This Ready to Wear Fast has proven to be easier than I thought (so far). I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I LOVE TO SEW! It doesn't feel like I am giving something up, but rather doing something that brings me great satisfaction and helps to keep my creative juices flowing. However, every now and again, I get a nagging feeling that I should be in the store, buying something. One of my strategies to avoid purchasing something is AVOID GOING TO THE STORES. I have made a conscience decision (and sometimes a lot of will power) not to go into any stores and stop looking for online deals. I am, however, doing more fabric "window" shopping. I have not made the leap to purchasing fabric online yet. For some reason I need to feel the fabric; feel the weight, texture, see the colour. I haven't gotten good at knowing what the fabric feels like based on the material content. One thing that I have been doing is taking pictures of the fabric, and the label on the bolt of fabric so that I know what it looks like and the content. Now I need to move to trusting myself to make some purchases from online stores. Anyway, I will keep you posted if and when I make my first online fabric purchase.
Today I wanted to show you a cute top from Vogue pattern 8950 that I made. Without doing a full review of the pattern, this patterns sewed up very quickly. There are 3 different views, depending on your length preference and whether you want short or long sleeves. I sewed View B. Making a small alterations to the length of the pattern. I used a faux leather material for the body and a sheer black fabric for the Yoke and Upper sleeves. What I like most about the pattern is the potential to make other things and variations of the garment. This pattern is a good base pattern that can be used to draft other patterns. You can change the length, neckline, sleeve styles and Woo Hoo the fabric potential! I am already thinking that I might make a denim style top. With the denim on top and a stretch jersey on the bottom. But that is for another day!
How I wore it
If anyone has a lead on any good online fabric stores, please let me know!