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The spring wardrobe is cut out!

Added Jan 10, 2012

by Lucypie

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!

Material Notes

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.




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  • Patti_12-28-2011_large

    Jan 10, 2012, 11.22 PMby patti-r

    I agree about cutting the worst part of sewing!!! Will look forward to seeing your projects!!!! Wish you Luck!!!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 11.09 PMby Lucypie

    Thanks ladies! It made me dig in and sew the first one today!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 10.49 PMby saylavie

    wow, i am so impressed. good idea to get the least fun part of sewing over with so you can just dig right into the projects whenever you want.

  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Jan 10, 2012, 05.14 AMby schnui

    Good luck and happy sewing. At least the worst part is out of the way; cutting out is for me the worst part!!

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