Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Salme sewing patterns

I’m probably way behind the times here, but I recently stumbled across the delightful independent sewing pattern company - Salme - which is based in England. Their simple yet chic designs really appeal to my minimalist side...and my tuck-adoring, peplum-loving side! The creator, Elisa, simply describes herself as an ‘architect turned textile designer with a degree in patternmaking’, which just magnifies the intrigue!

Some of my favourite Salme sewing patterns, which are only available as downloadable PDFs, include:


You can buy the reasonably-priced Salme patterns on Etsy and there's also a blog featuring sewing tips, tutorials and useful links. Best of all, I spotted a cute little freebie on there too:


Have you sewn up a Salme pattern before? What did you think? I’m debating which one to try out first!

25 comments:

  1. Ooh I'd love to try some of these! There are so many little pattern companies popping up, it's really great.
    Love the vertical pleated top and the kimono sleeve top.

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    1. Yeah, it's great to see them all popping up. Exciting stuff!

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  2. Hi Marie, Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I have checked out the Etsy store and am very impressed with the quality of the patterns and the VERY reasonable cost! I will definitely be making some of these... Sam xox

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    1. You're welcome, I like sharing gems! Let me know if you do get round to making something soon ;o)

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  3. I LOVE those! Hadn't seen them before at all. They remind me of Tilly's aesthetic, actually. Ooo, I do like that skirt with the panels - and most of the tops. What have you done to me, Marie?

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    1. Hehe, I'm so evil! And yes, some of the patterns are very Tilly-esque!

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  4. I haven't heard of them either but they look lovely! I'm certainly going to check them out... I think I need that pretty white blouse in the second row. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes, I think that's my favourite one too!

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  5. These look lovely quite neat and feminine. I'm quite attracted to the navy dress and the white blouse. Great find Marie, I've been on the look out for u.k based pattern companys so thanks for sharing.

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  6. Ooh, I love that navy dress! So cool!

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  7. Make the second blouse down and then tell me how it fits! :)

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  8. I also love the navy dress and the lace yoke top. I think its also the wonderful fabric and simple designs that make them look so classy

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    1. Yes, these patterns really are a great example of less being more!

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  9. The blouse is a little Tilly-esque indeed! It's not button back though, is it?

    In other news, has anyone ever told you you look a little bit like Anais Nin? Just saw this pin and immediately thought of you: http://pinterest.com/pin/244320348504800021/
    Not that I knew what Anais Nin looked like before...

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    1. The white blouse is by far the best, but yes, the sought-after back button feature is definitely missing!

      Nope to the Anais Nin question by the way...I didn't even know who she was until your comment! I can see that we have the same shape face, lips etc. Her eyes are bigger than mine, but there is a resemblance there...interesting!

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  10. Thanks for the tip on the patterns! I already ordered four of them :)

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    1. Brilliant! Which ones did you go for?

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  11. I love the shirt with the diagonal pleats - make that one first!

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  12. Hi Marie! I am your newest follower! Saw your post about Salme Patterns - I will be hosting a giveaway to win a pack of patterns from Salme on my blog - would love it if you would check it out - http://pixiepatternandsewing.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tiffany! Thanks for following and I'm already excited about your giveaway...I'll definitely be popping over!

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  13. I bought three patterns during her sale, but plan to try the white pleated top first.

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