Fabric stores like Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics are filled with a wide variety of fabric textures and colors, both natural and synthetic. Most home sewers tend to visit us when they need a new outfit for an event or to coordinate a top with a great pair of jeans they just bought.
The beauty of having all these fabric choices at your fingertips is that planning a whole wardrobe becomes a sort of adventure and a lot of fun! It can seem a little overwhelming, but start with some real basic style choices and then add on pieces that coordinate as you go. That's why I love separates, because you can multiply your wardrobe quickly.
|FabricLady holding the Vogue 8636 Knit Top from Marci Tilton |
and the Betzina Pants Vogue 1355. The garments change weekly.
Come check out this great display of garments featured here in my blog!
For instance, you can start with a basic Ikina pant like my white linen crop pants - remember these?
Then add your favorite tops! This Rayon batik is perfect for summer, especially the "island" themed pattern.
This Victory Satsuki pattern is a breeze to make and oh so comfortable to wear!
And look what else I can wear with those linen pants?
Now I am in love with the elastic waistband Ikina pants and am having them made up in silk noil (raw silk) for the Fall and Winter! I am also trying to figure out the next fabric for the Victory Satsuki top - I love it so much...maybe a dress version? The beautiful thing about making your own clothes is the flexibility we have in choosing style, color and fit!
|Laurel searching the aisles for just the right Rayon!|
|So many choices of fabric, styles and colors!|
This has been an amazing year of transforming my wardrobe and my eating habits - I feel great! It's all about choice - the fabrics and style we choose and the food we eat.
I hope you will stop by and see my Daughter's Choice section in the Fashion Room of Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics in Berkeley.
Of course I have the deepest gratitude to my new bestest friend Laurel of Laurel's Quill. Our collaboration is a gift on many levels ~ so many amazing clothes, inspiring blog contributions, epic lunches in Berkeley and a friendship that warms my heart. So sorry that both our sewing machines have gone kaput, but we will survive these temporary setbacks...
a.k.a. FabricLady, Daughter, Zan!