I recently wrote a post for the Sewcialists Blog about how to be more sustainable when choosing patterns to sew and one thing I didn’t get a chance to talk about was timeless classics. Obviously a pattern that doesn’t go out of fashion will last a longer and is therefore a more sustainable thing to sew, as well as giving you a lot more uses from the pattern in total.
Harper’s Bazaar recently ran an article about classic fashion pieces that never lose their allure and although a few were items that can’t be sewn (aviator glasses for example), quite a few can be replicated by sewing your own classic.
So here’s DIY versions of their classic list!
Simple belted wool coat:
Breton (striped tee):
Tailored Jacket and Trousers:
So, what do you think? Are there any patterns that you’d consider to be a classic that Harper’s didn’t include?