I’m as guilty as anyone of inadvertently reproducing fastish fashion in my own sewing room! Slow Fashion October is a great reminder to think before you leap into fabric purchases, inappropriate makes and fabric choices. It’s time to reflect on what you need in your wardrobe, what you want in your wardrobe and the most ethical and sustainable way to achieve those goals. Continue reading
Pattern: Vogue 9057
Made before?I have now made quite a few of these!
Will make again? Oh yeah – me and Marcy Tilton patterns – this top, the cirque dress (V9112) and V8876 along with variations of the tube skirt, form my most worn me-mades. Discovering this top has been a joy! It more than successfully replaces the store-bought tunic tops I have habitually worn – and I can make tunics, short sleeved and long sleeved tops. Perfect!
Adjustments? The only adjustment I’ve made is to add some bands to the end of the sleeves in a contrasting mesh which I also used for the neckband in View A of the pattern. I also often don’t buy enough fabric to cut both front and back on the fold, so some of the tops have a seam at the back.
Inspiration: Store-bought tunics/tops from Taking Shape, Motto and the like.
Fabric: I’ve made this in various weights and stretchiness of knit fabrics. The black one is a crepe, and the jungley one is scuba. The lighter weights I tend to wear with a camisole underneath. Continue reading
Pattern: The left hand mitten is Green Thumb by Diana Foss and the right hand is a mystery patternalso from Ravelry.
Made before? Made the Green Thumb in beautiful Rowan kidsilk with sequins. Now, alas lost! Also made it for my sister-in-law – and her’s have gone the way of well-used mittens, too.
Will make again? Yes.
Adjustments? None – except for inadvertent changes to the mystery pattern.
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