Tuesday, January 8, 2013

fabric find Tuesday #13

As part of my goals this year I plan on sewing more for myself. I don't tend to like to sew for myself  because it takes longer, it is much harder (women have curves), and honestly I am not a fan of pattern sizing (a regular size 4 can be as much as a size 10 in patterns, ahhh). But I do think that when you sew for yourself you can make a dress or skirt however you want and the style that flatters your body the best. For example maybe you have large hips and a small bust, a 50's style dress would be perfect with a tight bodice and a full skirt.

I have what I like to call an upside-down triangle shape. I have a large chest and very skinny hips. So finding dresses or skirts that look good on me can be a challenge. I know that I need a defined waist and a supportive bodice. So many times I like to mix and match the patterns to make something that will look great on my figure.

So what does that have to do with fabric? I found this great linen on fabricworm that I plan on making my first piece of the year for myself. It is a golden yellow color with white scallops.

I want to make a pencil skirt. Something along these lines with a high waist and a thick waistband. Maybe pockets too, every mom needs pockets.

Now to find the perfect pattern...any ideas?


Samantha said...

Try the 2343 from Simplicity. Here's a post I read about it http://notimetosew.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/simplicity-2343-pencil-skirt-remarkably-practical/

Jessica Stoker said...

This is so perfect, THANK YOU!!