Ivy and Gable inspiration

Hello hello! Just when you thought Indie Pattern Month was all over for another year – nope! We’ve got two more sponsor interviews to go, and the final winners announcement too.
So today, we’re going to have a look at two patterns from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. Jennifer designs lovely patterns for men and women, often with a subtle vintage inspiration, from her home in New Zealand.

We’ve seen so many lovely versions of the Ivy pinafore and the Gable top around the internet, that we asked Jennifer to share a few of her favourite ones that she’s seen. Here’s what made her list:

The Ivy Pinafore

Rocket Sewing made the slim-fit version of the Ivy using a suedine, which gives it a fun retro 60’s-70’s vibe.

 

Butterflies and Lemondrops also made the slim-fit version, and achieved a very different look by using a fairly heavy black denim.

 

Hayley made the tent-dress version using a light blue denim. (Yes, that’s right – you can get two very different dress shapes from the one pattern!)

 

Laura Mae also made the tent-dress version, and paired it with a cowl-neck top for a pretty retro look.

 

The Gable Top

A Stitching Odyssey made this Halloween-ready Gable top in a gorgeously ghoulish fabric.

 

By Gum By Golly made a lovely sunny yellow Gable top, and is rocking it for a 1950’s style look.

 

Did you know the Gable top also makes a great dress? (There’s an expansion pack for it too!) Sewn by Ashley made a lovely tartan version of the Gable dress.

 

And for yet another completely different look from the one pattern, Sew Mariefleur made a lovely version in a linen jersey.

 

So there we have it – some of the designers picks of gorgeous Gable top and Ivy pinafore makes from around the interwebs!
Have you made either pattern? Did you get the Ivy pinafore in the Indie Pattern Month pattern bundle sale?

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