All posts tagged: Capital Chic Patterns

Environmentally Friendly Sweatshirts

I’m sorry to have left you hanging for over a month, someday I’ll post about what has been going on in my life, just be forewarned that there have been a lot of changes and unfortunately sewing, taking pictures of my sewing and blogging have fallen at the wayside. The sweatshirts I want to share with you today were actually made in November, but I got a great picture by accident this morning. If my cousin Jon ever gets sick of the tent business, I think he’d make a great photographer. Onto the makes! A “side effect” if you will, of making my own clothes is that I feel like I’m being more environmentally friendly. However, I’m a realist, I know many fabric lines are not made in ideal conditions and can contain harsh chemicals that aren’t good for the people who work around them. I know that the people in those factories are often paid just as poorly as the people who work in sweatshops, but I also know that buying a pattern from …

White Russian Sweatshirt Gets a Makeover

I have now made 5 of the White Russian sweatshirt! I really love this pattern and felt like it had a lot of potential that I wasn’t taking advantage of for hacks. The hack I made is very simple and actually changes very little, but I feel like it completely changes the look of the pattern. First of all I didn’t use sweatshirt fabric. For this version I used a French terry from Imagine Gnats that was very similar in look and feel to the French Terry I used for a Renfrew. This French terry wasn’t intended to be something for me at all but when it arrived I decided it wasn’t right for the Paxton I had in mind and since I had recently given away my navy (unblogged) White Russian, I wasn’t going to let this wonderful fabric sit for long in my stash. The other two changes I made were small. I increased the seam allowance so this would look more fitted like a sweater and I omitted the cuffs. Because I …