Thursday, November 8, 2012


Joann Fabrics has a sale starting today for Simplicity Patterns. 5 for $5. As I had exactly 5 dollars, guess who got new patterns?! Boyfriend, puppy and I are going on a long vacation starting in mid December down to Florida to spend Christmas with his family, go camping in the Keys, then back up through New Orleans for New Years. Therefore, I need vacation clothes, so that was the main motivation behind some of my pattern choices. Anyways, here they are!

I'll be modifying this one a bit to take out some bulk from the waist, but other than that, perfect comfy casual skirts/shorts/pants.
This is so versatile. Lots of different style options, and I love that the vest pattern is included
I actually got this one to make the tank top for daily wear, and am thinking about making the nightgown view B as an every day casual dress. Is there something inherent in the design that would make it always look like a nightgown, though?
Nice basic shirt selection.
I just really like these. Hopefully they like me back. Guess we'll see!

Now finding fabric for everything will be interesting. I have several lengths of knits laying around, but a few of them are a yard of this, a yard and a half of that, so I'll have to get creative to use them. I've been thinking of doing some color block shirts or skirts with a few of them, we'll see what I come up with!


  1. Very impressive and ambitious goal! Good luck!...Also thanks for the tip on Joanns patterns....I think I need to go take a look!

  2. Thanks!I must say, I love the idea of your blog. I'm a big fan of doing things that scare me, which is part of why I decided to challenge myself like this! It's funny, I'll probably end up with way more new clothes this year from doing this than I normally get myself.

  3. Hello

    I am over from Sew Many Ways. What a challenge you have set yourself!! I'm sure you can do it. I used to sew all my clothes except Bras. Since I discovered Patchwork clothing has taken a back seat.

    Good luck with your sewing adventure

    New Zealand

  4. Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I have done likewise for you.

    You obviously love sewing so that is the best foundation for the challenge you have set your self.

    I am sure you will do well and look forward to following progress of what you achieve.