After posting about my sewing stash, I realized it’s time me to go shopping and stash-bust. There are some fabrics I’ve had for a while and a couple that are more recent. One of the @home fabric store departments I did not include in my last post was the pattern department! How could I leave that out? I tend to use my TNT patterns most often, so the others that I bought, cuz I loved them, needed to have the dust blown off of them.
Some of the most abundant is a collection of Silhouhette Patterns. It took me a while to start buying them, because frankly…the photos are usually not very appealing. (sorry Peggy :/) That said, I began to shift my paradigm when I started watching the live webcasts on YouTube that Peggy Sagers does every other week. I have learned so much from her, from fitting using draping to making simple changes to a pattern to achieve a completely different look. Peggy Sagers is a very generous pattern maker….these webcasts are 1-hour-long and are FREE!
One of the patterns she frequently uses as an accessory is Colette’s Wrap #83. See my pattern review here. It’s sort of a cocoon style wrap, but the coolest change is creating an infinity scarf by inserting a zipper in the back seam! I finally made, not one but TWO! Sunday football on T.V. is when I need a super simple project because I go back and forth as I can’t sit for very long.
My first one (view 1) is made from a holey charcoal gray jersey knit that I bought about a year and a half ago from Silhouette’s website. This fabric is really cool, it is very textured and kind of spongy. I used an argyle printed zipper from my stash for a little pop.
My second (view 2)is with a taupe Maggy London rayon rib knit from FabricMart and a YKK black zipper with brass teeth.
A couple more pictures to gawk at…
I had about 1-1/2 yards of the rib knit left which was just enough to sew up a quick turtleneck using my TNT Jalie t-shirt pattern, shown with my wrap. I doubled the width of the neck-band because I like a tall turtleneck, Jalie’s is really a mock-turtleneck.
My next make on the cutting table are more Ginger Jeans, blogged here. I’ve also got 5yards of Seahawks flannel for making Christmas gifts for all our kids and grandkids, shhhh don’t tell them ;). Then it’s on to a custom fit shirt for my son who is has become quite the on point styled young man. I will be using Silhouette Patterns George’s Shirt.
Thanks for reading :). Have you busted your stash lately?
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