Name: Mel T.

Mel T.

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Blog, website and/or Instagram handle: Melt.stitches

Tell us a bit about yourself: I am obsessed with sewing. I received a sewing machine for my bday in Feb this year and I haven't stopped sewing/learning since! I am so grateful for all of the Peppermint In the folds patterns. They have taught me so much and really improved my confidence with sewing.

What In the Folds size do you wear? Size A, Size B

What bust cup size do you normally make / wear? C cup

Which pattern did you use?: 

  • Peppermint peplum top

  • Peppermint jumpsuit

  • Peppermint ruffle-sleeve top,

  • Peppermint wide-leg pants

  • Peppermint button-up dress

  • Peppermint playsuit

  • Peppermint wrap skirt

What type of fabric did you make the garment/s from?

  • Peplum top - heavy weight linen

  • Jumpsuit - polyester blend + a linen / cotton

  • Ruffle sleeve top - cotton, cheesecloth

  • Wide leg pants - drill cotton

  • Button up dress - drill cotton, linen

  • Playsuit - cotton/linen

  • Wrap skirt - thick cotton

What alterations (if any) did you make to the pattern/s? Ruffle sleeve top: I initially found it very difficult to do French seams (especially around the sleeve join) so did normal seams. I also preferred to use bias tape rather than do a facing - I found it made the top too thick and became too boxy. Perhaps just the fabric I'd used.

For all of the patterns i had to shorten the length (as Iā€™m 160cm).

If you made this pattern/s again, would you do anything differently? For the jumpsuit I found it was much easier to add the zip last. I found the burrito method quite tricky if the left and right sides were joined by the zip.

What would be your top tip for other makers using this pattern/s? As above. It might just be me being an amateur, but i find stay stitching never helps and it saves time to skip this step.

I'd love to hear about a happy memory from when you made or wore this garment or garments!: I've had loads of compliments from my 2 jumpsuits šŸ˜Š i wore a navy version to a wedding!

What do you love most about In the Folds patterns?: They are so easy to follow compared to commercial patterns like Vogue. I have learned so much because of them!!! The pictures are very helpful and easy to understand. It is great that the sizes are in layers and you can just select the ones you're after.


Make it yourself

Peppermint Everyday dress

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Peppermint wide leg pants

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Peppermint Peplum top

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