Well, this week is Selfish Sewing Week over at Imagine Gnats, and Rachael has teamed up with Kollabora this year! Have I talked to you all about Kollabora yet? It’s this great community of makers where you can take a peek at what everyone else is making. I really love poking around over there, getting inspiration!
Okay, back to Selfish Sewing Week. This year for SSW Rachael so kindly asked me to sew along, and that was a no brainer, yep, I’d love to. Sewing for myself is my favorite kind of sewing after all! She gave me the Riding Peplum Pattern by April Rhodes to sew, which again was a no brainer, yep, I’d love to! April’s patterns are awesome. She has three out right now, and I own two of them and am definitely pining after the third (the staple dress). Her style is clean, simple, and a bit modern. I love it! And her patterns are wearable, every day wearable.
Okay, enough April gushing. So, I made the riding peplum and it is an awesome pattern. The pattern comes together super quickly, making a beautiful garment, inside and out! April walks you through adding darts, french seams, and hemming the nice curved hem all the way around. And the fit is perfect. I measured between the XS and S, but knew from the last time that I made one of her patterns, I prefer to size down.
I don’t have much more to say about this top, other than I love it. Oh the fabric…it’s from the thrift store, no surprise there! And did you notice it’s not one of the usual colors I sew for myself? Not black or blue…but gray….whoa I’m daring! Actually the red is something I don’t wear much, but looking at these pics, maybe I should. I think I like this color on me!
Okay, back to Selfish Sewing Week. Rachael has a great giveaway of over 2 dozen indie sewing and knitting patterns. Head on over to her blog to enter! And good luck! And happy sewing for yourself!