Sew My Style 2018 Makes

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
At the beginning of 2018, I declared that I wanted to get back into sewing and to motivate that effort I decided to take the #sewmystyle2018 challenge which I talked about in an earlier post

While I didn't end up making all of the Sew My Style patterns each month, I totally upped my sewing game and make 7 out of the 12 patterns (including 3 versions of one of the featured patterns) and I learned a LOT. 

Estelle Cardigan by Style Arc
February 2018
Fate: worn & loved
I was hesitant about the Sew My Style January selection, so I didn't get started until February when I was happy to see a beginner friendly cardigan pattern. I found the perfect reversible ponte roma fabric from Stylemaker Fabrics and sewed this thing up in a few hours. It gave me the confidence I needed to go on and it's one of my most worn and most loved makes.

Kalle Shirtdress by Closet Case Patterns
May 2018
Fate: worn a few times
I saw Heather Lou post a photo of herself in a Kalle Shirtdress and decided that I had to have one despite the fact that I rarely wear dresses. I used a jade colored Tencel Twill from Stylemaker Fabrics and graded my sizing from an 8 at the top to a 12 on the bottom. I've worn this out a few times and gotten compliments.

Kalle Shirt by Closet Case Patterns
April 2018
Fate: worn
I typically wear a lot of button-up shirts to work, so I decided to stitch up this floral version using Telio rayon poplin from to wear in the spring. It's not perfect, but I like it.

Kalle (banana) Shirt by Closet Case Patterns
September 2018
Fate: worn
I loved my floral Kalle so much that I wanted to try a cotton version in a bolder print. This time I used Telio cotton fabric from I first wore this out to a WWE Smackdown tournament with my husband and it was perfect!

Marigold Trousers by Tilly and the Buttons
June 2018
Fate: worn around the house
I originally thought I would try the Marigold jumpsuit pattern, but thought the trousers would get more wear. I'm not sure if the print is too much or if the Telio poplin rayon fabric is just too light, but I've mostly just worn these around the house.

Suki Kimono by Helen's Closet
June 2018
Fate: rarely worn
I didn't really need a robe in my wardrobe, so I followed the cropped Suki jacket hack on the Helen's Closet blog. Even though it came out okay, I've rarely worn it. Maybe it'll fit in better with my spring outfits.

Lander Shorts by True Bias
July 2018
Fate: worn a few times
I was pretty intimidated to sew up my own pants, but when Lladybird & Untangling Knots featured the Lander Shorts in their annual summer make along in the same month that it was featured as the Sew My Style pattern, I had to make them and it was easier than it looked. Unfortunately, the summer was pretty mild so I didn't get to wear these as much as I wanted. I'm eager to make some Lander Pants in 2019.

Fringe Dress by Chalk and Notch
October 2018
Fate: not worn
The Fringe Dress seems to be one of those patterns that look good on a wide variety of body shapes. It's not perfect, but I'm pleased with how it came together. I'm hoping I'll wear it out more when the weather warms up.

Portsmith Tote by Klum House
November 2018
Fate: well used
I wasn't sure that I needed another tote bag, but Klum House happens to be housed in my hometown, and when I saw that they were offering a Portsmith Tote 1-day workshop I signed myself up. I used burgundy and black waxed canvas with black leather straps and hardware furnished by Klum House. It looks super profesh!

Did you participate in the #2018SewMyStyle challenge? Will you be participating in 2019? Let me know in the comments below.

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