Dear readers,Exactly a year ago, I was sleeping all the time and outgrowing every single piece of clothing I owned. Morning sickness, elasticated pants, it was a bad baaad time... In addition, I just had sewn garments I really liked and couldn't wear even once. The good news in this story, is that 1/ the most wonderful little human now lives with me and 2/ I can wear those clothes now! I'm going to play catch up and show you my early 2016 sewing.
So first on the list is very classic pencil skirt made in black wool twill from Moods in New York City. I always mean to invest more time (and nice fabric) in wardrobe workhorses and this time I did it! I didn't get distracted by a cute print or a pattern release! I used my own pattern, available for free here
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I drafted a lining for this version, which I keep hoping to also make available but time has been flying. Basically everything is ready but I should really proof it (ie. sew another skirt from it) before I spend time laying it out in Illustrator. If you are a risk taker, know how to bag a lining and want to help, email me
!I'm very happy with this garment and I've been wearing it several time already since I went back to work. I'm afraid there is not that much to say about this skirt, except that trying to show the vent leads to pretty awkward poses... So let's move on to the next item!
This one is a bias silk tank top. It's unlined and I finished the edges with a narrow bias binding (about 1/8" finished width). It was my first time using a bias tape maker and I did a bad job. Hopefully no one will come close enough to notice... The fabric is a lovely silk that Eira from The Pattern Line
bought for me at Moods when she came to Haiti for a sew-cation. Sewing friends are the best friends!!