Welcome to the Sew Our Stash edition for March!
If you’re new to Sew Our Stash, it’s a monthly challenge hosted by Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings and myself – to challenge ourselves to make at least one thing each month to wear for ourselves! WE also wanted to set up the challenge to use up our stash – and this month I’ve done just that! I’ve had this fabric and pattern in my stash forever but hadn’t thought of putting them together until this month. I had so much fun with this one!
For the pattern I used Simplicity 1693. I made version C without the elastic waist, and I added in the collar.
I had planned on adding the elastic, to give it a peplum look, but I didn’t measure the length ahead of time and the top is too short for it to look right. I’ll definitely be making it again though and adding some length so I can do the elastic waist!
The fabric is this super darling retro kitty print I found at Jo-Ann stores! It’s a semi-sheer rayon so I’ll have to wear a tank under it but it will be so nice and cool for summer.
The back has a simple button closure at the neck so I didn’t have to mess with button holes or zippers. The whole thing went together in just a couple of hours. So nice.
I thought it needed something else so I added a little velvet bow at the collar. I just pinned it in place so I can remove it before washing. Or I can change it up with a different color if I want to!
I love how it turned out!
How did you do this month? Were you able to sew anything for yourself? I’d love to hear about it – tell us all about it in the comments!
Make sure you go visit Marissa too, to see what she sewed this month!