I was challanged this year, and I was disappointed many times. But I was also surprised at what I am able to do when faced with a fit issue or a pattern problem. So I have selected some of my favorite garments...favorite because they were a knock-off of something ready to wear, or because they represent a fit challenge that I conquered, or because it's something that I made and wore ALOT!
New Look 6007, with heavy modifications to create a knock off of an Anthropologie Cape. I wore this all of last winter and I'm wearing it again this year.
Simplicity 2284. Lori and I made a knock-off of a Cabi jacket. I was also able to overcome the FBA and make a perfect fit jacket for me!
Denim Shirt with modifications, made from McCall's 5433. I wear this shirt all of the time. Again, conquered a full bust fit issue, and also added some fun pockets and tab sleeves.
Vogue1236. Love this dress (even though I look very sad wearing it!) ...and it made the Vogue Facebook page!
My Cabi-inspired Military Jacket! have worn this SO much. I usually put lots of different gold toned bar, tack and stick pins on it.
Simplicity 2182. Oh, the pattern construction. Oh, the confusing FBA. But I did it!
Simplicity 2728. The perfect white jacket.
McCall's 6073. It's a maxi dress which I wore all summer long.
And that's my top twelve! And the most awesome thing is, I learned as I made each garment, I wear them all, and I realized that I would rather take the time to sew anything for a perfect fit than to shop for hours and hours or spend dollars and dollars to buy something that isn't quite right. As with knitting, sewing bloggers have provided incredible inspiration and encouragement, and I look forward each day to see what you are up to in your world! Thank you for sharing what you do, and thank you for reading my little blog!