As much as I love to shop (which is a lot), I love to sew. Children’s clothes are easy to sew because they don’t take much time, and don’t take up much fabric either. The lines are also pretty simple, since kids are pretty much straight up and down, with few curves. But women’s clothing can be intimidating sometimes. Women are obviously much more curvy, and you can’t make a women’s dress out of a yard of fabric like you can for a little girl, so just the cost of making handmade garments for yourself can be more than what you would pay in a store. BUT, the satisfaction that comes from wearing a dress or a top you made yourself is tough to match. Especially when you get a compliment! I have decided that I am up for the challenge, though, and am trying to add more handmade pieces to my closet!
This dress is my latest addition! I bought this gorgeous pastel and gold metallic ikat a month or so ago to make something for the girls, but decided that I wanted to use it! I used this pattern from the Scientific Seamstress on Etsy, and it sewed up just as quick and easy as a girls dress pattern, just bigger! I love the gathered skirt, the beautiful spring colors, and the simple shape. I feel like it’ll be one that I can wear all spring and summer long.
I have several more dresses and tops on my “selfish sewing” docket to get done while I have a bit of a lull in orders after Easter! Here’s a few:
So many cute patterns, and not enough time! I will be linking up with WIWW on The Pleated Poppy. Check it out for more outfit inspiration!
What are you adding to your closet this spring?