One of the staples of the Year of Ethical Fashion is making my own clothing. Other than a couple aprons and one skirt, I haven’t tackled sewing garments — I prefer quilts and pillows. You don’t have to “fit” a rectangle!
But I wanted to try making garments this year. So a few months back, I pre-ordered some beautiful voile from Cloud 9 fabrics (which are organic, for the win!). They finally came in and were shipped to me last week. Which means I’m sitting on eight yards of gorgeous voile, but I can’t sew until at least the middle of March. So for now, I dream!
First up, I want to make a Washi Dress tunic, designed by Made by Rae. I already have the pattern which I picked up during the Great Fabric Destash a while back. I love it in this Koi “It’s a Plus” voile — and I’ll probably use the additional tutorial to line the bodice.
Next is the Bess Top by Rachael at Imagine Gnats. Love this version with the eyelet lace yoke by Sew Charleston — I think I’ll either use some sort of lace or a simple solid along with this beautiful chevron Palos Verdes “Wayfarers.”
I also want a simple tank, so I’m thinking the Sorbetto by Colette Patterns is just the ticket — plus it’s a free pattern! I’m thinking it would be great in Palos Verdes “Abalone Cove.” I’ve read a bit about this pattern and I’ll definitely lengthen it — I’m all torso and no legs!
I’d also like to make a scarf, similar to the Patricia Infinity Cowl by Luv in the Mommyhood, using the Palos Verdes “La Vente,” maybe with some of the scraps from the other Palos Verdes fabric from above.
Who know if this is what I’ll actually do — but while I’m recovering, it sure is fun to plan! What would you make? What are your favorite patterns?
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