The past few weeks I've been collecting images from various websites of clothes I would totally buy for Lane - BUT have a simple enough design that I could make it with my beginning sewing skills. If you visit my Pinterest inspiration board where I have a few more pieces (and a bit more complicated sewing) and most of the sources are referenced correctly. I think the following will keep me busy for a few weeks.
|Tutorial on the sewing blog MADE that makes a shirt dress similar to this CrewCuts dression|
|Made using this Oliver + S pattern|
|Easily made with this FREE PATTERN from Oliver + S|
these are the prints - I'm going to mix in solid colors in knit
|Oliver + S pattern - chosen for the skirt|
|Kwik sew pattern - chosen for elastic neckline and elastic bloomers|
|Simplicity pattern I sewed the other day and it was pretty easy! Lots of fabric options for this swing blouse.|
|Burda Style for kids pattern - cute with seersucker fabric|
|My current collection of patterns|
| I found this FREE PATTERN from Oliver + S that is very similar in style to this burda style pattern.|
So far I have sewn two of the pieces and despite my beginning skills, they came out looking pretty good (and trust me, I'm trying to be very critical of that "home-sewn" look). I don't have a serger right now, so most of what I sew is with techniques like french seams and overcasting with zigzags. My online sewing class has already taught me various skills that I'm incorporating into my sewing and making it tremendously easy. Don't get me wrong - my seam ripper has been my best friend - but like my teacher says - "It's an opportunity to fix your mistakes! How often in life do you get to do that?"