Many of us have spent hours pinning things to our virtual bulletin boards on Pinterest, dreaming of all of the crafts and projects we are destined to pull of without incident.  I found a clothing item that I loved and thought, “I bet I could make that.”

I set off to look for a pattern and the perfect fabric.  As it turns out the pattern wasn’t the issue but the fabric was.  I’m finding that acquiring the fabric that matches the vision is my constant challenge.  Instead, I now roam the aisles of fabric stores looking for fabric that I can be inspired by rather than looking for specific pieces.

Here was my pinterest inspiration piece . . .

Photo was taken from pinterest and originally sourced from, (which seems to no longer exist).

And here is my piece . . .

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In the end I settled.  I got tired of looking and felt like with my fabric store options this was as close as I was getting.

It turned out well but I still prefer the pinterest inspiration piece.  The chevron is in style, very rich looking and sophisticated.

The pattern is very easy to make and I easily finished it in an afternoon.  I’m still hopeful that I can replicate the pinterest piece, I always have my eye out for a chevron in this fabric, perhaps someday.

Here is the pattern I used . . .

I did view B, size Medium


Written by sewsanityblog

I'm a mom to five, a wife to one and love sewing. I learned when I was a little girl but returned to it in full force in the last couple of years. The process of creating things keeps me sane. I set a lofty goal for myself, one project a week for a year. I'm four months in and it's awesome. I'm amazed at how much I've learned and improved. Set a goal to learn something new and devote weekly time to it. You will be amazed at the results.


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