The #sewmystyle project for February is the Saunio Cardigan by Named Clothing. I looks like a fun and easy sew, but my closet does not need any more cardigans (I have four). So, this month I focused on sewing up some new pieces to replace articles in my closet that were worn out or were now too big(!).
I’ve made this pattern a couple of times, trying to find my size (medium at the shoulders graded to a small at the waist) and trying to find one that felt like “me”. I think I’ve finally done it and can’t wait to wear it this spring!
I’ve used the York Blouse pattern before and thought it would work well to refashion a button down shirt that I’ve had for a while. I used the buttons down the back and changed the neckline a bit. I was able to do this because the original shirt was too big and this gave me the extra fabric I needed to “turn it around,” add the bust darts, and redo the sleeves. I’m thinking about adding some ruffled white eyelet trim to the bottom hem…any thoughts?
I bought this pattern as a kit from Craftsy over a year ago and sewed it up with the provided fabric…and it was too big! I finally got around to making another…one size smaller! (The sizing in this pattern is strange to me — 3 inches difference between the medium and large in the bust measurement. My bust measurement puts me in the size large, which is the first size I made, but was too big in the shoulders, bust and all around. This time I made a medium, which fits much better!)
I’ve had this pattern for a while and finally made it! I used up the scraps from my Briar T’s and Weekender Dress. It is a boxy fit but very flattering with the natural shaping the contrast side panels provide. Now I really want to make the dress version!
These were all pretty fast and easy sews…that is kind of how I work! I’m starting a new non-sewing project in March, so I don’t plan to sew much for the next couple of months…although I do want to make the girls (and maybe myself) Easter dresses…
What did you sew this month?