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!

T Shirt Month

I have been thinking about my fall wardrobe and what is really missing from my closet and the answer is t-shirts that I love. The ones that feel good, have the perfect neckline, and look great with a pair of jeans. I’m leaning into a uniform of sorts and t-shirts and jeans are what I will most likely be wearing on a daily basis this fall.

I am planning on trying out a few different patterns and fabrics and sharing my thoughts each Saturday here. My hope is to come away with great t-shirts as well as a tried and true pattern or two.

Here are the patterns I’m planning on trying!

The Glenelly by Love Notions I love this for a bit of a twist on a standard t-shirt. I think the square neckline is beautiful and would be fun to try in some bolder fabrics.

The Breckenridge Henley by Love Notions I love a Henley and I think this one has some really great options. I want to try the one with the cuff for this exercise and then find some waffle knit and make the long sleeve version for when it’s colder.

The Classic Tee by Love Notions So many people have recommended this pattern and I’m excited to try it! There are a lot of different necklines and options and I think this could be a great starting point in finding the perfect t-shirt.

The Eliott Sweater and Tee by Helen’s Closet I originally bought this pattern for the sweater option- I love that big turtle neck!- but in looking through my patterns I realized this little raglan sleeve tee could make a great staple.

The Lark Tee by Grainline Studio This is one of my first sewing patterns and I wore the heck out of this shirt. In fact, I wore it when I was pregnant with Sam so much and stretched it out that I had to get rid of it. I’m looking forward to revisiting this one and there are so many different options you can really make just about any t-shirt you want out of it!

The Briar Sweater and T-shirt by Megan Nielsen Another early sewing project for me and I finally had to get rid of this one because the fabric was looking so sad. I like the longer version and it will be interesting to compare the quality of my sewing from when I started to now.

I will share the fabrics and their contents/qualities as we get sewing. I think it will make more sense to dive into them when I have a finished garment to show you!

I’m also trying to put together a summary of points for each shirt so we can really compare. Let me know if you would add anything to the things I mention below. I will be back next week comparing the Classic Tee and the Lark Tee!

Pattern name and designer:

Size Range:

Pattern Details and Options:

Fabric used:

Size made and version made with any adjustments noted:

Thoughts on fit:

Thoughts on style:

What I don’t like:

What I do like:

Summer Sewing Plans

I have been busy organizing patterns and fabric and after seeing what summer weight things I had left in my stash, I did a little planning, a little shopping and came up with some plans to get me through the next few months.Check out my video here to see it all, I will link what I can below!

Red linen and a vintage dress pattern

A striped sundress

Some ribbed knit tanks using the Seamwork Julia pattern

I’m going to muslin this Rachel Comey pattern

This Viscose Linen Crepe is going to be a matching set. I’m thinking the Ashton Top and Dorian Shorts

This soft washed linen will be Simplicity 9114– hopefully both the pants and the cami

This beautiful rayon challis will make a lovely summer wrap dress

And this olive green eyelet will be nice and cool paired with this dress from last summer.

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