9/2/16

Pericrafter Wardrobe Builder

It's been several years since I've participated in any type of swap (sewing with a purpose).  Matter of fact, the last time I participated in a swap/wardrobe builder was in 2008 via Artisan Square.  One thing I knew for sure was to keep it Practical & Simple.









Fast forward to 2016 and dipped into a wardrobe builder challenge.  If you are not familiar with Facebook Pericrafters... check it out.  An awesome group of creative women & men that love to learn, share and just have sewing, crafty & creative fun.

I participated in their August sewing challenge that consisted of creating a few garments that can be mixed and matched.  Pulled out my trusty TnTs and went to work...

3 New Look 6735 tops (printed ITY, beige & dk brown), 1 royal blue simplicity 1849 top and 3 mccalls 6654 skirts (printed ITY, beige & rust).  Decided since I have an abundance of jackets & pants... just went w/ tops & skirts.







Thankfully my TnT's required simple construction and was able to get all my garments done by the August 31st deadline.  Boy'o boy did I have a grand time sewing. 



 

The New Look 6735 tops were a breeze, and whipped them up with a quickness. There is something to be said about instant gratification garments.  They go together effortlessly.  For Simplicity 1849, I had to slow my pace, to make sure I got the twist detail correctly. I got the construction correctly, but oddly my twist ended up on the opposite side... my motto... keep it moving.






For the neckline, armholes and hemline I just serged w/ steam-a-seam to stabilize and folded to the inside and final stitched.  




Also I love viewing periscopes of the pericrafter crew.  In one of the scopes a young lady Char (Blessed1) scoped her favorite waistband treatment which is a yoga waistband.  I loved the ease of how it went together and used the technique for my 3 Mccalls 6654 skirts, as well as lined them. 




I managed to create a few garments that work effortlessly with existing pieces or alone...  I paired this set with my rtw refashioned chadwick blazer. 


Effortlessly casually corporate....







One thing I can admit... I am consistent...  my sense of style is still the same.... practical & simple.

Until then,
Have an Awesome Weekend!

14 comments:

Mariela Alethia said...

You did a fantastic job!

Patty said...

Great SWAP, very impressive! Love the dress look from pairing the same top and skirt

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia!

Sheila said...

Thank you Patty!

c-ing said...

As usual another fine fashion show. Those could serve as vacation mix and match also.

Susan C said...

Wow! I love both the collections! Tell me where the blue print fabric came from and nobody gets hurt!

Sheila said...

Thank you Syl !

Sheila said...

LoL... Thank you Susan ! The fabric is from Chic Fabrics, 225 W 39th St #11, New York, NY 10018

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love the new pieces! I agree you do have a sense of style and you know how to sew for it. It must have felt wonderful to have all of those new pieces to wear to work!

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn ! This top & bottom set style is new to me and love it... you know I am making more.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You are amazing at making garments that work with so many pieces.
Love love love this collection :)

Sheila said...

Thank you Ann ! I truly enjoyed working up this wb. It offers many possibilities. Simple in style, but gives a bang for my buck.

marysews said...

I like your wardrobe! Thanks for the hints on the twist top.

Sheila said...

Thank you Mary !