My most successful sew to date, so I had to get pretty photos of it! The collar and removable modesty panel I think gives it a bit of a #retrofuturism Jetsons-y vibe
Not that there aren't mistakes - there's plenty - but I got to try out princess seams, Hong Kong seams, bias tape and some nice deep POCKETS
Finished my first #steviedress yesterday! I could easily become addicted to this pattern. So easy and satisfying. I’m already planning one in a solid linen but with a fun, quirky pocket. I love the cuffed sleeve. My bow tying skills need some work though! 🎁
Pattern: Stevie Dress from @tillybuttons
Fabric: Bluebird by @wattsalot for @cottonandsteel from deeeep in my fabric stash.
This little 🍿 ditty just makes me SMILE! 😆 And those socks, tho!! They are actually women’s size M... haha! So when worn, a BIG red heel patch can be seen on the back of Sweet Pea’s calves 😆 Haha But oohhh to be FIVE and spend the day running around in popcorn!! 😂
A #seamworkchristina pencil skirt by @seamworkmag as part of my practicum wardrobe in @cottonandsteel and @riflepaperco cotton canvas. One change I made was that lined it, which was a bit of a nightmare but I think will serve me in good stead going into the fall.
In case y’all don’t follow my other page and thus don’t know- I’m a floral designer. I struggled for years figuring out what I should wear onsite when I’m delivering and installing florals at people’s weddings, you can’t dress too cute because you’re lugging buckets and climbing ladders but you don’t want to look too grimy either. I can’t believe it took me so long to figure out that overalls were the perfect solution, especially since there are so many beautifully designed canvas prints these days.
So here they are (old pics) but I’ll be wearing them all weekend long while I set up 3 weddings. I used a @kwiksew pattern that I slimmed down a bit and @cottonandsteel fabric.
Day 9: Lightbulb Moment. #sewphotohop . being newer to sewing I always felt everyone knew more than me and therefore people who created patterns really must know what they are talking about. It wasnt until I started really buy patterns and reading instructions that I realized that this isn't always the case and that good patterns can really be set apart from the not so good ones. My ahah moment was when I realized the patterns I just couldn't really get after a few tries simply were not the best quality. I know that this it is taboo to talk about in the sewing community but something i would like to be more honest about in the future; which is reviewing patterns. This is the second pattern I used for my sons shirt. Although the directions were hard to follow and the pictures were small and difficult go see it looks much more professional than the first pattern I bought and follows current practices you see being used in RTW clothing stores. And I will definitely be following this pattern to make my son another shirt in a bigger size for the fall in the near future! #sewingforkids#sewphotohop2018
La robe "Je n'avais rien à me mettre pour aller à l'aquarium" est terminée, à temps pour le retour de la chaleur. 🐙🐙🐙 C'est un patron que j'avais dessiné l'année dernière, j'ai décidé de "rentabiliser" le temps que j'avais mis dessus. Alors, comme d'habitude, quand je viens de finir un truc sur lequel j'ai passé du temps, je vois juste les défauts : pas de poches, buste un peu serré, boutonnage légèrement décentré (arrgh pour celle-là), manque d'ampleur de la jupe. MAIS les finitions sont ben ben belles et, dans l'ensemble, je sais que je vais la porter avec plaisir et oublier le reste. Ben, j'espère.
Grainline Linden sweatshirt made out of a lovely soft brushed back modal from Stone Fabrics. I was looking for something fun to sew, so I appliqued massive BOK BOK letters on the front using a cotton and steel print from the snap to grid collection, and a selection of bright threads to coordinate with the print. It looked so eighties that I decided to go all the way and cut out the neckline on one side only for an off the shoulder shape. I made one size too big, lengthened the body by 1.5 inches, and sewed a split hem. Now I'm going to make some leggings to wear with this!
Lightbulb moment? I think I have at least one every time I make something! It is the best feeling, and I hope they never stop. When I was at my first year of #campworkroomsocial I had a lightbulb moment that I could use the decorative stitches for a little extra somethin’. Plus, I didn’t have a machine with them, so I was very intrigued. I secretly started sewing a decorative stitch on the pocket of my #grainlinestudio#archershirt and ended up adding it in more places. It became my favorite detail and earned me the paper plate award for rouge creative. ✨😊 #sewphotohop#grainlinearcher#cottonandsteelcloset#hannahlearnstosew
Alex shirtdress in progress. Still need to finish seaming the sleeves (I’m using French seams on all seams), hem and sew on buttons. Hmmm! It’s a lot of florals and a house kimono comes to mind rather than a dress. Added a waist tie to help cinch it in. It is comfortable, and I just love working with this rayon. #soialexshirtdress#riflepapercofabric#cottonandsteelcloset
Another new chapter has opened up for us around here. We officially have a Kindergartener in our house! Woo hoo! Any tips from any of you homeschooling mamas would be greatly appreciated! (Send them over ASAP😆). I think it will take us a while to get into the swing of things but I'm excited to see where this process takes us this year! ❤ I will be sharing the full details on curriculum and school later on today's live. Keep those 👀's out for it! #handmadeschoolclothes#cottonandsteelcloset#dhfabricsandco