Polk starts shipping this month–yay! With that, I thought I’d share some Polk clothes that I’ve made.
First up is the Willow Tank–a personal favorite. The pattern is by Grainline, and it’s one of those patterns that never lets me down. Because I know the fit is great and it’s super speedy to make, I made this one while packing for Quilt Market. I couldn’t help but make one more thing to wear at the show.
I really like the weight of this fabric with this particular pattern. They go quite well together.
Pattern: Willow Tank by Grainline
Fabric(s): Polk, bias trim in Gleaned.
Also by Grainline is a tunic from the new Uniform book that was recently released with Madder.
I love the versatility of the design. There are two neck, two sleeve and two hem options that are all interchangeable, which means there are lots of possible results. Of course, I wanted to include the pockets in my first version. I also went with the round neck and sleeveless option.
The pockets are pretty fantastic, and I’m generally on board with how everything turned out. With the next version, I’ll make adjustments to the darts and length, as I found the as-designed result to need some tweaking on me. But overall, I think there is a lot of potential with this one.
Pattern: Uniform by Grainline and Madder
The Lexi A-Line Top by Named is a pattern that I’ve been eyeing for a few years now. I finally made it, and I’m so glad that I did–it’s a new favorite! Their version is cropped, and I wanted mine to be full length, so I lengthened mine by about 4″. It turned out perfect.
I was kind of worried about the sleeves being a tad too much in a more structured fabric, but they’re just right. I will definitely be making this one again.
Pattern: Lexi A-Line Top by Named
The Adeline dress by Style Arc is a neat pattern, and I like how it came together. I’m not super wild about the hemline, and if I were to make it again, I’d make some adjustments there. Otherwise, the pockets are great, and I think this could also be nice in either a knit or some drapey woven.
Pattern: Adeline Dress by Style Arc
The West Water Tunic by Squam was enjoyable to sew, but if we’re being honest, I’m not sure that I’ll make one again without some adjustments. It’s a lovely tunic, and there are many online versions that look great, but the final result on me felt a little maternity-ish. Maybe on someone taller or with a different shape, it would look right? I do love the collar and the pockets.
Plus, I like how these glass buttons that I’d picked up at a show look with the fabric.
Pattern: West Water Tunic by Squam
Finally, I want to end on a favorite–the Moji pants by Seamwork. I’ve made so many of these guys starting with this pair in Euclid. I love them so much!
They’re cozy, comfortable and look pretty stylish. Any pants with a drawstring feels like cheating, and how could you not love these big, handy pockets? These pants check all of my favorite boxes.
Pattern: Moji by Seamwork
I love your garments – the designs and of course your fabrics, and also approve of the pockets! Looking forward to Polk.
carolyn friedlander says
Thanks so much, Lisa!