Handmade Style

Creating your own handmade style doesn’t have to be complicated.  Get advice on how to sew a capsule wardrobe, play a little wardrobe sudoku, and find handmade wardrobe inspiration from Elizabeth Made This’ own personal sewing projects.

Jalie Valerie rashguard and 3351 swim shorts

Do you know what a rash guard is?  I certainly had no idea when Jalie’s Valerie rashguard came out recently.  According to Wikipedia, “A rash guard, also known as rash vest or rashie, is an athletic shirt made of spandex and nylon or polyester. The name rash guard reflects the fact that the shirt protects the wearer against rashes caused by abrasion, or by sunburn from extended exposure to the sun. …

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Colors of Flags Challenge: One shoulder ruffle neck dress

When Renata announced the Colors of Flags Challenge, I knew I wanted to participate.  Not only do I really admire Renata and want to support her, the 4th of July is probably my favorite non-religious holiday.  How can you not love a holiday that combines fireworks with BBQs and drippy ice cream sandwiches?  Plus Rachel’s …

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Kommatia Patterns bodysuit and Donna Karan Wrap Top

I managed to eek out 2 more tops before the April 30th deadline for Faye’s Pops That Top sewalong.  Here’s my Kommatia Patterns bodysuit and Donna Karan Wrap Top. Old vs. new The Donna Karan wrap top (Vogue 2064) is an old pattern.  There’s 32 reviews on Patternreview written from 2004-2014.  I’ve meant to make …

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