I’m ending the first month of my one year promise to make and not buy clothes with ruffles!
Around a year ago I saw these beautiful tops on the LaRoque website.
When I recently discovered this Simplicity pattern I thought I had a close match and decided to put my newly learned Cal Patch skills to work. I spent $9.00 on this pattern solely for the neckline and the ruffle – definitely a worthwhile investment. I’ve...
Oh my goodness. I thought this would be sooooo simple – loose fitting, no zippers, darts or buttonholes.
My first Peasant Top.
I know it's not the Milly top I posted, but I like it. My mother gave me the silk over 10 years ago, and I used a New Look pattern which I bought last year but never made.
From Cal Patch – measure and make a “muslin” for fitting purposes. I’m so glad I did this because I did make some simple fitting alterations such as adding two inches to the length
From the muslin I decided to use elastic with...
I just received my copy of Design-It-Yourself Clothes by Cal Patch and realized the first thing I had to do was take my measurements…. E x c r u c i a t i n g is all I’ve got to say.
Now that I’m finished I’m enjoying the book and really appreciate the easy to understand instructions. Thank you Cal Patch!
I’m not sure what I’ll try first but I’m ready to make clothes that fit well.
I’d love to know if anyone has sewn from this book....