Scandinavian clean lines and edgy details – sound like your dream wardrobe? If so (and you’re handy with a sewing machine) you’re probably already a fan of Finnish pattern label Named, founded by sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. Turning their love of fashion, design and DIY into a career (those lucky things), Saara and Laura released their first pattern collection for fall/winter last year and are back with a spring/summer range featuring their trademark simple cuts and interesting design elements.
This new collection is called All Things Nice and, as the title might suggest, is inspired by the long and carefree summers of childhood. The patterns are anything but childish, though – although relaxed and loose-fitting, making them ideal for balmy summer days, the designs are sophisticated, feminine and modern. Many of the patterns in this collection are 2-in-1 – for example, the Kanerva shirt comes with a peplum version, and the Apila shorts come with a pattern for classic carrot-leg trousers. See the Named lookbook for summer sewing inspiration – I’m a fan of the Apila shorts and Leini dress.