I'll just be over here planning all the linen things. i love how the linen wrinkles on this #soilibbyshirt . Swipe for a full view - i love the length, but something's off to me with the the white fabric & pattern style - I think it looks a bit too plain? I'm thinking of adding chest pockets, let me know if you have other suggestions!
Seven cholis cut out (with some very creative pattern layout to make everything fit the limited fabric I have to work with), thread matched, and fabric scraps cleaned up from the floor. I'm going to do the thing!
Making a start on choli blouses for my husband's cousin's daughter's wedding (she's marrying into a south Asian family). I tried to draft my own pattern based on the tutorial from Cloud Factory on YouTube but the first one didn't fit at all. I suspect it was the measurements or my rudimentary drafting skills, not the tutorial, which is easy to follow. Thanks to my dear @jackie.dion who suggested finding a bodice pattern that I could hack! I could easily have spent the entire day drafting patterns that didn't fit otherwise! Now I've got lining for seven cholis and outer fabric for three, my feet hurt from spending most of the day standing, and I'm enjoying a glass of wine. Only four more to cut, but this is enough for tonight.
I broke my one-shirt-per year rule because I could not resist this dead-stock cotton shirting from @matchpointfabric 👕
So pleased with how this self-drafted summer shirt turned out! The fabric is 👌🏼 Lots of special little details for him like the bias cut pocket with sunglasses section, contrast inner collar stand, flipped up cuffs and contrast x-sewn button thread. He’s a lucky man! 💙#sewingformen#canadasews
#tbt to the first garment sewing project I ever tackled. I did a lot of "inventive" sewing as a kid and teenager, and my Nana guided me through one or two big four patterns. As I got into my mid teens I stepped away from garments, but about five years ago I decided, somewhat out of the blue, to make an Elsa costume for my youngest cousin. She was having a Frozen birthday party at the height of the Frozen craze when all the stores were sold out of costumes.
I found a big 4 kids Halloween costume and hacked it to bits. I think it was actually a Princess Jasmine inspired pattern. I drafted the skirt, sleeves and cape myself, so really I just used the bodice pattern pieces as a size reference. Which is pretty crazy when you consider I'd never seen anything with sleeves before!
Looking back, I'm surprised this came out as well as it did. This was a real mash up of knits and wovens, mostly free cut, with lots of sequins, all of which would give me pause now.
Reflecting on this early project reminds me that amazing things can happen when I attack a project fearlessly. I am trying to become more methodical and precise in my sewing, but I shouldn't let that make me more hesitant.
What lessons have you learned from reflecting on early projects?
Can anyone help me find a pattern for a choli? It's the blouse worn with a sari. A family member is marrying into a south Asian family and I've been asked to help make cholis for some of the family. I have only found one pattern, on @craftsy but it only comes in one size and its quite expensive. Local shops don't sell patterns as they usually draft directly on the fabric. I'm finding online tutorials difficult to follow and none in this style.
Am I the only one who makes projects that feel like they're years in the making? I bought this fabric probably 2015(?) from @blackbirdfabrics and after seeing @springatet using the same fabric for a skirt I just had to copy it... Last year I actually got to sewing it, using the #mnbrumby pattern. At least even after 3+ years I still love the fabric very much, and it goes great with all of the navy in my wardrobe!
Please join us on That Sewing Blab tonight as we kick off our new series "Sewists to Watch." For this week's episode, we are featuring some of the talented sewists that live in Canada.
Follow along on future episodes in the series where we will feature sewists from other countries.
A huge thank you to Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow for co-hosting the show.
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Scrap-busting success! I finally got back to my machines this weekend and I came away with pink crepe #mnflint pants and a hacked #soiultimateshiftdress top with the cutest coconut buttons at the back (the only part of this outfit that wasn't from my stash). I ❤️ this #makeyourstash outfit so much!
I used the flat front hack for my Flint pants (Megan has a great blog post on her site). I also took an inch off the front and back rise and 3" off the length. .
The obvious hack of the Ultimate Shift Dress top is the button-up back. I also finished the neck line with bias tape because I only had a teeny amount of this white cotton/linen look in my stash... not enough for facings.
making for babies is my favourite thing to do ❤️ time to put my stuff aside and give some attention to gift sewing!
but that is the last you’ll see of these until they are gifted because mama follows my account here 😇