I sew almost every day, and yet I don’t have a single self-sewn piece in my wardrobe right now.
How can this be?
Full Disclosure…I Will NEVER Have A Completely Self-Sewn Wardrobe and Here Is Why
So while I’ll never have a completely self-sewn wardrobe, I am determined to have at least a few more self-sewn pieces.
And while I could drape or draft all of the pieces myself, to save some time, I think whenever I can, I’ll hack a store bought pattern to match up with the style I’m going for.
I’m IN LOVE with the blouse shown above from Anthropologie. (You can get a close up look at it here!) I can picture it styled with my favorite jeans and heels…perfect for the spring…but I could also layer it under a chunky cardigan and wear it in the fall and winter.
This McCall’s pattern was the closest I could find to it and I don’t think it’s going to take too many changes to recreate the look.
Pattern edits needed:
- Change the neckline to have a slit in the center.
- Add a ruffle layer. (The Anthropologie blouse has two ruffles that are not sewn into the same seam…that’s going to mean splitting both the front side panel and the back side panel into two pieces.)
- Draft the bottom ruffles.
I’ll be working on these pattern changes over the next few days while I wait for some fabric swatches to arrive. Look for a post about both of these things, pattern edits and fabric choices, coming soon!
Nikki, In Stitches