Back to Basics
I have been rethinking my approach to sewing lately. When I started this hobby, I was so excited to sew all the fancy, pretty printed dresses but there was one problem…there was nowhere to wear them to! They were also very seasonal and so it was hard to get a lot of wear out of them. As my skills get better my thought process has also been evolving. I’ve been leaning towards a more classic, neutral looks/styles and fabrics.
This provides a more versatile closet for me which is very satisfying. Of course, I still love the crazy prints but I will be keeping it to a minimum. I have also found that lately, I tend to reach for my handmade pieces more than my ready to wear pieces which is awesome as I feel that I am finally achieving my initial goal and reason for sewing. In the past few weeks, I have focused on making some basic tops to pair with skirts and pants as it begins to get cooler.
I made two Melilot shirts, a classic white one and a printed one but with subtle colors. I also made McCalls 7573 which is a loose fitting top with ruffles. It is feminine and neutral yet classic.
My summer day tops are also such a great basic pattern and wardrobe builder. I made these two in classic gingham fabrics. The pattern is by … and such an easy sew and I would strongly recommend to any beginner sewers out there!
It is so fascinating to see my sewing style evolve and fit my daily life even more than it has in the past and I am excited to share my upcoming projects with you. Do you have any thoughts or issues with your closet?
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