This month I'm participating in a Draft Along at Sew Country Chick. It's not too late to get started if you want to join! We're using Cal Patch's book Design-it-Yourself Clothes and drafting about a pattern a week.
This book is fabulous! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow - this process has definitely demystified pattern making for me. The A-line skirt was particularly easy. Now I have to restrain myself form whipping out a bunch in different patterns.
For my first one, I chose this beautiful, cheap, machine-washable, sparkly, herringbone tweed - discount rack at JoAnns!
There - see the sparkle? Classy and fun. Perfect for a schoolteacher around the holidays.
I didn't take pictures of the process, but here's the finished product.
I was so pleased with this project! It's so cool to make something you'd actually wear from scratch. My childhood dream was to be a fashion designer, and I feel like I'm getting to live out a little part of that dream now. This week is knit tees. I'm hoping to finish mine this evening!