Simplicity 8556 ~ Tie it up!

Simplicity 8556 ~ Tie it up!

In my work life, there is a single constant – professional garb. Trousers,¬†button-down shirts, and jackets have been my wardrobe staples. But times have changed – workplaces are more casual. More than that, I’m learning what I want to wear and it isn’t what’s in my closet. So it’s time to work on workwear.

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Tunic with Princess Seams – Simplicity 1461

Tunic with Princess Seams – Simplicity 1461

Lately, when I’ve looked through my wardrobe I’ve been bored with everything I own. There are a couple of things I like, but most of my clothes are either very simple and basic, or they don’t fit. The ‘don’t fit’ piece can eventually¬†be remedied, but it’s faster to make something new. So for the next couple of months, I’m focusing on work wear or more polished weekend wear.

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Simplicity 1499: Winter Wear for the South

Simplicity 1499: Winter Wear for the South

In this part of the world, vests are standard wear for autumn and winter. I have a few in my closet but had never considered making one until I saw a sample garment at Hobby Lobby, placed right beside the fabric and patterns. Does anyone else think longingly of the days when fabric stores had beautifully made sample garments placed with the fabric? Smart marketing – it makes we buyers think, “I want that!”.

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