The Handmade Summer Wardrobe Review: With Links to Helpful Fitting Tutorials


I've been thinking about wardrobe building a lot lately.

My personal sewing time is pretty limited, so I want to make sure that what I make will fit seamlessly into my me-made wardrobe, so this week I'm sharing a review of all my summer sewing (some old and some new) with links to the video tutorials that will help you extend the life of your sewing patterns and put your own me made wardrobe together too.

Watch the video for a closer look at the items I made and how I managed to make them all work together to make the perfect summer wardrobe.

Pattern Links

McCalls 6083 (out of print)

Lila (a mini class in fitting and pattern making)

Claire (shorts)

Cool Cowl (cowl neck tank)

Jenny (t-shirt)

Blossom: (pop over blouse) *re-issue coming soon, Blossom Blouse Review

Ellen (pants) 

Tutorial Links

How to Fit Before You Sew: Featuring McCalls 6083

How to Develop Pants from a Jumpsuit Pattern: Featuring McCalls 6083

How to Create a Tie Front Top: Featuring Lila

The Front Fly Tutorial: Featuring the Claire shorts

How to Raise the Neckline on a Cowl Neck Top

Decreasing Cup Size on a Cowl Neck Top

Increasing Cup Size on a Cowl Neck Top

Fitting Knits Tutorial Series

How to Adjust Bicep Girth 

Solving Back Contour Issues: How to Move a Back Yoke Seam; How to Eliminate a Back Yoke Seam

Fitting the Back Tutorial Series

Fitting Pants Tutorial Series

Kayla Shirt Dress

Button Rules: How to Position Buttons and Buttonholes

Course Links

Pant Fitting Foundations: An Advanced Framework for Fitting Pants (waitlist)

Fitting Essentials: How to Make Sewing Patterns Fit You (waitlist) 

Social Media Links



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So tell me, are you mindful of creating a me-made wardrobe that works together? I'd love to know. You can subscribe to my youtube channel and comment there, message me via email at alexandr[email protected] or visit me on instagram @inhousepatterns.

I'll chat with you soon!