Pattern Review is having a Travel Wardrobe Contest and I didn't think I would get everything done but amazingly I did! Sometimes with sewing you end up doing the same kinds of things over and over with little variation, say for example, cute dresses are easier for me to motivate myself to make but really their versatility can be limited. So its good to have a contest like this to help motivate me to think outside my usual sewing box- plus its great for stash busting my fabric.
I made five garments total for the collection, that sounds impressive but the knits I chose were straightforward and fast to sew. I loved the idea of making a collection of clothes based on the theme of a trip, my trip is a fictional one, its called "Elizabeth's (Momma needs a vacation) Fabric Tour of the South East." You are supposed to see how many outfits you can make with six garments. I made nine!
Simplicity 2054: Knit dress designed by Cynthia Rowley. I made this from stretchy french terry that I bought with a gift certificate from Fabric Mart. I was a little stumped by the four way stretch and have ruined four way stretch fabric in the past so I was careful about pairing pattern and fabric this time. This dress is super comfy. I made a size 8 and the shoulders and graded to a 10 for the rest of the dress.
here. It has all the construction details for this skirt. This is such a comfy skirt too. The fabric was the last yard of sateen I had in this print. I love this print (thanks Mom for showing me its potential) and made this dress out of it which I love to wear. So it made sense that I needed to get this fabric in my clothing rotation.
Alabama Chanin in Florence Alabama, Fabric World in Stone Mountain Georgia, Gail K fabrics in Atlanta, and Textile Fabrics in Nashville TN. A Momma's gotta dream right?