Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Wear Designs Blog Tour; The Women's Button Up Blouse

One of this year's sewing goals for me is sewing more for myself. I sew a lot for my two youngest children but never really enough for me. I love the great fit, my choice for fabrics, well I love everything that my children love about me sewing for them. Last year I was so excited to stumble across Winter Wear Designs. What first lead me to WWD was the children's patterns, (They are super cute by they way!) but then I noticed the women's patterns. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! The first pattern of hers that I have sewn was love at first stitch! 

This is my currant favorite of WWD patterns. It's the Women's Button Up Shirt. This is my second shirt to date, the second one this month. (Yes, if you sewn one shirt you will want to sew many more!!)  I cannot say enough how I love that the WWD pattern's for women are so well fitted to a real women's curves. I do not mind making a FBA or altering a pattern to fit me juts right but I am so excited to say that so far with each of the WWD patterns I have not had to do that one time. The princes seams that are on both the front and back of the skirt make for a fantastic fit, very flattering I think as well. 

For this blouse I used some vintage dotted poly-blend fabric that was gifted to me a few years back. I have been saving it for just the right project and this pattern fit the bill perfectly. The drape of the fabric works so well with this shape pattern. I can both of the shirts that I have made will work well into spring and summer. 

This is the Art Gallery Voile one I made myself earlier this month, I love how the different weight of fabrics gives this shirt a different look. Both of these tops are my favorite wear, the green one being my favorite clothing article I have ever made myself. 

Be sure to follow along all week and check out the fabulous bloggers!
1/17/16: Larissa from Connected By A Thread
1/18/16: Ula from Lulu & Celeste
1/19/16: Tibeca from Sewing By Ti
1/20/16: Kelly from Handmade Boy & Tameka from Savannah & Co
1/21/16: Essence from Adventures with Bubba & Bug & Teronia from Crazy Crafty Haute Mama
1/22/16: Cindy from Cindy Parrett & Patricia from Sew Far North
1/23/16: Sharon from Sweet Pea & Pumkins & Fenna from Fabulous Home Sewn
Don't forget to pick up your own copy of the patterns featured this week from Winter Wear Designs and save 20% off any purchase of $5 or more through the 25th of Jan with the code BLOGIT20!

Happy Sewing!!



  1. LOVE your shirt!! This pattern is one my list of want to sew. Great job!!

  2. Love it! You did a fantastic job!

  3. Looks great, Sharon! I really like those seams.


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