This seems crazy, but I’ve only made one skirt in the past two years. 2016 and 2017 were all about pants: Itch to Stitch North Point Trousers, Hudson Sweatpants, Style Arc Sadie Pants, Ginger Jeans, and Colette Clovers. This year, though, I’m going to get back into skirts. I want to find the perfect pencil skirt pattern and sew up a work wardrobe full of them.
I reorganized my stash the other day, and realized that I had a decent chunk of this navy polka dot knit fabric leftover from making a dress in the fall. I wanted to make something, but not go fabric shopping (shocking, I know), so next I searched through my patterns. Ultimately, I decided to make a polka-dotted peplum top with McCall’s 6896.
Do these fabrics look familiar? That’s because they are all leftover from a pair of running tights I made this winter. I didn’t have enough leftovers to make another pair of tights, so I decided to make a matching sports bra instead. I am guilty of wearing them at the same time… though with a shirt on top!
I’ve made my own swimsuits for three summers in a row now. I haven’t bought a swimsuit since, uh, maybe college? At this point, I feel like I’ve mastered a few things, and want to share some tips and tricks.
I promise this is not turning into a home sewing and baby blog. Pinky swear! I’ve been trying my best to use up scraps, and adult clothes take real amounts of fabric. So, I put together this compilation of baby items as a newborn gift package. I didn’t make all of these items at once, but over a couple of months. They just happened to go together, so I put them together as a gift basket of sorts, made up of: