Destashify Makes!

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.

Destashify/// November Haul

I’m back with another little haul from Destashify! I am working with this brilliant store as an ambassador and every month will be sharing you my haul and makes using second hand fabric purchased from this site. For today’s post, I was kindly gifted $50 to buy what I wanted and I can’t wait to show you what I got.

But first, let me remind you of last month’s post. I haven’t sewn up that pattern yet (but if I can squeeze it in, I do think it would be a great dress for around the holidays!) but I have made something out of the beautiful wool suiting I picked up.

Another pair of Bisque Trousers, this time in the wide leg. I love this pattern and after making it up for my fall capsule, I couldn’t get a wide leg version in this fabric out of my head. I have a little bit left over that I might be able to eek some kind of vest out of, which I think would be amazing for spring!

I made the straight size 8 again, no adjustments, and this fabric sewed up beautifully. Now that I’ve got the pattern down, I can sew these up really quickly.

For this month’s haul I picked up three (very different!) fabrics.

First this knit that I was hoping would match a scrap of tie dye knit I have. I’m thinking of putting the two pieces together and making some kind of cozy sweatshirt, either for me or my daughter.

I loved the colors of this cotton and will make some kind of top out of it. I don’t know if I ‘need’ another Patina Blouse, but it would look beautiful sewn up as that!

And finally, a little wild card! A fun leopard print sweater knit. I thought this would be fun in a vogue pattern I’ve had forever that I could wear with jeans or with my knit pencil skirt. Probably going to make this one first, stay tuned!

Check out Destashify for fabric and if you’re going to be clearing out and organizing your stash in the coming months, keep them in mind for selling your fabric. If you’d rather just donate it and not worry about making commission or don’t want to ship it yourself, Carey has a very easy way to do that to! Then you will know your fabric will live on with someone who appreciates it and not just end up in the landfill.

I hope if you’re in the states you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you’re shopping today, remember secondhand shops and small businesses!

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