top image A STRIKING PEPPERMINT PADDINGTON TOP AND PEPPERMINT POCKET SKIRT COMBO BY @WONKYSEAM
There is no greater joy to us than spotting a brilliantly made Peppermint pattern in the wild. We are the naturalists with our binoculars trained on the safari of creative talent and you are the beautiful giraffes and zebras and lions. Except none of you are eating each other. We hope!
We’re not giving up on this metaphor. In the great circle of life that is the Peppermint sewing community, we want to hold some of you aloft on Pride Rock like baby Simba to receive the adulation and admiration you deserve. So we’ve put together a roundup of some of the 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!
We are shivering our way through wintertime here at Peppermint HQ but out there across the world, some of you are soaking up the sun in your Peppermint Spring Shorts! In Norway, @ByMillaMutten has paired her botanical print shorts with a Bathurst Top, while in Germany @LucieStegnerSewing’s ra-ra-red shorts go with her matching VikiSews crop.
Black and white feel so right when paired with the Peppermint Milton Pinafore. @Karenjjo looks cute as a calf in her cow print and @Atelier_Toile (whose previous Chanel-inspired Milton-make is well worth checking out) has knocked our socks off again with her monochromatic floral dress hack of the pinny.
The Peppermint Wide-Leg Pants are a true-blue, TNT pattern, and they pack an absolute punch when made with a bold colourful print. From @ForAllLove’s blooming beauties, @Bitch_CanStitch’s colourful checks, to @Alana.Yang’s powerful pickles, these pants kick butt!
The vast variety of looks made from the same pattern is such a joy to see. Two Peppermint Wide-Strap Maxis from opposite ends of the style spectrum caught our eye – @Sew.Chelle‘s sleek monochromatic make and @Spetzie’s maximalist, quilted scrap spectacular!
The Peppermint Ruffle-Sleeve Top and the Peppermint Spring Shorts: two great tastes that taste great together? It would seem so, as both @Sewcrastination and @The.TipsySewists have paired them to make some terrifically comfy-looking matching sets!
MODEL À LA MODE
Check out these two classy makes of some classic patterns in timeless neutral linens. But we must admit we paired @PomPontricot’s Ruffle-Sleeve Top and @EmilyLightly‘s Everyday Dress together because of their matching model poses. Photogenic perfection, ladies!