In the past couple days, I have come across a couple of new online pattern shops offering some extremely cute designs. The first is Salme, which sells PDF patterns in their Etsy store. Below you can see a couple of my favourites.
Salme's patterns are simple, stylish and totally customizable. The top with the gathered waist and centre pleat would be so cute made up in a small-scale floral for spring. And the top with the horizontal pleats could look totally different depending on your fabric choice -- girly in pastel, classic in black, punchy in a bright colour. Look at this adorable neon version from Kelli at True Bias.
The second pattern company I've come across is Victory Patterns, which gets a special shoutout for being from Toronto. These patterns are really the opposite of Salme - super trendy, intricate, and totally original.
The pattern that particularly caught my eye is the Madeleine skirt. I'm wondering if I could pull it off - it has the potential to be almost too sweet -- bordering on twee. But I think with the right fabric choice, it can be cool and sophisticated. I really like this version:
So, hopefully over the next few months, you'll see a few of these patterns pop up as finished projects on the ol' blog. In the meantime, hope you find them as exciting as I do!