Added Jan 10, 2012
Raleigh, North C...
I just finished my first spring wardrobe cutting spree. I went with mostly blues and greens, with some naturals thrown in.
I plan on doing some more black, brown and grey utility pieces, but this is my spring color update. I cut 17 patterns, plus I have 2 pairs of jeans I intend to make into skirts. I used commercial envelope patterns for about half of these and Burdastyle book pattern variations for the rest. I cut a white blouse exactly as the instructions said (not what I usually do) and a robin’s egg blue stretch woven cotton pique for a by-the-book dress. The rest I just riffed on based on what fabrics I had and how I wanted to use them.
The tally: 2 jackets, 5 skirts, 5 tops, 7 dresses and a bag. Sounds a bit extravagant when you say it like that. Wish me luck!
I wandered into Jo-ann’s during a red-tag 50% sale and ended up with a ton of new things and tried to get them cut out quickly.
Check out these festive sewing patterns just in time for Oktoberfest
Fashion & Trends
All the fall trouser sewing inspiration you need.
Pattern of the Week
This jacket is a mix of mod and military and will change the look of any outfit!
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Sewing & Techniques
Check out this jean alteration technique and find out how you can learn more!
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