Now, on to the patterns at hand.
In January, I made a resolution: NO MORE PATTERNS! I did make it through 5 months pattern free, and then I bought like 3 patterns in a week. And I've purchased no more since then. Maybe, for you, this would be considered a lot, but for me that's waaaaaay less than what I used to do! So, I'm calling it a win and am going to keep doing what I'm doing. Basically, 5 months pattern free made me much more conscious of the patterns I do buy, how much I will make them, and whether or not they are a good fit for my lifestyle. From here on out, my new resolution is to buy patterns that I can see myself making more than once. I'm not forcing myself to or anything, because some patterns just don't work, but if I don't think it has more than one make potential, I'm not buying it.
I freaking love bodysuits. They're seriously the perfect solution for those of us that love to tuck in our shirts. My tees are ALWAYS riding up and creating a bulge around my waistband, which drives me nuts. Bodysuits totally solve that problem. Plus, coverage for windy days? Thank you, Heather Lou!!!
La Sylphide and I have met two times before (here and here). But, the pattern has three variations, so why stop there? I upped the ante here a little bit by using snaps up the front instead of buttons. It really wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it was going to be, plus I got to use a hammer. Is there a better way to take out your frustrations? I think not.
That's all I have to say about these two. They're perfect, wearable, basics. Expect to see them again!
Finally, Sally is having a stashbusting summer challenge. Which I need SO BAD. I actually keep track of my stash, and since I met Sally, I have an extra 48 yards of fabric sitting around. EEeeek. Check out everyone's progress and join up here.
Details:Patterns: Nettie from Closet Case Files // La Sylphide from Papercut Patterns
Fabric: 1yd of bamboo jersey // 1.5yds of rayon challis
Size: 6 at the hip, graded to 8 at the waist, and 4 at the shoulders // XS
Alterations: Originally, none. I ended up chopping off the snap crotch because I thought it was uncomfortable. So I technically took out .5in from the front and back at the crotch. I think it fits better now, anyway.
What are your go-to patterns?