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Back to Basics 2016: My Plan

I'm joining in Katie's Back 2 Basics next week. I participated last time and made three tshirts. The idea is to sew an hour (or as much as you can) a day items that are basics and will round out your wardrobe. Things like a white tee or a basic cardigan. I'm really excited to work on some basics along with around 40 other seamstresses! (You can comment on Katie's post to let her know your joining in!) It'll really help me prepare for Me Made May. I'm going to share my plan so I can see how well I do; Katie has a really ambitious list! And my list includes a bunch of alterations that have needed to be done and haven't. We'll see how far I get!
My Plan:
Cut blue capris into shorts
Cut white capris into shorts
Cut jeans into shorts and add distressing
Take in waist of jeans
Take in sides of striped tee and fix hem
Fix hem of white tee
Take in sides of gingham Henley
Sew upcycled Union St. Tee (affiliate link) from men's tshirt
Photograph and blog about my floral cotton lawn Cheyenne tunic (affiliate link)
Photograph and blog about three basic boyfriend cardigans that just got finished using the Grandpa Cardi (affiliate link)

If I have time (I most likely won't) I'd love to:
Sew a fitted Union St. Tee (affiliate link) from raincloud printed fabric
Sew slouchy Union St. Tees (affiliate link) from three different bamboo spandex fabrics (if the fabric arrives in time!)
Sew a Cheyenne tunic (affiliate link) from white linen spandex blend, from Hancocks fabrics before they closed

1 comment:

  1. That Grandpa Cardi looks interesting. Please post about that! And I can't wait to see what you think of the Cheyanne Tunic. I really want to participate. Here's to getting my "house chores" done so I can sew. I could absolutely use some basics!


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