Tibeca at Sewing By Ti is hosting a fun tour filled with tons of inspiration to help you beat those winter blues. Watcha Wearing January is all about your style this month and of course there’s two HUGE giveaways to go along with it. Read on until the end for all the glorious details.
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My winter wardrobe is pretty basic. I either wear joggers and a flannel or jeans and a cardigan. Really- every single day you will find me in some combination of that uniform. I’m trying to branch out and throw some leggings in there too every now and then. I’m fancy like that…
For this tour I want to highlight my newest Love Notions makes.
I’ve paired a Laundry Day Tee (free if you join the Facebook Group) with a Love Notions Boyfriend Cardigan. The Boyfriend Cardigan was my very first test for Tami at Love Notions and the start of something amazing! I hadn’t made one since then and I’d been dying to pull out the pattern again. For more pics of my Laundry Day Tee you can hop over here and find my dress hack here.
For this version I used my favorite fabric in the whole entire universe- seriously! It’s charcoal french terry from the lovely Raspberry Creek Fabric. (It’s out of stock currently but she gets new stuff in constantly!) It’s amazingly soft, sews up so easy, comes out of the wash even better each time, never fades or pills- trust me, it’s the best!
I made a few slight mods to this version. I sized up from my usual small to a medium- I wanted it oversized and cozy! I left off the side vents also- mostly because I’m lazy. Finally my ‘shawl’ part of the binding is a tad skinnier at the neck because I was short on fabric.
I added a tiny leather tag to my pocket just to class it up a tad.
Confession- after making this I wore it three full days in a row and at least twice a week since then. It’s just the ultimate in comfort and goes with everything.
My second look features another boyfriend cardigan, paired with a La Bella Donna this time.
The La Bella Donna is one of my favorite top patterns. I used a olive green modal jersey from Cali Fabrics for this version. It’s silky soft and drapey but yet sewed up wonderfully.
I love the shape of this top! Loose in all the right places and so comfortable.
It’s one of those ‘must-have’ patterns in my book. It has a ton of options too which makes it a pattern you’ll use over and over.
This cardigan also is a medium with the side vents skipped. I was also short on fabric for this one and had to get a little creative with my band. I simply made my own band 6″x the width of fabric, folded it in half, sewed the short ends then attached it to the cardigan. I did a three inch hem to get the band to fit. I really like how this turned out and will use this method in the future too.
This one is currently sans pockets since I can’t make up my mind. I’d love a little bigger, taller pocket but couldn’t get it quite right. I’m not giving up though- after wearing this all day I realized that pockets are a must!
I love that this pattern is two separate back pieces. The extra shaping really brings in the waist line and keeps it from looking sloppy.
This fabric was a gift but I believe it’s from Joann’s. It’s a lovely navy on the inside and is such a great medium weight.
K- ready for the good stuff! You can check out the other bloggers this week here:
Sunday, January 8th: Sewing By Ti, Embrace Everyday, Doodle Number 5
Monday, January 9th: Sewing By Ti, Tenille’s Thread
Tuesday, January 10th: Robynne and the Bobbin, Harper+Lu
Wednesday, January 11th: 5 out of 4 Patterns, Sewingly Michelle
Thursday, January 12th: Crafty Like A Rox, SewSophieLynn
Friday, January 13th: Creative Counselor, Sewing By Ti
Saturday, January 14th: Wild & Wanderful
Now for the giveaways! There are TWO big prize packs this tour. For more details and to enter to win all the loot head over to Ti’s blog. There’s a Rafflecopter giveaway and also a linky party to join in.
Prize pack one includes patterns and fabric from these amazing sponsors:
Prize pack two includes fabric and patterns from all of these great sponsors:
You don’t want to miss it! I’ll be bringing you one more post on this tour featuring children’s looks. You can check the hashtag #watchawearinjanuary for more inspiration too!