above A GLAMOROUS PAIR OF PEPPERMINT SPRING SHORTS BY @VICTORIALUCILLEANNE
We love seeing all your me-made takes on the free Peppermint patterns! The way each piece can be totally transformed through styling or fabric choice – not to mention your brilliant alterations and pattern hacks – showcases a vibrant versatility that knocks our cotton socks right off!
If you’re thinking of tackling a particular pattern, we can’t recommend checking out its specific hashtag enough to get a sense of how other brilliant sewists in the Peppermint community have made it their own!
To show off some of our faves, we’ve put together a roundup of some of the most marvellous makes we’ve seen this month. If you want to show off your sensational sewing, be sure to tag us in your posts and you might see yourself in The Stitch Up in months to come!
TOPS OF THE POPS
To start with, some standout shirts… @MadeByCoraline’s Peppermint Albion Blouse pops with peachy perfection against those tasty teal tiles, while @GoodThreadsStudio’s crafty mind turned her Peppermint Paddington Top into an elegant elasticated crop!
GINGHAM ON GINGHAM
We know the siren call of gingham all too well, so we understand these women’s desire to double dip in the well of sweet checks. @LindseP pairs her Peppermint Milton Pinafore with a matching blouse while @De.Vie.En.Aiguilles contrasts her Peppermint Albion Blouse with a smaller checked skirt.
BLUES RUN THE GAME
As the poets would say, they’re “blue da ba dee da ba di”: @SewLike’s lovely linen Peppermint Bardon Dress and @BeksMakesTings’s spectacularly squiggly Peppermint Wrap Skirt showcase the punchy power of sapphire shades.
These two Peppermint Wide-Strap Maxi Dresses are so beautiful, it’s a shame they might disappear, perfectly camouflaged when in the correct outdoor environment. @Nan_And_Ariane makes friends with fronds, while @Sewnly_Fans belongs among the wildflowers with Tom Petty.
SHORT AND SWEET
We love a pair of snazzy shorts! @Tremayne_SewStyle made a monochromatic pair of Peppermint Skye Shorts that are black and white and oh so right! @Linen.Addict‘s Peppermint Spring Shorts’ sweet scalloped edge hem hack has us going ooh la la!
QUEENS OF ALBION
Fun fact: Albion is an alternative name for Great Britain, in use since Ancient Greek times. Contemporarily, it’s often used in a poetic sense, often associated with Arthurian mythology due to its usage in the works of Geoffrey of Monmouth and BBC’s Merlin (2008). Anyways, we digress. Move aside Guinevere and check out these queens of the Peppermint Albion Blouse. @KimsHandmadeAtelier’s make is as poetic as all get out, while @Au.Grenier throws us a change-up – we were so obsessed with our two beautiful sleeve options, we never considered how cute it could look as a sleeveless vest!