Casual pattern inspiration for the non-girly sewist

Interview at SeamstressErin

Everyone has their own personal style, and it’s wonderful to see so many sewists expressing themselves through personalized clothing.  Today my thoughts on sewing and style are featured over at SeamstressErin (many thanks, Erin!), and I’ll talk a little more about them here.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been telling people that “I’m not a girly girl.”  I used to think this was a personality flaw, but thankfully I’ve grown to embrace my love of practical, streamlined styles.  I don’t paint my nails, I barely wear makeup, and a gathered skirt is almost as rare in my wardrobe as a sweetheart neckline.  Jeans and t-shirts forever!

As many of you have been posting your fall/winter style inspiration, I’ve been thinking about my own ideal wardrobe and how I might create it using currently available patterns.  So, to join in the fun, I’ve compiled a list of patterns that I’ve had my eye on, most of which are suited for colder weather and women with a more masculine or androgynous style.  Let’s dive in!

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2013 Year In Review: Inspirations and Goals

Top 5 of 2013

Rounding out my 2013 year in review posts, today I’ll share some sewing inspirations and goals for the new year.

Sewing Inspirations

Like all of us, I get inspired by all the amazing projects that we share with each other on our blogs and social media sites, and I listed a handful of my recent favorites in this post: “Sewing projects to swoon over.”  And yes, I still find myself swooning over them almost two months later!  I get inspired by practical/functional garments that fit into everyday life, and also by fabulous over-the-top pieces that are completely impractical but drop-dead gorgeous.  You’ll find both on that list.  : )

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