This cute knit jacket/wrap has been on my sewing to do table for a while. I thought I would give it a try with some wool I had leftover from a cape I made several years ago for my sister as a gift. I taped the construction of the wrap because a few of the techniques are worth taking a look at the sewing process
Pattern sewing for beginners doesn’t have to be overwhelming, a simple sewing project is best. With careful, step-by-step guidance, you can become an accomplished sewist. My heart is in teaching the craft of sewing, it is a fun place to express your personal style while exploring your creative side. Start with an easy sewing pattern and open up a new creative world. You will be making your own clothes before long and loving what you wear.
When you tackle something as complicated as a coat, it is imperative you make a practice garment or muslin. This is the best way to check for fit, plus you get the added benefit of running through the pattern instructions working through any sticky bits.
The pattern is simple and should be added to your fall sewing plans. It is a good option for someone with beginner sewing skills who can follow a pattern.
My next project for Simplicity 8377 is with this delicious creamy ponte roma from Minerva. It’s perfect for a winter white cardigan. It’s their Ponte Roma Double Stretch Knit — I can’t wait to cut into this one.
How do we achieve these criteria? One way is by sewing cute summer shorts; a few new pairs of shorts and your summer wardrobe will be runway ready!
You can never have too many summer tops! Every year I make more and I still don’t have enough. Of course, every year I have to cull ketchup stained, hiking grimed, and sweat ruined tops and send them packing. Happily, I get to make new, pretty tops every year.
Sewing summer dresses can be quick and easy if you choose comfy, loose fitting, and unstructured patterns. You will be surprised at all the patterns you will want to try and the simple projects you can finish in a short timeframe.
The long shawl collar is the perfect spot to play with patterns, textures, and fabrics. You can add a complimentary print and carry it over to the patch pockets for a fun look.
Converting the Style Arc Teddy Designer Top to a dress was super easy and I love the casual swing dress look.
What can I say about this pattern – it’s the perfect swing top/dress. If you have never sewn with knits, this is the one to hone your skills. Super easy to construct and great twin needle detail, you will love the way it fits.