Easy To Sew: Shorts & Skirt


A few words that I am always keeping my eyes peeled when looking for patterns: easy to sew.  Yasss!  Especially when it comes to bottoms, like skirts and shorts.  Now skirts in general can be fairly easy to sew, especially when using an elastic waist.  This is what drew me to Simplicity 2258.  I also loved the details for each of the views - like cuffs for shorts, waist bows for the skirts and ties for the capri pants.  Too cute!

Fall Pattern Haul


I finally caught one of Joann's pattern sales last weekend and picked up these Butterick patterns for $1.99 each. These are all from their new Fall catalog.  I was looking for easy, casual tops for the fall. Tops that I can wears with jeans or leggings. I also bought a cargo vest and also a pair of mustard color jeans that I'd love to pair with a handmade top.  I still have a couple more summer tops to finish up before these. I gotta keep my summer wardrobe going through at least October here in Texas.

Geometric Romper


The weather has been highs in the 100s here in Austin for the last couple of weeks so I've been trying to get in some pool time and also lounging in A/C.  I've also been cutting fabric and sewing away lately, which has been nice. Today I have my review of Simplicity 8333, and what a perfect piece to wear in this crazy heat!  It's easy to wear and made in a comfy cotton jersey knit.  The fabric was purchased from Girl Charlee sometime this past spring.

Black & White Linen Dress


This summer I've been remaking many garments that I made last year when I first started sewing my own clothes.  I picked up easy sewing patterns from the "Learning To Sew" series that Simplicity has, like this Simplicity 2147 dress.  Many of these pieces that I sewed needed major tweaks and I learned something new about sewing with each one. 

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