Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pattern Play

Why is it, that the simplest of ideas are overlooked?

Last year I attended a NSW Australian Sewing Guild (ASG) Industry Day. One of the speakers was a very talented (and funny)lady by the name of Rhonda Braybrook - what this lady can't do with fabric and a sewing machine, just can't be done!

The theme of Rhonda's talk and trunk show was to take a basic T-shirt pattern and by using simple patternmaking skills, mix it up to create a host of different outfits. Now, I've known about this "source" of "free" patterns for some time, but haven't really taken advantage ...... until now.

Here's the result of my pattern play ... you may recognize some of the fabric from a post or two back.

Basic long sleeved T - with self fabric neck binding.

Basic short sleeved T - with foldover elastic neck finish

Sleevless top.

V-necked cardigan, matches sleeveless top to equal a twinset.

A draped front cardigan.

1 comment:

BeaJay said...

I was there too. Wasn't she good! And thanks for reminding me of her wonderful lecture. I am almost year better at sewing now so really should be thinking about this type of thing more.

Love your tops / cardi. Very nice indeed.