Are there hand made items in your closet that you just reach for over and over again?
What are your requirements for go-to clothing items?
My day to day wardrobe is easy, low fuss, makes me feel cute, and moves with me through out my day. Here are my top eight most worn patterns that are currently making that cut (in no particular order).
*Also important to note, this list will change as the temperatures in Southern Califorina continue to drop. It is still pretty warm here so I am not yet pulling out all of my amazing cold weather me made clothing. I’m feeling another top eight coming on when that finally happens!
The truth is, I live in my Emerson Crop pants! I have two pair currently, both made out of linen blends from JoAnn’s. I have this navy pair, and another in mustard that I am shocked I haven’t taken a real picture of yet, considering I’ve been living in and loving them for over a year.
If you are like me, which my guess is if you are reading this post you are, I spend a lot of time on the floor. Cutting patterns, laying out fabrics, gazing into my kids eyes… life for me happens largely on the floor. The flat front, elastic back of these pants not only gives them a sophisticated look, but lots of wearing ease! These are a total change of the season must in my book!
Anyone else always cold in the mornings? Right now, where I live, it is in the 50’s or 60’s in the morning and 75-85 range mid afternoon. I don’t need a sweatshirt for long, but getting out of bed into the cold morning to help my kids get ready for the day require some amount of bravery! Ha! I love the Toaster Sweater because with the high neck I get warm fast!
I seriously get compliments every. single. time. I wear this! So much so that I have just flat out stopped telling people I made it myself, because the next question is usually, “Can you make me one?” Ha! In a perfect world I would sew for everybody. I love it so much, and I find great joy in seeing others happy. I am a mom of four little kids though, with little to no free time depending on the day of the week. Sewing for my own people can be such a challenge that I currently seldom take on extra jobs. It is all about money vs. time for me right now.
But I see why everybody wants one of these Frisco Jumpsuits. It is just that good.
This cranberry linen from Blackbird Fabrics I think is what gives this Frisco Jumpsuit such a high end look and takes it over the top. I just love it!
I feel like the South Port Dress needs no introduction. It is casual and fancy at the same time. It is easy to wear throughout the day as I run errands and chauffeur kids around, and lets me snuggle on the couch and watch a movie with my favorite at night. This is defenatly a closet staple I grab when I want to look cute.
Again, this is another linen piece (do I have a favorite fabric choice/blend?) made with this amazing linen/cotton blend from Minerva. It feels very high end to wear.
I love the impact of quickly throwing on these bibs over a simple t-shirt. It looks instantly intentional and thought out, and yet is simple and no fuss.
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, everyone looks good in this pattern. All body shapes and sizes are flattered by the long ties and gathered waistband.
I love t-shirts and jeans. I think in my heart of hearts, I am a t-shirts and jeans kind of girl (although variety is the spice of life… and I tend to live spicy! Ha!). I love the Stellan Tee for it’s relaxed fit, that it is a quick sew, and for the attention to detail this pattern provides. It is easy to customize to your liking, and is another pattern that I’m sure looks good on everyone.
This is not only a great layering pieces, but a garment that is easily customizable (easy to make into short sleeves as well). There are no darts, leaving the fit more relaxed, boxy and easy to wear. As I don’t have a lot to show off about my upper body, boxy is my favorite.
I would be remiss if I didn’t include this unlikely candidate. This pattern is a children’s pattern from Hey June Handmade. It goes up to size sixteen, which is like a small in adult sizes. I probably wear this pattern the very most as I’m always looking for a light sweater to grab and thrown on over the top of any outfit either as it is cooling off in the evening or inside well air conditioned buildings.
Did I make two different gray versions of this same sweater? I did. The versatility of a gray cardigan can not be understated. Ha! I seriously reach for these easy additions to an outfit that much that I excitedly have my next fabric for another already picked out!
That completes my current most grabbed articles of clothing from my closet, for now! Ha! Again, I expect it to change as I wear more pants, jackets, and long sleeve tops.
What are your current most worn articles of me made clothing?