March has been a really slow month for me as far as Kibbe/personal sewing related things go. I did manage to finish the cardigan I started in February, New Look 6330, which was good. I feel like I at least haven’t been totally slacking as far as the whole “sewing challenge” thing goes, though my sewing time and efforts have been decidedly distracted and geared towards sewing for others this month. As far as blogging/Kibbe things go, I did manage to read and review the original source material, Kibbe’s Metamorphosis. On the whole I’d say I’m even more inspired to move forward with my sewing plans, but a bit frustrated with the lack of time I’ve had to work on such things. Hopefully next month, where I’ll only be traveling one weekend instead of three weekends in a row, will afford me that extra time.
In the meantime, here’s what’s been going on around the sewing blogosphere…
- Merriam Style’s YouTube channel continues to provide interesting Kibbe related content including:
- Aly Art has a great video about shoes for the Kibbe Types.
- She also did a book review of Metamorphosis.
- The #sewyourkibbe has even more posts on Instagram!
- Soft Natural: There is a great red coat on Sewing is My Happy Place!
- Classic: Sewliloquy has finished up the planning phase with dresses, blouses, and tops!
- Flamboyant Gamine: Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow has been making some awesome Flamboyant Gamine goodness! Her clothes are always so fun!
If I’ve missed your posts or you would like to be included in my future Kibbe round up posts, please feel free to leave a link in the comments!
And, as has become tradition, I thought it might be fun to do my top picks of new patterns for each Kibbe type from this month’s releases. Here are my picks for March:
Butterick 6661, Butterick 6663, and Butterick 6655. All of these styles have a long vertical line, and details that add a sharpness consistent with Dramatic lines. As a bonus, these are all more casual styles, which can be difficult to find for Dramatics.
BurdaStyle 04/2019 #118, Burda Plus Magazine S/S 2019 #407 and #404. All of these styles have the large, oversized details that are the hallmark of Soft Dramatic styles.
New Look 6597, BurdaStyle 04/2019 #104B, and Simplicity 8888. All of these are great unconstructed styles that would look great on a Flamboyant Natural.
BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2019 #105B, #125A, and #119. Lots of great unconstructed pieces in the April BurdaStyle; it’s a great issue for Natural types!
Burda Plus S/S 2019 #405, BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2019 #117 and #106. Lots of fun, unconstructed details with soft waist emphasis in these designs. Plus, they look like fun spring wardrobe additions!
New Look 6595, BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2019 #109B, and Simplicity 8883. Primarily classic lines, with just a hint of added sharpness.
Simplicity 8874, New Look 6594, and New Look 6600. There are lots of great spring dresses for Classics that have come out this month.
Simplicity 8880, Simplicity 8873, and Butterick 6657. Again, lots of cute dresses, but the top pattern could a great for a casual spring Soft Classic wardrobe.
BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2019 #103A and #107, and Simplicity 8889. I was having some difficulty finding Gamine looks this month, but I think the boxy jackets from BurdaStyle and the cropped shirt from Mimi G’s Simplicity line would be great pieces for a Flamboyant Gamine wardrobe.
BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2019 #109C, Simplicity 8872, and Butterick 6656. The trousers have a great close fit, the dress has a close fit at the collar and cuffs, and the Butterick design has a vague 1920s feel.
BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2019 #115 and #120, and Butterick 6672. Lots of soft detail, and a close fit at the collars and cuffs to really define the body shape. As with most of the Gamine types, I struggled to find styles that were really perfect, but these designs aren’t bad. The best is definitely the top from the Burda magazine though.
Burda Plus S/S 2019 #410, Simplicity 8890, and Simplicity 8882. There are lots of great options for Romantics and Theatrical Romantics this month! I really love the leopard dress from the Burda Plus line, but the Mimi G. jacket and Gertie top are also really cute options for a casual look.
Burda Plus S/S 2019 #409, BurdaStyle Magazine #122, and Simplicity 8884. These were only a few of the Romantic styles this month. I think the jacket and Simplicity top are particularly great designs because they could be more casual or more formal depending on fabric choice.
And that’s it! If you’ve found any other great Kibbe related content to share or have any updates on your own Sew Your Kibbe challenges please feel free to drop a line in the comments!