Thursday, June 26, 2014

Patterns from My Closet / Why Do I sew?

There's an interesting link party at Get Your Crap Together titled Why I Sew.  I plan to answer that question tomorrow!  Please come back and visit with me about it! 
Here's my latest creation for Sew Our Stash!    An easy, soft pink T.
(Click HERE to see my January Project and THERE for my February Project.  May's Project can be found RIGHT HERE.)  If you’re new to my blog, one of my 20 Wishes is to sew one thing for myself each month so I can participate in Sew Our Stash!  It is the brain child of Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings and Bev at Flamingo Toes.  They share what they have made for themselves the last Thursday of every month. It started because they wanted to sew more wearables and needed some accountability.  While I'm certainly not at their level yet, hopefully, my skill sets will be stretched throughout the year!
That's the total point of 20 Wishes.  Making time for what I WANT to do and Wish #12 was completely followed on this project!  So, here goes! 

This T is from Maurice's (no, I did not get paid for that, but wouldn't it be cool if I did?!)  It's one of my faves.  While this fabric is seriously cool, I wanted a solid color, too.  So this shirt became my pattern!  I found a soft pink knit at Hancock's and whipped up a T in one afternoon!

  This comfy little top is getting worn a lot!  Now that I know I can sew them, I want one in every color!  If you have any simple tops hanging in your closet, keep in mind you can use them as patterns!

What are you wearing this Summer?

;-)  -Marci


  1. I made most of my clothes when I was younger, they often looked a bit strange you do a much better job.

  2. Sewing is one skill I would love to learn.

  3. Not sure if I sent you an invite through email. Fabulous Friday Party is live... another amazing outfit!
    Thanks Maria

  4. Hello!
    I'm wearing some light cotton dresses that I made last year and my regular wardrobe.
    Have a great time sewing. I can't seem to fit it in right now. ~grin~
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  5. color looks good on you :) Looks soft too. So if you whipped it up in an afternoon, you could focus for a week and make a dozen (you know you would get faster as you go along!).

  6. Great job using the old t-shirt as a pattern, Marci.

  7. So cute! I'm impressed with your sewing/creative skills.

  8. You did a great job with replicating the top pattern. I really like the pink fabric, too.

  9. I can't sew worth a darn! I like the pink t-shirt.

  10. You're talented! These are really cute.

  11. Cute tops! You are inspiring me to sew for me again and not just for my home.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. Can you possibly post a step by step on how you recreated your favorite T?? I love the pink knit fabric you chose!! Stopping by from Sew Crafty Angel's Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party and a co-host.

  13. Thanks for sharing your cute new tops with Visible Monday! I am getting back to sewing.


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