If you love sewing but tend to only sew for others, now it’s time to sew for yourself! “Just for ME January” is a fabulous event of a blog tour for Sis Boom patterns. Sewing something for yourself is rewarding and if you make a habit out of it, you will end up with a wardrobe full of beautiful hand made and unique clothes. Let’s start the new year with a resolution to sew more for ourselves!
Just for ME January
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What is “Just for me sewing”?
Every year, SisBoom runs a blog tour of selfish sewing for us! Moms, aunts, grandma’s, friends of babies and kids. We are inspired to only sew ladies sewing patterns by SisBoom. I can see myself sticking to this and I might end up with many amazing clothes for the year.
What type of patterns does SisBoom offer?
- SisBoom’s patterns are on PDF’s and instantly downloadable
- They offer sewing patterns for kids, men & women
What do her customers say?
Looking at her ratings, she has a full 5 stars on Etsy! That is one awesome accomplishment. See for yourself and click over to her shop!
When it comes to patterns for me, I always choose something super comfy. I work from home and don’t really need that many clothes. I mostly wear jeans and a pretty top. I love peasant tops because of the elastic in the neckline and the loose fit around the chest and stomach area. That’s why I chose the Devon, a peasant top and dress pattern.
What the pattern contains:
- Printable pattern pieces for the bodice, sleeves and front placket.
- Tutorial with detailed illustrations
- Fabric requirement chart
- Option for ruffles, pom pom trim, different necklines such as a working drawstring, elasticized mock drawstring
- Sleeve options for bell or basic, short, 3/4 and long sleeves
What I did differently:
Just because I didn’t have enough woven cotton fabric on hand that I liked for myself, I used knit fabric which I bought from Girl Charlee (their quality and price is right on target!). The outcome is one comfy top! I also did not add the front placket for the slit. I added elastic to the neckline without an opening or mock drawstring. The chevron fabric I chose didn’t need the extra touch of drawstring. Then I added elastic to the wrists and bottom hem. I did this because the knit fabric is a really slinky material that just looked better with the elastic in it. The top fits amazingly!
What I liked about the pattern:
- I liked the options for a top or dress length, the different sleeve lengths and of course the neckline options.
- The tutorial was very detailed and left no questions open.
I have truly found a new favorite peasant top pattern which I’ll be making over and over again! I’m also thinking to try a dress very soon!
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