It's blog tour time again! Welcome to my stop on the Sewing by Ti - My Favorite Things tour, this has been ongoing throughout August and although we are nearing the end, there are still lots of favorite things to come!
When I heard about the theme of this tour, I thought I'd immediately know what my favourites were but alas, no! It seems I have many favourites in my sewing life.
So instead, I made a bit of a shortlist....which maybe turned into a longlist?!
Ever since I made my Husband his football shirt from the Bram raglan pattern, he has been asking for some joggers to go with them, mostly because his legs are much longer than all the store bought ones fit and also because he wanted to be able to get them on and off over his shorts, boots and shin pads. He practically brought me my machine and fabric when I asked if he liked the style of these from Wardrobe by Me, even when I told him he'd need to model them for release photos and here! So here they are, modelled with his Bram!
It was my Husband's turn for a MeMade sew this time with a raglan style tshirt from Wardrobe by Me*. I love Wardrobe by Me patterns as they produce comfortable stylish patterns which are very well drafted as they are made by a very experienced pattern designer. I hadn't made my Husband anything in a while so it was about time I did really! Being a classic raglan, it lends itself to using more that 1 fabric to achieve the look so it's easy to use panels, large scraps which aren't big enough for entire tees or even custom fabrics with co-ords! I decided to make a new football shirt for him this time but it'll be a pattern I go to time and again for him due to the sleeve options and easy construction.
Although not a unique or original pattern idea, I believe a perfectly fitting turtleneck top is a wardrobe essential, so when Christina of Wardrobe by Me* asked if I'd be interested in helping to test the pattern, I was more than happy to. I class it as an 'essential' as not only is it a great garment for layering under other garments to make them cold weather suitable, it can also be worn as a top in its own right and even a sweater if made in sweater knit! Plus with 5 sleeve options including sleeveless it really can be used for so many different looks! I'm looking forward to making more of these but here is my first, modelled on a very cold and windy beach in the UK in December, I must really love it!
A tester call for a beautiful tailored style shorts pattern for stretch wovens from one of my favourite designers? count me in! I love the style of these and because they were from Wardrobe by Me, I knew the pattern was going to be perfectly finished too, and I wasn't wrong, the inside is super pretty! Here's my first pair, there were a few adjustments to the final pattern after these were made which I'll mention a little later.
This jacket is a little different to my usual style but having had a few weeks between the teaser photo and the tester call going out, I didn't have to search far to see that bomber jackets are in most of the UK high street shops this season and are quickly turning into the must have wardrobe essential! They are being dressed down for daytime wear and up for the evening and everything in between, they are everywhere! With this in mind, I thought it would be a great addition to my wardrobe and definitely wanted in!! I went slightly against tradition with my jacket, going with white base colour and ribbing as opposed to the standard white or striped, however I kept the trademark metal tooth zipper and a quick Pinterest search confirmed that actually, even going white is very on trend right now! So here is my take on it!
Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and feel lucky I can use my sewing to spend so much time with them.