Amanda – Senior Editor
These days, I love a TNT (tried and true). I prefer basics that I’ll actually wear on a daily basis rather than special occasion pieces. I usually don’t buy a pattern unless I think I’ll make it multiple times which saves time but also means I need to really love a pattern first.
Here are a few wardrobe builders on my list this fall.
I love leggings, especially when the weather turns colder. They’re more comfortable than skinny jeans and can be dressed up or down.
I lived in the Up in Arms blouse during the summer months. With no buttons or closures, this pattern is super easy.
Kate – Creative Editor
My favorite type of garment to sew is costumes, especially if they come from historical patterns. I got my start in theatrical costuming, so I actually learned on costumes—sometimes modern, sometimes historical, sometimes dance. I have so much fun dressing people up, whether it’s myself or someone else!
I especially enjoy working from historical patterns. I always feel so accomplished when I take an image of a pattern piece with a grid laid over it and turn it into a life-sized pattern and from that into a garment.
Fun fact: I am really good at gathering up a skirt over a bustle so it falls in a way that’s pretty and balanced.
Jessica – Assistant Editor
I am typically a home décor sewer, or sewing up miscellaneous gifty items for friends and family. But I have recently sewn my first pair of pants and I was quite relieved at how simple they actually were.
However, I love to sew up simple dresses for myself. Dresses can be fun and fast to make, but also the easiest garment to add small details to that make it more special. I can’t seem to get enough colored piping in my seams, so fun!
Jill – Online Editor
I love to sew garments. It would be hard for me to pick just one type. I do love more than anything else to sew vintage garments with vintage patterns. Sewing vintage is a bit more time consuming, but for me it’s well worth it.
One of my favorites is the classic circle skirt. I can’t help but twirl around where ever I go. I feel a bit like Audrey Hepburn and that is not a bad thing.
Currently I’m sewing a vintage cape from an old Butterrick pattern, circa 1960s or so. Can’t wait to show it off. But, I also like to sew kimonos, pants and tops and dresses and….
Now, tell us what YOU like to sew!