Its no secret, I don't often sew for myself...but for this month I'm trying to do a little more for me. Its not selfish at all. Over the past years my body type has changed...a lot. I used to sew paper patterns for myself, always the same size with the same adjustments no surprises. With PDF patterns and my body type changing I felt it was harder to get a good fit so now that I've seemed to hit these two PDF's out of the park this is actually making me feel really good and embrace my curves.
The first patterns that I sewed up for this post are both from Jocole, the Shoreline Knit Tank and the Basic Briefs. Everyone deserves to have undies that fit, properly! I can't imagine I was still wearing my maternity undies up until now...yes I have a whole new stack of bottoms that I made from fabric that I've been hoarding for what seems to be forever!
I used fold over elastic to trim out the bottoms and the neckline and straps on the cami. For the hem I made a rolled hem with my serger. The fabric is from my stash, a netting that I've had since 2003 (the bill was folded up in the fabric).
Both patterns have a great size range (XS-XXXL), and the bottoms have so many variations...high wiast, hipster, brief, bikini, boyshorts...along with helpful hints on sewing up stretch fabrics. These two patterns are a good place to start to "sew yourself some love". Being comfy in your undies is key to making the rest of your clothing feel great.
So here's one more for you, the Slim Fit Raglan by Patterns for Pirates. Seriously, why have I not made this one for myself before!
Yes, that's me with an actual smile (see comfy undies that fit make for a happy lady!) BUT I'm also loving this top on me and its so comfortable, and I feel like I can leave the house with this on and not look like, ummmm I just got out of bed.
We all need basics in our wardrobe and if you're looking around for a pattern to fill that need for a basic raglan tee, go with this one. Why...it has so many options included, different sleeve lengths, variations on the bottom hem and different lengths, even tunic length. Sizes range from XXS to XXXL. Features like no trim pages and layering to print only the sizes you want are including in this pattern.
Sewing up these patterns has really been a way to do something to help me feel great about myself and like the way I look. When you feel great it shows in everything you do, and how you project yourself.
Go on, go sew yourself some love, ya know you want to!
Join us through the whole blog tour and don't miss a day!!!
Feb 1 Sew Thrifty
Feb 2 Feather's Flights
Feb 3 The Wholesome Mama
Feb 4 Sprouting JubeJube
Feb 5 Shaffer Sisters
Feb 8 Mabey She Made It
Feb 9 Rebel and Malice
Feb 10 If Only They Would Nap
Feb 11 Sugarplum Cuties
Feb 12 Hibbadoray
Feb 15 Bee Quilted Beauties
Feb 16 Sew Starly
Feb 17 All Things Katy
Feb 18 Friends Stitched Together
Feb 19 Sew Happily Ever After
Sew Like My Mom
Until next time, xx.