Tried and True Social Sew Round Up!

Hello Social Sew-alongers! This month, you proved Tried and True patterns mean more creativity, not less, with a round up of really lovely makes that I know you'll get loads of use out of--best of both worlds. Take a look at all the participants' makes and maybe find your next Tried and True pattern!

Saturday Night Stitch-er Hila says she feels "uberfeminine, uberlovely, and ubersplendid" in her knockout roses shirtdress made with T'n'T (and perennial blogger fave) McCalls 6696. I think she likes it!

Carmen from See Carmen Sew sewed one of my own favorite tried and true silhouettes, a full pleated skirt, using McCall's 6706 for the second time and letting the fabric choice provide a totally different look!

Liz-o-matic made her fifth, sixth, and seventh versions of the Vesta Patterns Grail T-shirt. I really want to try out their Fable dress and her love of their tee pattern is not helping--it looks great and I can totally see why you'd make so many!

Sewing a la Carte Sonja made a "Basic, Never Failing Top Pattern" which I think we can agree is the very definition of a T'n'T! She used a bodice block to draft her pattern. (I have never done this but it could be a perfect task for next month's theme, "Try Something New," don't you think?)

Petite Passions nailed the fit on a beautiful lace dress. And such precision stitching!

Dixie O'Dare made some improvements to her second version of a favorite pattern, resulting in a better fit and a comfortable, throw-on-and-go dress with loads of vintage appeal.

The Little Cave's pretty and practical feather-print maxi dress was born out of patterned-fabric print placement stress... but I think you'll agree the maxi skirt looks lovely paired with the surplice top!

SewsNBows made two pairs of floral shorts, including a pair of knit shorts without a pattern. Now that's impressive.

Melissa of Mahlica Designs took on a cardigan with her name on it--the Melissa Cardigan by Zeirstoff Patterns--which will be a lovely trasitional piece as she says "sew long" to summer.

Nathalie of Nathalie Sews returned to a surprise favorite... culottes! After being hesitant about culottes, she ended up wearing her first version out, and replaced them with an upgraded pair.

Jinx & Gunner blogger K10(!) made a graphic black-and-white stripe maxi dress out of a mysterious unreleased pattern... it looks great, so we'll all have to check back for the eventual pattern reveal!

Nicole's cozy turtleneck over on her blog The Wild Stitch just makes you want to snuggle up with some cocoa, doesn't it? (Plus, bonus kitty!)

Liliana Lassemista cut into some gorgeous Strawberry Thief Liberty and made a really lovely blouse from one Gertie's books. (She also mentions having something in mind for next month's challenge... can't wait to see what it is!)

Seam Racer made an adorable set (y'all know how I feel about those) from a 1959 pattern. The shorts are a great fit that little front-tie crop top is so adorable!

The Kninja's Tania Culottes are not only quite flirty but also so practical since they coordinate with several other sets she's made.

Who's found a new pattern to try? Thank you again for all your participation, and I hope I'll see you next month where we'll Try Something New! Yikes!! What new thing will you be trying?


ps: there's still time to join! The link-up closes at midnight EST and I'll add you to the round-up is you eek in under deadline :)

allie J.

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  1. ooh I always love these posts - so many great new blogs to check out. Although Hila's blog, and makes, have long been a favourite! I'm hoping I'll have time tonight to get a few close-up pics and at least post one of the two TnT skirts I've made this month!

  2. Whew, I added my link! There are lots of lovely clothes this month. TNT is a good theme!

  3. ^i agree, love the tnt theme. Can't wait to see what's next!! Thanks Allie

  4. pretty makes! so much fun to see everyone's items!

  5. Thank you for the roundup. Great job everybody!

  6. Hey Allie, thanks for putting together these round ups! So much fun! Just an FYI, the pattern released so I put the deets on my blog if you're interested (spoiler alert: Isla by Made by Rae, def worth checking out IMHumbleO). :o)



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