Added Jan 10, 2012
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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.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Princess Seam Top, and see how she made it into a dress!
Member Project of the Week
Kelerabeus modified our Wool Shorts pattern with adorable scalloped edges.
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our edgy, asymmetrical, paneled dress!
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