Happy Monday! Now that my mini capsule wardrobe has wrapped up, I really wanted to get into some sort of regular blogging schedule. I have found writing the posts this past week to be very meditative and a great way to communicate with the sewing community! That said, I wanted to do a quick post today to show you my #OWOP2017 entries.
What is #OWOP2017? One Week One Pattern (OWOP) was started a few years ago by Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons. This year, it was run by Sheona from Sewisfaction and she wrote a fantastic blog post about the history of OWOP here. Basically, the idea is to chose one pattern from your stash and either wear a different iteration of said pattern each day, or wear the same item styled a different way for one week. It was created to encourage us all to get the most out of the patterns we already have and also get the most out of the garments we have created.
This was my first time participated in OWOP and it was so much fun! I definitely plan on doing it again next year, if it returns. I chose the Cashmerette Concord t-shirt as my pattern because I love it, I already had 5 variations that were in regular rotation, and it's easy to hack. Since I already had 5 variations made up, I decided to bite the bullet and make up another 2 so I could wear something different every day. Here are my makes!
This is the scoop neck variation with 3/4 sleeves. I made this using a yummy viscose knit (it almost feels sweater-like) from Emma One Sock (you know I love EOS). I love the colors in this one!
This was my first hack of the week. I took the concord and shortened it to hit me at my waist. I added a front band, bottom band, and snaps and a cropped cardigan was born! I was missing a cropped cardigan in my wardrobe and this fits the bill. It's made from a wool double knit that I've had in my stash for a while. I had enough for this cardigan and a "sweater"!
This is one that you've all seen before in my Autumn Capsule Series. It gets a lot of wear both as a top and a layering piece. My hair is wet because I needed the pic before my photographers got on the bus!
For this version, I used the leftover fabric from my cardigan to create a "sweater". I added extra ease to my t-shirt pattern and created a sweater/sweatshirt block off of that. Because it's wool and a double knit, it's only just gotten cold enough for me to start wearing this more regularly.
This one I have named my party sweatshirt! I was playing around with sleeves and decided to cut the sleeve at elbow length and add a gathered fluffy portion (just a rectangle gathered into the sleeve and the cuff). I used the sweater/sweatshirt block for this one because I used a sweatshirt fleece (from my stash) that had little stretch.
This was also a simple hack. I used my t-shirt pattern and just lengthened it to dress length. I also pegged the skirt 1.5" at the hem so it gave it a little more shape. I used the leftover fabric from my day 1 concord. This dress is extremely snuggly and comfy!
This was my very first Concord that I ever made. I used a bamboo knit in gray and it is a workhorse in my wardrobe. It drapes beautifully and goes with pretty much everything in my closet.
And there you have it. My entire Concord collection, to date. I hope you've enjoyed this little round up.
Until next time!