If you can think it, you might do it.

Is it too late to make my sewing resolutions for the year? Last year’s went about 50% out the window. I decided to take a page from another blogger and choose a certain few patterns to make up this year, rather than just say “I’m gonna make pants” or something similar.  Not only that, but I am doing fit-muslins so that I can perfect the fit to my particular body and then have a pattern that I can use frequently to reproduce basic garments, like I have done with my pajama/shorty pattern.

Six patterns below  were chosen for several reasons: to fill gaps in my wardrobe, to perfect the fit on difficult to buy garments, and fulfill my need for appropriately sized vintage garments.  The reason for so many Simplicity patterns is simply that they went on sale for $1 apiece.  The two Decades of Style patterns were a bachelorette gift from my infinitely fashionable friend Rachel of Re/Dress, an awesomely positive plus-sized fashion company.  I have already started on muslins for the pencil skirt and pants.  Wish me luck!

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3 thoughts on “If you can think it, you might do it.

  1. LOL! you sound just like me! I’m always saying “oh, as soon as I have time I’m going to make……..and then I end up making up stuff for customers instead. I also have Simplicity 2154 in my stash, waiting patiently. I am definitely going to knuckle down so I have some cute vintage stuff for the summer, which is when I like to pull everything out!

  2. The 1950s Diamond Dress is just up my alley. Love the fit & flare design that’s so flattering yet comfy. Serendipitously, I’ve been thinking along these lines the past few days, too. I intend to sew myself some cute, fun dresses for warmer days. It’s been too long a winter dressed in rugged layers fit for an expedition in the Yukon. Ready to look feminine again!

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