Tried & True Patterns Part II

With spring in the air, we’ve been busy getting new spring and summer fabrics in stock, priced and ready for your shopping pleasure! This is also a great time to feature Bini’s tried and true favorites, as they are perfect spring and summer casual basics to add to your wardrobe.

Bini

Playful and fun, Bini’s favorite patterns are easy to wear and provide a canvas for the variety of fabrics Josephine’s has to offer. She loves to combine prints, dive into her stash, and make use of a one yard piece of Libery of London cotton whenever she can.

This first tried and true pattern is a self-drafted tank top with bias binding. It requires just one yard of fabric in size small. Ask Bini about tracing this pattern to try for yourself! Come see more samples in the shop.

                                             Some favorites from Bini's Tank Top Class!  Making a year round favorite is a fun way to jump into Spring sewing!!

                                            Some favorites from Bini's Tank Top Class!  Making a year round favorite is a fun way to jump into Spring sewing!!

             A Liberty of London and lace combo for one of Bini’s signature tank tops.

            A Liberty of London and lace combo for one of Bini’s signature tank tops.

Another staple in Bini’s wardrobe is the Burnside Bib pattern from Sewhouse Seven. This is a pattern that can be made from many different fabrics to suit the season. She has made versions in wool, cotton and linen. The pair pictured below right is made in a charcoal gray wool. 

Bini is so fond of this pattern that she made a pair in linen for her sister-in-law and co-owner, Dana!

The Burnside Bib and other Sewhouse Seven patterns are available at Josephine’s. 

If you are in the Portland area, please stop in and share your own tried and true patterns!