So, my Micro-Mini Wardrobe plans got totally derailed during the month of September. Not because I wasn’t doing a lot of sewing (I was, actually), but because I spent the whole month fitting toiles (or mock ups or muslins, if you prefer). After feeling like I’d spent a lot of time accomplishing nothing and that … More The “I Need a Win” Knit Top
This is the final of three tops I managed to make as part of my white shirt summer sewing projects. When compared to Top 1 and Top 2, Burda 6632 is probably the most classic top that I made this summer. Much of my original efforts had centered around a (failed paused) attempt at making … More White Shirt Summer: Top 3 Review
Continuing on in reviewing my summer projects, this post is about the second top I made as part of my white shirt summer sewing plans. As a complete contrast to the first top, Patrones 406 #33 is a draped knit top with very little structure. I think this also looks good under the blazer, but … More White Shirt Summer: Top 2 Review
At the start of the summer months, I declared that I really wanted to make some white tops, mostly because I needed to have some more options to wear with my suits as a judge, but also because it seems like a generally good thing to have in the wardrobe for multi-purpose outfit-making. While I … More White Shirt Summer: Top 1 Review
I made it to the second round of the sewing bee! This challenge was somewhat unexpected, but really interesting an inspiring – repurposing denim! We had to use denim from existing garments to make one new garment and one new accessory for the challenge. My mother gave me some old hole-y jeans to use, and … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2: Repurposing Denim
So, the first week of March has sort of been kicking my ass, but I decided to try and enter the first round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee anyway. And…. I finished! I made a set of “uniquely me” PJs in a week, and I’m really excited with the results. When the project of … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 1: Uniquely You Pajamas!
Moving on to the next piece in my mini wardrobe project, I’ve made a new skirt! For this project, I’ve used the BurdaStyle 01/2016 #106 skirt, though I’ve used the length from the #107B style dress rather than making the full maxi skirt. Overall I’m pretty happy with how my version turned out: I think … More Mini Wardrobe Sewing: Bottom 1 Review
So, I had originally hoped to get this mini wardrobe sewn back in 2020 in time for the pattern review contest, but, as predicted in my original post, that did not come to pass. I’m still enamored with this plan, however, so I’m going to whittle away at these garments and see how far I … More Mini Wardrobe Sewing: Top 1 Review