I am a brand ambassador for the store Destashify and every month I’m gifted $50 to spend on secondhand fabric and today I have what I made from last month’s haul. I don’t have a haul to share with you this month because instead of buying anything for myself, I would love to pass on the $50 as a giveaway. Go check out this video and leave a comment and I will announce the winner on December 30th. Thank you for all the support, comments, views, all of it this year. I’ve had so much fun sharing here and am excited about what’s to come in the new year! Now onto the makes…
I sewed up the two knit fabrics this month and ended up using the same pattern, the Arlington sweater by Love Notions. It’s my plan to provide more extensive pattern reviews in the new year, so look for a more detailed post on this pattern in January!
I didn’t sew up the cotton print but I have plans to make that into a blouse come spring. I am just on the hunt for the perfect pattern match.
For the first fabric, this beautiful emerald jersey, I made the bishop sleeve, mock turtleneck version. I sewed a straight size medium without any adjustments. I love this as a wardrobe staple, it’s a basic top with a bit of a twist in the exaggerated sleeves.
This top is really easy to pair with jeans, I love it tucked into a high waist! but I also think if you’re looking for work wear appropriate patterns, this is one that would be really great to layer up.
I played around with the monochromatic look and put on my green Vogue 9090 trousers. I love the vibe of this and even think it looks great with a blazer on top. Sometimes a basic top in a great color can help make a big statement in your wardrobe!
My next fabric was this fun animal print and I sewed up the exact same pattern but with the larger turtleneck option. I also shortened this one by about an inch, just because I wanted it to look a little more polished if I wore it untucked.
First I paired the top with my Bob pants and chunky black boots. This is so comfortable and an interesting silhouette.
Then I put on my Pietra pants and I love the mod vibe of these pieces together! The sleeves also fit nicely under a slimmer blazer and would absolutely look great with just a pair of jeans.
I had a lot of fun with these two fabrics and got two very wearable tops out of them. I hope next time you’re looking for fabric you’ll remember Destashify! And keep it in mind if you’re cleaning out your stash at the beginning of the year. A great way to make sure your supplies are going to people that will actually use them and not ending up in a landfill somewhere.