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sewing for myself.

Thursday, October 28, 2010




I know I said I don't like to sew for myself, but I've decided (once again) that sometimes what I really want I just can't buy or I can't buy with the money I have to spend. So I purchased some fabric to make a few simple fall/winter tops to wear with cardigans. I'll probably use my own pattern and change a few features on them. I'm leaning towards using the Phoebe top pattern and making it a pullover and adding long sleeves. I might also make a back opening version. We'll see. The top three fabrics are the ones I've chosen and perhaps a woven plaid. And maybe I will make a few to sell in the shop. Do let me know if you are interested in something like this. I will share pictures when they're made (hoping I'll find time after work to sew!)

{p.s. thank you all so much for your comments on my boot dilemma! i had already pretty much decided on the bean boots because they are way more practical than the canvas riding boots. and i know i would be much happier if i waited to get a pair of riding boots all in leather as i have a feeling the canvas would get dirty after a few wears. i'll let you know when i get the bean boots and how i like them. i'm going to wait a bit, since i don't actually need them until we get some snow on the ground.}

8 comments :

  1. I hardly ever post comments, but I'm an avid reader and admirer of your work. I'll be looking forward to your new clothes! :) It's always kind of nice to make something for yourself.

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  2. I can't wait to see these - and good choice on the boots for practicality + Style. I have to say that I really admire your aesthetic of simplicity and really, really wish you'd put up a house tour :)

    ... And now I'm motivated to make a blouse.

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  3. i love the idea of good simple tops (they're always at the top of my list & also hard to find). my dream top has a slight scoop or boatneck, easy shape, elbow sleeves, in a soft cotton. a variation of the dream has a large-sized keyhole in the back that closes with a beautiful button at the neckline.
    but alas, no sewing skills here ~ the second fabric is especially nice!

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  4. Please do share where you found those pretty fabrics!
    It can be so hard to find affordable, natural-fibered, pretty cloth.

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  5. I love your taste in everything! Particularly prints... :)

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  6. Lovely fabrics! Wherever did you find them? They'll make splendid fall tops... looking forward to seeing them finished!

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  7. A very beautiful autumny palette. I'm sure they will turn out looking awesome, that rolled peter pan collar really makes the shirt special. I used to really like sewing for myself, but ever since I opened my Etsy shop, I hardly ever sew something for private use (just samples). I feel a bit guilty about "wasting" my time somehow.

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  8. I'm crazy for these fabrics - most especially the middle one (I can't resist dark colours!)

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