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Sewing Patterns to Make in 2016

Sewing Patterns

I have my eye on a few sewing patterns to make. Some of these are my sewing table now! Can't wait to set to work on these adorable garments!  I just need to start shopping for the perfect fabrics! 
What are you going to make in 2016?
These look fun to wear. The flare or bell bottom is making a come back with this adorable pattern. 
I wear skirts every week, doesn't matter what the weather is. I do have to have pockets. This pattern not only has pockets but you can make it a mini skirt like this or add an extra length to make it a longer skirt. I will be making this short version in corduroy!
With Teiks shoes being so popular, I think I am going to try making my own ballet flat. I am going to buy some vegan leather and test this pattern out! 
Girl Charlee has a great selection of vegan fabrics. I could make a bag to match and be set! This sewing pattern looks well written and fun to try out! 
This is one jeans pattern I am looking at testing out. I have to be honest, I am a little scared of making jeans. I have never had a pair of jeans fit right, so I am not sure if I could create a perfect pair of jeans. I am up to the challenge. 

The Out and About Dress Pattern is on my sewing table as I type this post. I need fabric for this dress pattern.
 I am thinking about sewing one in stretch velvet knit. I think it would look great as a winter dress. It has pockets!!! It will also look great with a pair of tights and boots, layered with a warm sweater! 

Third jean pattern to attempt. Yup, still scared.
This looks like a nice top. I might have to shape the sides of it because my chest is smaller but I think it will look great! 
I am determine to sew jeans this new year. 
What sewing patterns are you eyeing for the new year?


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