The D.I.Y $ 0.99 outfit!

I always a have a nagging feeling that I should be sewing on a Sunday. It is (usually) my day off and I want to make myself something. Spending the bulk of my week (read life) making things for others, I have a shockingly small amount of clothes in my own wardrobe that I have made myself… I think because usually when time and energy presents itself at the same time I have no inspiration. So, to inspire myself to get up from the sofa and in to the sewing room, here is a wee fun outfit for no monies (well almost) for you to sink your teeth into.

Top: the Sorbetto from Colette patterns. A free download that I think is such a great wee pattern. There are loads of add-ons out there for collars and sleeves so you will never get board of the Sorbetto.

Sorbetto top

Skirt: the Kasia skirt from Burda patterns. The Burda online pattern store is so handy. I have had an account with them for a few years now and as soon as you bought a pattern you can download it again and again. Super! They have some free ones and when you have to part with your money it is usually never more then $5.99 so great prices. You can chose to print out at home (so you can start sewing ASAP) or download and get it printed on larger paper at the printers. It is so much easier than you think. This stunning skirt is an absolute bargain for $0.99! It is an intermediate pattern, but a good first step up if you see yourself as a beginner still. It is just that it is so many parts.

Kasia skirt from Burda Patterns

And to top this outfit off, I think you need a wee clutch bag. Don’t you? There are a few free online pattern a out there, but one of my favourites are from sewing blogger See Kate Sew. Check her blog out for loads of great tutorials and a bunch of free patterns.

Clutch bag from See Kate Sew

Clutch bag from See Kate Sew

So, get out of the sofa and into your sewing room and have a look at that pile of amazing fabrics you bought just because 1) it was in the sale 2) it was to amazing to just walk past 3) you bought for a specific project but then changed your mind. I know you have some great fabric waiting for you in the workroom.

I’m away to make myself a wee clutch now.

Happy sewing Sunday!

XxX Jennie