Tag: <span>self drafted</span>

French Blue Knit Pants & Tank- Greece Travel Wardrobe

Quick post showing my two piece french blue knit pants and tank top worn with a beautiful silk scarf from the Acropolis Museum in Athens Greece. Part of my handmade wardrobe for our vacation to Greece in September. Fabric from Marcy Tilton. Pattern is self drafted. Plus some English Paper Piecing I brought on our trip featuring Katarina Roccella’s Eclectic Intuition Collection.

Refashioned Dress Shirt One Seam Blouse

I made this blouse last year, took pictures, and then completely forgot to share it! This is my first draft of a new pattern, my one seam blouse, I drafted up with my sloper. I was playing around making a top with only one seam cut on the fold at center back. Below you’ll see a graphic which shows how I drafted this design. Easy to recreate if …

Vintage Simplicity 5688 Skirt with Embroidered Pockets and Retro Stripe Rib Turtleneck

I’m so happy to finally share this make, my vintage Simplicity 5688 Linen Skirt with embroidered curve pockets! I wore this for Thanksgiving and got so many compliments. My daughter wore a striped rib knit turtleneck too, so we were almost matching! There’s a fantastic banyan tree with a built in swing next to the lake in our community where my daughter loves to play. She was happy …

Orange Poppies Self Drafted Tank

As soon as I saw this gorgeous fabric I fell in love! Poppies have always been my favorite flower to draw, I used them quite a bit in my early printmaking. The oranges and teal/ grey on this wheat background is just perfection. This was my splurge purchase for myself at Christmas as this fabric is $40/yd. I figured I’d buy 1 yd and use it for a …

Organic French Twill Button Tab Pants

I’m obsessed with this organic cotton french twill! I bought a few yards originally for my 1950’s Beach Jacket and loved it so much I ordered more for these pants, a bra top and shorts. The fabric is a lovely lightweight twill weave in a creamy white which is just perfect for spring. After I fractured my ankle at the beginning of the year my big plan was …

Blue Confetti Knit Top + Cream Selvedge Culottes

I’m so excited about this new top! It’s self drafted off my knit sloper with the shoulder seam pushed to the back in a curved inset. I love how regency dresses had the shoulder seams pushed to the back bodice and I wanted to create a more modern adaptation of that idea. This is my very wearable muslin testing out those seamlines.  I purchased this blue confetti French …

Dress Shirt Refashion Lantern Sleeve Blouse

I’ve been trying to work my way through my a very large bin of my husband’s old clothes set aside for refashions.  Dress shirts are the best to refashion. I cut them up into large sections, saving collars, cuffs and buttons separately.  My son has gotten a few pairs of shorts, rompers and doll clothes for my daughter and this lantern sleeve blouse for myself! This is my …

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