Friday, April 08, 2011

summer top sewing

My recent thrifty purchase of a couple of pillowcases, to make myself some summer tops:
I've also been stashing some liberty fabric for the same purpose, although I must admit I am quite daunted by this prospect as I've never made anything for myself before.
I'm thinking of something like this from the sew mama sew blog:
pic via sew mana sew blog
I have no idea where to start when it comes to clothes patterns. Can anyone recommend any good and  easy to understand patterns/websites for a novice?

On a different note, the results of the Project Selvage are in and sadly I didn't make the top 10.
I knew it would be a toughie. Massive thanks however to everyone who voted for my design.
Undeterred, I've already started putting a Flippers and Kippers collection together and will be selling it via Spoonflower in the not too distant future. Watch this space.


jojoebi said...

I can recommend 'design it yourself clothes by cal patch, written for people who have no idea about clothes design so you can draft your own patterns, there are some basics in the book then she gives ideas on how to jazz it up

frillies for fillies said...

When you find your pattern (try john lewis) if you are a bit nervous try making it in some cheap fabric that is the same sort of weight as your final fabric(plain cotton etc). Then you can see how the pattern fits you once made up, if you need to make any alterations put it on inside out and pin where you need to take out/work out where you need to add in. Then alter your paper pattern. When you have something that fits you perfectly you can make lots, changing fabrics and designs slightly but knowing that it will fit you like a glove.
Let me know if you need any more advice.