I can't say enough good things about #thegreatmodulesewalong. It inspired me to finish so many projects I've wanted to complete but lacked the motivation to finish. I love each of the garments I made individually and together. And I was able to do it in community with so many other sewists, a big win!

What is #thegreatmodulesewalong? Organized by Whitney of TomKat Stitchery and Carla of Stay Stitching, #thegreatmodulesewalong is the creation of a capsule wardrobe of sorts created with three tops, two bottoms, and a topper. Follow the link for each garment to see a more detailed blog post about their creation.

The Tops
It all started with this Lady McElroy stretch crepe animal print fabric, which turned into the inspiration and color pallet for my whole module. I made the McCalls 7357 following along with Whitney's YouTube tutorial and hit the ground running. This top has been in constant rotation in my work wardrobe. It is so versatile I'm sure I'll make more.

The second top I made for this module was one I had planned for some time, a black knit Patterns for Pirates Favorite Tee. I made this top once before and was glad to add this version to my closet. I really enjoy how blousy this tee shirt pattern is and plan to try a number of the other varieties offered in the pattern.

The third top I made for my module was a Fashion Nova dupe. I used the Ogden cami pattern, adding an additional strap to each shoulder, to create this look with the remaining fabric from my first shirt. The Ogden is a great layering piece and a great scrap buster.

The Bottoms
I started both the Veronika Circle Skirt and Lily Ski Pant in the fall of 2018, but for various reasons didn't finish them until this challenge. They will be staples in my wardrobe and I'm glad to have finally finished them. Sewing bottoms doesn't have to be scary!

The Topper
The only piece I didn't create new for this challenge was my topper, a white Blackwood cardigan I previously made and that pairs well with my new pieces. When I pulled it out of my closet I hemmed the sleeves an additional 4" and was much happier with it. I also liked pairing much of this collection with my Simplicity 1254 hooded jacket.

I usually make garments that I like, without often thinking about how they coordinate with each other. But I really enjoyed the sewing module concept am already thinking about my summer sewing plans!

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