Selfish Sewing Recap

Posted on Feb 20, 2015 in Sewing | 4 Comments
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?

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Next, the striped batwing! The pattern for this was Simplicity 1463. Another quick and easy make. It is a bit wide and short, so I try to where it with my high waisted jeans, otherwise it’s Belly Button City! Considering making another for myself.


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!



  1. Annika
    February 20, 2015

    I’ve been thinking about buying the Bronte pattern and I think now I’m convinced.

    • Jenny
      February 20, 2015

      It’s seriously the best. I’ll probably make ten more.

  2. Mom
    February 22, 2015

    Hey Jen, love them! The tops look great. I agree with you about the skirt. Not great for your body. Love the jumper too! Looks cute and comfy!

  3. Sassy T
    February 24, 2015

    Fabulous makes. SSB


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