Michelle from Handmade Martini is right to give the original pattern which she totally redesigned credit. But this isn’t a remix. I would call this an original design! She used the popular Renfew pattern, a simple t shirt pattern, as a starting point for her design. Using a basic pattern that you know fits you well because you have altered is so much already to fit your body, tracing it, and redesigning the whole thing is called fashion design in my book, my friends! At least, that’s my opinion. Do you think a design has to be drafted completely from scratch to be your own? That’s for you to decide, I guess.
Welcome to Sew & Tell Saturday!
Marie from A Sewing Odyssey makes such adorable clothing! I have been following her blog for a long time and love her many vintage style creations. I just have to show a picture of the envelope of the 40’s pattern she used for this adorable red polka dotted dress she made :
It’s been awhile since I sewed something for myself from a vintage pattern and this project makes me want to get busy on my own forties dress.
Want to make your own simple knit pencil skirt? Deby from So Sew Easy shows you how with directions to make your own patternless knit pencil skirt. This is a fast painless way to make a skirt if you are a beginner or not. Deby has tons of DIY fashion tutorials on her site.
On the kids sewing front, Mie from Sewing Like Mad comes up with many interesting, original and creative kids designs like these leggings here that she designed. I like that she’s not afraid to take chances with her sewing!
Tie Knit Top Tutorial, Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom.
It never ceases to amaze me at how Jamie from Scattered Thoughts Of a Crafty Mom manages to come up with a new and original kids sewing and design tutorial EVERY week! I honestly don’t know how she does it. And her photos are always drop dead gorgeous as well. Her directions show how to make this top in any size. I’m tempted to add this to my long list of things to make myself this spring.