Sewing Gallery – Seeing Is Believing!

Creating a sewing gallery is such fun!

Talking about how much we love to sew is one thing, seeing the results of our sewing fun can give others ideas for how they too can have fun sewing.

Maybe these images can give you some ideas for how you can have sewing fun with store bought sewing patterns. You can still be creative using store bought patterns.

Part of the fun is mixing and matching pieces from different patterns to create your own unique outfits. Creating your own unique styles through colors and fabrics is also part of the fun. Take a look at how using different materials and colors can make even the same pattern look new and different.

Happy sewing!

Simplicity Pattern S4371

Pattern S4371 Swatch Jacquard Purple/Gold Fabric Purple/Gold Jacquard Outfit

Using a different fabric to create a different look for Simplicity Pattern S4371.

Pattern S4371 Swatch African Print Fabric African Print Outfit

There are some great patterns that can be used for making Fall and Winter clothing from skirts to pants and jackets.

Butterick B4295 is a great example.

Pattern B4930 Herringbone Fabric Swatch Herringbone Outfit

One great pattern that I found to be suitable for boucle is McCall's Pattern M4930.

Pattern M4930 Teal/Black/White Boucle Fabric Swatch Teal/Black/White Boucle Outfit Pattern M4930 Green/White Boucle Fabric Swatch Green and White Boucle Outfit

The question has been asked by those that want to use store bought sewing patterns to mix and match and create their own unique outfits for themselves or for others as part of a sewing business, can it be done or even should it be done? Absolutely! Once you begin mixing and matching patterns there is no end to the outfits that can be created, either for oneself or for those others that one may sew for. There is no rule in the sewing world that says that you have to use all of the pieces from one company’s patterns to create an outfit. Mixing and matching is definitely allowed. Who knows, it can be the ticket for some to actually create their own designs from scratch. Creativity comes in many forms and with sewing the sky’s the limit and the combinations endless!

Here is an example of what you can create using Butterick, McCall’s, Simplicity and Vogue patterns to create an outfit.

Patterns Patterns Denim Blue Floral Fabric Swatch Blue Floral Denim Jacket and Skirt Blue Ponte Knit Top and Denim Floral Skirt Blue Floral Denim Pant Suit

The jacket was created using Vogue pattern V7809

The skirt was created using Simplicity S8805

The tank top was created using Butterick B5948

The Capri pants were created using McCall’s M4469

Choosing great fabrics such as linen or jacquard and knowing their fabric characteristics and uses can result in a good use of fabric.

Here are just a few of the projects that made good use of linen fabric mixes different patterns to create a unique design.

Pattern M2208 Pattern B5948 Linen Pink Floral Swatch Pink Floral Linen Tank Dress Pink  Linen Jacket and Floral Tank Dress Pink Floral Linen Skirt and Top

The pink flora tank dress was created using McCall's pattern M2208.

The pink solid jacket was created using Vogue pattern V7809.

The pink floral skirt was created using Butterick pattern B4235, pattern A.

The pink floral tank top was created using Butterick pattern B5948, pattern C.

The purple floral linen dress was created using Butterick pattern B4682.

The white linen like jacket was created using Vogue pattern V7809.

The purple floral linen suit was created using Butterick pattern B4999.

The white satin blouse was created using McCall's pattern M4921, pattern C.

Pattern B4682 Pattern B4999 Purple and White Floral Linen Swatch Linen Purple Floral Dress Linen Purple Floral Dress and White Jacket Suit Linen Purple Floral Suit White Satin Blouse and Purple Floral Linen Skirt Purple Linen Suit and White Satin Blouse

Using a jacquard fabric with the same pattern, but in a different color can create a totally different look. The stretch jacquard seen below is actually the same pattern as the gold and fushia creation at the beginning of the gallery. But, using different patterns a totally different look has been created.

Pattern B4682 Brown Patterned Jacquard Swatch Brown and Gray Jacquard Dress Brown/Gray Jacquard Dress and Brown Satin Jacket

The brown and grey stretch jacquard dress was created using Butterick pattern B4682.

The brown satin jacket was created using McCall's pattern M5143, pattern A.

Do You Have A Photo of A Sewing Project That You Are Proud Of?

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This is a wonderful pattern and a fun project!! Its very easy to make with some darts and gathering and a zipper! I used some Amy Buttler material cotton …

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HI I just finished this project. I am a novice sewer but i think this turned out very nicely. I used Pattern New Look number 6938 view E and shortened …

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