All Day Shirt

My boyfriend and I have been together longer than I’ve been sewing, yet I’ve hardly made him anything. Before this shirt the only things were a couple of simple bags and a Merchant & Mills Foreman Jacket that I made before I was really skilled enough to be making a jacket. But now that I’ve discovered that the All Day Shirt by Liesl + Co fits him well, I bet there will be some more unselfish sewing in my future.

This was actually supposed to be a Christmas present, of course, but in the weeks up to Christmas I was too busy making other presents and I put it off…and then I kept putting it off in favor of other projects. It’s funny, because I actually like shirtmaking and the All Day Pattern is very well put together, so it came together quickly once I sat down to it.

Instead of taking his measurements, I took measurements off a RTW shirt that fits him well. It put him pretty much exactly at a M, which was great. I think men are often pretty particular about how their clothes fit, so taking measurements off a well-fitting garment instead of the body is a good way to go.

The fabric is Essex cotton/linen in Spice. I waffled between this color and the extremely similar Cinnamon color, but I liked that Spice is a bit…spicier? I think it compliments the boyfriend’s coloring really nicely, anyway!

I don’t have much to say about sewing this, other than that the instructions were generally excellent. The sleeve plackets came together really nicely and the collar was one of my easiest. My only complaints are that the instructions for the cuffs were a bit confusing and that the seam allowance is only 1/2″. I managed to squeeze flat-felled seams out of it, but a 5/8″ allowance would have been better. The pattern only instructs you to serge or do fake flat-felled seams, where the raw edge is just stitched down and not concealed.

While sewing this I discovered the magic of using a glue stick for basting! Why have I never done this before?? It made all the fiddly bits about a hundred times less fiddly. I also used bias for the hem, which came out a lot neater than trying to fold that curve would have.

One thing about the way this pattern fits – the neck is extremely small! There’s no way Jay can button it up all the way, which isn’t really a problem for him because he never wears his shirts like that. But I think this is rather silly, since the pattern is designed to be a dress shirt and one of the views even includes collar stays! If you look closely at the pattern envelope, it doesn’t even look like the model would be able to close the top button.

Jay loves his new shirt and was excited about it the whole time I was sewing it. I’m really happy that my skills are now good enough to make things I’m actually proud to give him. He’s always been incredibly supportive of my sewing and it’s about time he got something out of it!

Nikko Dress

One of the many perks of working at a fabric store is that sometimes I get access to patterns early. And when I saw the new Nikko Top/Dress by True Bias, I knew I had to make it immediately. I love the casual but sleek style of the dress and honestly who can resist a split hem?

At first I wanted to make the dress out of this amazingly soft modal fleece, but then we got hit with 70° weather and I needed to find something that wouldn’t leave me sweating. This rayon rib knit (now sold out) is the same one that I used for my Megan Nielsen Rowan bodysuit and it’s soft and lightweight without being too thin for a dress. The rib gives it a bit of body so that it’s not as clingy as a rayon jersey, but still has that lovely drape.

This dress would have been super quick to sew if I picked the right size. I originally went with a 10 graded to a 6 at the waist, but then went back and took the whole thing (arms and all) in 5/8″. And then I went back again and took in the waist some more. So I’m not sure what size this ended up being…maybe a 6 graded to a 2 at the waist? I find True Bias to run slightly large, though it might have been my very stretchy fabric choice as well.

I also raised the slit by 7 inches and shortened the hem by about 10 inches. I did this after I sewed it of course, which made things slightly more complicated, but I wanted to see how I liked the length as-drafted. And y’know, maxis just aren’t my thing. I never know what shoes you’re supposed to wear with them.

I love the height of the turtleneck and that it’s drafted with some curve, rather than just a straight rectangle. And Kelli’s instructions are excellent as always, with nice details like stabilizing the shoulder seams with clear elastic, recommending fusible tape on the hems, and telling you what height and cup size this was drafted for. Other pattern designers, take note!

You may have noticed that I didn’t hem my Nikko Dress at all. That’s not usually my style, but my twin needle immediately broke when I tried to use it (I’m always forgetting to switch from zig-zag…), I didn’t have any fusible tape, and I’m impatient. It’s not super noticeable and it doesn’t bug me too much, but I’ll hem any future versions.

And there definitely will be future Nikko dresses! I want to make the sleeveless view and probably one without the turtleneck as well. I’m not sure if I’ll make the top, since I may prefer the fit of the Seamwork Neenah and the Megan Nielsen Rowan.

What do you think of the new True Bias pattern?

P.S. Don’t these photos have such a weird dreamy quality to them? I think my phone gets confused around stripes, plus the sunlight and shadows were playing tricks. I think it kind of works for this dress and its California vibes, though!

Sloane Sweatshirt x2

 

These are actually my third and fourth Sloane Sweatshirts by Named Clothing, but by far my favorites. My first one was made in French terry from Thread International and it gets a lot of wear, but it’s much more basic. (btw, Thread International is closing their fabric business, so head over there for some super good deals on ethical fabric made from recycled plastic!) And my second was made in a cheap mystery knit that ended up rather oversized and sloppy-looking, so it lives in my pajama drawer.

The Sloane has long darts from hem to bust point that give it a nice shape and a more elevated look than your typical sweatshirt. Other than this detail, it’s as straightforward as they come and a super quick sew. (Or at least it should be if your serger is behaving!)

Sherpa Sloane

I had this fuzzy, sheep-y look in mind since seeing a similar sweatshirt in a shop in Albuquerque back in November, but it took me a bit to find the perfect fleecey fabric. And then I realized I should just go to Joann – they have a big selection of cuddle fabric and the one I got has a soft knit backing that’s perfect. (I think it’s this one, but I’m not sure!)

At first I wanted to find a burgundy rib knit for the cuffs, but I fortunately thought better of it. I finished this in December, so I think those colors combined with the time of year would have made me look like a walking Santa hat! I discovered I love this white and bright blue color combo, so I’m very glad I changed my mind. This bamboo rib knit is from Stonemountain and the leftovers were what I used for my Sunny Dress.

This sweatshirt is so cuddly and warm and I just love it. The only thing is that it’s terrible to wear while sewing, because the fabric basically acts like tentacles and sucks up every loose thread and random piece of fluff around!

 

Punch Needle Sloane

Have you heard of punch needle? I lurked around on the #oxfordpunchneedle hashtag on Instagram for a while before deciding to give it a try. It seemed like a good portable hobby that’s a bit more creative than knitting and less fussy than embroidery. One road trip to LA later, and I had a fun mini rug-like thing ready for…something. Why not put it on a sweatshirt?

This thick cotton/poly sweatshirting came from Stonemountain and it was soooo different to work with compared to the rib knit and sherpa fleece. It’s thick, doesn’t stretch a lot, and my serger haaaated it. I think I did the neckband at least three times, which is why it ended up a lot wider than my other Sloane. But in the end that was good, because of that whole non-stretchy factor.

After I finished sewing the sweatshirt, I handstitched the punch needle piece to the front. The monk’s cloth backing is turned under, so there aren’t any raw edges in danger of unraveling (so far!).

I really like how this sweatshirt turned out and I wear it probably once a week. It was a bit of an experiment, but a satisfyingly wearable one! I have some more punch needle projects planned and I’m excited to see what else I can do with this craft.


Both of these Sloane Sweatshirts have been finished for over a month, but I wanted to wait to post them until after I saw how they fared with wearing & washing. I know a lot of bloggers like to post their makes before they’ve worn them out and about, but I like to give an honest take on how they wear. And both of these have been fine so far, yay! I’ve machine washed them inside-out and hung them to dry, and they’ve both come out fairly unscathed. The sherpa Sloane got a little less fuzzy around the seams and developed a mysterious crease down the front, but is otherwise as soft as ever. And the punch needle piece only got a little fuzzier, but is otherwise perfect!

If you’re looking for a new sweatshirt pattern to try out, I highly recommend the Sloane. The drafting is excellent and the result is super comfy, but a little more interesting than your usual loungewear. For the record, both of these are a size 38 and I about doubled the width of the cuffs and hemband, just for my personal preference!

P.S. Apologies for the wrinkles, lack of “real” pants, and ghostly pallor. I have been sick all weekend, but decided I needed to take advantage of being at home and the decent light. The best I could do was a swipe of mascara, sorry!

#sewmystyle / Bound Hem Sunny Dress + A Tutorial

My first Sunny Dress for #sewmystyle is done! It’s the comfy, casual, cool knit dress of my dreams. Of course I had to make some modifications to the pattern, which I’m going to share with you here.

Before that, lemme tell you about the fabric I used. The main fabric is a really nice rayon blend ponte from Stonemountain & Daughter and all the bands are this bamboo rib. If you’re looking for rib knit to finish off sweatshirts or jackets, I can’t recommend this stuff enough. It is admittedly a little too thick for this dress, but I had it on hand and I loved the bright blue & stripes combo. The ponte is excellent because it’s nice and soft and the white areas are totally opaque. I know we are running low on it in the store, but this rayon stripe is similar.

To give my Sunny the classic ringer tee look I changed the neckline to a crew neck. I used the Megan Nielsen Rowan Tee as a guide, but you can also just trace off the neckline of your favorite tee shirt if you don’t have a suitable pattern. I also shortened the sleeves by about 3 inches. And though my measurements put me at a size medium, I graded out slightly on the body so that it was right between medium and large.

I finished off the hemline with a binding to draw attention to that fun scalloped hem. It’s a nice way to finish a hemline like this because you don’t have to worry about easing up the curve and it only takes a few more steps.

How to Bind a Knit Hem

First, I completed the first few steps of the pattern:

  1. Stitch shoulder seams
  2. Insert sleeves in flat (I know the pattern says to insert them after the side seams are finished, but that’s really unnecessary and it’s easier to insert them flat)

To prepare the hem band, cut two 1 1/2″ wide lengths of ribbing. I didn’t measure the exact length, but you want it to be slightly longer than the curve of the hem.

Folded and press it exactly like bias binding: fold in half lengthwise and press, unfold and press in the two long edges in to the middle crease, fold in half lengthwise again and press well.

Unfold the binding and line it up along the hemline. Pin along the edge.

Stitch along the first crease with a stretch stitch or zig-zag.

Trim back the seam allowance of both the binding and the main fabric.

Fold the binding over the seam allowance, encasing the raw hem. Pin the binding down. In the photo you can see that the pins do not go through the ribbing on the front, but catch it securely in the back.

Stitch in the ditch with a very narrow zig-zag stitch. If your stitching is careful, then it should be unnoticeable from the right side. Mine is visible on the white areas, but blends in almost completely on the black stripes.

Stitch the side seams as you would normally and finish the neckline and sleeve hems however you wish. I made bands by cutting 2 inch wide strips of ribbing to the length of my neckline/sleeve circumference x 0.8.

And there you go! The bound hemline adds an extra step, but I think it’s no more difficult than trying to hem a deep curve, honestly. I obviously went for the contrast look, but if you used the same fabric as the main dress it would be a clean way to finish the hem.

This Sunny Dress is going to be a spring and summer staple, I know it. I didn’t want to take the dress off after taking these photos, even though I was freezing! It’s so comfortable and easy to wear.

If you’re joining in on #sewmystyle, how is your Sunny going? I’ve been seeing some really lovely ones popping up on Instagram and Facebook and I can’t wait to see everyone’s!

#sewmystyle / Fabric for the Sunny Dress & Top

The beauty of the Sunny Dress & Top by Friday Pattern Company is that it can be made in so many different types of knits, from drapey bamboo jersey to cozy French terry. When picking your fabric, keep in mind the kind of silhouette you want. Knits come in a huge variety of weights, which can have a big effect on how the finished garment looks.

If the Sunny is your first time sewing with knits, don’t be freaked out! There are lots of great guides out there to help you. I like this blog from Thread Theory and this Seamwork Mag article about sewing knits on a regular machine. And if you’re still nervous, then you can use a more stable knit like scuba or ponte for your first try.

Fabric Recommendations and Where to Buy

1. St. James Stripe / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 2. Melange Rib Sweater Knit / Blackbird Fabrics 3. Dahlia Scuba / Fabric Godmother 4. Bamboo Jersey / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics

5. Merino Jersey Stripe / The Fabric Store 6. Stripe Shibori Bamboo Knit / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 7. Art Gallery Fabrics Cotton/Spandex Jersey / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 8. Painted Spot Knit / The Fabric Store

9. White Noise French Terry / Sew Over It 10. Cotton + Steel Cotton/Spandex Knit / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 11. Spandex Velvet / Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics 12. Ponte Crepe / Fabric Godmother

You may have noticed that a lot of the picks are from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics. That’s because Sew My Style participants get a nice discount for the month of January and because I work there! I’m basically fondling these fabrics all the time (weirdo, I know), so I know they are well suited for the Sunny.

If you’re checking out our selection of knits online and want to know if something will work for the Sunny or not, please ask! Pairing fabric with patterns is one of my favorite things to do, so I’m happy to help. And if there’s something you’re looking for but don’t see it on the site, let me know. We have a huge selection and not everything is online, so there’s a chance that we have what you want in the shop.

Have you picked your fabric for the Sunny yet? I’m still waffling between a few choices, but I need to get started soon!

#sewmystyle / Sunny Dress & Top Inspiration

The first pattern for Project #sewmystyle in 2018 is the Sunny Dress & Top by Friday Pattern Company. This looks like a pretty basic pattern (because it is!) but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it special. Often it’s the simple patterns that are the most fun, because they’re a blank slate for your personal style.

What attracts me to the Sunny is the casual, body-skimming silhouette and the scalloped or dolphin hemline. It gives me lazy summer vibes (could be the name too, haha) and I can’t wait to pair a Sunny with just some sneakers and messy hair once the weather turns warm again.

By the time summer rolls around (or by the time summer ends for you Southern Hemisphere folks), you can have a whole closet of Sunny dresses and tops that are all slightly different because this pattern is so easy to switch up depending on the fabric you use or what hacking you do.

Make the Sunny your own!

Adding length to the sleeves or body is a simple alteration that can really change the look of your Sunny. I love the tunic from Anthropologie in the middle—so comfy casual.

Cleverly placed contrasting fabrics can be a really cute addition. Just be careful when using fabric of different weights, as one may pull or weigh down the other. And if you want to use just a small piece of a special fabric, add a little patch pocket!

  

Over the summer it seemed like I was adding a waist tie to everything I made, including this Seamwork Jane t-shirt dress. This is a really simple way to switch up the silhouette of the Sunny and elevate it a bit from a simple t-shirt dress. Play with different widths and lengths of the ties to see what works best for you.

Put some trim on it! I love the look of a ringer tee and the Sunny is perfect for this little contrast detail. You could really go wild with appliques and trims, but I think something simple like the tassel detail in the dress below is super fun and wearable.

 

If you’re in need of more inspiration, I’ve put together a Pinterest board full of ideas. And tomorrow I’ll have a post about fabric suggestions and where to buy online, so look out for that!

And just in case none of these leave you feeling creative, I will also have a couple hack posts later this month. The great thing about the Sunny is that you can make so many variations and nobody would know it’s from the same pattern!

What do you have planned for your Sunny? Are you keeping it cool and classic or are you going to change things up?

Lander Pant in Japanese Cotton/Linen

I bought this Japanese cotton/linen lightweight canvas back in April from Stonemountain (now sadly sold out) and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to make with it. A simple sheath dress seemed like the obvious choice, but I felt like this amazing print had more potential. I played around with the idea of a two-piece setacular with a mini skirt and crop top, but again it didn’t feel quite right to me. Then one day I was going through my stash and I held up the panel to evaluate it again and it hit me: pants! I posted about my revelation on Instagram and got some well-meaning replies that maybe I should make a sheath dress, but I was determined to make some crazy pants. And then a couple months later (my sewing queue is long and slow-moving), True Bias released the Lander Pant and it was like the stars aligned.

My Refashioners 2017 project was my first run with this pattern and of course I used a fabric that Kelli probably did not intend for the Landers to be made in (silk!). This Kokka fabric is closer to what the pattern recommends, though it’s still slightly lightweight. I was super fussy about my cutting in order to a) try to get things lined up across seams and b) not have a big red cloud right on my ass. It was tricky and I ended up having to piece the waistband, but that’s no big deal.

You may have noticed that I didn’t include the patch pockets on the front. This is partially because trying to pattern match those would have been a pain, and also because I wanted a sleeker look in the front. I created these little (actually a bit too little) pockets in the waistband seam. Can I call them welt pockets? All I know is that I wanted them to resemble Kamm pants a bit and I think I accomplished that! (At least with the pockets, ha.) I also left off the belt loops to keep with that sleeker look.

Love that accidental airplane fly (get it?)

Kelli is an amazing pattern drafter and the proportions of the Lander Pant are absolutely spot on. I graded from a 6 in the waist to a 10 in the hips and kept the length as drafted for the cropped pant. I was worried about the back pockets being too big and square, but I think they look pretty great actually. The only issue I have is that the waistband is totally straight, so I have some gaping in the back and sides. I should have caught this before cutting and next time I’ll draft a curved waistband.

Other things to note: I used a dark green thread for topstitching and the jeans buttons came from Stonemountain (they’re the brass ones here). For construction seams I used light grey thread, which seems to work for most of the colors in the print.

Let’s talk about this print for a second, because it’s kind of the star of the show. It’s called “Cinema,” which I don’t really get because there’s nothing movie-related in it. There’s an airport, a beach, and a carnival, but no movie theater. Go figure. I love the colors in this fabric, from the dark green night sky to the pale pink sand. There are actually daytime and greyscale versions as well, but I prefer this one. I find the illustration style so playful and charming, and I usually don’t like any prints with human figures.

In looking up this fabric just now I learned that the original art was created through Chigiri-e, which is a Japanese papercraft that traditionally used hand-dyed washi paper. Wow!

I think these Lander Pants might be my favorite make this year. Though I’ve never made or worn anything like this before, they feel completely me. I feel like sewing has really expanded my capacity to wear bright colors and prints. I actually don’t remember the last time I made something solid black (my Kochi Kimono doesn’t count because it’s two-toned) and this is the most fun my closet has ever been. I fully encourage everyone to try making a pair of wild pants, whether they’re fancy (velvet?!) or just kind of silly (grass pants!). Go for it!

I have plans for at least one more pair of Lander Pants in the nearish future and probably also some pattern hacking/mashing with the Lander as a base. It’s just an excellent, excellent pattern with tons of potential.

Perfect fit on the booty!

Reversible Wool Kochi Kimono

I bought the Kochi Kimono as soon as Papercut Patterns released it a few months ago and have been wanting to sew it up ever since. I finally got around to it when I realized that this double-faced wool blend remnant I picked up from Stonemountain would definitely not be enough for a Sapporo. It was the perfect amount for the Kochi, though!

The Kochi is a fairly simple pattern, but of course I made it a hundred times more difficult by making mine reversible. This wool blend is actually two thin layers tacked together, so I was able to take them apart and do fake flat-felled seams on the black “wrong” side. It’s not the neatest, but I actually prefer the camel side so the black side will probably hardly ever be shown!

I also hand-sewed the pockets on because it was impossible to top stitch evenly and accurately through all the layers. I only have one pocket per side because I got lazy, but I don’t mind. The reversibility means there’s a secret inner pocket that’s perfect for stashing my wallet.

The hems were finished by taking the layers apart 1-2″, folding in, and topstitching. For the collar band I fully took the layers apart, sewed them back right sides together along one side, and sandwiched the Kochi body in between the folded-in layers of the other side. I hope that makes sense!

Something to note about the sizing is that this thing runs BIG. I tried on a size small Kochi shortly before making this and it was a pretty good fit, so that was the size I went with when I was cutting this out (or so I thought). It turns out that I actually cut the second smallest size, which is XS! I think it fits well and I would not have wanted to go any larger. If I make another one in a less bulky fabric I may even go for the XXS.

I love how cozy and easy to wear this is. It’s really a jacket,but can also be worn like a warm sweater with just a tank top underneath. I’m not sure if I would wear it untied though. The bulkiness of the fabric makes the fronts lay a little weirdly. It would work better in a drapier fabric, I think.

I’ll definitely make the Kochi again. I love how this pattern would work well in so many different fabrics. No doubt I have plenty in my stash that would be great, but I’m really dreaming of one in this amazing Kokka Beberica cotton/linen canvas!

P.S. I don’t think I can take photos in front of this wall in the winter—the lighting makes it the exact same color as my skin!

Grainline Archer in Yarn-Dyed Voile

Like the fabric for my Seamwork Jane dress, I had my eye on this yarn-dyed voile for a while before I bought it. I knew right when I saw it that I wanted to make a Grainline Studio Archer shirt that played with the stripe direction in the different elements.

First, a bit about this fabric. It’s an amazingly light and slightly sheer 100% cotton voile. It must have been a designer end because it was only $9/yard, when usually voiles of this quality are $13+. I love that it’s yarn-dyed, which means that the stripe pattern comes from how it’s woven, not from printing. This makes cutting on grain a lot easier!

I had been wanting to try the Archer shirt pattern for a little while because I really like wearing slightly boxy and oversized button down shirts over leggings. I thought in this fabric it could be easily dressed up or down and would be a nice light sun cover in the summer.

I did a bunch of Archer googling before deciding on the size to cut out. It seemed like a lot of people had problems with the sleeves being too long and I didn’t see any versions where the cuffs sat how I would like them. I kind of hate any sleeves that go over my hands, so I decided to shorten them by 2″ and grade to a size 4 in the sleeve and cuff. I cut a size 8 for the body, which is pretty much exactly my size. I find that Grainline’s sizing is a bit on the large side, so I figured the 8 would be perfectly oversized.

The final modification I made was to change the cuffs to have tower plackets. I used this tutorial, which I found immensely helpful and now I love tower plackets! I was so pleased with how these came out with all the different stripes.

All the stripe directions!

Except…the sleeves and cuffs are still too freaking big! I’m pretty mad, because now I will never ever wear this shirt without the sleeves rolled up. Which means those pretty tower plackets will never show! I don’t think of myself as having short arms, but I guess I do? Or Grainline thinks people have really long arms? Next time I would shorten by another two or three inches and grade to a 0 at the cuff. And if I want a non-oversized shirt I would maybe have to make a 4, judging by how oversized the collar and shoulders are too. I don’t know how actually small people make Grainline patterns! And actually, these pictures were taken after this shirt accidentally went through the dryer, so it was originally even a big larger!

Despite all this, I really like this shirt. It was great to have while traveling as my slightly “nicer” dinner wear and it might be one of my more RTW-looking makes. I like how sheer and floaty this fabric is and because I French seamed the inside and burrito-ed the yoke, the guts are rather pretty too. And eventually I’ll get the fit right and have a shirt with sleeves that end snugly at my wrist bone.

I feel like a common theme of my blog posts is “I’m disappointed, but I still like the result!” which I think is pretty apt for how most of my sewing goes. It’s often a struggle, but usually in the end I’m still pretty happy with how things come out because of the time and care I’ve put into them. Do you ever feel the same way?

Sort-of Seamwork Jane

 

 

Working at a fabric store obviously means constant access to amazing fabrics that I desperately need. But if I gave in as often as I wanted to, I wouldn’t have a paycheck, so I have a system. When there’s a fabric I want, but I don’t have a specific project with a deadline in mind, I’ll wait on it. I’ll check the bolt every week or so, and when I see that it’s getting low I’ll scoop it up.

That’s what happened with this fantastically weird 100% cotton double knit. I had wanted it ever since I started working at Stonemountain, but I didn’t buy it until months later and it was down to less than 5 yards on the bolt. During that time I daydreamed about what I wanted to make it into and I settled on an out of the ordinary t-shirt dress to fit this out of the ordinary print.

I didn’t have a good t-shirt dress pattern, so I started with the Seamwork Jane pattern. I wish I had sized down more (I already went down one size, but Seamwork ease is out of control), because the shoulders are annoyingly too large. Not in a fun, oversized way, but just a slightly too big sort of way.

Other than the sizing issues that aren’t too terrible, this was a fairly easy sew. Just kidding, this was kind of a nightmare! Since I was making things up as I went along, I had to redo the ties a few times to get the position right. And I had to take it in in the hips, which meant double the stripe matching. And I broke two twin needles on this dress! One time was completely my fault (remember to switch out of zig-zag stitch when you use a twin needle, folks!), but the other was just because this knit is super thick and topstitching the neckline was too much for my machine.

Despite all these troubles, I really like this dress. It’s super comfy and the ties/busy print are a nice distraction for those big lunch days. I brought it to Oaxaca/Peru but ended up only wearing it once because it was too hot for Oaxaca and too cold for Peru. Oh well, it’s perfect for temperate Berkeley.

My coworker actually bought this same fabric and made the Deer & Doe Zephyr Skirt out of it. We’ve only accidentally matched once so far, but it’s funny to see how the same fabric can be used by two people with completely different style!