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Savannah by Wardrobe by me patterns

We all have the perpetual nothing-to-wear problem even though we have full closets. I decided to fix it by trying out all the tunic patterns in my stash. So far, I've made P4P Everyday Elegance (blogged in my spring/summer capsule post), Love Notions Rhapsody (still to blog), Rad Patterns Day in the park and Night on the town tunics (blogged here). The latest in my quest to make up all the tunic patterns I own is Savannah by Wardrobe By Me.


Savannah tunic is a really good option for those who want to make a button down shirt but are either intimidated by a stand collar, or want to make a shirt in a few hours really quick :-) This tunic has 2 simple options for finishing the neck - woven binding or knit ribbing. They come out looking very different. Knit binding looks sporty and cool for a shirt this style. I don't think I've ever seen that in a woven shirt. I want to try that option next time. For this shirt, I did woven binding. Pattern piece and instructions are provided…

Arabella Skirt

I had the pleasure of making the Arabella skirt for Rebecca Page Designs. It's a sweet, simple, gathered skirt that comes in a variety of length options. I chose to make a maxi skirt.

Pattern Description: The Arabella is a gorgeous ladies maxi skirt pattern. An easy & quick sew with 4 lengths and lots of options, it’s a perfect beginner skirt pattern!

The pattern is very quick and easy for a beginner to do. I probably completed it in an hour. I used a burgundy crepe fabric which was opaque. At 2 yards, it was just enough fabric for this project. I'm short and can often get away with less fabric than pattern calls for.


I love that the skirt has just the right amount of gathering to make it feel full but not add bulk. The airy lightness of the fabric makes it almost an ethereal feeling.
The pattern comes with 2 waistband options - Tall and regular. I used the regular waistband and sash.


There is a child's version of Arabella as well that I'm hoping to make for Aanya.

McCall 6696 Shirtdress review

I finally made the Mccall 6696 shirdress after owing the pattern for over a year! This is my first time making a shirtdress with actual buttons and stand collar. I was afraid of this pattern for no reason at all. It is a very well drafted and fitting pattern. I made a muslin and understood the mods I needed to make for my unique fit challenges. Muslin is so very important for any garment, wovens more so than knits.

We'll talk muslins and adjustments but first, let's get right to the photos!


The fabric is a foil print cotton woven that I got from Joanns. It feels really nice and smooth. I love love this fabric! Went back to check if they still have it but alas, I couldn't find it. I got this dress out of 2 yards!



I made View C - sleeveless dress with straight skirt, size 14. Before starting the muslin, I had decided to take out most of the back gathers. That is the #1 complaint most people have from this pattern that the back is too blousy. I took out all gathers from the …