(Pattern: Kwik Sew skirt 3098, fabric: Moda Mochi dot linen from Mama Said Sew)
Before there was quilting (for me), there were clothes. In fact, I was nervous to start quilting because I heard time and time again that I would never want to sew clothing again. Happily, that hasn't happened although I go through dry spells, lacking the motivation to sew garments because of the necessary evil of alterating patterns so they fit well. And since I to this day have no desire to sew a muslin, I always start out with the good stuff and most times I'm sorely disappointed with the first go round.
However, I finally got smart and started graded my patterns as I cut them out. This has increased the chances of the garment fitting the first time around.
Take the sorbetto tank for instance, I cut the side seams at a size 12, the armholes size 10, and the shoulder area a size 8. I based my decision for cutting on the finished size of the tank in those areas. I don't know *why* I never thought of doing this in the first place! I'm kinda slow I guess.
(shirt: Yuki_wafflepatterns on instagram's warabi in a denim and linen blend from Mama Said Sew, skirt Quik Sew 3098 in Moda mochi solid linen with Suzuko Koseki accents for pockets)
(April Rhodes Simple slip pattern altered into a tank top, cut on the bias instead of straight grain. Fabric: gingham lawn on clearance at Joann's.)
(skirt pattern: Simplicity it's sew easy 2410, fabric: Cotton and Steel matchsticks)
For these next two pics, I cut the pattern on the bias and I use them to sleep in.
(both images pattern: April Rhodes simple slip pattern. Fabrics: Heather Bailey Momentum voile both pattern and fabrics from Mama Said Sew)
(Pattern: Quik Sew 3098 in Moda mochi linen dot from Mama Said Sew)
I have just a couple more shirts and skirts to sew up and then I think I'll be moving on from the clothing.
Now, on to the quilting part!
I have a copy of the Fat Quarter Shop's new book "Fat Quarter Style" to give away! Just leave a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner on Monday, Sept 1!