Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SWAP 2016, the patterns





I have been going through my pattern collection and the BMV website and perusing various indie pattern designers looking for inspiration.  I made another Pinterest board to keep track of my ideas.

Pendrell Blouse by Sewaholic Patterns - Envelope CoverBelcarra Blouse by Sewaholic Patterns - Envelope Cover

The problem is, and it's not really a problem, is that I have lost around 30 pounds this year, and I am not interested in making or wearing the standard boxy scrubs. I have made a couple of scrubs using Sewaholic's Belcarra Blouse, and I really like them, and even though I am most definitely not a pear shape, the pattern is flattering and achieves the impossible by making me look like I have a waist! Definitely a winner.
M7093, Misses' Tops and Tunic K3979, Misses' Top and Pants

However, I don't want to make the same top over and over and over again. You can make a pattern look different with the use of piping, bias trims, zippers as trims etc, but the sewing gets so boring. In the running are the Belcarra, McCalls 7093, the Pendrell (with different sleeves than the pattern because I hate the sleeves as drafted), and/or Kwik Sew 3979. I might even do a muslin. First time for everything.
Line Drawing
The pants/capris are going to be made from Loes Hinse Cruise pants. I love the way they fit me and I will add plenty of pockets, a minimum of four pockets per pair. At least one decision is easy.

Last, but most difficult. Seeing as I am sewing this as a whole wardrobe, I need a jacket. It is going to be Sewaholic's Minoru. With the standard addition of external patch pockets and without the hood. I have already made one of these and have worn it constantly. It will be made from black corduroy which is in the stash.
Minoru Jacket by Sewaholic Patterns - Envelope Cover

In conclusion. This will be overall a very easy sew. I can make a Belcarra in a day, same for the Cruise pants. The Minoru is another story, especially in corduroy, but I want to be challenged somehow.

Any opinions? What do you think?


11 comments:

  1. Love your wardrobe plans - they look awesome!

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  2. Stylish scrubs! Will you be using wovens for the pants? I made a Minoru a few years ago and wear it often. I wonder if it can be adapted to Arizona weather for the few days we have cold temps.

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    1. I only wear wovens to work, I find wovens much cooler than knits, and if something gets spilled they dry faster too.

      I'm sure you could make a Minoru light enough for a Arizona winter (isn't that an oxymoron?, said the Canadian).

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  3. I think that McCall's would be a good shirt to start with, the integrated pockets seem like they would be useful, while still looking cool. :-) I suggested the Kwik Sew, so obviously I feel like that one is a good choice too. ;-) Maybe focus on those two until you get bored with them and then throw in a Belcarra to liven things up?

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    1. I liked the "cool factor" of M7093 also.Thank you again for point out the Kwik Sew pattern.

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  4. Good to see you back at the blog.

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  5. 30 pounds! Go you (assuming that's what you wanted)! My last blog post was the end of the first week of Me-Made-May 2014 but I go back to it to check updates on my blog roll and there you were! Good to hear/read from you.

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  6. How nice to hear from you!

    Did I see a photo of you in Paris? On Marcy Tilton's blog?

    Yes, I wanted to lose those 30 pounds and as a matter of fact I have some more I want to lose, but they insist on staying found. oh well.

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    1. You may well have done. I did Paris Tilton last October after 9 weeks riding my bike around France. Still didn't lose 30 pounds, though.

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