Tuesday, 27 March 2012

One Week, One Pattern

So, Tilly over at Tilly and the Buttons is hosting One Week, One Pattern (OWOP) this week. She has been serving up pie charts and all sorts of fun (there is a give-away too) to help us celebrate those patterns that we love to sew.

My most used pattern in my stash is McCall's 7367, but it does not qualify for this event. It is a pattern for an Infants' Layette. I've made dozens of versions of the baby jumpsuit. It has been my go-to pattern, since 1994, whenever another friend/co-worker announces that they are expecting. But I digress...

Tilly asks that we pledge to wear things that we made from one pattern.

Sew onto my second most used pattern. This would be Vogue 2885 a Vintage Vogue re-issue pattern. It is still available via Vogue's website and found under the Out-of-Print patterns section.

I would never have picked this pattern based on the envelope cover illustration. On the illustration it looks like a pencil skirt. Even though pencil skirts are lovely, they do not suit my curves Budha belly and booty in a flattering manner.

It was the photographs that I found on the Vogue website that sold me on this pattern. The photographs revealed that this skirt pattern was not a slim skirt.

It has an a-line shape and a lovely kick pleat in the back. Who would have ever guess that this would end up being my favourite skirt?

I love the relaxed fit. There is no waistband, instead there is a waist facing and v-cut centre front.

I've made five skirts from this pattern. And I'm glad I did because they are appropriate for my workplace and comfortable to wear around the house. I know that I've been boring and didn't stray away from the skirt design. But why mess around with perfection? It really is the perfect skirt pattern.

Saturday, March 24th
It is -1 today! I know it is Winnipeg, in March none-the-less, but we were teased with +21 temperatures earlier this week. This calls for a sweater.

Taupe Skirt:  Vogue 2885.  I made this one in a stretch crepe.
Taupe and Orange Sweater:  Rachel Roy
Orange Eye Glasses:  Ohhlala!
Indoor socks:  SmartWool
(most comfortable socks EVER made and one of the best gifts I've received!)
Indoor Shoes:  Birkenstock

Sunday, March 25th
Still cool outside.

Taupe Skirt:  Vogue 2885 
(yes, I wore the same skirt two days in a row but I didn't go out in public yesterday.  
Shhh, don't tell anyone.)
Teal Sweater:  DKNY
Eye Glasses:  DKNY
Brown Leather Boots:  Le Canadienne (Tahra)  

Monday, March 26th
A cloudy, rainy sort of day.

Red and White Skirt:  Vogue 2885.
I made this one in a 100% cotton fabric that I found in the home decorating department.  
Red Tee-shirt:  Jones New York
Eye Glasses:  Green readers 
Jacket:  DKNY
Red Shoes:  Steve Madden 

Tuesday, March 27th
More rain. It was suppose to be warming up today but they're were calling for snow flurries. This is my Yikes, I just took the snow tires off the car! expression. Luckily, it didn't last and it's all melted.     

White Skirt:  Vogue 2885.  Stretch cotton Sateen
Polka Dot Top:  Jones New York
Shoes:  Miz Mooz
but then I changed my mind... 
Wedged-heeled Rubber Boots:  Cougar (not shown)
Socks:  SmartWool
Jacket:  DKNY (shown in Tuesday photograph)

That's my OWOP looks so far.


  1. yeahhh, lovely seeing all different versions of patterns...

    1. Thanks, it has been fun following everyone's much-loved patterns for me too. Did you participate in OWOP?

  2. Your outfits look fantastic! That skirt is such a versatile piece :) I am a big fan of your orange glasses!

    1. Thanks, the orange glasses are my fav! I've been looking for a pair of cat-eyed frames, I would just die if I found a pair in orange. But I don't think orange was an "it" colour until the seventies.


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