This blog hosts a challenge for home sewers who want to commit to sewing their own wardrobe (or certain parts of your wardrobe :-). Our goal is to not purchase RTW clothing from January 1, 2015 thru December 31, 2015. Follow our journey as we share and encourage each other through tips, tutorials, and various challenges. Thanks for dropping by!
This must be a first for me! I am on school holidays and in the past have always just loved popping out and picking up a few new clothes ready for the new school term. But now that I have Joined the Challenge: Sew My Own Wardrobe I have had to resist the call of the shops. So instead, my first new top for next term at work is...
...the fairly popular KwikSew 3915 long sleeved top. The feature neck detail grabbed my attention, as did the higher back neckline - the winter winds are blowing here! Though it is difficult to see the neck feature with this print - see, I just can't see 'me' wearing this all-over!
Head over to my blog at made by J to read about my thoughts on this top. All good in the end, but the old quick-unpick did make a cutting appearance as I modified the pattern!
I have plans on making another one, as the fit is perfect on me with the higher neckline. It sits smoothly under a jacket and perfect for matching with a number of bottoms.
Next up on my list is trying Vogue 8721 - for no other reason than I really like the look of View D!