I don’t know about you guys, but I could sure use some cheering up today! I’m having a hard time conjuring up a good attitude about going back to work after a holiday weekend (not to mention dealing with the newly-chilly weather here in NYC after enjoying sunny Florida for Thanksgiving). But, if there’s anything that can put a spring in my step, it’s new indie patterns, so it was great timing that these landed today! Wanna look at some photos and feel better about life with me?
Here we go! This is Papercut Patterns‘ new spring/summer collection (ha! Why do you mock me, o warm and beautiful southern hemisphere? Seriously, you guys, I HATE winter and am NOT emotionally prepared for this weather), Covent Garden. Isn’t it too beautiful? How dreamy is that dress above? The color is RAD, I tell you!
I can imagine quite a few of you in the dress above! How cute is it?! The La Sylphide pattern also includes separate blouse and skirt variations, so that’s pretty fun.
Guys. Do you want to hear a deep, dark, disturbing confession? (Of course you do– you’re sick in the head!) This whole time you guys have been freaking out about peplums, I’ve been all, “WHATEVER”. There. I said it. NOT INTO PEPLUMS. But for some reason, I actually really like this little top! It’s sort of casual and flirty at the same time and also, raglan sleeves, dudes! My fave! One last thing: how much do you want a pair of orange wedges now?!?!?!
Look at this adorable wrap cardigan! I’m so tempted to make this cardigan and use By Hand London‘s too-f-ing-cute tutu tutorial so I can dash around the house pretending to be a beautiful ballerina and not at all trying to fulfill some sort of crazy childhood fantasy… what?
Oh yeah– I should probably mention that Katie is running a free shipping special until Dec. 16th, which definitely makes a purchase more tempting since New Zealand is FAR, FAR AWAY IN THE LAND OF SUNSHINE AND DREAMS. Definitely go check out the rest of her collection– it’s always such a treat when new indie patterns pop up!
What do you think, guys? Do you like these? How would you wear these styles? Lastly, what are your strategies for beating the back-to-work blues? Putting up Christmas decorations, drinking hot chocolate, and watching Christmas Vacation lessened the sting of re-entry a bit last night, but I’d love to hear your tips!