Sewing Nation, I just have to admit that I love me some Pendrells. Let me take that a little further, I love me some Sewaholic Patterns. I can't believe I waited so long to try them out. I guess I just had to wait for the offerings from the Big 4 to lose their appeal.
After completing the first 6 or so Pendrells, I began to wonder if I was losing my mind -- did it make sense to keep making the same shirt over and over and over again? Seriously? Given the number of patterns in my collection, it would make sense to spread the wealth. But, as time progressed I realized that I am sewing the same way I tend to shop -- like a dude. When I find a basic that I like, let's say tank tops, and I like the fit, then I purchase them in every color, decide that I covered in that area for the next 1 to 2 years and move on to something else until said item category begins to look raggedy. Then I repeat the process. The Pendrell is replacing the tank tops that I wear to work in the summer. (I'm a uniform dresser - pencil skirt, tank, sweater or blazer). Now that I am edging toward 50, polyester in the summer is creating some "heated" moments, especially living in Florida. Enter this amazing woven tank. No more tugging, pulling or adjusting my clothes during the day. In other words, heaven.
So, here are some pictures of my Pendrells in action.
Vintage cotton strawberry print:
Tina Givens Pendrell:
That's it for now folks. Soon I will have pictures of my new love, Sewaholic's Tofino's. You see, while clearing out my closet and selling most of my wardrobe, I realized that the two pair of PJs that I've been wearing for the past couple of years needed to be chucked. Enter the Tofino. I even set aside my Pendrells and pencil skirts to make them. Why, you ask? (A) I get bored easily, (b) I wanted to tackle this project before I forgot about it -- I've been meaning to make myself a drawer full of PJs for a year now and (c) because I can.
That's it for now Sewing Nation.