Happy New Year!! I thought I’d share some sewing plans I have for this year. A friend of mine is a professional declutter, she gave me a simple tip to see what clothes I wear and those that just hang unworn. Go through your wardrobe and turn all the coat hangers the wrong way round. When you wear the item it goes back in with the hanger right way round, simple! Do this for 3 – 6 months and it will be easy to see what you actually wear. I have been wearing my trapeze dresses by merchant and mills, both in super warm wool. Although a lot of the time I wear my jeans, white shirt and sweater or cardigans – sometimes all 3 when its cold!
My wardrobe is lacking good shirts, some have worn and now have been darned, my favorite blouse is really looking past its best. I’ve been searching for some good patterns and have found a few brilliant looking versions, thought I’d show you a few I’ve found that fit in with what i wear.
Etsy is always the first place I look and discovered a fab shop in Japan called Patternerie.
love the simplicity of line in the Linnet patterns. In fact I found it hard to pick just 1, but this one above I think would work best.
The covered placket and simple line works beautifully and in silk would be so lovely to wear. Great in tana lawn or linen as well.
Thought this would be great in a fine cotton lawn. Some of the images show the bib looking stiff and bulky, thought I’d use a very fine interfacing and see if this would work. I found this pattern over 18 months ago while I was in New York.
Lovely tunic shape and so very like the Zara blouse.
An easy to wear boxy shape that would be great with jeans or a skirt. The Maker’s Atelier patterns are brilliant and never had a pattern not work. I love all 5, just need to choose which one’s to make. Do you have a good shirt pattern you could recommend?