, it’s my absolute favourite. I’ve used it before, here, here, here and here. I promise that’s the last time I write ‘here’ as I’m beginning to sound like a politician at the House of Commons. I am so grateful that I am able to collaborate with Nosh and use their superior quality organic knit fabric for my girls.
The pattern I used was Pia, it’s written in German but after learning what ‘Eine Nahtzugabe von 1 cm ist bereits im Schnitt enthalten’ meant, I managed to make the dress with common sense and pictures alone.
‘Lassig, sportlich and bequem’ translates to ‘casual, sporty and comfortable’ and it certainly is that, so I give Pia a thumbs up for being exactly what it says on the tin and it’s highly likely that I’ll use the pattern again.
I hope you like your little surprise Inês, and no sewing for you tonight because you have a lot of blog posts to read from your sewing friends (just look below) who really appreciate each and every sewing project that you share with us. Thank you and hugs right back atcha.
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And in case you were wondering, the boots are Dr Martens, I just could not resist. Could you?