Back to School or work

Posted by Christina Albeck on

Guest blog post by Ilse Lemmens at Sewsewilse

While I’m busy enjoying my summer vacation, my thoughts sometimes wander off to the first day of school. The first day of school is quite exciting for the children but also for me as a teacher. All those faces full of excitement and expectations. Children from 10 years old believe in you as a teacher and I believe in each of them. The relationship you build up can be so beautiful but also fragile. And every road we walk can be easily traversable, but there can also be pitfalls. But our goal is the same. And the love for my profession and children is the basis.

I have found some trends and ideas that I would love to make for when I go back to school. They can all be made with patterns from Wardrobe By Me. I have also found some fabrics that would work great to create the same type of look.

I love pencil skirts! They are an all time classic! You can dress your pencil skirt up or you can dress it down. I looked for a classy outfit that I will wear for parents evening. Red and black form a great color combo. The black and white houndstooth print is back in trend from the 80s-90s and is once again very popular.

pencil skirt sewing pattern

Images found on Pintrest.

The above looks can easily be recreated with Haute Skinny Skirt together with the trendy Janis tunic. Anna Shirt  and Blixen Blazer PDF sewing patterns.

A pair of pants and a top is a perfect "Back - To – School" look. You look modern and chic. I love the gingham fabric! It's such a classic look with a twist! It looks fantastic both in a shirt or in the more trendy top. This is such a relaxed outfit idea! Dress it up with some jewels, sneakers or heels You will look great!

perfect fitting pants PDF sewing patttern

Images found on Pintrest.

Above looks can be created with The perfect fitting pants combined with either Janis Tunic or Anna Shirt.

These days it seems there are ruffles all over! I have noticed that ruffle skirts have made a big comeback this season. I want to wear something that makes me feel like a model on the catwalk! Short or long version combined with a turtleneck. It looks so chick! Why not add some lace or an extraordinary belt? I Love this look!

summer skirt sewing pattern

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This look can easily be created with The summer skirt, The Belle skirt combined with Trudy Turtleneck.

Create the looks with fabric from Sly Fox and Droomstoffen and Higgs and Higgs

Haute Skinny Skirt with Janis Tunic Ponte Di Roma plaid and DPD
haute skinny skirt sewing pattern
Haute skinny skirt PDF sewing pattern  janis tunic PDF sewing pattern
Haute Skinny Skirt with Anna Shirt Stretch Denim and Solid Rayon Chalishaute skinny skirt sewing pattern

Haute skinny skirt PDF sewing pattern anna shirt sewing pattern

Blixen Blazer Jaquard Tricot with glitter Blixen Blazer PDF sewing pattern
blixen blazer PDF sewing pattern
Perfect fitting pants Heavy ponte Di Roma Anna and Janis in vintage Gingham

pants PDF sewing patterns anna shirt sewing pattern

perfect pants sewing pattern anna shirt PDF sewing pattern janis tunic sewing pattern

Summer skirt in Rayon Challis Belle skirt in Wool Dobby Trudy Turtleneck in DPD Fabric)

summer skirt sewing pattern

summer skirt sewing pattern

summer skirt sewing pattern summer skirt sewing pattern trudy turtleneck PDF sewing pattern

About Ilse:

Ilse Lemens

Hi there, I’m Ilse from Belgium. I’m proud to be a wife, mum and teacher. Kids are the greatest gift we have and I love to inspire and intrigue them. As much as I love my work I also love to sew! Oh my, I think I’m addicted to sew! In every creation you can find a piece of me. Let me show you, piece by piece...ME!

Ilse has been a tester with WBM for a couple of years. She always makes beautifull garments, and has developed into a very stylish model.

on the Blog SewsewIlse  you can read all about her testing of sewing patterns. I think you will be quite impressed with the many garments she has produced over the past couple of years!







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