First, a question asked a few posts ago:
* miss twist asks, "Shannon--which pattern(s) did you use for your husband's clothes?"
For the short sleeve T-shirts, I used KS2936 and for the sleep pants and long sleeve T-shirts, I used NL6321. I have used this Kwik Sew pattern so many times, I think I'm down to about $0.35 per usage!
Second, many of you have been asking for photos of me wearing my clothes. I hope to have more shots of me in the future, so stayed tuned. I have also been asked for pictures of Simon, so let's start with one of those. I took this shot the other day. Apparently, the holidays don't just take it out of the humans - even a hound can get "dog-tired".
Now, on to something I have meaning to show you for a while now.
Over the last few months, I have completed the first phase (plus another bottom) of a black/brown and cream SWAP. All the pieces are fairly simple, wardrobe-builders. I have posted about some of the garments already. I will post about of all of the garments over the next little while, but today I want to focus on my favourite tank top. I absolutely love the Loes Hinse Princess Tank. It is comfortable and flattering and best of all, now that I have it altered perfectly, I can whip out a new tank top in 45 minutes (from cutting out the fabric to sewing the hem). I have made this top at least twelve times, all in knit fabric. I hope to try my hand at a woven version in the near future. My only problem with this top was getting it to fit properly at the beginning. In Loes Hinse patterns, I usually use XXS for the shoulders and waist, expanding out to XS for the hips. I found, however that this top was far too large on me when using my regular size. I had to fold out a 1/2" on the side panel and place both the front and back piece 3/8" over the fabric fold, for a total removal of 2 1/2". I imagine this top would be fabulous for large busted women as well due to the adjustment possibilities provided by the princess lines.
Pictured are the black, brown and cream versions that I made for this wardrobe.