In this episode I share some tips and strategies on how to choose the perfect sewing patterns and fabric for your sewn capsule wardrobe.
Here are the links I referred to in the podcast:
On the Grow Romper Etsy Link:
My colour palette:
Polyvore (link to some capsule wardrobe ideas):
Pattern recommendations from our friends on social media:
Tiffany: I think either the Slim Fit Raglan by Patterns for Pirates, or the self drafted tee I made from your blog. I thought a number of other patterns fit me really well until I tried one drafted for me – and it fits me better (of course!).
Abigail: The 5oo4 Ninjas fit me excellently. I unpicked a pair of leggings that fit great but had holes and compared the shape to all the free legging patterns out there. Ninjas were the closest shape and I’m thrilled with the fit
Katy: I’m still new in the world of sewing for myself, but so far I’ve fallen in love with the Halla Stardust Tank (minus the star, just the plain tank with a nice wide band at the bottom), the Halla Juniper, and P4P leggings have done the trick for a nice easy sew! Thanks for continuing your podcast, I look forward to it every fortnight now!
girlandboyd: I’m currently on a roll with the Magnolia by Little Lizard King. I love the curved hem option– it’s super flattering. I’m also making a lot of the cocoon cardigans by p4p as gifts– the sizing is very forgiving and it flatters everyone! It’s also very easy to whip up and looks impressive 😉
_pelke_: Along with other ladies who were testers for Zoe top can’t stop making it. Looks so flattering in any style of fabric. It’s my own pattern SinclairPatterns
Additional Helpful Links:
How to choose colours for your skin tone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbwgkaa3SFY&feature=share
How to choose seasonally appropriate fabrics: https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2015/03/fabric-swaps-for-every-season
What’s Your Favourtie Women’s Pattern? Share in the comments below!
TITLE: Back In Summer
ARTIST: NICOLAI HEIDLAS
Heidlas, N. (2016). Back in summer [Recorded by N. Heidlas]. Retrieved from: https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/95-bpm-back-in-summer-upbeat-ukulele-background-music
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