I noticed that the ones I liked best, weren't the fanciest, but did have really, really nice fabric.
I don't always get it right. (I also have a few things that are in a pile ready for the Thrift Store) ... sigh ...
So, I will share my thoughts about why these garments work so well for me. I hope it will help me make better choices in the future.
The fabric is unique, but not flashy. And I made a fairly simple shape. I wrote a couple blogs while making it. It is my "go to" spring and fall jacket.
Here are the blog links.
Dotty Jacket cutting
Dotty Jacket finishing
This is actually considered home decor fabric. But, it became a wonderful summer dress that withstands a lot of wear. I do chores inside and out in this.
The first blog I wrote about this project was all about choosing the tapestry fabric. It took some looking until I found what I liked.
And the second blog is how to create a lining, if the pattern you are using doesn't have one.
Tapestry Jacket fabrics
Tapestry Jacket lining
This is favorite nightie I made five years ago from some random fabric I had at home. I wear it over and over. Here is the blog I wrote about it.
I modified a basic dress pattern to make it.
I wore this dress to the rehearsal diner for my son's wedding nine years ago, but it was already an old dress. It is just so versatile! I have a couple belts that work well with it, add some jewelry and a black shawl ... Voila!
So, all of you must have some much loved thing you've made. I would LOVE to see some of your long time favorite garments.
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