So glad you are interested in my Makes And Plans Volume 6 YouTube Video. I enjoyed making all these great creations. Below is a list of each garment I have made or plan to make and where you can find the pattern, fabric, etc.
Many of these items can be found at Minerva. I can’t say enough great things about this fabric company, they have quality fabrics, speedy shipping, and ship to the UK and US for a very reasonable fee.
Be sure to tag me on Instagram at Sewing_With_Sandi when you make one of these great creations.
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I haven’t had any luck finding this pattern for sale, but if you find a copy on Etsy (US) or Etsy (UK), snap it up. The top is flowing and fun. The pants have a flat front and an elastic waist — the best combo for fit if you are curvy.
Megan Nielson Dove Blouse
The Megan Nielsen Dove Blouse is super cute. The hem length is very flattering and the hem band is a beautiful way to finish off. The sleeve choices are super fun and on trend. I made this top out of a sheer from my stash, and this Liberty London Tresco Tana Cotton Lawn Fabric. The color way I used is Light. Once the review is up on my Minerva Profile, you will find it here.
Closet Core Patterns Ebony T-Shirt & Dress
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. You can find the Jersey Needle and the Twin Needle at Minerva.
I made the raglan sleeve top with this tropical Viscose Jersey Stretch Knit in Black. You can read my Minerva Review on the Ebony Tee. The dress is made with a soft and drapey Bamboo Jersey Stretch Knit in Teal, but it comes in 14 different colors. The bamboo knit is gorgeous to sew and is soft against your skin. When the teal dress review is posted you can find it on my Minerva Profile.
True/Bias Rio Ringer T-Shirt & Dress
Fun and youthful, the True Bias Rio Ringer T-Shirt & Dress is an updated classic. I love the Jersey Stretch Knit in Bottle Green. The fabric has a good hand and holds it’s shape. The contrasting Stretch Rib in White is super classic. You can also make the ribbing out of the same fabric like I did with the yellow T-shirt, it works great.
When dress review is posted you can find it on my Minerva Profile.
Grainline Studio Yates Coat
This coat is modern and youthful, but looks great on everyone. The Grainline Studios Yates Coat Pattern requires some sewing chops, a careful intermediate sewist would do just fine with the construction. It is a big project, but you will love the results. I used this gorgeous Wine Boiled Wool.
When coat review is posted you can find it on my Minerva Profile.
Closet Core Patterns Kalle Shirt
The Kalle Shirt from Closet Core (formerly Closet Case) Patterns is one of my go to, tried and true shirt/dress patterns. This version is made from a Cotton Poplin Stripe in Navy. You can read my review on Minerva.
This shirt was inspired by a Spring 2021 Rag and Bone Runway design you can see in my post Shirts Are Everywhere This Spring. The instruction video can be found on YouTube at Close Core – Simplicity Silhouette Patterns Mash Up.
This McCalls 8011 denim jacket is the one item you need to add to your wardrobe. Denim jackets never go out of style. Once you fit this cute and classic jacket, you can make it up in a multitude of patterns. I’ve had this American Indian style print in my stash for several years, just waiting for the right pattern to come along.
I have wanted to find a great sweater jacket pattern and Simplicity 8377 seems to be the perfect options. I like their “hacking” patterns because they offer sewists ideas on just how to go about altering patterns to get the style you want. I’m going to make the long version that the model is wearing in this yummy Ponte Roma Double Knit in Ivory Cream. If you have never sewn with Ponte Roma, you should give it a try. It is full of body and stitches up like a woven. Love it!
I have had this McCall’s 8022 Sweatshirt Dress in my sights for a while. I bought the knit/fleece from B&J Fabrics several years ago. They are one of my favorite fabric shops in New York City. If you are looking for quality, high end fabrics, this is the place.
Style Arc Teddy Designer Top
I have been looking at this Style Arc Teddy Designer Top for a while and decided to give it a try. I’ve selected two different fabrics that I think will work great. The first one is this Stretch Woven Poly Crepe. The cabbage rose floral with the animal print background is an interesting play on patterns. The Viscose Twill in Grey tones gives the animal print fabric a dressy, evening appeal. I’m looking forward to playing with this pattern and these two fabrics.
I hope you enjoyed my Sewing Makes and Plans Volume 6 Video. Give Minerva a try the next time you are in the market for some great fabric.