Vogue Patterns recently released their new Fall 2023 Pattern Look Book. I find scrolling through the Look Book (link below) to be extremely helpful when choosing sewing patterns. It is important to see the dress, shirt, pants, etc. made up and fit on a person. Many times, patterns simply show an artist’s rendition of how the completed garment will look — this may or may not be accurate. Let’s take a closer look at Vogue Patterns Fall 2023.
What do you choose? Pins VS Weights!
Well drafted patterns like the Dove Blouse are a wonderful introduction into the world of independent pattern makers. They typically are very stylish and wearable pieces. We sew to create a lifestyle that makes us happy — find you stlye groove and start stitching.
Wow, with a little bit of time in the sewing room, we can create designer inspired fall fashion trends that keep our wardrobe current and our closets full.
Switching up a pattern from a woven fabric to a knit fabric extends your pattern stash and makes you an intrepid fabric chameleon. Can you change a woven pattern to knit pattern, the short answer is absolutely.
I have a collection of extensive Sew Alongs, sewing tips and tricks, Alterations, and more on my YouTube Channel Barrett’s Custom Design – Sewing With Sandi. We would love to have you subscribe and follow along.
You can also find Sew Along videos I have produced for Minerva TV. They are listed below.
I was asked by Minerva to make a sew along for Vogue Pattern 1312. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity because I love Vogue Patterns and this Lynn Mizono designer pattern is totally my style.
So whether you are trying to get your favorite pants fit correctly or a skirt that won’t stay up on your waist, a simple alteration is the easiest way to extend the life of your garment. You will love wearing your clothes and accomplish a desired fit.
Altering an elastic waistband to fit your waist and body type is simple. You can get a perfect fit with a minimal effort.
Get out your machine and add a few spring and summer fashion trends you can sew to your cutting table. There are still plenty of warm weather days left in the months ahead — plus you’ll be ready for snowbirding and cruise season.
The Nicole Dress sewing pattern lends itself to a wide variety of lightweight fabrics. A solid, an overall print, or even a panel print would be great. The pattern recomments cotton poplin, cotton lawn, crepe, viscose, and tencel. Any shirt weight fabric will work.