Hello again, Wednesday! I hope you all had a blessed Resurrection Day and are enjoying some nice spring weather (or fall weather, for our friends down under.)

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Today’s desk shows that I’ve been sewing like crazy the past few days.  Suddenly I decided I wanted a new spring/summer wardrobe.

In fact, since Saturday I have made:

  • crop pants in embroidered linen (photos & pattern review coming soon)
  • the above pictured top with fuchsia crinkle knit and striped band (it’s yet another copy of this top, which I love)
  • the same top in turquoise sparkle knit
  • I also repaired the bead embroidery on this top (the green & blue print above)
  • cut out the sarong part for another sarong skirt from the brown & black print above (there a link to the free pattern in the post, btw)
  • made a pattern from the black top in the pile (I know you can’t see it, but I promise to show it once I’ve made it up in a new fabric.)
  • AND I ordered 11 yards of fabric for another SIX pairs of pants – Ambitious much? 😀 (I was very pleased with the fit of the crop pants, made from my custom drafted pattern and really could use more variety in my closet.)

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This fuchsia crinkle knit is an interesting fabric. It’s a double layer fabric and the crinkles are made because the upper layer is larger than the lower layer. I’m not sure how they do it, but the upper layer is tacked at intervals to the lower and the spaces where it’s not tacked are crinkles.  It was actually much easier to work with than I expected it to be. There were two layers to handle when hemming, but since they were tacked together it wasn’t bad.

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Here’s a closer look at the turquoise fabric. Those dang metallic sparkles kept throwing off my needle and made the top stitching not very straight, but I like it anyways.

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24 thoughts on “WOYWW – Sewing Spring & Summer Clothes

  1. Wow! Anyone who can sew JEANS has my complete and utter respect. I’m still in awe of your ability to sew those crazy stretchy fabrics. Can’t WAIT to see the finished projects.

    1. Eh, the stretchy fabrics aren’t difficult, it’s mainly a matter of using the correct needle.

      Yes, I’m looking forward to having more than two pairs of pants that fit. 🙂

  2. I used to sew my clothes many years ago, and my daughter’s as well. It’s a lot of fun, but I don’t do it any more. It’s nice to see someone still gets a thrill from fabric! I used to belong to a fabric club, and I would get all kinds of interesting fabrics to work with!
    Lindart #82

    1. Oooo, a fabric club, that sounds like fun. Honestly, I’d rather buy pants than make them, but it’s sooooo worth it to get a good fit.

    1. Sometimes a project will sit around for a LONG time, and then I do a whole bunch all at once. Hopefully you can carve out a little time to get some sewing in!

  3. Wow, customising your own pattern – I am in awe. I haven’t tackled clothes yet, am a bit afraid of it! I love the fact you’ve ordered such a lot of fabric, way to go, girl!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

    1. Thanks, Jan! Actually, I think sewing clothes is a lot easier than piecing quilts. THAT requires far more precision.

  4. Loving your blog! I would love to make over my wardrobe, too. I find fabric so expensive here,though. Do you know how to take in blue jeans? I’d love to know how.
    Here from WOYWW. Happy Wednesday!
    Cathy #73

  5. Wow! To be able to decide you want a new spring wardrobe and just go off and make it is an amazing thought to me…sadly I can’t sew to save myself…you are a very talented lady. Thanks for your kind comments…Vikki #22

  6. Hi Sandy…..way to go, new wardrobe, you’ve done an excellent job and when you make your own you know they’ll fit. I have to shorten all my pants and often by 3/4 pants for full length :-). And the shops don’t really cater for 50-60 year olds…so it’s just plain stuff for me. Cheers and have a great week Robyn#18

  7. Hi Sandy
    happy WOYWW. Sorry I am running late. Good for you getting all that sewing done!! I am impressed. I used to make clothes but haven’t for ages…although my poor sewing machine has sewn paper, card, metal shim and so on!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #8

  8. I am so in awe of your abilities and now you can do jeans too. Blimey I can’t sew my way put of a paper bag. You have to show all you finished garments. Thanks for sharing and have a great week

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 28
    Happy WOYWW

  9. wow Sandy you shock and amaze me with your extensive sewing and speed of creations .. gobsmackingly!! I love the aqua too happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #40

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