And, it’s done! Just might be a little bit in love with my long contemplated Sydney Jacket (pattern by Tessuti Fabrics), in glorious wool knit from the fab @addicted2fabric in Canberra. Snaffled this in a fabric acquisition mission with @sewverymuch a couple of months ago, and have now sewn up 2 of the 3 purchases made that day. I was really intimidated about this pattern, I think mostly because of the exposed unfinished seams and stretch fabric combo. But, I eventually jumped in, with @thornberrylara ‘s ‘it’s just fabric’ mantra on repeat in my head, and went for it. So pleased! This will be a real wardrobe workhorse.
I made a @cashmerette Montrose too and I LOVE IT. I’m definitely going to make more. This is in a rare-for-me polyester fabric, a crepe from @spotlightstores that has a fabulous tropical print. I made made the view B jewel neckline with view A short sleeves and French-seamed everything so it looks lovely inside and out. #cashmerettemontrose#cscmakes#plussizesewing
I’ve been dreaming of a border print maxidress and found this lovely #hedgerowfabric from the newly updated @hawthornesupplyco. I bought the widest width in rayon challis and used my new favorite dress pattern, the #catalinadress from @blankslatepatterns.
So here's my tester version of the #martecoat by @marimelilot that is soon to be released, it's suitable for both woven and knit fabrics😊 The coat is a very unfamiliar style for me: oversized, cocoon shaped, dropped shoulders and with what I consider very modern lines. It's really growing on me and I think it will be great for layering in autumn, so a big win in my book👍 To all that helped me pick the buttons, thank you for your input ❤Ended up on the lime green ones, my better half thought they looked best and I quite liked Steph's @siouxzeegirl comment that they were the "daring" choice😉 Fabric is some kind of quilted ponte de roma that I got a while back from @stoffstil . #melilotpatterns#sewingaddict#sewing#curvysewing#curvysewingcollective#sewcialists#cscmakes
Super in love with these #burnsidebibs from @sewhouse7. Especially all the fun I had with pink accents in the stitching and lining. Even the mess up I fixed with pink over stitching makes me smile. Awesome linen from @pacificfabrics. #memade#cscmakes#curvysewing#sewcialists
#365daysofsewing Finished this #charliecaftan this morning for my birthday! I am already daydreaming about my special birthday dinner tonight. I feel like this dress doesn’t fit quite as I’d hoped. The waist panel is pretty high on me, even though I did an FBA, & the neckline is pretty boobalicious (obscured here with a strategically placed cat). Overall, I do rather feel that I’m hiding my light under a bushel, but that’s kind of what you’re getting into with a caftan, Y/Y? It’s really comfortable, the fabric is a dream, & I am going to eat so much miser wot. #elsasethiopianrestaurant#doublegauze#cscmakes#catbaby#happybirthdaytome
Woo! Coming out of sketching and back into sewing just in time for the #muslinchallenge with @kglee01 and @macsmakespace of @sewalteredstyle! Looks like weve all got shorts in the brain! This is the muslin of my Jenny shorts! Time to get to work on adjustments!
Oh...and recognize the fabric?? 😉 This is one of the sketches from my guest post on the @mybodymodel blog yesterday talking all about my Jenny shorts plans! Be sure to check it out at the #linkinbio if you haven't already!
Thandi used our striped viscose crepe to make another GORGEOUS top. Ladies, your talent is astounding 😍
#Repost from @thandiwh with @regram.app ... This is my favourite #shorelineboatneck . I needed some extra special armour for my, no doubt, disastrous supervisor meeting in 20 minutes. I have no idea what this fabric is, but I love it. It feels like a stretch crepe with something silky in it. Another gem from @unionragfabric 🙌. I'm a bit obsessed with this pattern. Can't wait to make another one!
Made a #catalinadress recently and finally managed a picture of me wearing it instead of on a hanger. Thanks @explodingpinecone ! (Actually, I made three and this is my favorite.) Just in time for the return of the scorching ☀️ #blankslatepatterns#cscmakes
From the right angle, this dress makes me look about seven feet tall. (I’m 5’5”.) It’s the Butterick See & Sew 6344, in yellow gingham seersucker. I’m surprised more people haven’t made it. #b6344#sewcialists#cscmakes
This t-shirt Thandi made from our mustard slub is SO stunning 😍
#Repost from @thandiwh with @regram.app ... There's a special feeling when you find a pattern for a basic, like a t-shirt, that just works. This is exactly what I was looking for, swingy without being shapeless. And yes @karenepics I'm wearing yellow!! Love this mustard melange stripe from @unionragfabric. Pattern is the super versatile #shorelineboatneck from @blankslatepatterns. Did you know that the pattern is for knits and wovens AND comes with a Hack Pack?? Serious value for money. And the sizing is great. I did do an FBA, and I'll do a narrow shoulder adjustment for next time, but I do those automatically now so it's not an effort. #plussizesewing#cscmakes#curvysewing#imakemyownclothes#sewist#fabricaddict I really need to iron my clothes...
Please excuse the wrinkles I've been wearing these all day. Extensively altered #hotpatterns utility cargos. I took in the back, let out the front, omitted the leg pockets, added elastic to the sides, and hemmed them to be shorts. I settled on antique brass snaps for the fly and pocket closures and flat felled all the seams. This pattern is a skill builder! Next time, I'm making a full elastic waist using the facing as a casing. #cscmakes#sewing#summerofbasics#sewcialists
They're not kidding when they say that black fabric is hard to photograph. But how great is my new #louboxdress2 ? POCKETS! ALL THE POCKETS! Swipe to see the #mybodymodel sketch I did to get an idea of what it would look like. Based on the sketch I decided to add more volume to the bodice and skirt for extra drape. I also scooped out the neckline, as in the sketch, because the pattern neckline is a bit high for me (it makes my bust look unmanageably enormous!). I haven't even washed this 😂 straight off the machine and worn to the shops and around the house aaaaaall day. Pattern by @sewdiyblog and it's a winner. The instructions are so clear. #curvysewing#plussizesewing#cscmakes#sewist#sewcialist#imakemyownclothes P.s. If you want to make this and you do fit into the standard measurements of the pattern, don't add extra volume! The ease is spot on, I just needed to grade up a bit.
Finally my long awaited lace arrived in the mail this week and I immediately went to work on this top. This was my first time sewing with Guipure lace and it won't be the last. I used the dart and seam finish techniques in the @Cashmerette Guipure tips and tricks post and you can see a close up of one of my side darts in the next picture.
Operation Last Minute Frock was a cracking success! This is the @cashmerette Appleton sewn up in a @pitttrading stretch velvet. It felt amazing on, was a quick last minute sew and kept me snug for a night of dancing. 💃🏻👯♀️😎