Boatneck tee drafted from ready-to-wear

boatneck tee drafted from ready to wear

There's one short-sleeve tee in my wardrobe that I depend on as my go-to tee. It's a boatneck tee from J.Crew from several years ago with sleeves that come just above the elbow, a flattering shape, interesting overlapping shoulder construction with buttons, and the perfect color. Whenever I put it on I feel more put together yet still comfy and… Continue reading Boatneck tee drafted from ready-to-wear

Wardrobe Architect Project: Cap Sleeve Blouse

Simplicity 1202 woven cap sleeve blouse detail

The final garment to sew for my Summer 2015 wardrobe project was going to be the Simplicity 1693 blouse in a blue-and-white striped fabric. But I took a detour after: reading that the sleeve on that top was rather voluminous re-watching the One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses class and feeling inspired to draft my own custom design drafting my own  blouse… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Cap Sleeve Blouse

Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts

Linen drawstring shorts copied from ready to wear

My Summer 2015 wardrobe project originally include a chambray gathered skirt. But my test muslin was far from flattering, so I called an audible and switched it to a pair of linen shorts. PATTERN I drafted my own pattern from a pair of knit drawstring shorts using the skills I learned in Steffani Lincecum's fantastic Craftsy class… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts

Wardrobe Architect Project: Olive Ankle Pants

Simplicity 1696 Olive Ankle Pants

Next up for my Summer 2015 wardrobe project is sewing the olive ankle pants. Pattern Simplicity 1696 Amazing Fit Pants Project features front zip fly with bar tack hook closure mock welt pockets waistline facing 4-piece waistband for fitting slip-stitched hem Process notes made size 12 average fit made a fitting muslin, then took quite a bit off… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Olive Ankle Pants

Wardrobe Architect Project: Fitted Scoop Neck Tee

Warm grey scoop neck tee detail

For my first item in my Summer 2015 wardrobe project, I chose the fitted scoop neck tee with elbow-length sleeves. Pattern Scoop neck tee from Crafty's Sewing with Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials class + banding technique from Sewing on the Edge: Finishing Techniques Project features working with slinky knit fusible tricot and stay stitching around neckline clean join… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Fitted Scoop Neck Tee