If you’ve read our recent interview with Zoe Edwards, the marvellous founder of Me-Made May, you’ll know that the beloved online challenge is so much more than a simple celebration of home sewing – though it contains plenty of that. It’s about improving your relationship with your handmade wardrobe – thinking about what you like to wear so you can make more mindful makes.
That’s why we are always so chuffed to see our free Peppermint patterns popping up in people’s Me-Made May posts. When we design our patterns for each issue, we consider a lot of factors. We want them to be different and unique, we want them to be stylish (whatever that means), we want them to be adaptable and adjustable to sewists’ spectacular creative imaginations, but above all, we want them to be wearable – comfortable, functional pieces that you’ll make and wear again and again and again.
So in order to shine a spotlight on some of the brilliant Peppermint sewists out there, we’ve put together a little roundup of a few of our favourite #MeMadeMay2022 posts we’ve spotted featuring Peppermint patterns. If you want to show off your sensational sewing be sure to tag us in your makes and you might see yourself in The Stitch Up in months to come!
EARTH TONE EXCELLENCE
We are digging these dusty hues! @Dawn_Sewing has us swooning with her gorgeous terracotta linen Peppermint Wrap Skirt, while @SerSewsALott looks like a dream in olive green and cream in her upcycled fabric Peppermint Peplum Top.
We can also appreciate a pastel moment. @CrookedPins is looking Pretty in Pink in her double gauze Peppermint Valley Jumpsuit, while @Ainsley.Sews is crocodile rocking in her Nerida Hansen x Holli Zollinger pattern-blocked Peppermint Wide-Leg Pants.
TERRIFIC TWO PIECES
We’re riding the wave of love that comes from seeing @Trish.Stitch’s gloriously inventive, colour-blocked makes including this winningly wavy Peppermint Loungewear Set. And @Sewrcery’s marvellous, monochromatic, matching two-piece set shows more outside-the-box thinking with the innovative way she styled her Peppermint Wrap Top.
The incredibly clever @Laura.Wolfgang not only transformed the Peppermint Jumpsuit into a crop top (in a lovely hemp/cotton denim) she also made it reversible, nabbing two me-made outfits for the work of one! Now that’s what we call sewing!
PATTERN CLASHING PERFECTION
Here at Peppermint we love a bold print fabric. @Kali.Makes gets double points for combining two colourful prints with two Peppermint patterns – a trusty Wrap Skirt and a Wide Strap Maxi Dress transformed into a top! Not to be outdone, @ForAllLove is giving us glorious tropical extravagance in her tiered dress hack of the Peppermint Paddington Top.