Sewing garments

One of my resolutions (that I've kept!) was to sew more garments this year. I've had a serger for a couple years that has sat unused, so I dusted it off and tried it out!


First I made a couple maxi skirts from Leanne's tutorial. The other skirt is black and is currently in the laundry because these are in heave rotation around here! Don't have a serger or need a little help whipping one up? Leanne will be teaching this class at Sewing Summit!!
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I also made a couple Schoolhouse Tunics. This length is between the tunic and shirt length. Super simple pattern!
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Lastly, I made a couple Wiksten Tanks a few days before we went to Comic Con. I chose a few "nerdy" fabrics for these. I did alter the pattern slightly by taking in the neck since I think the back was too wide, and brought the neck up about 1". And I used pre-made bias tape. This pattern uses French seams as opposed to serging the seams.
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I wore a skirt that I made a few days ago and loved the fit, so I think I'll be pulling out that pattern next! Have you sewn any clothes? If not, are you interested in garment sewing?

7 comments:

  1. I love your tunics and tanks!! I just ordered fabric to make my first two garments (Wiksten tank and a dress)! I was going to wait until Sewing Summit to try garment sewing but I figured I might as well just give it a try!

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  2. I'm interested but am lazy and stick with what I know (quilts). I will get there one day...one day.

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  3. I made a dress/tunic this weekend. I have yet to post it yet though. I made it harder than it had to be. I'd like to give it another go. I plan to purchase the Wiksten tank, but am a little worried about the bust not being big enough.

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  4. I love your nerdy tanks! My grandmother gave me her serger recently, but it frightens me!

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  5. Well done you, love them all! I'm currently learning garment pattern drafting, and it's both fascinating and great fun. Hopefully by next week I'll have both a self drafted skirt and shirt for myself :o)

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  6. Love love love! Especially the keyboard top.

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  7. What is your source for fabric? I have a hard time finding anything decent for garment sewing. Thanks

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