Since the start of this project I’ve been hitting up our interlibrary loan system looking for pattern books and inspiration. This is a fabulously economical way of trying out new patterns. Within almost any library system you should be able to find a wide assortment of both knitting and crochet books, as well as sewing books, complete with patterns that you can trace and use.
It was in this way that I was recently able to wade through a small stack of BurdaStyle books.
Nothing in either of the first two caught my eye, which was somewhat surprising, considering the themes of each. Of course I can only speak from the perspective of my own sense of style, which may vary wildly from yours. And I haven’t actually sewn with any of the patterns, so I can’t speak to that at all.
The third one, however, has a lot of potential. There are a couple of cute dresses that aren’t appropriate for me in this phase of life (read as not nursing friendly) as well as some nice basic skirts. There are a number of simple, basic tops, with really nice detailing that I would happily sew and wear. I’m making a note to come back to this one when I start in on my cold weather sewing!
These two are contenders for my autumnal/winter wardrobe….
With maybe a bit of length added to the one above.
I think that with the addition of a modesty panel, this one…
Would make a perfect nursing tunic. It looks like it would be really comfy made out of a soft sweater knit.
How are things going with you? Are you working on anything? The “Summer is a Comin’ In“ challenge is next week and I confess, I haven’t prepared a thing! We shall see what the coming week brings.
I have a new theme for your consideration for Monday, June 13th: “Aprons” or any other sort of protective clothing that suits your lifestyle. I’ve decided that if I’m going to take the time to make myself clothing that I love, I better find a way to keep it nice for as long as possible!
Remember the themes are entirely optional! Please share whatever is inspiring you right now. I hope you will join us!