I posted a few weeks ago that I had made a pattern from a purchased top I loved.
This is the original. I loved it and wanted it in different colors. I followed the tips in these videos to make a pattern (without taking the garment apart, too!)
If you can access old episodes of Sewing with Nancy, the series is called Copy Cat Patterns.
First I made this one. It’s a little on the short side, but looks good with jeans or crop pants.
Then I made this one in brown. It’s the same length as the original and is just perfect, imo.
Here’s a close up the the embellishment. It’s an iron-on patch from Joann’s. You’d think they’d use glass seed beads on an iron-on patch, but no, theirs were plastic and melted, even while using a press cloth. Grrr. I had to sew on new beads to the flower centers. (And buy a new press cloth)
So the moral of the story is to use a very thick press cloth. Also, be sure to iron from the back side to really secure your patch.
Then I made this one full of bling. (Nearly 300 crystals, actually.) I wash it in a lingerie bag so I don’t lose any of my Swarovskis in the wash. I thought I’d try a few inches shorter this time, but really prefer the original length.
So there you have it, one pattern, four variations. What favorite garment do you have that you can make copies of?