9/8/14

August Round-Up

I enjoy reading other sewing/fashion bloggers' monthly round-up of  sewn garments, purchased garments, favorite OOTD, as well as accessories and thrift purchases.  It really gives you a look back on what was sewn, purchased, worn, how it was worn, favorites, potential purges and where to go from there.

With that, thought I'd share my August Round-up of garments sewn, then & nows & refashions. This summer sewing primarily was all about sheer tops,cross-over, wraps, and/or overlays.  They were perfect for wearing with my suits and worked well with orphans (click links below for more info.).


Simplicity 1849                                     Burda 7678

I must admit my favorite so far this summer is Butterick 5954(modified).  My style is really comfortably corporate and rarely teeters on trendy, but I am now looking at trendy garments in a different light. Totally looking forward to making B5954 in a knit.

                 Burda 7678                             Butterick 5954 


My wrap dresses made a comeback again, and have coined them investment garments.  They make the perfect slip on & go during the hazy days of summer.   I have acquired several yards of knits and looking forward to whipping up a few for Fall.

McCalls 6744: Then & Now              TNT Then & Now


Refashioning is such a great way to give an old garment new life and outside of refashioning and dyeing blazers, I finally ventured into refashioning my cardigans and what a world of difference it makes.  I have a few ideas in mind for a few more of my cardigans, one idea is swapping out the sleeves for faux leather... so I am hoping you stay tuned.



Until then,
Have a Great Week.



10 comments:

Lori said...

Great recap, I like all your garments, the Butterick is my favorite, too.

Omega said...

I love seeing all your now & then and re-working your looks... you're brilliant!

Sheila said...

Thank you Lori. Looking forward to your version of B5954.

Sheila said...

Thank you Omega.

alethia said...

Inspiring. Yep, awesome.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia.

Faye Lewis said...

Such a nice review of a great sewing month!

L said...

Stylish and chic as always. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye.

Sheila said...

Thank you L.