I recently got sent the latest Boden catalogue, and in addition to a coupon which will allow me to replace a couple of seen-better-days fine knit cardigans (if you know me in real life or follow my Me Made May daily pics, you'll see I wear these just about every day!) there are some excellent knock-off-able looks which I am considering for summer sewing.
I have been somewhat scathing about Boden in the past, totally putting them into the Yummy Mummy box, but their last few seasons collections have been great!
The Lovely Linen dress could easily be made with a Colette Pastille dress bodice with a bit of piping and a gathered skirt (like an Emery if you needed a pattern rather than just using a big rectangle!)
|Source: Boden, Colette Patterns (from the Sewing Handbook), Christine Haynes|
The 60s Ponte Dress is a dead ringer for a sleeveless funnel necked Coco:
|Source: Boden, Tilly & the Buttons|
With a little bit of tweaking (stitching down the pleats a bit and adding grosgrain ribbon to the waist), Maria Denmark's Paula pleat skirt could be just the ticket to make a version of the Poppy skirt:
|Source: Boden, Maria Denmark|
|Sourc: Boden, Cake Patterns|
|Source: Boden, Sinbad & Sailor|
Do you like the new Boden looks? Any you are planning to recreate? What other fashion brands are inspitring your sewing this summer (or winter if you are in the southern hemisphere!)