I am completely in LOVE with Salme Patterns. I think I would wear/use every single one of them. They have a very simple and classic design which is so exciting as these are just the sort of clothes I love to wear day to day and I could see me making many of the patterns over and over again until I have a complete wardrobe of Salme patterns! They also look fairly straightforward and quick to construct so ideal for me right now and are incredibly reasonably priced. I think I'm going to be going on a little spending spree later today. just which patterns to choose is the problem!
Pattern Runway sells through an Etsy shop and also has a great blog! They do classic designs with a bit of a twist which is great as you can use so many different fabrics to create something really your own. I particularly like the scallop hem shorts, very flattering on the short legged like me and also very unique!
Grainline Studio only has a few patterns available at the moment but I'm liking what I see so far! The patterns are again very classic, giving you a great scope for fabric choice. The vest and t-shirt patterns would give you such a great choice of prints and trims to work with the possibilities would be endless! I love the above dress for the simple shape yet brilliant use of bands of contrasting colour.
I'm hoping the success of these new pattern companies is a sign of things to come; more companies producing simple and classic patterns that give the seamstress freedom of creativity when it comes to amendments to the pattern and fabric choice/embelishment. It makes pattern purchases so much more worthwhile and sewing so much more exciting when you can use your creativity to reuse patterns again and again. I also love how classic yet contemporary and youthful these patterns are - there's been such a rise in younger sewists appearing out of the woodwork over the last couple of years and I can only see this increasing when pattern development is heading this way.