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My mini quilt is complete & I stalled! I’m so thrilled with it! It’s hanging over some of my knit fabric stash (see photo 2), but I didn’t want it so long as to completely cover 3 cubbies high - the messy paper cubby contains all my project planning tools and notebooks and I like quick access to them. The quilt itself is hung from a dowel and supported by 2 3M hooks on either side. Patterns by #quietplaypatterns Fabric from #thefabricsnob #winnipegsews #winnipegsewing #manitobasews #canadasews #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #bellasolids #craftsy #handembroidery #imadethis #isew
My mini quilt is complete & I stalled! I’m so thrilled with it! It’s hanging over some of my knit fabric stash (see photo 2), but I didn’t want it so long as to completely cover 3 cubbies high - the messy paper cubby contains all my project planning tools and notebooks and I like quick access to them. The quilt itself is hung from a dowel and supported by 2 3M hooks on either side. Patterns by #quietplaypatterns  Fabric from #thefabricsnob  #winnipegsews  #winnipegsewing  #manitobasews  #canadasews  #quiltsofinstagram  #quiltersofinstagram  #bellasolids  #craftsy  #handembroidery  #imadethis  #isew 
I’ve finally done it. With the addition of the @jenniferlaurenhandmade #junipercardigan I’ve finally made the all-navy outfit of my dreams!
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I picked a rather difficult drapey fabric to work with (because I was seduced by it’s glorious softness) but the lovely construction and instructions for this pattern were a big help. . . Also, yes, my #ninniculottes do get as much wear as you see on my feed... ever-present wrinkles included.
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I’ve finally done it. With the addition of the @jenniferlaurenhandmade #junipercardigan  I’ve finally made the all-navy outfit of my dreams! . . I picked a rather difficult drapey fabric to work with (because I was seduced by it’s glorious softness) but the lovely construction and instructions for this pattern were a big help. . . Also, yes, my #ninniculottes  do get as much wear as you see on my feed... ever-present wrinkles included. . . #memadeeveryday  #canadasews  #cozycardichallenge 
You guys... if linen is only for summer, then I missed a memo somehow.  I think these new linen and cotton blend chambrays are 👌for all seasons.  Also is there such a thing as #toomany #wikstenkimono ?? Nah. 
#canadasews 
#newatfabrications 
#ottawasews
#handmadeeveryday 
#cozysewing 
#cozylinen
Thanks to the free time on @therealbluprint I now know about this tool, the #skife from @csosborneleathertools which I will use to thin down seam allowances to make this #seamworkvalencia from @seamworkmag easier to sew up on my #singersewingmachine . Leather from @lonsdaleleather .
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@stitchandcappuccino ‘s recent post on how often we wear a garment has inspired me to post another image of my #dpstudio twist top. This top asks to be worn often and I do! My goal is always to make garments that are worth the time (and more) that I spend on them. I don’t think this means that ever projects must work perfectly (that’s fantasy!) but instead I try to work with an upwards curve, taking gradual, consistent steps to making better garments over time. Working on your personal style can be as rewarding in the long run as is working on technique. Once I took some time to think about what style I like best, my handmade wardrobe soon became more precious and satisfying. And as I became more invested in each project, and thus willing to give it more attention, my sewing improved, too.
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@stitchandcappuccino ‘s recent post on how often we wear a garment has inspired me to post another image of my #dpstudio  twist top. This top asks to be worn often and I do! My goal is always to make garments that are worth the time (and more) that I spend on them. I don’t think this means that ever projects must work perfectly (that’s fantasy!) but instead I try to work with an upwards curve, taking gradual, consistent steps to making better garments over time. Working on your personal style can be as rewarding in the long run as is working on technique. Once I took some time to think about what style I like best, my handmade wardrobe soon became more precious and satisfying. And as I became more invested in each project, and thus willing to give it more attention, my sewing improved, too. . . . . . . . . . . . . #memadeeveryday  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #handmadefashion  #sewing  #sewinglove  #sewinglife  #sewersofinstagram  #instasewing  #isew  #sewingmakesmehappy  #cousumain  #millenialsewing  #passioncouture  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingblogger  #memade  #lovetosew  #makeitsewcial  #psimadethis  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewcialists  #diyfashion 
My #kellyanorak was out for the 1st time in #newyork city ! Funny that this was supposed to be my muslin! It turns out very wearable 💪🏾 #closetcasepatterns #sewsewsew #imademyclothes #jeportecequejecouds #memadeeveryday #sewistsofinstagram #canadasews #montrealsews #sewingouterwear
Here's my darling girl wearing her #stripedswallowdesigns #bohemesky tunic.  This is a great pattern for mobile babies. 
All fabric from #fabriclandontario 
Cut file from #lovesvg
@stripedswallowdesigns @fabriclandontario #fabricland50 
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Oh my!! When my two passion meet!😍
First off, I’ve been practicing my #headstand and my #lshapeheadstand and I feel so strong! I am more stable than ever before and it’s very empowering 👍
Then I get to show you my make for the #soyouthinkyoucansew challenge by @duellingdesigns ❤️I did the #kireicami from @blankslatepatterns the floaty one with the shelf bra. It’s very confortable and I made sure to center the made circle of the fabric on my third chakra-solar plexus. It reminds me of my energy, my fire, my strength 🙌🙌😍 congratulations @becauseimcrafty your dress is amazing ❤️❤️ Leggings Pattern: #seamworkshelly from @seamworkmag 
Fabric from @moodfabrics 
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Oh my!! When my two passion meet!😍 First off, I’ve been practicing my #headstand  and my #lshapeheadstand  and I feel so strong! I am more stable than ever before and it’s very empowering 👍 Then I get to show you my make for the #soyouthinkyoucansew  challenge by @duellingdesigns ❤️I did the #kireicami  from @blankslatepatterns the floaty one with the shelf bra. It’s very confortable and I made sure to center the made circle of the fabric on my third chakra-solar plexus. It reminds me of my energy, my fire, my strength 🙌🙌😍 congratulations @becauseimcrafty your dress is amazing ❤️❤️ Leggings Pattern: #seamworkshelly  from @seamworkmag Fabric from @moodfabrics #sewingproject  #sewingchallenge  #sewing  #sewcialists  #sewingcommunity  #sewistofinstagram  #handmadewardrobe  #millenialsewing  #canadasews  #montrealsews  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #cousette  #jecoudspourmoi  #lovetosew  #sewinglove  #memadewardrobe  #imademyclothes  #yogaaddict  #yogaposes  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #yogalove  #yogatherapy  #yogapractice  #yogaoutside 
Made some awesome, big, baggy, flowing pants. Pattern is #Butterick6130. It's supposed to be either a dress or a jumpsuit, but I didn't make the top part. Just cut out the pants three or four sizes too big, and slapped on an elastic waistband. .
I LOVE these pants! They're so flowing in a thin rayon. They would probably be great in a rayon knit, too. Thinking of another pair, in light blue...
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Made some awesome, big, baggy, flowing pants. Pattern is #Butterick6130 . It's supposed to be either a dress or a jumpsuit, but I didn't make the top part. Just cut out the pants three or four sizes too big, and slapped on an elastic waistband. . I LOVE these pants! They're so flowing in a thin rayon. They would probably be great in a rayon knit, too. Thinking of another pair, in light blue... . . . #memadeeveryday  #makersforfashrev  #slowfashion  #imademyclothes  #bohostyle  #bohochic  #hippiestyle  #hippiechic  #sustainablefashion  #flattiefashion  #flatandfabulous  #flattiesewist  #breastcancer  #breastcancersurvivor  #breastlessbeauty  #doublemastectomy  #sewingover50  #canadasews  #b6130 
Featured fabric on display at last weekends’ craft and sewing show in Toronto. They jumped the gun a tiny bit as it’s not until tomorrow, October 17th, when Canada becomes the 2nd country in the world to fully legalize cannabis (Uruguay was the first). This means that as of 12:01am Wednesday any adult can legally buy, use and even grow (in limited quantities) marijuana. Whether or not one agrees with this it’s good to know that there’s fabric available to make a tote bag or a quilt. 😆  Edited - South Africa legalized the personal use of cannabis September 19 2018.  #canadasews #canadacannabis #torontosews
Featured fabric on display at last weekends’ craft and sewing show in Toronto. They jumped the gun a tiny bit as it’s not until tomorrow, October 17th, when Canada becomes the 2nd country in the world to fully legalize cannabis (Uruguay was the first). This means that as of 12:01am Wednesday any adult can legally buy, use and even grow (in limited quantities) marijuana. Whether or not one agrees with this it’s good to know that there’s fabric available to make a tote bag or a quilt. 😆 Edited - South Africa legalized the personal use of cannabis September 19 2018. #canadasews  #canadacannabis  #torontosews 
Today on the blog: a burgundy plaid Archer! I don't typically wear plaid shirts to work, but it's been so dark and gloomy since I finished it this weekend that I couldn't get one my standard hanging shots. That said, I don't think this looks too unprofessional with the vest (good choice, those of you who voted via my stories!) and it might enter into my work wardrobe rotation on occasion. 🍁🍂🍁
That said, I'm still not totally sold on it. I made it shorter and more fitted in an attemot to make it less sloppy, but I fear i may have done too much. It feels too small, but this might just be because I'm comparing it to my cozy old faithful. 🍁🍂🍁
I'm curious to know how "dressed down" you allow yourself to be at work. Would you wear a plaid flannel shirt? Do you have a self-imposed dress code? Let me know! 🍁🍂🍁
#grainlinearcher #archerbuttonup #grainlinestudios #sewing #sewingblog #sewingblogger #todayontheblog #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #sewist #sewistsofinstagram #ottawasews #canadasews #teacherwhosew #sewingteacher #teacherfashion #whattheteacherwore #whattheartteacherwore #plaid #plaidshirt #fallishere #fallfashion
Today on the blog: a burgundy plaid Archer! I don't typically wear plaid shirts to work, but it's been so dark and gloomy since I finished it this weekend that I couldn't get one my standard hanging shots. That said, I don't think this looks too unprofessional with the vest (good choice, those of you who voted via my stories!) and it might enter into my work wardrobe rotation on occasion. 🍁🍂🍁 That said, I'm still not totally sold on it. I made it shorter and more fitted in an attemot to make it less sloppy, but I fear i may have done too much. It feels too small, but this might just be because I'm comparing it to my cozy old faithful. 🍁🍂🍁 I'm curious to know how "dressed down" you allow yourself to be at work. Would you wear a plaid flannel shirt? Do you have a self-imposed dress code? Let me know! 🍁🍂🍁 #grainlinearcher  #archerbuttonup  #grainlinestudios  #sewing  #sewingblog  #sewingblogger  #todayontheblog  #blogger  #bloggersofinstagram  #sewist  #sewistsofinstagram  #ottawasews  #canadasews  #teacherwhosew  #sewingteacher  #teacherfashion  #whattheteacherwore  #whattheartteacherwore  #plaid  #plaidshirt  #fallishere  #fallfashion 
I made this #sukikimono by @helens__closet for my youngest which my oldest modelled.  The fabric is a cotton/linen which I purchased from #joannesfabric last November. I’ve been diving into my #fabricstash lately. 😊. I think the next one will be for me!

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Sorry for the radio silence as of late, this business development thing is a lot of work!!! Hang tight though - there are a few more exciting things coming down the pipe!! Canadian Sewists who use pdf patterns might want to watch this space for a big announcement coming soon!! #sewistsofinstagram #sewyyc #canadiansewing #canadasews #pdfpattern
Sorry for the radio silence as of late, this business development thing is a lot of work!!! Hang tight though - there are a few more exciting things coming down the pipe!! Canadian Sewists who use pdf patterns might want to watch this space for a big announcement coming soon!! #sewistsofinstagram  #sewyyc  #canadiansewing  #canadasews  #pdfpattern 
It's that tike.of year again, and I am sponsoring this wonderful challenge again! #Repost @nicedressthanksimadeit (@get_repost)
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It's that tike.of year again, and I am sponsoring this wonderful challenge again! #Repost  @nicedressthanksimadeit (@get_repost) ・・・ #designindecember  has begun and Prize Sponsors have been announced! Wanna join in the fun? Details #ontheblog  #linkinbio  “Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for less money?” Be sure to tag your Designer Original and your Designer me-made Copy #designindecember  and follow @nicedressthanksimadeit and your generous sponsors (separately mentioned in the comments)! . . . . . #sew  #sewing  #sewover50  #sewingblogger  #fabricaddict  #sewingaddict  #sewcialists  #handmadewardrobe  #isew  #isewmyownclothes  #canadasews  #sewcanadian  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #diywardrobe  #sewistsofinstagram  Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.
#designindecember has begun and Prize Sponsors have been announced!  Wanna join in the fun?  Details #ontheblog #linkinbio “Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for less money?” Be sure to tag your Designer Original and your Designer me-made Copy #designindecember and follow @nicedressthanksimadeit and your generous sponsors (separately mentioned in the comments)! .
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#designindecember  has begun and Prize Sponsors have been announced! Wanna join in the fun? Details #ontheblog  #linkinbio  “Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for less money?” Be sure to tag your Designer Original and your Designer me-made Copy #designindecember  and follow @nicedressthanksimadeit and your generous sponsors (separately mentioned in the comments)! . . . . . #sew  #sewing  #sewover50  #sewingblogger  #fabricaddict  #sewingaddict  #sewcialists  #handmadewardrobe  #isew  #isewmyownclothes  #canadasews  #sewcanadian  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #diywardrobe  #sewistsofinstagram  Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.
Catching up with my makes. Another BTS (back-to-school) outfit finished a couple of weeks ago: #helenscloset #yorkpinafore and hacked #deeranddoe #plantaintee Both quick makes and easy to wear. 
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There hasn’t been much time for sewing these days, but after sewing a seam here and there since August, my Hinterland dress is done! The #hinterlandsewoff was definitely the push I needed. I went down a size after making a muslin of the bodice, which was good practice since this was my first time sewing darts and making a button placket. I love the feel of the slubby tencel denim from @blackbirdfabrics! 💫 .
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#hinterlanddress #sewliberated #sewliberatedpatterns #slowfashionoctober #handmadewardrobe #memade #memadeeveryday #rtwfast2018  #2018rtwfast #blackbirdfabrics #montrealsews #canadasews #jeportecequejecouds #jecoudsdoncjesuis
There hasn’t been much time for sewing these days, but after sewing a seam here and there since August, my Hinterland dress is done! The #hinterlandsewoff  was definitely the push I needed. I went down a size after making a muslin of the bodice, which was good practice since this was my first time sewing darts and making a button placket. I love the feel of the slubby tencel denim from @blackbirdfabrics! 💫 . . . #hinterlanddress  #sewliberated  #sewliberatedpatterns  #slowfashionoctober  #handmadewardrobe  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #rtwfast2018  #2018rtwfast  #blackbirdfabrics  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudsdoncjesuis 
I picked up this mossy green remnant at the Toronto Creativfestival on the weekend. $6 for 1.5m!Managed to squeeze in the V9275 jacket.🙌 It’s a long bomber that calls for a 24” zip. In my stash I have a 22” zip and a 27” zip🤷‍♀️. I’m not going to line the jacket as suggested because the fabric is quilted, green on one side, black on the reverse. Not really sure what this fabric is made from but my pins will hardly go through it and even my sharpest scissors had trouble cutting it. Should be warm though😆. #torontosews #canadasews #sewover50 #so50coats #sewingcoats #coatmaking #ilovetosew #fabricaddict
I picked up this mossy green remnant at the Toronto Creativfestival on the weekend. $6 for 1.5m!Managed to squeeze in the V9275 jacket.🙌 It’s a long bomber that calls for a 24” zip. In my stash I have a 22” zip and a 27” zip🤷‍♀️. I’m not going to line the jacket as suggested because the fabric is quilted, green on one side, black on the reverse. Not really sure what this fabric is made from but my pins will hardly go through it and even my sharpest scissors had trouble cutting it. Should be warm though😆. #torontosews  #canadasews  #sewover50  #so50coats  #sewingcoats  #coatmaking  #ilovetosew  #fabricaddict 
There are some amazing women in this area, who are doing some amazing work abroad to help lift people up through empowerment and education. I am incredibly touched to be asked to play a small role in this huge endeavour. 
Patterns drafted, sample made, tutorial written. Heart warmed & left completely inspired! 💓💗💓
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#ygklove #spreadthelove #garmentconstruction #fashionschool #handmadewardrobe
There are some amazing women in this area, who are doing some amazing work abroad to help lift people up through empowerment and education. I am incredibly touched to be asked to play a small role in this huge endeavour. Patterns drafted, sample made, tutorial written. Heart warmed & left completely inspired! 💓💗💓 * * * #pomegranatecouture  #gananoque  #sewinginspiration  #makeadifference  #fashiondiaries  #inspiringpeople  #womenliftingwomen  #thegiftofgiving  #payitforward  #empoweringwomen  #sewingschool  #patterndrafting  #sewingtutorials  #samplesewing  #sewersofinstagram  #canadasews  #ygkfashion  #kingstonsews  #indiedesigner  #helpingeachother  #canadiandesigner  #sewcialists  #fashioneducation  #makersmarket  #sewinglove  #ygklove  #spreadthelove  #garmentconstruction  #fashionschool  #handmadewardrobe 
Completed this weekend: a #tessutipatterns #berlinjacket 🧥 in navy boiled wool from @blackbirdfabrics. 😍
What a fun and quick sew - love the raw edges and overlapping seams (though I wish I had gone over my cuts with a rotary cutter for an even cleaner finish). 🤦‍♀️
I got this fabric last year but I think Blackbird just restocked it for the season if you’re looking for some boiled wool. 
I’m wearing it today but no time for pics because Monday... but more pics coming soon! 
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Completed this weekend: a #tessutipatterns  #berlinjacket  🧥 in navy boiled wool from @blackbirdfabrics. 😍 What a fun and quick sew - love the raw edges and overlapping seams (though I wish I had gone over my cuts with a rotary cutter for an even cleaner finish). 🤦‍♀️ I got this fabric last year but I think Blackbird just restocked it for the season if you’re looking for some boiled wool. I’m wearing it today but no time for pics because Monday... but more pics coming soon! #sewing  #isew  #isewmyownclothes  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #handmadewardrobe  #sewist  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewcialists  #torontosews  #canadasews  #blackbirdfabrics 
Finally decided on my fabric combo for the bestest of all bandwagons.  Jumping on board ASAP!  This is a lovely and quite wide cotton lawn and navy boiled wool and viscose blend.  We still have lots of both available in the shop!  Will be reordering more Wiksten Kimono Patterns tomorrow! 
#wikstenkimono 
#handmadeeveryday 
#ottawasews
#canadasews
#cozysewing
Finally decided on my fabric combo for the bestest of all bandwagons. Jumping on board ASAP! This is a lovely and quite wide cotton lawn and navy boiled wool and viscose blend. We still have lots of both available in the shop! Will be reordering more Wiksten Kimono Patterns tomorrow! #wikstenkimono  #handmadeeveryday  #ottawasews  #canadasews  #cozysewing 
#memade + the man who made me. 🙏🏻 Wearing a #kalleshirt underneath a stunning ponte knit dress from Montreal designer @leinadmtl aka my style mentor, aka he who taught me how to sew (hashtag blessed😉💘💋🌿)
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#diyfashion #diyootd #ethicalfashion #slowfashion
#memade  + the man who made me. 🙏🏻 Wearing a #kalleshirt  underneath a stunning ponte knit dress from Montreal designer @leinadmtl aka my style mentor, aka he who taught me how to sew (hashtag blessed😉💘💋🌿) . . . . . . . . . . . . #memadeeveryday  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #handmadefashion  #sewing  #sewinglove  #sewinglife  #sewersofinstagram  #instasewing  #isew  #sewingmakesmehappy  #cousumain  #millenialsewing  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingblogger  #lovetosew  #makeitsewcial  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewcialists  #diyfashion  #diyootd  #ethicalfashion  #slowfashion 
We were so impressed with this half-scale gown during the Sew and Tell part of our meeting! It includes couture finishes, and GLOW IN THE DARK embroidery. Swipe to the second photo to see a faint and grainy pic of the glowing action! #ogg #ottawagarmentguild #ottawasews #canadasews #sewcialists #sewing #sewandtell
Little Girl has declared that she’s never going to take her new poncho off.  I guess that means she likes it 😁🎉. #burda9405 #burdakids @fabriclandwest #sewing #isew #sewingforkids #sewingforgirls #CanadaSews #BCsews #okanagansews #sewingmama
There was a fox-shaped hole in my #beret collection... Soon to be rectified.

#refashionedclothing #dontloseitreuseit  #fox #redfox #canadasews  #foxy
What a jacket!
#SewOver50 
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At last this @tina givens bianca overshirt/jacket is done. I like it a lot. Can you see the art nouveau buttons? Lots more details and pix on my blog. #sewersofinstagram #sewover50 #memadeclothes #fashionover60 #vancouversews #canadasews #isewmyownclothes
The Creativfestival sewing and crafting show is in town this weekend and I thought I’d have a look. It was smaller than I expected but I managed to find a few things to purchase😆. One of the stalls had some fun remnants. I’m not sure if it shows up well in the photo but the green/aqua fabric is made up of layer upon layer of frills!💕 I was most excited about seeing some Style Arc paper patterns for sale as they are not easily available in Canada. There were only a few styles to choose from but I’ve really wanted to try the SA brand. After looking at the very bare instructions included in the patterns, there may be a steep learning curve ahead. 😧 #canadasews #torontosews #stylearcpatterns #sewover50 #ilovetosew #sewistsofinstagram
The Creativfestival sewing and crafting show is in town this weekend and I thought I’d have a look. It was smaller than I expected but I managed to find a few things to purchase😆. One of the stalls had some fun remnants. I’m not sure if it shows up well in the photo but the green/aqua fabric is made up of layer upon layer of frills!💕 I was most excited about seeing some Style Arc paper patterns for sale as they are not easily available in Canada. There were only a few styles to choose from but I’ve really wanted to try the SA brand. After looking at the very bare instructions included in the patterns, there may be a steep learning curve ahead. 😧 #canadasews  #torontosews  #stylearcpatterns  #sewover50  #ilovetosew  #sewistsofinstagram 
Kelly Anorak complete! Short story, I am thrilled with the finished product and think the fabric is absolutely perfect for it ❤️👍🏼and now a detailed list of notes!
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Pattern: Kelly anorak by @closetcase.patterns 
Fabric: cotton chino twill from @blackbirdfabrics in olive - a perfect match for this pattern, structured enough to be easy to sew, light enough to layer comfortably. 
Trims: zipper, snaps, drawstring, cord ends and leather toggles from @dressew
Size: straight size 10 though I measured for the 8, wanted room for layers and thick sweaters. I think this type of jacket looks okay one size up rather than snug.
Lining: nope! It would make the interior more finished and make the jacket easier to slip on over layers. I just wasn’t into buying a PDF lining pattern to go with my printed pattern and so I didn’t line mine! I could have avoided a lot of hassles if I had, though. 
Big Tips: don’t use topstitch thread! I’ve mentioned this on earlier posts but trust me it’ll be faster not switching plus allow you to sew from the inside or outside, whichever is easier for that particular step.
Little tips:
- don’t bother trying to topstitch the inner sleeve seam
- buy lots of thread! I used 2+ spools of regular thread and one topstitch thread. Buy at least 3.
- reference the Sewalong photos for the front placket, it’s a bit confusing with the left and right sides being different. - if you make it unlined consider lining just the hood? Flat felling hood seams is tricky.
- some of the illustrations show topstitching on different sides, don’t let that confuse you! For example, I pressed my yoke seam UP even though some illustrations show it up and some show it down.
- back to the placket, the instructions say to press the seam allowances either to the body or placket. If you do towards the body, the way that feels natural, they’ll be exposed on the inside 🤔so I ended up trimming and serging mine and topstitching twice. Again, lining would cover all of this. 
I think that’s it. Any questions feel free to ask! 
#blackbirdfabrics #closetcasepatterns #kellyanorak #fallsewing #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018 #canadasews #vancouversews #sewing
Kelly Anorak complete! Short story, I am thrilled with the finished product and think the fabric is absolutely perfect for it ❤️👍🏼and now a detailed list of notes! ——— Pattern: Kelly anorak by @closetcase.patterns Fabric: cotton chino twill from @blackbirdfabrics in olive - a perfect match for this pattern, structured enough to be easy to sew, light enough to layer comfortably. Trims: zipper, snaps, drawstring, cord ends and leather toggles from @dressew Size: straight size 10 though I measured for the 8, wanted room for layers and thick sweaters. I think this type of jacket looks okay one size up rather than snug. Lining: nope! It would make the interior more finished and make the jacket easier to slip on over layers. I just wasn’t into buying a PDF lining pattern to go with my printed pattern and so I didn’t line mine! I could have avoided a lot of hassles if I had, though. Big Tips: don’t use topstitch thread! I’ve mentioned this on earlier posts but trust me it’ll be faster not switching plus allow you to sew from the inside or outside, whichever is easier for that particular step. Little tips: - don’t bother trying to topstitch the inner sleeve seam - buy lots of thread! I used 2+ spools of regular thread and one topstitch thread. Buy at least 3. - reference the Sewalong photos for the front placket, it’s a bit confusing with the left and right sides being different. - if you make it unlined consider lining just the hood? Flat felling hood seams is tricky. - some of the illustrations show topstitching on different sides, don’t let that confuse you! For example, I pressed my yoke seam UP even though some illustrations show it up and some show it down. - back to the placket, the instructions say to press the seam allowances either to the body or placket. If you do towards the body, the way that feels natural, they’ll be exposed on the inside 🤔so I ended up trimming and serging mine and topstitching twice. Again, lining would cover all of this. I think that’s it. Any questions feel free to ask! #blackbirdfabrics  #closetcasepatterns  #kellyanorak  #fallsewing  #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018  #canadasews  #vancouversews  #sewing 
In mind, my #clarecoat is supposed to be my seep fall/early winter coat and I have already taped up the pattern for the Minoru jacket to make a transition coat. That project is on hold as the temps are not only cold enough for the Clare coat to get back in service, I was deeply missing my winter hats as I was out and about in Old Montreal this weekend. I need to get to those xat hairs though.
#indiepatterns #sewingmyclothes #handmadewardrobe #jecoudsdoncjesuis #isewthereforeiam #montrealsews #canadasews #blackgirlssew #sewist #sewing #sewistsofinstagram
In mind, my #clarecoat  is supposed to be my seep fall/early winter coat and I have already taped up the pattern for the Minoru jacket to make a transition coat. That project is on hold as the temps are not only cold enough for the Clare coat to get back in service, I was deeply missing my winter hats as I was out and about in Old Montreal this weekend. I need to get to those xat hairs though. #indiepatterns  #sewingmyclothes  #handmadewardrobe  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #isewthereforeiam  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #blackgirlssew  #sewist  #sewing  #sewistsofinstagram 
I did leggings 😃🙌 I’ve been wanting to sew leggings for a long time. I’ve been putting it off because I have this fear of the seams ripping in the middle of a yoga class 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️.
I finally did them and I am sooo happy!! I wasn’t really wearing leggings anymore but now I am hooked 😍can’t show you the top that I am wearing  because it’s part of the @duellingdesigns #soyouthinkyoucansew . The big reveal will be on tuesday night 😊🙌
Pattern: #seamworkshelly from @seamworkmag 
Fabric from @moodfabrics 
#sewingproject #sewingchallenge #sewing #sewcialists #sewingcommunity #sewistofinstagram #handmadewardrobe #millenialsewing #canadasews #montrealsews #jecoudsdoncjesuis #jecoudscequejeporte #cousette #jecoudspourmoi  #lovetosew #sewinglove #memadewardrobe #imademyclothes
I did leggings 😃🙌 I’ve been wanting to sew leggings for a long time. I’ve been putting it off because I have this fear of the seams ripping in the middle of a yoga class 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️. I finally did them and I am sooo happy!! I wasn’t really wearing leggings anymore but now I am hooked 😍can’t show you the top that I am wearing because it’s part of the @duellingdesigns #soyouthinkyoucansew  . The big reveal will be on tuesday night 😊🙌 Pattern: #seamworkshelly  from @seamworkmag Fabric from @moodfabrics #sewingproject  #sewingchallenge  #sewing  #sewcialists  #sewingcommunity  #sewistofinstagram  #handmadewardrobe  #millenialsewing  #canadasews  #montrealsews  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #jecoudscequejeporte  #cousette  #jecoudspourmoi  #lovetosew  #sewinglove  #memadewardrobe  #imademyclothes 
New blog post online! 💘 My ruffled turtleneck is a combination off all the things I need from sewing. More on that in the post. Pattern by #dpstudiofashion. Link in bio! ☝🏻🌿
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#diyfashion #dpstudio
New blog post online! 💘 My ruffled turtleneck is a combination off all the things I need from sewing. More on that in the post. Pattern by #dpstudiofashion . Link in bio! ☝🏻🌿 . . . . . . . . . . . . #memadeeveryday  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #handmadefashion  #sewing  #sewinglove  #sewinglife  #sewersofinstagram  #instasewing  #isew  #sewingmakesmehappy  #cousumain  #millenialsewing  #passioncouture  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingblogger  #memade  #lovetosew  #makeitsewcial  #psimadethis  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewcialists  #diyfashion  #dpstudio 
At last this @tina givens bianca overshirt/jacket is done. I like it a lot. Can you see the art nouveau buttons? Lots more details and pix on my blog. #sewersofinstagram #sewover50 #memadeclothes #fashionover60 #vancouversews #canadasews #isewmyownclothes
Time is flying by. Only five weeks to go. 😳😳
How are your sewing plans coming? Show us and tag us!
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It’s the little things that make a project special: like these little cord stoppers! I added metal bell-shaped cord ends to my Kelly Anorak drawstring to finish them off and add a little weight to the ends. Cording and cord ends from @dressew in Vancouver. 
How to do it, step by step... 1 - thread the cord end onto your drawstring and tie a knot (can stop here if you want frayed ends sticking out from the stopper)
2 - light the end below the knot on fire 🔥 I did this over the sink so I could dip the flame end in water immediately to put it out
3 - trim any straggler threads below the melted end
4 - pull the cord end over the knot to cover the melted part! Ends won’t unravel and the melted lump is hidden under a pretty metal cord end 🔔🙌🏼
#dressew #cordstoppers #sewingdetails #closetcasepatterns #kellyanorak #fallsewing #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018 #canadasews #vancouversews #sewing #isew
It’s the little things that make a project special: like these little cord stoppers! I added metal bell-shaped cord ends to my Kelly Anorak drawstring to finish them off and add a little weight to the ends. Cording and cord ends from @dressew in Vancouver. How to do it, step by step... 1 - thread the cord end onto your drawstring and tie a knot (can stop here if you want frayed ends sticking out from the stopper) 2 - light the end below the knot on fire 🔥 I did this over the sink so I could dip the flame end in water immediately to put it out 3 - trim any straggler threads below the melted end 4 - pull the cord end over the knot to cover the melted part! Ends won’t unravel and the melted lump is hidden under a pretty metal cord end 🔔🙌🏼 #dressew  #cordstoppers  #sewingdetails  #closetcasepatterns  #kellyanorak  #fallsewing  #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018  #canadasews  #vancouversews  #sewing  #isew 
Last summery make for the year. Plan to make a few more next spring! 💃🏻 Pattern: Justine from @ready_to_sew 
Fabric: Cotton Indian Ikat from @blackbirdfabrics 
Changes: Left off the front pockets
Notes: Add side seam pockets next time. 
#handmadewardrobe #sewing #imakenyownclothes #canadasews #justinereadytosew
Before I moved to England, I wasn’t sure if I’d have a sewing space, nor if I did, what it might look like. Well, I can rest assured cause this is a nice little upgrade. 🌿🌿🌿🌿 . .
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#memadeeveryday #jeportecequejecouds #jecoudsdoncjesuis #montrealsews #canadasews #handmadefashion #sewing #sewinglove #sewinglife #sewersofinstagram #instasewing #isew #sewingmakesmehappy #cousumain #millenialsewing #passioncouture #isewmyownclothes #imakemyclothes #sewingblogger #memade #lovetosew #makeitsewcial #psimadethis #sewistsofinstagram #sewcialists 
#diyfashion
Before I moved to England, I wasn’t sure if I’d have a sewing space, nor if I did, what it might look like. Well, I can rest assured cause this is a nice little upgrade. 🌿🌿🌿🌿 . . . . . . . . . . . . #memadeeveryday  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #handmadefashion  #sewing  #sewinglove  #sewinglife  #sewersofinstagram  #instasewing  #isew  #sewingmakesmehappy  #cousumain  #millenialsewing  #passioncouture  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingblogger  #memade  #lovetosew  #makeitsewcial  #psimadethis  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewcialists  #diyfashion 
Detail shots of my Kelly Anorak 👀💚swipe to see! 
1 - leather cord locks, it can slide up and down the cord and holds the cinched waist in place. I like how they look! Also I like how the topstitching of the casing flows into the placket, very tidy to not have any stops or starts. I didn’t use a grommet at the drawstring, a little buttonhole works just fine!
2 - bound hem, inside of the drawstring casing, inside of the facing. I flat felled my seams for a nice tidy interior.
3 - bound armholes! and the neck seam. I used leftover bias tape from my Kalle Shirt for all binding, it was interesting but not too bright or flashy. (I considered floral trim but decided against it!) I sewed the armhole seam twice, trimmed the extra and then bound it with the trim.
4 - cuffs! After my machine made a big tangle with topstitching thread I switched to regular thread for the rest of the project. So my cuffs are topstitched in regular thread, can you tell? 
#blackbirdfabrics #closetcasepatterns #kellyanorak #fallsewing #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018 #canadasews #vancouversews #sewing #isew
Detail shots of my Kelly Anorak 👀💚swipe to see! 1 - leather cord locks, it can slide up and down the cord and holds the cinched waist in place. I like how they look! Also I like how the topstitching of the casing flows into the placket, very tidy to not have any stops or starts. I didn’t use a grommet at the drawstring, a little buttonhole works just fine! 2 - bound hem, inside of the drawstring casing, inside of the facing. I flat felled my seams for a nice tidy interior. 3 - bound armholes! and the neck seam. I used leftover bias tape from my Kalle Shirt for all binding, it was interesting but not too bright or flashy. (I considered floral trim but decided against it!) I sewed the armhole seam twice, trimmed the extra and then bound it with the trim. 4 - cuffs! After my machine made a big tangle with topstitching thread I switched to regular thread for the rest of the project. So my cuffs are topstitched in regular thread, can you tell? #blackbirdfabrics  #closetcasepatterns  #kellyanorak  #fallsewing  #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018  #canadasews  #vancouversews  #sewing  #isew 
So I dyed the little smock dress that I made this week. I loosely pleated it lengthwise and tied elastic bands around each end of the bundle. Then I dyed it on the stovetop with #dylondyes #madonnablue. The heart set these lovely crinkles in the fabric. .
Unfortunately, the main fabric - a polished cotton - didn't take up the dye very much, but the sleeves and pockets, which were made in different cotton fabrics, did. I was surprised and pleased by the result.
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Worn with a knit skirt made from a self-drafted pattern.
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#memadeeveryday #makersforfashrev #slowfashion #imademyclothes #bohostyle #bohochic #hippiestyle #hippiechic #sustainablefashion #flattiefashion #flatandfabulous #flattiesewist #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #breastlessbeauty #doublemastectomy #sewingover50 #canadasews #mccalls7111 #m7111
So I dyed the little smock dress that I made this week. I loosely pleated it lengthwise and tied elastic bands around each end of the bundle. Then I dyed it on the stovetop with #dylondyes  #madonnablue . The heart set these lovely crinkles in the fabric. . Unfortunately, the main fabric - a polished cotton - didn't take up the dye very much, but the sleeves and pockets, which were made in different cotton fabrics, did. I was surprised and pleased by the result. . Worn with a knit skirt made from a self-drafted pattern. . . . #memadeeveryday  #makersforfashrev  #slowfashion  #imademyclothes  #bohostyle  #bohochic  #hippiestyle  #hippiechic  #sustainablefashion  #flattiefashion  #flatandfabulous  #flattiesewist  #breastcancer  #breastcancersurvivor  #breastlessbeauty  #doublemastectomy  #sewingover50  #canadasews  #mccalls7111  #m7111 
I finally finished something. Can you guess what it is? Clues: (1) It’s a free pattern. (2) Rolled up sleeves, as shown here. (3) Large pockets, which you can sneak a peak at below the sleeves.
I finally finished something. Can you guess what it is? Clues: (1) It’s a free pattern. (2) Rolled up sleeves, as shown here. (3) Large pockets, which you can sneak a peak at below the sleeves.
Are you ready to party!?!? This week’s Friday Frockspiration is all about the party dress. We got our inspiration from @modcloth who has always had excellent party dresses! (Many of which I, @veefury, have owned, admired, and aspired to recreate!)
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For your pattern inspiration we suggest:
@byhandlondon #bhlalix #bhlannadress #bhleloise #bhlkimdress 
@itchtostitch #givernydress 
@cashmerette #uptondress #rivermontdress 
@welcometothemousehouse #carolinepartydress for ladies
@colettepatterns #colettemyrna 
@sewoveritlondon #bettydress 
@deer_and_doe_patterns #ddbelladone #ddmyosotis 💃🏻
#sewottawa #ottawasews #montrealsews #ontariosews #canadasews #sewing #makersgonnamake #sewistsofinstagram #sewistsofig #instasew #frocktails #frocktails18 #ottawafrocktails #ottawafrocktails18
Are you ready to party!?!? This week’s Friday Frockspiration is all about the party dress. We got our inspiration from @modcloth who has always had excellent party dresses! (Many of which I, @veefury, have owned, admired, and aspired to recreate!) 👗👗👗 For your pattern inspiration we suggest: @byhandlondon #bhlalix  #bhlannadress  #bhleloise  #bhlkimdress  @itchtostitch #givernydress  @cashmerette #uptondress  #rivermontdress  @welcometothemousehouse #carolinepartydress  for ladies @colettepatterns #colettemyrna  @sewoveritlondon #bettydress  @deer_and_doe_patterns #ddbelladone  #ddmyosotis  💃🏻 #sewottawa  #ottawasews  #montrealsews  #ontariosews  #canadasews  #sewing  #makersgonnamake  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewistsofig  #instasew  #frocktails  #frocktails18  #ottawafrocktails  #ottawafrocktails18 
Embroidery done! I did a little golden needle in the sewing machine, and a length of purple thread circling the sewing machine. Pro tip: do not thread your machine this way. 😂#quietplaypatterns #craftsy #bellasolidsbymoda  #bellasolids #thefabricsnob #quilting #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #handembroidery #handembroidered #canadasews #manitobasews #winnipegsews #winnipegsewing
FriYAY! Wore my new @seamworkmag #neenahdress top today in the softest stripey Bamboo/Cotton jersey from @blackbirdfabrics. I honestly felt like I had PJs on at work all day 😊➡️🤸🏻‍♀️
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#canadasews #memadeeveryday
FriYAY! Wore my new @seamworkmag #neenahdress  top today in the softest stripey Bamboo/Cotton jersey from @blackbirdfabrics. I honestly felt like I had PJs on at work all day 😊➡️🤸🏻‍♀️ . . #canadasews  #memadeeveryday 
Kelly anorak progress: I fixed the thread tangles and redid the cuffs, now the sleeves are in, snaps are on, cord ends are attached, and we’re done! ✅❤️more pics and detailed notes to follow #blackbirdfabrics #closetcasepatterns #kellyanorak #fallsewing #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018 #canadasews #vancouversews #sewing #isew
A little while ago I tested the #kendrickoveralls for @heyjunehandmade and they are so cute! I used this quilting cotton for the second test and the busy print had me worried, but in the end this is perfect for a fun, put together outfit. 
This is a size 10 and I used about 5/8 of the 1 inch seam allowance at the hip, then took the whole 1 inch from the hip down. I need to add to the back rise (it’s in the final pattern), and make a bit more room for my bum, but these are a total winner. 
I had been trying to draft almost this exact thing last year and I couldn’t get it right so I was so excited that I was part of the tester team so I could see how that process works!
Fabric: Cotton and Steel Santa Fe Quilting Cotton
A little while ago I tested the #kendrickoveralls  for @heyjunehandmade and they are so cute! I used this quilting cotton for the second test and the busy print had me worried, but in the end this is perfect for a fun, put together outfit. This is a size 10 and I used about 5/8 of the 1 inch seam allowance at the hip, then took the whole 1 inch from the hip down. I need to add to the back rise (it’s in the final pattern), and make a bit more room for my bum, but these are a total winner. I had been trying to draft almost this exact thing last year and I couldn’t get it right so I was so excited that I was part of the tester team so I could see how that process works! Fabric: Cotton and Steel Santa Fe Quilting Cotton
I wear a uniform for work but during the fall months, we get to wear regular clothes for charity on Fridays so this is my #ootd. I like putting some effort during those occasions because otherwise it would be the same jeans and sweater combo I wear during my commute. Since I had already planned on making another #yorkpinafore for the cold season, this was my excuse to quickly whip one up. Small mod: it's completely lined! I shopped in my stash for every fabric used and I must have had the satin for nearly a decade. I only had enough for the body, and I had to splice the back to make it all fit, so the pockets are lined with a different fabric. Surprisingly this royal blue shirt was a match but I will have to make a basic white shirt at some point.

#helenscloset #indiepatterns #patternhack #sewingmyclothes #handmadewardrobe #jecoudsdoncjesuis #isewthereforeiam #montrealsews #canadasews #blackgirlssew #sewist #sewing #sewistsofinstagram
I wear a uniform for work but during the fall months, we get to wear regular clothes for charity on Fridays so this is my #ootd . I like putting some effort during those occasions because otherwise it would be the same jeans and sweater combo I wear during my commute. Since I had already planned on making another #yorkpinafore  for the cold season, this was my excuse to quickly whip one up. Small mod: it's completely lined! I shopped in my stash for every fabric used and I must have had the satin for nearly a decade. I only had enough for the body, and I had to splice the back to make it all fit, so the pockets are lined with a different fabric. Surprisingly this royal blue shirt was a match but I will have to make a basic white shirt at some point. #helenscloset  #indiepatterns  #patternhack  #sewingmyclothes  #handmadewardrobe  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #isewthereforeiam  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #blackgirlssew  #sewist  #sewing  #sewistsofinstagram 
Caught some of that moody Fall light today to show you my new Monroe Turtleneck. It's  from @tessutifabrics and it's free! My measurements were XS so I made size 1 and it fits well, although not quite as slouchy as, say, the Mandy Boat Tee. I might size up next time. My fabric wasn't super drapey, either, mind you. It's a cotton jersey from @needlework_hamilton and you can't tell from far back, but it has super cute multicoloured slubs! Does that count as #sewfrosting? LOL! 😂 About as far from frosting as you can get, I think, but there's always room for great comfy basics in my closet. #monroeturtleneck #tessutipatterns #cutfromnwcloth #sewingbasics #memadeeveryday #canadasews #fallsewing #ednasewsclothes2018
Caught some of that moody Fall light today to show you my new Monroe Turtleneck. It's from @tessutifabrics and it's free! My measurements were XS so I made size 1 and it fits well, although not quite as slouchy as, say, the Mandy Boat Tee. I might size up next time. My fabric wasn't super drapey, either, mind you. It's a cotton jersey from @needlework_hamilton and you can't tell from far back, but it has super cute multicoloured slubs! Does that count as #sewfrosting ? LOL! 😂 About as far from frosting as you can get, I think, but there's always room for great comfy basics in my closet. #monroeturtleneck  #tessutipatterns  #cutfromnwcloth  #sewingbasics  #memadeeveryday  #canadasews  #fallsewing  #ednasewsclothes2018 
I have a lot to say about this coat and it's all up on the blog. Mostly rambling about feeling like I've been losing myself creatively and how the #sewfrosting challenge and the #slowfashionoctober challenge have really been speaking to how I'm feeling right now.
This very frosting-y (at least to me) coat is vintage Butterick 3007. The fabric is from @_theworkroom (and yes, you've seen it before). I lined by hand it with mystery lining from @thefabricroom
I thought I would never wear this, but I already wore it IN PUBLIC the first day after making it. So who knows.
(Note: Doggo was not staged. He wanted to know what the clicky thing in my hand was and I HAD to go with it) .
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#memadewardrobe #torontosews #canadasews #fabricfromtheworkroom #theworkroom #vintagesewingpatterns #vintagebutterick #sewfrostingnotcake #60ssewing
I have a lot to say about this coat and it's all up on the blog. Mostly rambling about feeling like I've been losing myself creatively and how the #sewfrosting  challenge and the #slowfashionoctober  challenge have really been speaking to how I'm feeling right now. This very frosting-y (at least to me) coat is vintage Butterick 3007. The fabric is from @_theworkroom (and yes, you've seen it before). I lined by hand it with mystery lining from @thefabricroom I thought I would never wear this, but I already wore it IN PUBLIC the first day after making it. So who knows. (Note: Doggo was not staged. He wanted to know what the clicky thing in my hand was and I HAD to go with it) . . . . #memadewardrobe  #torontosews  #canadasews  #fabricfromtheworkroom  #theworkroom  #vintagesewingpatterns  #vintagebutterick  #sewfrostingnotcake  #60ssewing 
I’ve been meaning to make this one for ages and I’m so pleased that I finally got to it!  It’s the #maritimeknittop by #lieslandco and the fabric is a very comfortable Rivera Knit from @fabriclandwest 😊  #sewing #isew @lieslandco #CanadaSews #BCsews #OkanaganSews
The top of my mini quilt is put together! I decided to trim down the height of some of the blocks, as it was just getting too long for the place I’m planning to hang it. Next step: hand embroidery accents. #quietplaypatterns #craftsy #thefabricsnob #quilting #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #canadasews #manitobasews #winnipegsews #winnipegsewing
When your son's favourite hobby and your favourite hobby collide 🤩
Fabric: #pokemon #customfabric opening soon at @fabricobsessions 
Pattern: @patternsforpirates #gotojacket
Model: My awesome 7 year old!
When your son's favourite hobby and your favourite hobby collide 🤩 Fabric: #pokemon  #customfabric  opening soon at @fabricobsessions Pattern: @patternsforpirates #gotojacket  Model: My awesome 7 year old!
Today's #ootd #sapporocoat and #robinsontrousers in the wild, classy bathroom selfie at the #whitneymuseum , now off to catch the bus to #campworkroomsocial 😊
Sewing all the infinity scarves for the craft sale put on by the country moments spa in navan tomorrow. 
#infinityscarf #ottawamakers #ottawasews #canadasews #craftfairprep
I slipped in my new #seamworkalmada after our flight was cancelled, after we ran to the other side of Montréal to take the bus, after... we decided to walk to the hotel under a light rain that became a heavy rain after a few minutes...I am just happy to have decided last minute to sew one #seamworkalmada for my week-end at New York...#seamworkalmada #girlfriendsgetaway / fabric is a cotton voile from #Globetex #memadeeveryday #sewsewsew #sewistsofinstagram #sewing #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #jeportecequejecouds #sewcialists #montrealsews #montrealsewcialists #canadasews
I slipped in my new #seamworkalmada  after our flight was cancelled, after we ran to the other side of Montréal to take the bus, after... we decided to walk to the hotel under a light rain that became a heavy rain after a few minutes...I am just happy to have decided last minute to sew one #seamworkalmada  for my week-end at New York...#seamworkalmada  #girlfriendsgetaway  / fabric is a cotton voile from #Globetex  #memadeeveryday  #sewsewsew  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewing  #handmadewardrobe  #imakemyownclothes  #jeportecequejecouds  #sewcialists  #montrealsews  #montrealsewcialists  #canadasews 
I finally sewed up the Blackwood Cardigan and I’m in love!! What a great pattern! I love everything about this cardi: the style, the fit, the fabric, the color.. I’ve been reaching for it every time I go out since I made it and it’s been keeping me warm! The fabric is a boucle knit which I luckily found in the liquidation section at my local store, even though they’re selling boucle knits as part of the new collection, but for 5 times the cost of this one! The fabric was quite challenging to sew at times, especially the patch pockets, since the bulky curls would get stuck under the foot, but the great thing about this fabric is that nothing shows! All the stitches disappear under the curls, so it’s not so bad after all. This is my first entry to the #cosycardichallenge, hopefully there will be more! Thanks so much to @sodburysewing @shesewsvintage and @amanda_isewalot for organizing this challenge again this year!! Last year you gave me the push I needed to make my first cardi! PS: look how Teddy has grown! He still thinks he’s a little puppy though and tries to get on our lap 😄 He’s the kindest and friendliest creature, but also the most jealous one I’ve ever met!! Every time we hug and kiss, Teddy comes barking and tries to get in between us 😆 If hubby dares put his hands around me, Teddy gently takes his hands in his mouth and takes them off 😂 He’s also jealous of baby Leo, and every time we give baby affection (which is all the time), Teddy’s right there complaining and demanding all the affection for himself. I have now learned to breastfeed while scratching Teddy’s neck and back.. if I stop for a second, he turns his head toward me, saying “what?? Don’t stop mommy! Keep going!” What a character! 😁❤️ #ilovesewing #sewingismytherapy #sewingisfun #sewcialists #montrealsews #handmadewardrobe #люблюшить #шьюсама #rimmasews #isew #imadethis #canadasews #jeportecequejecouds #handmadefashion 
#sewistsofinstagram #fabricville #boucleknit #blackwoodcardigan #helenscloset #helensclosetpatterns #goldenretriever #goldenretrieverpuppy #goldenretrieverlovers
I finally sewed up the Blackwood Cardigan and I’m in love!! What a great pattern! I love everything about this cardi: the style, the fit, the fabric, the color.. I’ve been reaching for it every time I go out since I made it and it’s been keeping me warm! The fabric is a boucle knit which I luckily found in the liquidation section at my local store, even though they’re selling boucle knits as part of the new collection, but for 5 times the cost of this one! The fabric was quite challenging to sew at times, especially the patch pockets, since the bulky curls would get stuck under the foot, but the great thing about this fabric is that nothing shows! All the stitches disappear under the curls, so it’s not so bad after all. This is my first entry to the #cosycardichallenge , hopefully there will be more! Thanks so much to @sodburysewing @shesewsvintage and @amanda_isewalot for organizing this challenge again this year!! Last year you gave me the push I needed to make my first cardi! PS: look how Teddy has grown! He still thinks he’s a little puppy though and tries to get on our lap 😄 He’s the kindest and friendliest creature, but also the most jealous one I’ve ever met!! Every time we hug and kiss, Teddy comes barking and tries to get in between us 😆 If hubby dares put his hands around me, Teddy gently takes his hands in his mouth and takes them off 😂 He’s also jealous of baby Leo, and every time we give baby affection (which is all the time), Teddy’s right there complaining and demanding all the affection for himself. I have now learned to breastfeed while scratching Teddy’s neck and back.. if I stop for a second, he turns his head toward me, saying “what?? Don’t stop mommy! Keep going!” What a character! 😁❤️ #ilovesewing  #sewingismytherapy  #sewingisfun  #sewcialists  #montrealsews  #handmadewardrobe  #люблюшить  #шьюсама  #rimmasews  #isew  #imadethis  #canadasews  #jeportecequejecouds  #handmadefashion  #sewistsofinstagram  #fabricville  #boucleknit  #blackwoodcardigan  #helenscloset  #helensclosetpatterns  #goldenretriever  #goldenretrieverpuppy  #goldenretrieverlovers 
We got a better, brighter projector, guys! Now even people and the back will be able to see! #ottawagarmentguild #ottawasews #canadasews
Today I made: this fitting muslin for a new pattern I was trying. It's actually a girl's dress, that I scaled a little larger to fit my shoulders. Also I cut the dress slightly on the bias, to make it drape a little.
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The pattern is #mccalls7111, and the fabric is a really lightweight polished cotton meant for interior decorating, not clothing. (Trimmed and faced with various cottons.) It was donated by a colleague from her stash.
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#memadeeveryday #makersforfashrev #slowfashion #imademyclothes #bohostyle #bohochic #hippiestyle #hippiechic #sustainablefashion #flattiefashion #flatandfabulous #flattiesewist #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #breastlessbeauty #doublemastectomy #sewingover50 #canadasews #m7111
Today I made: this fitting muslin for a new pattern I was trying. It's actually a girl's dress, that I scaled a little larger to fit my shoulders. Also I cut the dress slightly on the bias, to make it drape a little. . The pattern is #mccalls7111 , and the fabric is a really lightweight polished cotton meant for interior decorating, not clothing. (Trimmed and faced with various cottons.) It was donated by a colleague from her stash. . . . #memadeeveryday  #makersforfashrev  #slowfashion  #imademyclothes  #bohostyle  #bohochic  #hippiestyle  #hippiechic  #sustainablefashion  #flattiefashion  #flatandfabulous  #flattiesewist  #breastcancer  #breastcancersurvivor  #breastlessbeauty  #doublemastectomy  #sewingover50  #canadasews  #m7111 
Made my granddaughter a tunic for her First Birthday.  I can't believe she will be one on the weekend!!! 😍😍 Pattern is #bohemesky from #stripedswallowdesigns I cut between 12 and 18 mos. I also had to widen the neckline a wee bit.  My Annabelle has a big head. Lol.  Great pattern.  Goes together quickly and easily.  I'll probably get the adult version for my daughter. 
Cut file from #lovesvg. 
#ilovetosew #cricut #wildonebirthday #nannasewing #canadasews
Spilling the beans about my holey socks on the blog today for Slow Fashion October. Looking for someone to teach me how to darn because 🧦 just get holes here like ✨
Reminder that @greenactionctr is screening River Blue next week on October 17. Come learn more about the environmental impact of clothing. Link for tickets in my bio!
Spilling the beans about my holey socks on the blog today for Slow Fashion October. Looking for someone to teach me how to darn because 🧦 just get holes here like ✨ Reminder that @greenactionctr is screening River Blue next week on October 17. Come learn more about the environmental impact of clothing. Link for tickets in my bio!
This 1985 trousers pattern, a recent charity shop find, is tempting. What’d you think, should I work in into the sewing queue? I can see myself getting very comfortable in version A made in a soft twill! #vintagesewing . .
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#memadeeveryday #jeportecequejecouds #jecoudsdoncjesuis #montrealsews #canadasews #handmadefashion #sewing #sewinglove #sewinglife #sewersofinstagram #instasewing #isew #sewingmakesmehappy #cousumain #millenialsewing #passioncouture #isewmyownclothes #imakemyclothes #sewingblogger #memade #lovetosew #makeitsewcial #psimadethis #sewistsofinstagram #sewcialists 
#diyfashion
This 1985 trousers pattern, a recent charity shop find, is tempting. What’d you think, should I work in into the sewing queue? I can see myself getting very comfortable in version A made in a soft twill! #vintagesewing  . . . . . . . . . . . . #memadeeveryday  #jeportecequejecouds  #jecoudsdoncjesuis  #montrealsews  #canadasews  #handmadefashion  #sewing  #sewinglove  #sewinglife  #sewersofinstagram  #instasewing  #isew  #sewingmakesmehappy  #cousumain  #millenialsewing  #passioncouture  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingblogger  #memade  #lovetosew  #makeitsewcial  #psimadethis  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewcialists  #diyfashion 
Last but not least, my seventh and most recent #makenine2018 — #landerpant shorts by @truebias
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This is actually my third #landerpant including a wearable muslin, so it is no surprise that I love ❤️ this pattern. It took me awhile to make the adjustments for a low, full seat, and I lengthened it to 6” of inseam. Now I have a pattern to use over and over again.
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I believe I can officially call this pattern a TNT (tried and true) pattern. What are some of your favourite TNT patterns?
Last but not least, my seventh and most recent #makenine2018  — #landerpant  shorts by @truebias . This is actually my third #landerpant  including a wearable muslin, so it is no surprise that I love ❤️ this pattern. It took me awhile to make the adjustments for a low, full seat, and I lengthened it to 6” of inseam. Now I have a pattern to use over and over again. . I believe I can officially call this pattern a TNT (tried and true) pattern. What are some of your favourite TNT patterns?
Mr. 3 outgrew his splash pants; an absolute necessary item for spending several hours outdoors in the rain/sleet/snow and resulting mud. We took a look at all the outdoors places we could, hunted through big box stores and malls... and guess what? Splash pants are *a little* bit hard to find this time of year! The ones we did find were way out of our budget. So of course I was like ... “I can make that...”
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And I did. And they’re awesome. .
Pattern: Gracious Threads Everest Pants size 5 with full lining and 4 pockets. .
Fabric: funny story: I had a weird rubbery fabric given to me by a friend; offcuts from a factory she works at. I didn’t really know what this stuff was. But, you just never know what you might need one day, so into my box of “weird stuff” it went. Well - in that box was also some standard PUL (used for diapers and wet bags mainly), and just through the mixing of time, these 2 pieces ended up next to each other. So, when I went hunting for bits to use on these splash pants, it suddenly dawned on me what this weird fabric was: industrial PUL!!! YAS!!! And now he has the mostest water proofest pants (probably) ever constructed - and they’re awesome. And they were pretty much free - I only paid for the lining - which is a jersey knit from The Fabric Snob btw (also awesome). .
And I’m tellin ya; this PUL was a DREAM to sew through. Not like that crappy thin stuff. .
Microtex 80/12 needle with Gutermann Mara 100 polyester thread. #thefabricsnob #slowfashionoctober2018 #graciousthreads #everestpants #pulfabric #splashpants #imadethis #sewcialist #winnipegsewing #winnipegsews #manitobasews #canadasews
Mr. 3 outgrew his splash pants; an absolute necessary item for spending several hours outdoors in the rain/sleet/snow and resulting mud. We took a look at all the outdoors places we could, hunted through big box stores and malls... and guess what? Splash pants are *a little* bit hard to find this time of year! The ones we did find were way out of our budget. So of course I was like ... “I can make that...” . And I did. And they’re awesome. . Pattern: Gracious Threads Everest Pants size 5 with full lining and 4 pockets. . Fabric: funny story: I had a weird rubbery fabric given to me by a friend; offcuts from a factory she works at. I didn’t really know what this stuff was. But, you just never know what you might need one day, so into my box of “weird stuff” it went. Well - in that box was also some standard PUL (used for diapers and wet bags mainly), and just through the mixing of time, these 2 pieces ended up next to each other. So, when I went hunting for bits to use on these splash pants, it suddenly dawned on me what this weird fabric was: industrial PUL!!! YAS!!! And now he has the mostest water proofest pants (probably) ever constructed - and they’re awesome. And they were pretty much free - I only paid for the lining - which is a jersey knit from The Fabric Snob btw (also awesome). . And I’m tellin ya; this PUL was a DREAM to sew through. Not like that crappy thin stuff. . Microtex 80/12 needle with Gutermann Mara 100 polyester thread. #thefabricsnob  #slowfashionoctober2018  #graciousthreads  #everestpants  #pulfabric  #splashpants  #imadethis  #sewcialist  #winnipegsewing  #winnipegsews  #manitobasews  #canadasews 
#sapporocoat done! This was supposed to be a wearable muslin/ super extra dressing gown but I'm stoked with how it turned out so am going to wear it tomorrow to prance about New York 😊 #hilscoatmaking
#sapporocoat  done! This was supposed to be a wearable muslin/ super extra dressing gown but I'm stoked with how it turned out so am going to wear it tomorrow to prance about New York 😊 #hilscoatmaking 
#sapporocoat progress, it's definitely a party in the back situation 💃🏻 loving those back seams with this fabric! Fabric is from our travels to Peru last year. #hilscoatmaking
#sapporocoat  progress, it's definitely a party in the back situation 💃🏻 loving those back seams with this fabric! Fabric is from our travels to Peru last year. #hilscoatmaking 
Fall is my favourite season and I think this photo captures the mood and the colours so well! I love the rustling of leaves under my feet, the colourful feast outside my window, the crisp freshness of the air, the slow striptease of nature.. Swipe to see some detail shots of the inside of the dress. A bunch of eyelets were killed in the process.. I don’t own the special tool, and the trick to getting it right with the hammer is to give it one strong, confident blow! It helps if your child isn’t sleeping beside you when you do this 😁 The front is hand stitched, it took a while but it’s such a neat finish. Also I don’t think I’ll ever tire of French seams! Next thing to master is a Hong Kong finish. #ilovesewing #sewingismytherapy #sewingisfun #sewcialists #montrealsews #handmadewardrobe #люблюшить #шьюсама #rimmasews #isew #imadethis #canadasews #jeportecequejecouds #handmadefashion 
#sewistsofinstagram #lafinchfabrics #m7431 #mccalls7431 #mccallspatterns #mccallpatterncompany #eyelets #frenchseams
Fall is my favourite season and I think this photo captures the mood and the colours so well! I love the rustling of leaves under my feet, the colourful feast outside my window, the crisp freshness of the air, the slow striptease of nature.. Swipe to see some detail shots of the inside of the dress. A bunch of eyelets were killed in the process.. I don’t own the special tool, and the trick to getting it right with the hammer is to give it one strong, confident blow! It helps if your child isn’t sleeping beside you when you do this 😁 The front is hand stitched, it took a while but it’s such a neat finish. Also I don’t think I’ll ever tire of French seams! Next thing to master is a Hong Kong finish. #ilovesewing  #sewingismytherapy  #sewingisfun  #sewcialists  #montrealsews  #handmadewardrobe  #люблюшить  #шьюсама  #rimmasews  #isew  #imadethis  #canadasews  #jeportecequejecouds  #handmadefashion  #sewistsofinstagram  #lafinchfabrics  #m7431  #mccalls7431  #mccallspatterns  #mccallpatterncompany  #eyelets  #frenchseams 
Finished my #bermudashorts  just in time for winter.... Its not really my style and I got no top that I like to wear with it.  Also I’m not 100% happy with the back crotch  you can see some wrinkles just at very bottom bottom of the back crotch I sure its a crotch length... I can’t do anything about this now, but I can scup up back crotch a bit still and hope that help. And I should have  moved back darts  closer to inseam ‘cause  it creates room there its not needed. That can be fixed on next pair on this one I can just make darts longer. That said  It still fits way better then I can buy! assignment 2 of #burdastyleteachingcertificationcourse complete! —————————————————
#burdastyle #burdastyleacademy #burdastyle_teacher #fittingproblems #burdastylemagazine #burdastylepattern #burda #burdalovers  #garmentsewing #manitobasewn #winnipegsewing #winnipegsewists #canadasews #manitobasews #slowfashionrevolution #sublimesewemb #manitobamakers #winnipegmakers #sewingismysuperpower #sewingismypassion #handmadefashion  #ssemakes
Finished my #bermudashorts  just in time for winter.... Its not really my style and I got no top that I like to wear with it. Also I’m not 100% happy with the back crotch you can see some wrinkles just at very bottom bottom of the back crotch I sure its a crotch length... I can’t do anything about this now, but I can scup up back crotch a bit still and hope that help. And I should have moved back darts closer to inseam ‘cause it creates room there its not needed. That can be fixed on next pair on this one I can just make darts longer. That said It still fits way better then I can buy! assignment 2 of #burdastyleteachingcertificationcourse  complete! ————————————————— #burdastyle  #burdastyleacademy  #burdastyle_teacher  #fittingproblems  #burdastylemagazine  #burdastylepattern  #burda  #burdalovers  #garmentsewing  #manitobasewn  #winnipegsewing  #winnipegsewists  #canadasews  #manitobasews  #slowfashionrevolution  #sublimesewemb  #manitobamakers  #winnipegmakers  #sewingismysuperpower  #sewingismypassion  #handmadefashion  #ssemakes 
I wanted to give the turtleneck look a try with the @tillybuttons Freya. I haven't worn a turtleneck since third grade! But I really love the look - it has a certain elegance to it. I hacked the Freya sweater to have a gathered skirt - which was a lot easier said than done. I used the elastic method to gather, and it was incredibly tricky. I was so pleased with the top part (except that the seams didn't press so easily) and when I got to the skirt I was swearing under my breath! But it's certainly wearable - I just need to figure out that method properly before I make another one - any tips for gathering knits?
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Fabric is micro rib knit from @blackbirdfabrics - it is crazy soft!
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#torontosews #canadasews #freyadress #freyasweater #sewingstretch #comfysewing #stretchsewingbook #tillyandthebuttons #tillyandthebuttonsstretch #blackbirdfabrics
I wanted to give the turtleneck look a try with the @tillybuttons Freya. I haven't worn a turtleneck since third grade! But I really love the look - it has a certain elegance to it. I hacked the Freya sweater to have a gathered skirt - which was a lot easier said than done. I used the elastic method to gather, and it was incredibly tricky. I was so pleased with the top part (except that the seams didn't press so easily) and when I got to the skirt I was swearing under my breath! But it's certainly wearable - I just need to figure out that method properly before I make another one - any tips for gathering knits? . . Fabric is micro rib knit from @blackbirdfabrics - it is crazy soft! . . . #torontosews  #canadasews  #freyadress  #freyasweater  #sewingstretch  #comfysewing  #stretchsewingbook  #tillyandthebuttons  #tillyandthebuttonsstretch  #blackbirdfabrics 
My sewing machine is sending me a message: it’s tired of all the topstitching on my Kelly Anorak 😠plus it used up the last of my topstitching thread to make this loopy tangled mess! Time to take a break... that’s the sleeve cuff in this photo so we are close to the end of this project! ✂️#blackbirdfabrics #closetcasepatterns #kellyanorak #fallsewing #fallsewingplans  #fallsewing2018 #canadasews #vancouversews #sewing #isew
Yeah, she loves it!!😊
This is my third #sukikimono by @helens__closet  She chose soft blue silky linen/viscose from @blackbirdfabrics  It was a very nice fabric to work with. This is definitely turning into a go to pattern for me. My other daughter would like one now😊. Swipe for more photos. 
#helens_closet  #blackbirdfabrics  #selflesssewing  #ilovetosew  #ilovesewing✂️❤️ #sewmystyle2018  #sewingforothers  #fallsewing #fallsewingprojects  #sewingaddict #canadasews #localdesign #memadewardrobe #sewingforteens
Yeah, she loves it!!😊 This is my third #sukikimono  by @helens__closet She chose soft blue silky linen/viscose from @blackbirdfabrics It was a very nice fabric to work with. This is definitely turning into a go to pattern for me. My other daughter would like one now😊. Swipe for more photos. #helens_closet  #blackbirdfabrics  #selflesssewing  #ilovetosew  #ilovesewing ✂️❤️ #sewmystyle2018  #sewingforothers  #fallsewing  #fallsewingprojects  #sewingaddict  #canadasews  #localdesign  #memadewardrobe  #sewingforteens 
New off the needles!  Last quilt block complete. My goal is to assemble the quilt front this week.  #quietplaypatterns #craftsy #fpp #foundationpaperpiecing #quiltersofinstagram #quilting #thefabricsnob #canadasews #manitobasews #winnipegsews #winnipegsewing #imadethis
Fall uniform ft. new #persephonepants + Bo, my favourite accessory.💞
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Fabric is a deadstock heavy twill I picked up at a designer's close-out sale. It had a brushed flannel side I flipped to the inside to cheer up my sad winter legs!
Fall uniform ft. new #persephonepants  + Bo, my favourite accessory.💞 . . Mods: -shortened 2" (I'm 5"3, for reference) . -cut an 8 for the legs & a 6 for the waistband. Widened the leg of each dart 1/4 inch to make up the difference. Will definitely grade in at the back seam next time as it ended up a bit baggy! Probably could've cut a 6 for the legs as well. . Fabric is a deadstock heavy twill I picked up at a designer's close-out sale. It had a brushed flannel side I flipped to the inside to cheer up my sad winter legs!
Today’s featured sponsor is @helens__closet !  We are super excited for you to see what we’ve got in store for you from Helen for our swag bags,  AND we’ll be giving away a free pattern download to three lucky door prize winners!! .
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We also want to Congratulate Helen on her latest pattern release - the #elliotsweater and #elliottee!  The pattern is on sale now if you pop over to her shop before the end of the week.  Visit www.helenscloset.ca.
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#canadasews #ottawasews #helenscloset #helensclosetpatterns #frocktails #ottawafrocktails #ottawafrocktails18
Today’s featured sponsor is @helens__closet ! We are super excited for you to see what we’ve got in store for you from Helen for our swag bags, AND we’ll be giving away a free pattern download to three lucky door prize winners!! . . We also want to Congratulate Helen on her latest pattern release - the #elliotsweater  and #elliottee ! The pattern is on sale now if you pop over to her shop before the end of the week. Visit www.helenscloset.ca. . . #canadasews  #ottawasews  #helenscloset  #helensclosetpatterns  #frocktails  #ottawafrocktails  #ottawafrocktails18 
My very first self-drafted dress — scoop neck with self facings, bust darts, turn up sleeves, in-seam pockets (the pockets are sew small that they fit only 4 out of 5 fingers) and skirt with hem facings. I drafted this dress in May, which marked the 6-month anniversary of my sewing journey. I was super proud of this creation; yet at the same time saw room for improvements. Have you ever drafted your own sewing pattern? #makenine2018
My very first self-drafted dress — scoop neck with self facings, bust darts, turn up sleeves, in-seam pockets (the pockets are sew small that they fit only 4 out of 5 fingers) and skirt with hem facings. I drafted this dress in May, which marked the 6-month anniversary of my sewing journey. I was super proud of this creation; yet at the same time saw room for improvements. Have you ever drafted your own sewing pattern? #makenine2018 
#fallforcostume Day 8: #last hosted by @redthreaded . Added the elbow flounced to my new casaquin jacket today just in time for the end of #droughtlander 
#outlander #costumer #igchallenge #clairefraser #tartan #historicalcostumer
#isew #canadasews #ontariosews #18thcentury #wool #flounce
I've been feeling really low energy for the last couple weeks but making #theadeliadress last night really restored my #sewjo. This was a quick and easy make and I'm really pleased with the final look. I'll definitely be making a linen version for summer! Bravo @the.hemming for a great new pattern (with stellar instructions I might add)👏👏👏
I've been feeling really low energy for the last couple weeks but making #theadeliadress  last night really restored my #sewjo . This was a quick and easy make and I'm really pleased with the final look. I'll definitely be making a linen version for summer! Bravo @the.hemming for a great new pattern (with stellar instructions I might add)👏👏👏
This is the Kielo hacked Peppermint Jumpsuit I sewed up in a frenzy last weekend! It took me a minute to get over how much fabric the folds create around the thighs but now that I have, I'm obsessed with this thing 💁🏻There is also the option to flip the wings around to the back for a more "normal" jumpsuit - swipe to see how gracefully I can go from one to the other 😋This fabric is a bottom weight vintage mystery blend with subtle stripe that has been in my stash for a loooooong time; it feels so good to get it out of my fabric bins and onto my body!
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#youcanhackit #sewistsofinstagram #patternhacking #kielowrapdress #peppermintjumpsuit #millenialsewing #sewingjumpsuits #ilovetosew #canadasews #bcsews #kelownasews #sewyourstash #makeyourstash #fallsewing
This is the Kielo hacked Peppermint Jumpsuit I sewed up in a frenzy last weekend! It took me a minute to get over how much fabric the folds create around the thighs but now that I have, I'm obsessed with this thing 💁🏻There is also the option to flip the wings around to the back for a more "normal" jumpsuit - swipe to see how gracefully I can go from one to the other 😋This fabric is a bottom weight vintage mystery blend with subtle stripe that has been in my stash for a loooooong time; it feels so good to get it out of my fabric bins and onto my body! . . . #youcanhackit  #sewistsofinstagram  #patternhacking  #kielowrapdress  #peppermintjumpsuit  #millenialsewing  #sewingjumpsuits  #ilovetosew  #canadasews  #bcsews  #kelownasews  #sewyourstash  #makeyourstash  #fallsewing 
💙Yes! My blue coat is finished. It was chilly today so a perfect opportunity to test it out. The Brooklyn coat from @tessutifabrics is a lot of fun to make. The lapped seam construction was new to me but it came together quickly. The wool I used is quite thick and heavy so the coat is very warm. I think I’ll add some sort of closure to help with winter winds. Maybe a few buttons. The obsessive, perfectionist side of my brain wants to go over all the seams to make the black top stitching pop more but the reasonable side of my brain says 🙄!!! I know I’m totally overthinking again.  Swipe for close ups of 💙! #so50coats #tessutipatterns #brooklyncoat #sewover50 #sewingcoats #coatmaking
💙Yes! My blue coat is finished. It was chilly today so a perfect opportunity to test it out. The Brooklyn coat from @tessutifabrics is a lot of fun to make. The lapped seam construction was new to me but it came together quickly. The wool I used is quite thick and heavy so the coat is very warm. I think I’ll add some sort of closure to help with winter winds. Maybe a few buttons. The obsessive, perfectionist side of my brain wants to go over all the seams to make the black top stitching pop more but the reasonable side of my brain says 🙄!!! I know I’m totally overthinking again. Swipe for close ups of 💙! #so50coats  #tessutipatterns  #brooklyncoat  #sewover50  #sewingcoats  #coatmaking 
Latest makes: a rayon skirt made with #butterick6130, and a jacket made with #mccalls7730. The jacket is made from a discontinued drapery panel from @fabriclandontario - Bellaire panel in cornsilk colour.
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Both of these garments are on display in my store in October; when I take them down, I'm considering dyeing the jacket (with hot pink?).
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#memadeeveryday #makersforfashrev #slowfashion #imademyclothes #bohostyle #bohochic #hippiestyle #hippiechic #thriftfashion #thriftedfashion #thriftedwardrobe #upcycledfashion #sustainablefashion #flattiefashion #flatandfabulous #flattiesewist #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #breastlessbeauty #doublemastectomy #sewingover50 #canadasews #b6130 #m7730
Latest makes: a rayon skirt made with #butterick6130 , and a jacket made with #mccalls7730 . The jacket is made from a discontinued drapery panel from @fabriclandontario - Bellaire panel in cornsilk colour. . Both of these garments are on display in my store in October; when I take them down, I'm considering dyeing the jacket (with hot pink?). . . . #memadeeveryday  #makersforfashrev  #slowfashion  #imademyclothes  #bohostyle  #bohochic  #hippiestyle  #hippiechic  #thriftfashion  #thriftedfashion  #thriftedwardrobe  #upcycledfashion  #sustainablefashion  #flattiefashion  #flatandfabulous  #flattiesewist  #breastcancer  #breastcancersurvivor  #breastlessbeauty  #doublemastectomy  #sewingover50  #canadasews  #b6130  #m7730