February 2018

Flat out flat

Color blocked garments are really in right now. Whether it's the myriad of Euro patterns or the catalogue from DBD (or other fantastic designers like Elliedactyl), they are wonderful for using scraps, making good use of coordinates, and they're just plain fun.

The downside is, of course, that the nature of colorblocking means many seams on the inside of the shirt. 

For many people, this is a deal breaker. Whether it's an issue of sensory aversion, sensitive skin, or just plain preference. 

Throw it in revers(ible)

My kids think reversible shirts are magical and, after making a few, I'm inclined to agree!

When I first started sewing, I thought "I'll just make two shirts, sew them together, and turn them right side out!" (It did not go well.)