• Amanda Maese-Herron

Fall Wardrobe 2019

I love making my own clothes, but I rarely make time to do so. I also love making things for other people, and gift giving is my love language but I can get so caught up in making things for others, that I don't set aside time and effort to make things for myself. I was browsing the latest inventory at Sincerely Rylee Fabrics and decided to take the plunge and really invest in MYSELF! I bought 18 total yards in a variety of fabric types including: brushed poly, hacci knit, French terry, waffle knit, and rib knit.


I’m proud of myself for really being productive and not just pre-washing and then folding this fabric and storing it on a shelf in my closet for the next year or so. I made a game plan of which outfits I wanted to sew and began cutting all pieces and then decided to sew everything back to back. I got 8 garments sewn in a week, which is definitely a personal record. I didn't get photos of my new yoga joggers, but you can see those on Instagram.


We decided to head out to The Market at Grelen to take some photos, I may have gotten a handful of strange looks between outfit changes haha. We picked some apples and peaches afterward too. If you’re local or in the area, I highly recommend checking them out.


First up is the Boundless Dress by Patterns for Pirates. I made this dress with a mauve striped brushed poly, and I modified the bodice but kept the natural waist length. I also added a ruffle to each sleeve, I got this idea from a dress that I saw on Pinterest.



This top was made from a baby pink waffle knit, it is the Highlander Dolman by Striped Swallow Designs. This top is so comfy and the actual pattern has quite a few views that you can mix and match for your desired look. I chose the high back with the T-back accent.



Here is another Boundless Dress made out of a floral rib knit, this view has an empire waist and short sleeves, the only modification is a neck binding rather than the bodice lining within the pattern.


Up next I have the Tami Revolution Hoodie made from this polka dot Hacci knit and leftover pink waffle from the Highlander Dolman for the accents. This is another pattern with quite a few add ons and options. I chose to do the double hood, inseam pockets, zipper accent, and thumbhole cuffs. Because there were so many pieces I thought sewing this hoodie would take longer (and also because this was my first time making this pattern), but it actually came together rather quickly.



One of my favorite pieces I made was this Freya Dress from Tilly and The Buttons book; Stretch. I loved the look of the mustard yellow dress in the book with the ruffle. This french terry was the next best thing I could use. It came together so fast, I'm not used to wearing dresses that hit above the knee but I see myself making so many more of this pattern!


One of my favorite tops to make is the Harbor Knot tee by Striped Swallow Designs, this pattern is another quick sew, but the knot/twist gives that extra bit of interest that it makes it more than a 'plain t-shirt'. I used a burgundy floral rib knit for this top. I am pretty short and have a short torso, but I love being able to make this shirt without having to adjust or grade the original pattern.


This last piece is the Cocoon Cardigan by Patterns for Pirates. Several options on this pattern as well, I opted for the tunic length with long sleeves, a short band and inseam pockets. I love to wear these around the house or when I'm running kids to school in the morning. I used a soft pink with black splatter brushed poly for this cardigan.


All garments were sewn with my Brother 1034D 3/4 Thread Serger with Differential Feed and Brother Computerized Sewing Machine HS-2500 (find a comparable machine here).


Thank you for reading my post! Have you made any of these patterns yourself? Share in the comments below, I would love to know!


Amanda



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