I focusing on sewing wardrobe basics - those pieces that will go with anything in the closet. This is the first piece in a set of coordinates.
This post is shared in conjunction with Fabric Mart Fabric's Fabricista blog. Until March 10, 2020, I worked in an office five days a week. And although my employer had a casual dress code, there was still a work 'uniform' which for me was a dress, trousers or skirt, a 'business-appropriate' top, and a jacket [...]
This top seemed to take forever to complete, but now that it's done I'm so happy with the result! For the past few weeks, I haven't felt much like sewing. One of our cat family members passed away and that impacted me more than I expected. Add to that a couple of completely unsuccessful attempts [...]
I suppose this classifies as a tunic, but it's the fabric that I really love this time around. The pattern I used is Vogue 9348, a tunic with overlay options. I chose the plain version without overlay. The top has "kimono" style sleeves, a slash front opening and a stand up collar, and [...]
I have about three long-sleeved casual tops - football, football and Canadian Olympic Team. I wanted something new and normally I'd go shop for something at the January clearance sales, but I shopped my pattern and fabric stash instead. The Inspiration Vogue 8497 This pattern was issued in 2008 and is now out of [...]
We've had a cold winter in Atlanta (yes, freezing temperatures!). In my closet there are 2 cold-weather robes - one leopard print, the other Hello Kitty - and both have been worn to death. Time for something a bit more adultish. Since I've committed to not buy any ready-to-wear clothing in 2018, I couldn't just [...]