Selfish Sewing Recap
It feels like forever ago I shared my overly ambitious sewing plans. Some projects I finished, some I abandoned, others are still in the works! A few morphed into new projects, because I am a fickle creature. Here we go! Below are 6 completed makes, 5 of which I wear on a regular basis.
Starting with the pattern I loved so much I made it twice! Jennifer Lauren’s Bronte Top. I love love love this top. It’s adorable and such a fast make. As soon as I finished the first I dropped everything to make a second. This was not on my original list of things to make, but I picked up a pattern parcel with this in it and had to add it. The green fabric was original destined to be a plain, long sleeve top. This is better don’t you think?
Another unplanned top, the Plantain by Deer and Doe. This fabric was gifted to me by a friend and was too pretty not to use right away. So I paired it with a free download pattern making it the cheapest make in the bunch. I didn’t have enough fabric for long sleeves, so I made them as long as I could. There were barely any scraps left of this fabri… Talk about efficient and meant to be!
This flannel was destined for a peplum. I made a muslin of the pattern and want liking the fit I was getting. Plus, after a while, the idea of another peplum made me yawn. So lumberjack Colette Sorbretto it was. I’m glad I changed my mind. It’s a nice warm tank that looks good under all my cardigans.
Now, my not so happy make. My pleated McCall’s M7022 skirt. My friends gave me this fabric as a gift and I thought it’d be a great fit. WRONG! I can’t seem to press the pleats flat enough for them to keep their shape. I feel like the pleats may be better if they face away from the center. I’d try again, but I’m also thinking my body in a drop waist kinda fails. All that to say I’m not so comfortable in this one so it never gets worn. Big ole bummer.
But to end on a high note, I love the jumper! It’s like a pajama dress. Pockets and all. I used a double knit that I bought by the pound at Michael Levine’s Loft. It’s my favorite place in the whole world. I even managed to match all the stripes! Even the stripes in the pockets match. That’s all there is to say… love love love it!