How quickly is this month zooming by? It’s hard to believe the unofficial start of summer is nearly here!
Our celebration of all things handmade is still going strong, and we are so appreciative of our staff’s willingness to play along. Let’s see what the Nancy’s employees wore on days 19 through 24!
Ellen wore a blouse made of lightweight linen with a pale blue stripe. The now-discontinued Marcy Tilton pattern from Vogue (style 8709) features alternate grainlines on the different pieces, which are enhanced by the stripe in Ellen’s fabric.
Jessica wore her latest version of Decades of Style pattern #2003 1920s Hazel’s Frock. For this rendition, she left off all the scarves, added a slight A-line to the silhouette, and shortened it for an easy summer shift!
Jeannie did a little print mixing, combining a rayon challis skirt and a top made of polyester with metallic sheen. Her top is the beloved Scout Tee from Grainline Studios with a modified sleeve. She used Butterick #4136 for her six-gore skirt.
The good news is that we were so busy on the twenty-first that we were (sad news) unable to take photos of employee ensembles.
The twenty-second was unofficially our “bold patterned skirt” day. Kristina celebrated by wearing her bias-cut Tedra skirt with her Kiomi dress-turned-tunic (both patterns from Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style). Her skirt was made from 1″ black-and-white cotton gingham (trimmed with red bias tape) and her tunic from lightweight red rayon challis.
Jessica wore a four-gore eyelet skirt with bold coral polka dots! This pattern is one of the projects from our fantastic Absolute Beginning Construction class, which is intended for sewers with little-to-know sewing experience! The pattern is exclusive to our class, but Burda 6818 is a similar style!
Continuing the multi-gore mini-theme of this post, Kitrina wore an eight-gore skirt made of polyester crepe. She scalloped the bottom of each panel and enhanced the style lines with white pick-stitching. The original pattern is now discontinued, try Butterick #6179 for the same silhouette!
Ellen looked lovely in a jacket made of lightweight denim, lined with printed cotton lawn. The pattern, Vogue #9096, features five curved panels on the right front side.
Jessica wore a circle skirt made with one of our favorite fabrics, a lightweight ponte double-knit! She drafted the skirt using the classic formula for a full circle skirt, attaching it to an easy, curved waistband. If drafting your own pattern sounds daunting, try KwikSew #3637 for a comparable look.
Ellen wore a swingy jacket, style D from the book Casual Sweet Clothes: Favorite Pieces for Every Day by Noriko Sashara. She used the coolest wool crepe with dimensional embroidery, a designer end piece from Prada.
Izzie wore a beautiful silk dress and a hat of her own creation. Her dress, Vintage Vogue pattern #8728, was made with fabric from Anna Sui. She stitched her hat from straw braid and trimmed it with ribbons and millinery flora from our Ribbon Room.
Jessica wore a top of her own design, made from a lovely bamboo rayon jersey. The shirt features a bateau neckline in the front and a deep-V in the back. Jessica draped her top on her dressform; if you don’t have a form of your own, try KwikSew #4174 for a similar base pattern!
Thanks so much for joining us for our third round-up of Me-Made-Makes!
Join us next week for the final installment!