I have finally come to accept that I tend to sew in batches. I’m either in a sewing dry spell or in a fever pitch sewing all the things I’ve been meaning to make forever.
So when I started to run out of room for the fabric I had been collecting all summer, I knew it was time I get to it!
I wasn’t in the mood to try a new pattern. I just wanted some mix and match staples that I knew I loved already. So all these patterns are ones that I’ve sewn before. Not super exciting pieces (well I think some of them are) but ones I know I will get a ton of wear out of.
The exception is this Sheridan Sweater. I love love the mock turtleneck neckline and have been wanting to make it for a while. Plus, I know that anything from Hey June is going to work out great, so it felt like it was a sure bet.
I made view B but with cuffed sleeves. The cropped length is perfect for not adding too much bulk when I give it the ole French tuck.
The fabric is the organic 2×1 rib knit from I See Fabric in “sequoia.” I love the color and the recovery is good. It does sometimes feel a little wrinkly or sticky because it’s made from cotton, but I don’t fault the fabric for that. I just question my choice to make a pencil skirt out of it because sometimes it doesn’t look as smooth over my belly. 😉
But I just had to make a matching set, yes? The pencil skirt pattern is actually my own. I used my woven pencil skirt pattern, take out the vent portion of the pattern and insert 2 inch elastic at the waist instead of having a waistband with a zipper. I have a really old tutorial for it HERE.
I paired the sweater with some plaid pleated Rose pants from Made By Rae as well. I made two pairs actually but the other pair is linen and summery, so it will have to wait.
I love these pants. They’re comfortable, but look polished. I just feel good wearing them, which I am making more of a priority in my wardrobe these days.
I made the cropped version and then shortened them even more, as you do when you’re short and have short legs. The fabric is a rayon blend from Jo-Ann. I wish I had a link, but I got it months ago and then stuffed it away for months….sorry!
I am confident that this is not my last pair of Rose pants, despite having already made a few. I love that wide leg crops are in style right now.
I’m showing it with some ready to wear clothes too (the black turtleneck, and brown sweater), because I made a reel of how I’m mixing and matching these pieces on instagram. I’m @deliacreates over there.
I made another knit pencil skirt in black. I’ve finally reached the point when I’m done trying to cling to the smaller sizes I used to be and not feel my best in really tight things, and just go up a dang size already.
So I made my pencil skirts in the next size up and it feels GOOD!
The fabric is also from Jo-Ann but I have a link. Whoo hoo! It’s a rayon rib knit and I really like it. It’s nice and thick and has good drape. I want to get some more of it to make some joggers or a dress or something.
I’ve always liked this Olivia Wrap Dress that I made as a Christmas dress in well…dressier fabric and I wanted to make it again with a more cozy, casual fabric.
This fit the bill…although my husband said it reminded him of a really nice bath robe and now I can’t unsee it. Ah well…I still wear the “bathrobe” to church. Ha!
The only thing I have to worry about is the slit. I probably should just wear bike shorts under it, because it tends to fly open if I’m not mindful when I walk.