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Finally finished my flamingo dress! Fabric is from @thecheapshoptiptree and the pattern is #v8648 kindly given to me by @costurista
 Via the #greatbigpatternswap 
#flamingo #voguepatterns #imadethis #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #sewingchronicles #selfishsewing #sewingforme #sewistsofinstagram #irregularchoice #ilovethismemade #handmadewardrobe #cheapshoptiptree #dressmaking #sewing @ic.outfit.of.the.day
Modeling lessons from @missannis! 😁😁😁 I think lots of us are familiar with trying desperately not to giggle while getting some make photos! And your skirt and top look top-notch!
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Regrann from @missannis -  So this is what happens when you ask your other half to take some photos of your newest finished sewing projects, and a) you're utterly incapable of taking a serious picture, and b) he's utterly incapable of taking a picture in which you don't look like a sack of potatoes. Not our finest work ever!

That said, I'm pretty pleased with this top and skirt, both fresh off the machine! The top is the Simple Sew Jersey Top in fabric I picked up from @hebdenrag. The pattern came from @gillybeemakes courtesy of the #greatbigpatternswap - thank you so much, Gilly, and I'll share my own swap patterns shortly!

The skirt is a @tillyandthebuttons #clemenceskirt in grey chambray from Boyes - not my usual jazzy sewing, but I need a few neutral basics to go with all the super-bright things I keep adding to my wardrobe! This super-simple skirt has a gathered waist, in-seam pockets, and cheeky yellow topstitching around the hem 💛

Enjoy my idiot face and my two newest makes, kiddos! I'd say I look less silly in real life, but we all know that isn't true.
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#sewing #sewcialists #isew #isewmyownclothes #handmadefashion #handmadewardrobe #handmade #handmadeclothes #ethicalwardrobe #ethicalfashion #vintagestyle #swingskirt #simplesew #simplesewjerseytop #simplesewpatterns #tillyandthebuttons #sewingclemence #chambray #thelittlequince #ithaspockets #thanksithaspockets #grellow #polkadots #memade #sustainablefashion #sustainablestyle #sewqueer #makersgonnamake
Modeling lessons from @missannis! 😁😁😁 I think lots of us are familiar with trying desperately not to giggle while getting some make photos! And your skirt and top look top-notch! . Regrann from @missannis - So this is what happens when you ask your other half to take some photos of your newest finished sewing projects, and a) you're utterly incapable of taking a serious picture, and b) he's utterly incapable of taking a picture in which you don't look like a sack of potatoes. Not our finest work ever! That said, I'm pretty pleased with this top and skirt, both fresh off the machine! The top is the Simple Sew Jersey Top in fabric I picked up from @hebdenrag. The pattern came from @gillybeemakes courtesy of the #greatbigpatternswap  - thank you so much, Gilly, and I'll share my own swap patterns shortly! The skirt is a @tillyandthebuttons #clemenceskirt  in grey chambray from Boyes - not my usual jazzy sewing, but I need a few neutral basics to go with all the super-bright things I keep adding to my wardrobe! This super-simple skirt has a gathered waist, in-seam pockets, and cheeky yellow topstitching around the hem 💛 Enjoy my idiot face and my two newest makes, kiddos! I'd say I look less silly in real life, but we all know that isn't true. . #sewing  #sewcialists  #isew  #isewmyownclothes  #handmadefashion  #handmadewardrobe  #handmade  #handmadeclothes  #ethicalwardrobe  #ethicalfashion  #vintagestyle  #swingskirt  #simplesew  #simplesewjerseytop  #simplesewpatterns  #tillyandthebuttons  #sewingclemence  #chambray  #thelittlequince  #ithaspockets  #thanksithaspockets  #grellow  #polkadots  #memade  #sustainablefashion  #sustainablestyle  #sewqueer  #makersgonnamake 
#sewphotohop #fittingsos 🚨could perhaps have also gone under What Were You Thinking...I got this drop-dead awesome vintage Betsey Johnson pattern (last Pic) from @sunnystitcher as part of the #greatbigpatternswap . It’s basically the dress I’ve always dreamed of, but guess what that empire line does NOT like my non-petite bosoms...I did an FBA and got it so that the fabric *sort of* fitted, but couldn’t for the life of me get the easing right which left me with these somewhat ugly wavy princess seams. This was a toile which sadly never reached completion. I love the pattern and I don’t think we’re done yet - I just need a LOONG break before I have another go! #sewist #beginnersewist #sewingvintage
#sewphotohop  #fittingsos  🚨could perhaps have also gone under What Were You Thinking...I got this drop-dead awesome vintage Betsey Johnson pattern (last Pic) from @sunnystitcher as part of the #greatbigpatternswap  . It’s basically the dress I’ve always dreamed of, but guess what that empire line does NOT like my non-petite bosoms...I did an FBA and got it so that the fabric *sort of* fitted, but couldn’t for the life of me get the easing right which left me with these somewhat ugly wavy princess seams. This was a toile which sadly never reached completion. I love the pattern and I don’t think we’re done yet - I just need a LOONG break before I have another go! #sewist  #beginnersewist  #sewingvintage 
Finally finished my flamingo dress! Fabric is from @thecheapshoptiptree and the pattern is #v8648 kindly given to me by @costurista
 Via the #greatbigpatternswap 
#flamingo #voguepatterns #imadethis #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #sewingchronicles #selfishsewing #sewingforme #sewistsofinstagram #irregularchoice #ilovethismemade #handmadewardrobe #cheapshoptiptree #dressmaking #sewing @ic.outfit.of.the.day
Just back from the most perfect holiday in Scotland. Couldn’t resist making a little capsule wardrobe for the first week. 
I wanted separates so I could mix and match, I made two pairs of @sewoveritlondon Ultimate Culottes one pair cropped for shorts, the second I lengthened a little to just above ankles, then @sewoveritlondon Penny Skirt hack with pockets. I also made a bodice that zips up the back as wanted to have the option for making a fake pinafore and jumpsuits. I did this by hacking New Look 6749 a pattern kindly given to me by @elenasews as part of #greatbigpatternswap , I used the bodice from view C and just lengthened it a little. I love the fabric which I bought from @ohsewcraftyltd and even enjoyed pattern matching! I choose to do French seams as the fabric did fray quite a lot and I didn’t want to have to line anything but the bodice. 
The second week I spent in waterproof trousers Aran jumper and wellies for long lazy days on the beach, waking and wild camping....apologies in advance for the flurry of photos I may have to post of this beautiful county.....now when can I go back?! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🥃 #isew #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #sewoverit #soishowoff #soiultimateculottes #soipennydress #soipennyskirt #icanhackit #patternhack #handmadewardrobe #capsulewardrobe #ilovescotland #plaid #ilovetartan #outlander #scotland #from_the_museum_sews
Just back from the most perfect holiday in Scotland. Couldn’t resist making a little capsule wardrobe for the first week. I wanted separates so I could mix and match, I made two pairs of @sewoveritlondon Ultimate Culottes one pair cropped for shorts, the second I lengthened a little to just above ankles, then @sewoveritlondon Penny Skirt hack with pockets. I also made a bodice that zips up the back as wanted to have the option for making a fake pinafore and jumpsuits. I did this by hacking New Look 6749 a pattern kindly given to me by @elenasews as part of #greatbigpatternswap  , I used the bodice from view C and just lengthened it a little. I love the fabric which I bought from @ohsewcraftyltd and even enjoyed pattern matching! I choose to do French seams as the fabric did fray quite a lot and I didn’t want to have to line anything but the bodice. The second week I spent in waterproof trousers Aran jumper and wellies for long lazy days on the beach, waking and wild camping....apologies in advance for the flurry of photos I may have to post of this beautiful county.....now when can I go back?! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙🥃 #isew  #sewersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewoverit  #soishowoff  #soiultimateculottes  #soipennydress  #soipennyskirt  #icanhackit  #patternhack  #handmadewardrobe  #capsulewardrobe  #ilovescotland  #plaid  #ilovetartan  #outlander  #scotland  #from_the_museum_sews 
Day 14 #sewphotohop I bloody love this New Look K6217 top that I was kindly gifted in the #greatbigpatternswap. I’m going to make a whole range of them for work and I think it works in wovens and jersey. #memadewardrobe #sewcialists #sewingismyjam #sewingismysuperpower #sewingismyjam #newlookk6217 #soitulipskirt
FINALLY finished this bag after being interrupted with summer and back to school! Pattern courtesy of @ohmichellef as part of the #greatbigpatternswap. Thanks so much @ohmichellef for the pattern and @cbready for the lining canvas! Llama canvas is from @birchfabrics and vinyl accents leftover from my chair recovering bought at @joann_stores. I'm so excited to have a new tote to take to all my girl scout events this Fall!!
FINALLY finished this bag after being interrupted with summer and back to school! Pattern courtesy of @ohmichellef as part of the #greatbigpatternswap . Thanks so much @ohmichellef for the pattern and @cbready for the lining canvas! Llama canvas is from @birchfabrics and vinyl accents leftover from my chair recovering bought at @joann_stores. I'm so excited to have a new tote to take to all my girl scout events this Fall!!
Lightbulb moment #sewphotohop ~ for me is usually when I’m hacking a pattern. I was rushing to sew holiday clothes and made a quick @sewoveritlondon Lottie dress hack. I was looking for something very lightweight and cool for the pool or beach and this @atelierbrunette gauze from @sewmesunshine.uk was perfect. I took out the front button placket and lengthened the bias binding to make a bow. An added bonus was this pattern was sent to me as part of the #greatbigpatternswap 🎀 #sewistsofinstagram #memadewardrobe #youcanhackit #sewoverit #soishowoff #soilottiedress #holidaysewing #sewingsunshine #memadeholiday #diyfashion #imakemyownclothes #atelierbrunette
Lightbulb moment #sewphotohop  ~ for me is usually when I’m hacking a pattern. I was rushing to sew holiday clothes and made a quick @sewoveritlondon Lottie dress hack. I was looking for something very lightweight and cool for the pool or beach and this @atelierbrunette gauze from @sewmesunshine.uk was perfect. I took out the front button placket and lengthened the bias binding to make a bow. An added bonus was this pattern was sent to me as part of the #greatbigpatternswap  🎀 #sewistsofinstagram  #memadewardrobe  #youcanhackit  #sewoverit  #soishowoff  #soilottiedress  #holidaysewing  #sewingsunshine  #memadeholiday  #diyfashion  #imakemyownclothes  #atelierbrunette 
It arrived! #greatbigpatternswap pattern all the way from the UK 🇬🇧 thank you so much @delightfullupeculiar - I really love dress views A 😍 there's a cute lama clip too, didn't notice until after the picture 😅
It arrived! #greatbigpatternswap  pattern all the way from the UK 🇬🇧 thank you so much @delightfullupeculiar - I really love dress views A 😍 there's a cute lama clip too, didn't notice until after the picture 😅
I got my lovely fabric in the mail all the way from the UK! Thank you so much @makeat140 and #greatbigpatternswap for the fun challenge and prize. I need to get sewing. 😍
I got my lovely fabric in the mail all the way from the UK! Thank you so much @makeat140 and #greatbigpatternswap  for the fun challenge and prize. I need to get sewing. 😍
A lovely friend generously gave me MANY dress patterns which belonged to her grandmother.  I would like to pass these on to those who will make them (i have ones very similar so i know i won't use them). Please see the list below. If you would like one just comment.  Due to cost, am only able to send within the UK only (sorry). All vintage patterns have been cut. 
Alexa dress (new pattern from Simply Sewing mag)
Style 4663 vintage size 16
Style 2645 vintage size 16
Simplicity 7499  vintage size 14
#greatbigpatternswap #vintagepattern #dressmaking
A lovely friend generously gave me MANY dress patterns which belonged to her grandmother. I would like to pass these on to those who will make them (i have ones very similar so i know i won't use them). Please see the list below. If you would like one just comment. Due to cost, am only able to send within the UK only (sorry). All vintage patterns have been cut. Alexa dress (new pattern from Simply Sewing mag) Style 4663 vintage size 16 Style 2645 vintage size 16 Simplicity 7499 vintage size 14 #greatbigpatternswap  #vintagepattern  #dressmaking 
On this really Bad day(had an dentist appointment)I get my second pattern from the #greatbigpatternswap #greatbigpatternswap2018 .It comes from Kathleen @redwhiteknits from Canada.I totally love this old Burda Pattern and its one of my next three Projects.Thank you so much for sending me that Gem
On this really Bad day(had an dentist appointment)I get my second pattern from the #greatbigpatternswap  #greatbigpatternswap2018  .It comes from Kathleen @redwhiteknits from Canada.I totally love this old Burda Pattern and its one of my next three Projects.Thank you so much for sending me that Gem
Thank you @cnicseoin for the awesome pattern and chocolates.

I'm going to shop the stash to see what I can find for the pattern 😁

#greatbigpatternswap #sewcialists #sewersofinstagram #imakemyownclothes
I finally got round to making my #drapetop which was kindly sent to me by @leashsews 😊 for the #greatbigpatternswap 
So nice to have something new & #memade to wear today on my birthday! Lovely jersey fabric from @materialmagic in #leicester 
I also added one of my new personalised clothes tags! #andmade #imadethis #sewistsofinstagram #sewist #lovesewing
Day 2 (I’m behind so I’m doing the first three posts in one day haha) is currently sewing in the #sewphotohop 
I’ve made the muslin for the Simplicity 2444 which was so kindly sent to me during the #greatbigpatternswap in the summer. I recently went back to work so this has been a work in progress for the past month. Maybe I will get to the point of cutting it out soon. 😁🤞
#rosemarysews #sewphotohop #workinprogress #simplicity2444 #simplicitypatterns #sewingcommunity #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #memade #imakemyownclothes #diyfashion
Day 2 (I’m behind so I’m doing the first three posts in one day haha) is currently sewing in the #sewphotohop  I’ve made the muslin for the Simplicity 2444 which was so kindly sent to me during the #greatbigpatternswap  in the summer. I recently went back to work so this has been a work in progress for the past month. Maybe I will get to the point of cutting it out soon. 😁🤞 #rosemarysews  #sewphotohop  #workinprogress  #simplicity2444  #simplicitypatterns  #sewingcommunity  #sewersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #memade  #imakemyownclothes  #diyfashion 
Day 3 #sewphotohop separates or all in one - definitely dresses 👗 I just finished my new #stellahoodie dress hack from @tillybuttons and I love it 😊 I used a cozy and soft sweater fabric from @stoffstil the pattern was part of #greatbigpatternswap challenge thanks again to @alsy_d for sending me the pattern ☀️#sewingstella
Day 3 #sewphotohop  separates or all in one - definitely dresses 👗 I just finished my new #stellahoodie  dress hack from @tillybuttons and I love it 😊 I used a cozy and soft sweater fabric from @stoffstil the pattern was part of #greatbigpatternswap  challenge thanks again to @alsy_d for sending me the pattern ☀️#sewingstella 
Joining the #sewphotohop hosted by @houseofpinheiro. Day 2 is Currently Sewing and I’m working on this lovely @simplicity_creative_group pattern #s8637. Picked it up at the beginning of summer but got distracted by the #greatbigpatternswap and put it aside. Pattern is cut, next this lovely floral fabric. #sewphotohop2018 #currentlysewing #wip #simplicitypatterns #wrapdress #simplicity8637 #sewcialists #sewersofinstagram #handmadewardrobe #floralfabric
#sewphotohop #day2
This is my current #wip, very kindly gifted to me by @i_seam_sew_happy_xx during the #greatbigpatternswap.
#sewphotohop day 2! This is the project I'm working on right now - a Knipmode jacket in a wool blend from the lovely @fabricsgalorelondon (see my grid for more details!). Have thread traced and cut out the sleeve pieces so far and working on the side panel. 
I have to also admit to have several other WIPs... I get excited by new projects too easily 🙄 the 3 that I'm hoping to finish this month are a top for my mum (with a deadline of the 21st as I'm taking her to Glasgow for her birthday!), a pair of full length Winslow culottes that just need hemming and my #greatbigpatternswap Burda slacks style trousers that came out a little large. I took them in round the waist so they fit but now the wide leg is even more exaggerated so I need to see whether I can slim them down a little 😅

#hometailoring #dressmaking #sewcialists #sewingpattern #sewing #sewingskills #tailoring
#sewphotohop  day 2! This is the project I'm working on right now - a Knipmode jacket in a wool blend from the lovely @fabricsgalorelondon (see my grid for more details!). Have thread traced and cut out the sleeve pieces so far and working on the side panel. I have to also admit to have several other WIPs... I get excited by new projects too easily 🙄 the 3 that I'm hoping to finish this month are a top for my mum (with a deadline of the 21st as I'm taking her to Glasgow for her birthday!), a pair of full length Winslow culottes that just need hemming and my #greatbigpatternswap  Burda slacks style trousers that came out a little large. I took them in round the waist so they fit but now the wide leg is even more exaggerated so I need to see whether I can slim them down a little 😅 #hometailoring  #dressmaking  #sewcialists  #sewingpattern  #sewing  #sewingskills  #tailoring 
I thought I would do a candid selfie for my #sewphotohop2018 introduction.  This is a #wip for my @simplicity_creative_group #s1108 that I got in the #greatbigpatternswap from @rebeccas_stitches .  I'm leaving on a long a business business trip tomorrow and unfortunately don't have time to finish it nor take better photos. ...
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Anywho -- I'm Katy and I've been sewing for not quite two years.  The #sewphotohop was actually the first photo challenge that I participated in within the #sewingcommunity.  By day, I'm a graduate student.  Since I'm nearing the end of my PhD(!), I don't have as much time for sewing, and won't be posting much this month.  In fact, I leave tomorrow on a 10 day trip to interview for post doc positions (aka jobs). But I'll be following everyone in my feed and sewing with you all vicariously!!
I thought I would do a candid selfie for my #sewphotohop2018  introduction. This is a #wip  for my @simplicity_creative_group #s1108  that I got in the #greatbigpatternswap  from @rebeccas_stitches . I'm leaving on a long a business business trip tomorrow and unfortunately don't have time to finish it nor take better photos. ... ... Anywho -- I'm Katy and I've been sewing for not quite two years. The #sewphotohop  was actually the first photo challenge that I participated in within the #sewingcommunity . By day, I'm a graduate student. Since I'm nearing the end of my PhD(!), I don't have as much time for sewing, and won't be posting much this month. In fact, I leave tomorrow on a 10 day trip to interview for post doc positions (aka jobs). But I'll be following everyone in my feed and sewing with you all vicariously!!
Ein Geschenk fuer eine meiner besten Freundinnen. Stofftasche mit aufgenaehtem Serviettendruck.
Diese Tasche habe ich extra fuer meine Freundin angefertigt. Ich kenne ihren Geschmack und bin schon total gespannt, wenn sie es auspackt. Es macht mir total Freude ihr selbst gemachte Sachen zu schenken, da sie sich immer darüber sehr freut. Ihr wisst ja aus eigener Erfahrung dass selbst gefertigte Sachen Unikate sind und jedes Eurer Unikate ist einzig in dieser Welt.
#sewersofinstagram#naehen#naehenisttoll#naehenverbindet#naehliebe#naehdirwas#naehenmachtgluecklich#sewingprojects#sewingpatterns#easypattern#sewistsofinstagram#greatbigpatternswap#sewinglovers#sewingfun#naehblogger_de#sewcialistsofinstagram#instasewing#patternrelease#memademay18#memademay2018#handmadewithlove
Ein Geschenk fuer eine meiner besten Freundinnen. Stofftasche mit aufgenaehtem Serviettendruck. Diese Tasche habe ich extra fuer meine Freundin angefertigt. Ich kenne ihren Geschmack und bin schon total gespannt, wenn sie es auspackt. Es macht mir total Freude ihr selbst gemachte Sachen zu schenken, da sie sich immer darüber sehr freut. Ihr wisst ja aus eigener Erfahrung dass selbst gefertigte Sachen Unikate sind und jedes Eurer Unikate ist einzig in dieser Welt. #sewersofinstagram #naehen #naehenisttoll #naehenverbindet #naehliebe #naehdirwas #naehenmachtgluecklich #sewingprojects #sewingpatterns #easypattern #sewistsofinstagram #greatbigpatternswap #sewinglovers #sewingfun #naehblogger_de #sewcialistsofinstagram #instasewing #patternrelease #memademay18 #memademay2018 #handmadewithlove 
Feeling pretty lucky tonight I was picked out a hat for the #greatbigpatternswap hosted by @thezipperfoot & @the.polka.dot.palace .I won 2 pin badges of my choice from @pinkcoatclub so I picked the red and mustard 💛❤️ Go check it out every seamstress needs one I think they are the cherry on top of a me made item!  Just taking part in such a fabulous #instachallange made me feel like a winner I learnt so much and  pushed my skills to the max!  #instachallenge #seamstress #pinkcoatclub #pingame #pinbadges #sewistsofinstagram
Feeling pretty lucky tonight I was picked out a hat for the #greatbigpatternswap  hosted by @thezipperfoot & @the.polka.dot.palace .I won 2 pin badges of my choice from @pinkcoatclub so I picked the red and mustard 💛❤️ Go check it out every seamstress needs one I think they are the cherry on top of a me made item! Just taking part in such a fabulous #instachallange  made me feel like a winner I learnt so much and pushed my skills to the max! #instachallenge  #seamstress  #pinkcoatclub  #pingame  #pinbadges  #sewistsofinstagram 
A massive thanks to @messyessymakes for my new pattern through the #greatbigpatternswap . Looking forward to making this cute dress. #littlefieldbirch
I have an extra copy of the Lisa Comfort magazine, issue 2 with the #soileadress pattern. Willing to ship within the US. Let me know if you want it. #thegreatbigpatternswap #greatbigpatternswap
Week 35 #52weeksewingchallenge Sew something from a free pattern. Done - kinda. I swapped for this pattern on the #greatbigpatternswap from @hello.happy.panda Thank you Amanda! I love the outcome. 
#s2882 so much love! 💕 I made view D with the optional piping.
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Alterations: the pattern suggests wovens I used DBP. So...I omitted the zipper. Went down one size. Self-lined the bodice using the "burrito roll" method. Then I omitted the pockets because I've got hips for days. Love the results - so comfy! 
@mccallpatterncompany #simplicitypatterns @ssefabrics #dbp #teampiping #sewingwithwovens #maybenot #summerstillcallsme • • • • •
#sewing #sewcialists #isewmyownclothes #whomadeyourclothes #sewingaddict #sewistsofinstagram #sandiegosews #sewist #sewsewsew #homemadeisbetter #sewsomething #makersgottamake #memadewardrobe #isew
#sewingwithknits #makesomething
Week 35 #52weeksewingchallenge  Sew something from a free pattern. Done - kinda. I swapped for this pattern on the #greatbigpatternswap  from @hello.happy.panda Thank you Amanda! I love the outcome. #s2882  so much love! 💕 I made view D with the optional piping. 💞 Alterations: the pattern suggests wovens I used DBP. So...I omitted the zipper. Went down one size. Self-lined the bodice using the "burrito roll" method. Then I omitted the pockets because I've got hips for days. Love the results - so comfy! @mccallpatterncompany #simplicitypatterns  @ssefabrics #dbp  #teampiping  #sewingwithwovens  #maybenot  #summerstillcallsme  • • • • • #sewing  #sewcialists  #isewmyownclothes  #whomadeyourclothes  #sewingaddict  #sewistsofinstagram  #sandiegosews  #sewist  #sewsewsew  #homemadeisbetter  #sewsomething  #makersgottamake  #memadewardrobe  #isew  #sewingwithknits  #makesomething 
This is the July round up post I meant to do at the end of July. Now it’s almost the end of August, oops. Sometimes I put things off so that I can do them perfectly. Case in point: I wanted to write a July blog post to go with this but I never got to the blog so it is still sitting in drafts. So I’m just posting it. Actually some if the things were August, never mind! .
Sewed and altered some things, took my favourite dress to Wimbledon, took part in the #greatbigpatternswap and visited the Orla Kiely exhibition.
This is the July round up post I meant to do at the end of July. Now it’s almost the end of August, oops. Sometimes I put things off so that I can do them perfectly. Case in point: I wanted to write a July blog post to go with this but I never got to the blog so it is still sitting in drafts. So I’m just posting it. Actually some if the things were August, never mind! . Sewed and altered some things, took my favourite dress to Wimbledon, took part in the #greatbigpatternswap  and visited the Orla Kiely exhibition.
I got this awesome pattern from @sewwendydarling  with the post yesterday.It comes from the wonderful #greatbigpatternswap #greatbigpatternswap2018 .What I really most like about this wonderful present is that it comes from Dorset,UK ,one of the places I like to travel in the next year .Thank you so much Wendy for the pattern,the card and your Words
I got this awesome pattern from @sewwendydarling with the post yesterday.It comes from the wonderful #greatbigpatternswap  #greatbigpatternswap2018  .What I really most like about this wonderful present is that it comes from Dorset,UK ,one of the places I like to travel in the next year .Thank you so much Wendy for the pattern,the card and your Words
This was such a great surprise. @cometphotos had noticed a couple of my posts when I was participating in the #greatbigpatternswap summer event. She messaged me not long ago saying she had some patterns and I would want them! Of course! Thank you again Haylee @cometphotos 😊☺️☺️
#rlwrightphotography #rosemarysews #greatbigpatternswap #payitforward #vintagepatterns #vintagesimplicity #vintagebutterick #vintagemccalls #sewingcommunity #gift
Sewing people are the best!! Thanks so much @aubergine_kenobi , so many treats!! I 💖 it 
It really took a while to get here but it’s going to become a reality sooner or later. Thanks 🙏🏼 #greatbigpatternswap
Sewing people are the best!! Thanks so much @aubergine_kenobi , so many treats!! I 💖 it It really took a while to get here but it’s going to become a reality sooner or later. Thanks 🙏🏼 #greatbigpatternswap 
Gaynor @hodderandsaundersbespoke is an inspiring tailor and dressmaker...love her feed... but she is also very kind as she sent me this pattern as part of #greatbigpatternswap . I really enjoyed making and following in her mum's footsteps as she had made it for Gaynor when she was young. I've used some green linen and I am planning matching #landerpants . It is a touch big on the shoulders, but totally wearable. I'm too late for the challenge, but I definitely feel I won with the two patterns I was sent. Great community swap organised by @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace. #makeitsewcial #sewingcommunity #patternswap
Gaynor @hodderandsaundersbespoke is an inspiring tailor and dressmaker...love her feed... but she is also very kind as she sent me this pattern as part of #greatbigpatternswap  . I really enjoyed making and following in her mum's footsteps as she had made it for Gaynor when she was young. I've used some green linen and I am planning matching #landerpants  . It is a touch big on the shoulders, but totally wearable. I'm too late for the challenge, but I definitely feel I won with the two patterns I was sent. Great community swap organised by @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace. #makeitsewcial  #sewingcommunity  #patternswap 
Well all is well that ends well I suppose - this started as a dress from a beautiful woman's weekly pattern sent to me very kindly by @sewbohobecs through the #greatbigpatternswap. Unfortunately, no matter what I tried, the dress made me feel like a floral sausage, which definitely supports my previous suspicion that narrow silhouettes just aren't for me, no matter how much I like them on other people. I nearly gave up but then got the bright idea to try a full circle skirt over the dress and it worked - and so the dress got cut off and I have a new blouse instead. I might try to put together the leftovers and make them into a separate skirt as I LOVE the fabric - it's a viscose from @remnant_kings. .
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Well all is well that ends well I suppose - this started as a dress from a beautiful woman's weekly pattern sent to me very kindly by @sewbohobecs through the #greatbigpatternswap . Unfortunately, no matter what I tried, the dress made me feel like a floral sausage, which definitely supports my previous suspicion that narrow silhouettes just aren't for me, no matter how much I like them on other people. I nearly gave up but then got the bright idea to try a full circle skirt over the dress and it worked - and so the dress got cut off and I have a new blouse instead. I might try to put together the leftovers and make them into a separate skirt as I LOVE the fabric - it's a viscose from @remnant_kings. . . . . . #sewing  #sewingcommunity  #sewcialists  #sewcialist  #isew  #instasewing  #sewinglove  #sewingaddict  #sewingproject  #sewingismysuperpower  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #imadeit  #makersgonnamake  #dressmaking  #handmadewardrobe  #handmade  #seamstress  #diys  #vintage  #vintagesewing  #vintagestyle  #vintagefashion  #blouse  #florals  #floraltop  #floralblouse 
Forgot this one from #greatbigpatternswap!!! Yes I'm late 😬 #slowfashion #imindecisive
Found these two #greatbigpatternswap on the floor when I opened the door this evening. Thank you @knittingmynews for the coat pattern and @astitchestale for the Prima skirt pattern
Found these two #greatbigpatternswap  on the floor when I opened the door this evening. Thank you @knittingmynews for the coat pattern and @astitchestale for the Prima skirt pattern
I was very kindly sent this #newlook6184 pattern by @jessikabjorin as part of the #greatbigpatternswap As you can see,  i missed the deadline but I've at least made a start!  Thank you again Jessika. I'll post again when its finished 💕 #dressmaking #sewing #sewcialists #imakemyclothes #memade
My first ever coat!!! ❤️ This coat pattern was gifted to me as part of the #greatbigpatternswap from @heart.pleat (thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!)
I purchased the wool fabric (90% wool and 10% nylon) from @drapersfabrics as one of their remnants. The quality is amazing, and Id been searching everywhere for coating in this colour.
I cut a large, which is what I measured at, and it is perfectly oversized. I'm really loving the large dramatic collar, and the curved lines. I feel very glamourous wearing it. Lining is a satin (in champagne) from @spotlightstores and I found these beautiful buttons at a small craft store. The pattern only calls for one button, but I added a second for extra closure and because they were a touch smaller than I would've liked.
I also took the effort to do my first bound button holes. They're far from perfect (if you followed my stories, you would've seen a close up), but they are such a beautiful way to finish buttonholes, I'm glad I took the time. 
Pattern is #b6423

@simplicity_creative_group #simplicitypatterns #mccallsbyme #gippslandsews
My first ever coat!!! ❤️ This coat pattern was gifted to me as part of the #greatbigpatternswap  from @heart.pleat (thankyou thankyou thankyou!!!) I purchased the wool fabric (90% wool and 10% nylon) from @drapersfabrics as one of their remnants. The quality is amazing, and Id been searching everywhere for coating in this colour. I cut a large, which is what I measured at, and it is perfectly oversized. I'm really loving the large dramatic collar, and the curved lines. I feel very glamourous wearing it. Lining is a satin (in champagne) from @spotlightstores and I found these beautiful buttons at a small craft store. The pattern only calls for one button, but I added a second for extra closure and because they were a touch smaller than I would've liked. I also took the effort to do my first bound button holes. They're far from perfect (if you followed my stories, you would've seen a close up), but they are such a beautiful way to finish buttonholes, I'm glad I took the time. Pattern is #b6423  @simplicity_creative_group #simplicitypatterns  #mccallsbyme  #gippslandsews 
My last #greatbigpatternswap item arrived today. I think it will be a lovely quick sew with fleece. Thanks @heheheplusshe
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I missed the deadline by a day so I’m not in the running (what can I say, life happens🤣), but here is my second make for the #greatbigpatternswap. Thanks so much to @sewmaresew who sent me this awesome pattern! I just knew I had to make it in lace. It layers perfectly over a simple black cami (or I guess any color could work). Thank you also to @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for organizing this fun challenge! . .
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#sewingissexy #nähenmachtsüchtig #nähenmachtglücklich #nähenisttoll 
#costura  #learningsewmuch
I missed the deadline by a day so I’m not in the running (what can I say, life happens🤣), but here is my second make for the #greatbigpatternswap . Thanks so much to @sewmaresew who sent me this awesome pattern! I just knew I had to make it in lace. It layers perfectly over a simple black cami (or I guess any color could work). Thank you also to @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for organizing this fun challenge! . . . . . . . . . . . @simplicity_creative_group 8260 #simplicity8260  #sewist  #sewistsofinstagram  #imakemyownclothes  #garmentsewing  #sewcialist  #slowfashion  #simplicitypatterns  #handmadewardrobe  #imadethis  #memadeeveryday  #sewingissexy  #nähenmachtsüchtig  #nähenmachtglücklich  #nähenisttoll  #costura  #learningsewmuch 
A few details on this #simplicity1653. The pattern uses bias binding neckline -  easing this fabric to fit was fiddly, but gives a nice tight V.  The false wrap has a tie which is pretty and I like the short raglan sleeves. This viscose jersey from @tejidosarcoiris feels lovely to wear, but was tricky to sew...so I'd recommend a stable jersey for this pattern. @doobis71 sent me the pattern as part of #greatbigpatternswap ...now dreaming of a blue polka dot version for autumn. #instasew #simplicitybyme #sewistsofinstagram #imakemyclothes #summersewing #isew #jecouds #coseresmisuperpoder
A few details on this #simplicity1653 . The pattern uses bias binding neckline - easing this fabric to fit was fiddly, but gives a nice tight V. The false wrap has a tie which is pretty and I like the short raglan sleeves. This viscose jersey from @tejidosarcoiris feels lovely to wear, but was tricky to sew...so I'd recommend a stable jersey for this pattern. @doobis71 sent me the pattern as part of #greatbigpatternswap  ...now dreaming of a blue polka dot version for autumn. #instasew  #simplicitybyme  #sewistsofinstagram  #imakemyclothes  #summersewing  #isew  #jecouds  #coseresmisuperpoder 
#colettedahlia For belated #greatbigpatternswap Not in time. But I think it's looking pretty nice. Did a couple of adjustments especially the neckline and the shoulders. And the last pic shows how it looks on me. Are there people out there struggling with the bodice fit for this pattern?? Oh. This is my first invisible side zipper! 😍😍😍 #colettepatterns
#colettedahlia  For belated #greatbigpatternswap  Not in time. But I think it's looking pretty nice. Did a couple of adjustments especially the neckline and the shoulders. And the last pic shows how it looks on me. Are there people out there struggling with the bodice fit for this pattern?? Oh. This is my first invisible side zipper! 😍😍😍 #colettepatterns 
Started my wonderful #greatbigpatternswap from @wendy_stitch but it's a little hardcore for me with these slippy fabrics so I haven't finished in time. Going to take a break with something super simple on the overlocker and come back to it!
Started my wonderful #greatbigpatternswap  from @wendy_stitch but it's a little hardcore for me with these slippy fabrics so I haven't finished in time. Going to take a break with something super simple on the overlocker and come back to it!
I failed to meet the #greatbigpatternswap deadline yesterday. I could have rushed to finish this dress, but it wouldn't have the result it deserves. It was a fabulous challenge to take part in, but doing it in the middle of moving and all the other juggling meant I had to leave my sewing to the end date. So, this frock will now be finished at my leisure. I hope @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot run it again next year as it's a great sewing thing to take part in.
I failed to meet the #greatbigpatternswap  deadline yesterday. I could have rushed to finish this dress, but it wouldn't have the result it deserves. It was a fabulous challenge to take part in, but doing it in the middle of moving and all the other juggling meant I had to leave my sewing to the end date. So, this frock will now be finished at my leisure. I hope @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot run it again next year as it's a great sewing thing to take part in.
Entry number two for the #greatbigpatternswap I made up view D of #newlook6422 which was kindly sent to me by @cheezysheep. Thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for hosting the challenge. This cute little baby set is going to be a gift.
Entry number two for the #greatbigpatternswap  I made up view D of #newlook6422  which was kindly sent to me by @cheezysheep. Thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for hosting the challenge. This cute little baby set is going to be a gift.
#greatbigpatternswap , NewLook pattern 6301 Thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace . It was fun. Thanks @cemsew for sharing the pattern.
#greatbigpatternswap  , NewLook pattern 6301 Thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace . It was fun. Thanks @cemsew for sharing the pattern.
I didn't manage to get this dress finished before the deadline for the #greatbigpatternswap competition,  but wanted to share a pic anyway. It was a much more involved make than I anticipated with having to add 6" to the bodice and skirt, then squeezing it out of not enough fabric (had to cut the sleeves in 2 parts), adding a lining and pockets. Still have the belt to make and hem to finish, but getting there.
I didn't manage to get this dress finished before the deadline for the #greatbigpatternswap  competition, but wanted to share a pic anyway. It was a much more involved make than I anticipated with having to add 6" to the bodice and skirt, then squeezing it out of not enough fabric (had to cut the sleeves in 2 parts), adding a lining and pockets. Still have the belt to make and hem to finish, but getting there.
It's here! In the end, my sole entry for the #greatbigpatternswap is my #burdastyle6836 skirt (pics 1-3). I used a 1m piece from the remnant bin at #fabworksmillshop (it's their denim melange bouclé if you want to find it online!), plus some adorable vintage heart-button print cotton I picked up from last year's #sewupnorth -- the navy wound up working nicely with the right-side of the cotton bouclé! Still tempted to add some velvet ribbon just above the hem.

I still need to tweak the fit (and possibly add some pockets), but I can see this becoming a TNT pattern. many thanks to @what_abbie_made!

Sadly my second piece (pics 4-6) stalled and was left unfinished in the wake of this month's chaos -- it's the #butterick6164 with darts at the neckline, which I received from @lauralee_loves_.
These particular fabrics (cotton lawn from @johnlewisretail, voile from @minervacrafts, and grey chambray from @clothspot) have been in my stash for ages and were originally
for the #vogue8764 dress I gifted to @sarahjmallen, but the fit on that dress was completely wrong for me. 
My mock-up bodice in old curtain lining was fine, so I'm hopeful that the finished dress will be lovely when I finally get the chance!

I was lucky to get some other patterns which I've just not had the time or opportunity to make, but I'm looking forward to making these too!

Manu thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for organising 💖
It's here! In the end, my sole entry for the #greatbigpatternswap  is my #burdastyle6836  skirt (pics 1-3). I used a 1m piece from the remnant bin at #fabworksmillshop  (it's their denim melange bouclé if you want to find it online!), plus some adorable vintage heart-button print cotton I picked up from last year's #sewupnorth  -- the navy wound up working nicely with the right-side of the cotton bouclé! Still tempted to add some velvet ribbon just above the hem. I still need to tweak the fit (and possibly add some pockets), but I can see this becoming a TNT pattern. many thanks to @what_abbie_made! Sadly my second piece (pics 4-6) stalled and was left unfinished in the wake of this month's chaos -- it's the #butterick6164  with darts at the neckline, which I received from @lauralee_loves_. These particular fabrics (cotton lawn from @johnlewisretail, voile from @minervacrafts, and grey chambray from @clothspot) have been in my stash for ages and were originally for the #vogue8764  dress I gifted to @sarahjmallen, but the fit on that dress was completely wrong for me. My mock-up bodice in old curtain lining was fine, so I'm hopeful that the finished dress will be lovely when I finally get the chance! I was lucky to get some other patterns which I've just not had the time or opportunity to make, but I'm looking forward to making these too! Manu thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for organising 💖
A little bit late to the party! Thank you so much @sewingwithashley for the pattern as part of the #greatbigpatternswap  The pattern is a lovely style top which I will get lots of wear out of. #M7544 #sewist #dressmaking
A little bit late to the party! Thank you so much @sewingwithashley for the pattern as part of the #greatbigpatternswap  The pattern is a lovely style top which I will get lots of wear out of. #M7544  #sewist  #dressmaking 
My SIXTH make in the #greatbigpatternswap!! I used a thrifted blouse to make this Keyhole blouse pattern (swipe 👉🏻). I thought it would be a smart toile. It worked out well! Thank you @misskayuk for the pattern!! Will use it again! Better pics to come, of course!
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Finished my dress for the #greatbigpatternswap at the last possible moment!! I hope it’s not to late. @thezipperfoot @the.polka.dot.palace . As soon as I saw the #ameliateadress by @simplesewuk I knew it would be a style I would enjoy making and wearing. @hp_sews  kindly sent me this pattern! I did a jersey hack of the dress in this lovely cotton jersey. I also did my first v-neck with neck band.  #sewingjersey #youcanhackit #sewing #sewist #sewingchallenge #sew #isew #dressmaker #imakemyownclothes #isewmyownclothes #sewingcommunity #memade #sewingpatterns
Finished my dress for the #greatbigpatternswap  at the last possible moment!! I hope it’s not to late. @thezipperfoot @the.polka.dot.palace . As soon as I saw the #ameliateadress  by @simplesewuk I knew it would be a style I would enjoy making and wearing. @hp_sews kindly sent me this pattern! I did a jersey hack of the dress in this lovely cotton jersey. I also did my first v-neck with neck band. #sewingjersey  #youcanhackit  #sewing  #sewist  #sewingchallenge  #sew  #isew  #dressmaker  #imakemyownclothes  #isewmyownclothes  #sewingcommunity  #memade  #sewingpatterns 
Finished my entry for the #greatbigpatternswap just in the nick of time! I made #b6094, sent to me by the lovely @laurenannesews. I love the button detail on the back, plus #ithaspockets which I added (with french seams, I'm getting fancy!) Thanks for the challenge @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace
Finished my entry for the #greatbigpatternswap  just in the nick of time! I made #b6094 , sent to me by the lovely @laurenannesews. I love the button detail on the back, plus #ithaspockets  which I added (with french seams, I'm getting fancy!) Thanks for the challenge @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace
And this is the one that I haven't had time to make. I couldn't decide which fabric and I've just been far too busy.  I will make it and I'll give it the time it deserves and not rush it. Thankyou @sewcialitea for the pattern. I'll post as soon as I get it made #greatbigpatternswap
And this is the one that I haven't had time to make. I couldn't decide which fabric and I've just been far too busy. I will make it and I'll give it the time it deserves and not rush it. Thankyou @sewcialitea for the pattern. I'll post as soon as I get it made #greatbigpatternswap 
A watermelon Betsy Tote for a fun summer beach bag 🍉🍉🍉. Thanks to @carolbentley for the pattern & @the.polka.dot.palace & @thezipperfoot for the #greatbigpatternswap. Fabric from @hobbycrafthq #watermelons #betsytote #thebetsytote #sewing #handmadebags #notquitefinishedoops
My third and final make from the #greatbigpatternswap . This pattern was gifted to me by @piggy_scrumptious . I love this pattern(I love dresses!!😍) and I hope you like my versions of it.  The lighter blue one has a three quarter circle skirt, the bodice is as per the pattern, except I added boning to the side seams and lined it. The darker blue has a notched neckline, adjustable skinny straps, a full gathered skirt, this also has boning in the bodice side seams to give it more structure and it's fully lined. I will definitely be making more of these cos...dresses!! Thank you again @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot. I'm not as miserable as I look in my pic, I'm just very tired honestly #sewersofinstagram #dressmakersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #dressmaker #sewist #imakemydresses #sewingismyhappyplace #sewingisfun #ilovesewing
My third and final make from the #greatbigpatternswap  . This pattern was gifted to me by @piggy_scrumptious . I love this pattern(I love dresses!!😍) and I hope you like my versions of it. The lighter blue one has a three quarter circle skirt, the bodice is as per the pattern, except I added boning to the side seams and lined it. The darker blue has a notched neckline, adjustable skinny straps, a full gathered skirt, this also has boning in the bodice side seams to give it more structure and it's fully lined. I will definitely be making more of these cos...dresses!! Thank you again @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot. I'm not as miserable as I look in my pic, I'm just very tired honestly #sewersofinstagram  #dressmakersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #dressmaker  #sewist  #imakemydresses  #sewingismyhappyplace  #sewingisfun  #ilovesewing 
My finished #shannonshorts for the #greatbigpatternswap
Thanks to @lynsey_makes for the pattern 😘
 I've been wanting to make these shorts for ages #simplesewpatterns
5th entry for the #greatbigpatternswap hosted by @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot. Just in time! I’ve been putting this one off after reading some pattern reviews, they weren’t very complimentary about the pattern and made it seem far more daunting than it actually was! It was actually super quick and easy to make. The only thing I don’t like (though it’s not a big deal) is an exposed seam on the collar. I didn’t manage to find a zipper, so made it without one. I plan to pin it together with a cute broach, or I’ll sew some snaps on to it. Fabric is a lovely thick jersey that I had in my stash. Pattern is the @simplesewuk Slouchy Gilet, gifted to me by @sewn_on_the_tyne. #memade #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe #scbsews
5th entry for the #greatbigpatternswap  hosted by @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot. Just in time! I’ve been putting this one off after reading some pattern reviews, they weren’t very complimentary about the pattern and made it seem far more daunting than it actually was! It was actually super quick and easy to make. The only thing I don’t like (though it’s not a big deal) is an exposed seam on the collar. I didn’t manage to find a zipper, so made it without one. I plan to pin it together with a cute broach, or I’ll sew some snaps on to it. Fabric is a lovely thick jersey that I had in my stash. Pattern is the @simplesewuk Slouchy Gilet, gifted to me by @sewn_on_the_tyne. #memade  #imakemyownclothes  #handmadewardrobe  #scbsews 
My selfies are terrible but I have no time to faff about taking loads of pics.  This is my second make from the #greatbigpatternswap . Thanks to @didyoumakeityourself for the pattern and also the lovely handmade cable tidy, so thoughtful and kind.  I wanted an oversize shirt with big sleeves and cuffs and that's exactly what I got. I made the cuffs a little deeper, other than that, no changes were made. I want to make another but I'll make it a bit longer. The fabric came from @poundfabrics and it was slippery, the collar took three attempts and it's still not perfect - nowhere near in fact!. Thank you again @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot, it's been fun.  #sewersofinstagram #dressmakersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #ilovesewing #sewingisfun #sewingismyhappyplace
My selfies are terrible but I have no time to faff about taking loads of pics. This is my second make from the #greatbigpatternswap  . Thanks to @didyoumakeityourself for the pattern and also the lovely handmade cable tidy, so thoughtful and kind. I wanted an oversize shirt with big sleeves and cuffs and that's exactly what I got. I made the cuffs a little deeper, other than that, no changes were made. I want to make another but I'll make it a bit longer. The fabric came from @poundfabrics and it was slippery, the collar took three attempts and it's still not perfect - nowhere near in fact!. Thank you again @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot, it's been fun. #sewersofinstagram  #dressmakersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #ilovesewing  #sewingisfun  #sewingismyhappyplace 
I'm cutting it fine getting my makes posted from the #greatbigpatternswap .  This is Mccalls 6896 from the lovely @chloelouisew89. I made it using leftover fabric from a dress I made 2 or 3 years ago, I added a lace zip.  It's a sweet little top to pop on with cropped jeans or trousers.  I might make another in Ponte for the winter and I'll omit the zip.  Thankyou @thezipperfoot @the.polka.dot.palace, I've enjoyed this so much #sewersofinstagram #dressmakersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #ilovesewing #sewingismyhappyplace
I'm cutting it fine getting my makes posted from the #greatbigpatternswap  . This is Mccalls 6896 from the lovely @chloelouisew89. I made it using leftover fabric from a dress I made 2 or 3 years ago, I added a lace zip. It's a sweet little top to pop on with cropped jeans or trousers. I might make another in Ponte for the winter and I'll omit the zip. Thankyou @thezipperfoot @the.polka.dot.palace, I've enjoyed this so much #sewersofinstagram  #dressmakersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #ilovesewing  #sewingismyhappyplace 
Sneaking in with a last minute entry to the #greatbigpatternswap . This is #simplicity1653 sent to me by my friend @doobis71. This has been a fabulous initiative by @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot as some of my unloved patterns have new homes....and I have a new pattern i will use again and again.  Thank you both. 💙💙I have another garment WIP but not finished unfortunately. #sewingchallenge #imakemyclothes #sewistsofinstagram #jeportecequejecouds #coseresmisuperpoder
Sneaking in with a last minute entry to the #greatbigpatternswap  . This is #simplicity1653  sent to me by my friend @doobis71. This has been a fabulous initiative by @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot as some of my unloved patterns have new homes....and I have a new pattern i will use again and again. Thank you both. 💙💙I have another garment WIP but not finished unfortunately. #sewingchallenge  #imakemyclothes  #sewistsofinstagram  #jeportecequejecouds  #coseresmisuperpoder 
The littles are in bed, so I’ve finally had a chance to get a photo of me in the top I made for the #greatbigpatternswap challenge. Sorry for the terrible lighting! I could’ve probably done with sizing down, but I still love it anyway. 😊
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The littles are in bed, so I’ve finally had a chance to get a photo of me in the top I made for the #greatbigpatternswap  challenge. Sorry for the terrible lighting! I could’ve probably done with sizing down, but I still love it anyway. 😊 . . . . . #sewing  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewersofinstagram  #instasew  #sewer  #sewcialists  #sew  #sewingpatterns  #dressmaking  #craftymama  #diyfashion  #simplicitypatterns  #newlookpatterns  #k6513  #handmadewardobe  #handmadeclothes  #imadethat  #mumbun 
Finally completed the first of my #greatbigpatternswap ! By no means perfect but proud to have finished it with all its little 'quirks'. And yes that is a self satisfied smirk at having completed something i love. Great for walking the dog windswept hair and all. 
I've never sewn anything with a collar or pockets so I'm signing it up as a learning curve. Besides hopefully not making the same mistakes twice, I think if I made it again I'd want to use a slightly heavier fabric and maybe have 3-4 button loops down the front as it does tend to swing open at the bottom. This fabric is from @minervacrafts
I made it roomier than necessary so I can wear it with a thick sweater underneath during the late autumn as it's just a fun pattern to wear all the time. 
Thank you to @charlotobot for sending me the #lisette2209 I love it!
And a big thank you to @the.polka.dot.palace & @thezipperfoot for creating the swap. 💟👍☔🍁
Finally completed the first of my #greatbigpatternswap  ! By no means perfect but proud to have finished it with all its little 'quirks'. And yes that is a self satisfied smirk at having completed something i love. Great for walking the dog windswept hair and all. I've never sewn anything with a collar or pockets so I'm signing it up as a learning curve. Besides hopefully not making the same mistakes twice, I think if I made it again I'd want to use a slightly heavier fabric and maybe have 3-4 button loops down the front as it does tend to swing open at the bottom. This fabric is from @minervacrafts I made it roomier than necessary so I can wear it with a thick sweater underneath during the late autumn as it's just a fun pattern to wear all the time. Thank you to @charlotobot for sending me the #lisette2209  I love it! And a big thank you to @the.polka.dot.palace & @thezipperfoot for creating the swap. 💟👍☔🍁
Tropical tshirt 🌴 My make from #greatbigpatternswap Thanks to @kates_makes for the great pattern 😃
Tropical tshirt 🌴 My make from #greatbigpatternswap  Thanks to @kates_makes for the great pattern 😃
Just finished five minutes ago. The Pyjama Pattern by The Makery. This  was gifted to me by Alice-May @thestitchedit as part of the #greatbigpatternswap 😊. Thank you to Emma @thezipperfoot and Alice @the.polka.dot.palace for organising the swap. 😁
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Just finished five minutes ago. The Pyjama Pattern by The Makery. This was gifted to me by Alice-May @thestitchedit as part of the #greatbigpatternswap  😊. Thank you to Emma @thezipperfoot and Alice @the.polka.dot.palace for organising the swap. 😁 . . . . sewing #sewcialists  #sewists   #sewingblogger  #handmade  #making  #imakemyownclothes  #dressmaker  #dressmaking  #handmadewardrobe  #scottishsewer  #scottishblogger  #sewingpatterns  #sewingaddict  #memadeeveryday  #isew  #sewistsofinstagram  #fabriclove  #janomeuk 
Not quite finished but here's my 2nd entry for the #greatbigpatternswap @thezipperfoot @the.polka.dot.palace this pattern was sent to me all the way from Brazil from @costurista thank you so much x  fabric is from @thecheapshoptiptree and pattern is #v8648  #sewists #voguepatterns #imadethis #memadeeveryday #sewistsofinstagram #handmade #dressmaking #sewing #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #flamingo #thecheapshoptiptree #selfishsewing #sewingforme
Here's my make for the #greatbigpatternswap I needed a short jacket for early Autumn and this is just the job, Thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for organising it has been fun and certainly focussed my mind when my pattern arrived last weekend and I realised I just had one week of evenings to make the jacket😂 but it worked!  It's been great to see how widespread the sewing community is😎
Here's my make for the #greatbigpatternswap  I needed a short jacket for early Autumn and this is just the job, Thanks to @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for organising it has been fun and certainly focussed my mind when my pattern arrived last weekend and I realised I just had one week of evenings to make the jacket😂 but it worked! It's been great to see how widespread the sewing community is😎
My 4th entry to the #greatbigpatternswap hosted by @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace. This Sophia top and skirt pattern was kindly sent to me by @fromwheredonewhat. I love how it turned out, but I absolutely hated making it! I fell in love with the fabric, but it was the biggest nightmare to sew with! I don’t know what it is, but it’s super slippery and stretched and frayed like crazy on the bias. It does have a beautiful drape though. Can’t wait for an occasion to wear it now 😃 #memade #imakemyownclothes #scbsews
My 4th entry to the #greatbigpatternswap  hosted by @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace. This Sophia top and skirt pattern was kindly sent to me by @fromwheredonewhat. I love how it turned out, but I absolutely hated making it! I fell in love with the fabric, but it was the biggest nightmare to sew with! I don’t know what it is, but it’s super slippery and stretched and frayed like crazy on the bias. It does have a beautiful drape though. Can’t wait for an occasion to wear it now 😃 #memade  #imakemyownclothes  #scbsews 
Fourth and final entry into #greatbigpatternswap  Have no time to model it myself as the LO is sick. Went with the scalloped neckline but had a hard time laying flat on the model, even though it lays flat on me. 🤷🏻‍♀️Will wear it during the fall and pair with my leather jacket and leather pumps. Love this pattern! #NL6155 #sew #sewersgonnasew #sewersofinstagram #sewing  #sewingprojects #sewingpatterns #diy #diywardrobe #sewmystash2018 #sewmywardrobe #greatbigpatternswap
Fourth and final entry into #greatbigpatternswap  Have no time to model it myself as the LO is sick. Went with the scalloped neckline but had a hard time laying flat on the model, even though it lays flat on me. 🤷🏻‍♀️Will wear it during the fall and pair with my leather jacket and leather pumps. Love this pattern! #NL6155  #sew  #sewersgonnasew  #sewersofinstagram  #sewing  #sewingprojects  #sewingpatterns  #diy  #diywardrobe  #sewmystash2018  #sewmywardrobe  #greatbigpatternswap 
Don't think I'm able to complete it in time for #greatbigpatternswap but this is my progress tonight in 4hours due to some mistakes. #colettedahlia left with neckline gathering and the side seam to finish! :) thank you @doobis71 For this pattern again!
Don't think I'm able to complete it in time for #greatbigpatternswap  but this is my progress tonight in 4hours due to some mistakes. #colettedahlia  left with neckline gathering and the side seam to finish! :) thank you @doobis71 For this pattern again!
Jeanette @jeanettesewncycle took part in the recent #greatbigpatternswap.... this is one of three items she has made.....what fantastic use she has made of them
#sewover50 
#Repost @jeanettesewncycle
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Third & final make for #greatbigpatternswap is the Drape Top, pattern kindly donated by @madebyseos Thank you for this lovely pattern. I dislike anything fitted so this is perfect & I've been able to gain more confidence with the overlocker. Fabric from Nottingham Victoria Market. Will definitely make more, probably some for teaching Pilates. Thank you @thezipperfoot & @the.polka.dot.palace for organising. Great to see so many inspiring makes & generous donations.
#patterns #sewing #sewingfun #sewingchallenge #sewistsofinstagram #imadeitmyself #handmadebyjeanette #handmade #sewnotts #dressmaker #memade #sewinginspiration #sewover50 #pilates #teaching
Jeanette @jeanettesewncycle took part in the recent #greatbigpatternswap .... this is one of three items she has made.....what fantastic use she has made of them #sewover50  #Repost  @jeanettesewncycle • • • • • Third & final make for #greatbigpatternswap  is the Drape Top, pattern kindly donated by @madebyseos Thank you for this lovely pattern. I dislike anything fitted so this is perfect & I've been able to gain more confidence with the overlocker. Fabric from Nottingham Victoria Market. Will definitely make more, probably some for teaching Pilates. Thank you @thezipperfoot & @the.polka.dot.palace for organising. Great to see so many inspiring makes & generous donations. #patterns  #sewing  #sewingfun  #sewingchallenge  #sewistsofinstagram  #imadeitmyself  #handmadebyjeanette  #handmade  #sewnotts  #dressmaker  #memade  #sewinginspiration  #sewover50  #pilates  #teaching 
#greatbigpatternswap ends today, and it was super fun. Thank you so much @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace !! Only 3/4 of my patterns made it to me, but they were each a great learning experience. 💜

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Right up to the deadline! Here is my entry for #greatbigpatternswap. Thanks to @muddle_and_grace for the pattern (New Look 6774), I've learned masses making it. This is my first version, made from an old duvet cover and I'll be making it again in something a little more fancy. Thanks to @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for a great challenge, I've been so inspired by everyone's makes.
Right up to the deadline! Here is my entry for #greatbigpatternswap . Thanks to @muddle_and_grace for the pattern (New Look 6774), I've learned masses making it. This is my first version, made from an old duvet cover and I'll be making it again in something a little more fancy. Thanks to @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for a great challenge, I've been so inspired by everyone's makes.
Third & final make for #greatbigpatternswap is the Drape Top, pattern kindly donated by @madebyseos Thank you for this lovely pattern. I dislike anything fitted so this is perfect & I've been able to gain more confidence with the overlocker. Fabric from Nottingham Victoria Market. Will definitely make more, probably some for teaching Pilates. Thank you @thezipperfoot & @the.polka.dot.palace for organising. Great to see so many inspiring makes & generous donations.
#patterns #sewing #sewingfun #sewingchallenge #sewistsofinstagram #imadeitmyself #handmadebyjeanette #handmade #sewnotts #dressmaker #memade #sewinginspiration #sewover50 #pilates #teaching
Third & final make for #greatbigpatternswap  is the Drape Top, pattern kindly donated by @madebyseos Thank you for this lovely pattern. I dislike anything fitted so this is perfect & I've been able to gain more confidence with the overlocker. Fabric from Nottingham Victoria Market. Will definitely make more, probably some for teaching Pilates. Thank you @thezipperfoot & @the.polka.dot.palace for organising. Great to see so many inspiring makes & generous donations. #patterns  #sewing  #sewingfun  #sewingchallenge  #sewistsofinstagram  #imadeitmyself  #handmadebyjeanette  #handmade  #sewnotts  #dressmaker  #memade  #sewinginspiration  #sewover50  #pilates  #teaching 
Finished my #Washidress ! Thanks @not_so_bitter_knitter for the pattern. I made it using a white and red polka dot pique cotton. It was an estate sale purchase from last year. I love the simple details of this dress, the neckline, pleats and folded sleeves. 
I have long admired this pattern and am glad to have it. It still needs to be hemmed, but that will not happen today as we prepare for the new school year.
Thanks @the.polka.dot.palace @thezipperfoot for hosting the #greatbigpatternswap ✂
#thanksimadethem 
#mycustomdressform
#imakemyownclothes 
#pique
#cottonfabric
#secondhandfirst 
#estatesalefabric
#dressmaking
#sewingfriendsarethebest
Finished my #Washidress  ! Thanks @not_so_bitter_knitter for the pattern. I made it using a white and red polka dot pique cotton. It was an estate sale purchase from last year. I love the simple details of this dress, the neckline, pleats and folded sleeves. I have long admired this pattern and am glad to have it. It still needs to be hemmed, but that will not happen today as we prepare for the new school year. Thanks @the.polka.dot.palace @thezipperfoot for hosting the #greatbigpatternswap  ✂ #thanksimadethem  #mycustomdressform  #imakemyownclothes  #pique  #cottonfabric  #secondhandfirst  #estatesalefabric  #dressmaking  #sewingfriendsarethebest 
My second entry for #greatbigpatternswap is this cuckoo bananas #stoffundstil Hoodie, which was a total blast to sew! I’m calling this a “wearable muslin” 🤣 and definitely looking forward to sewing this pattern again in a more sedate fabric 😬
My second entry for #greatbigpatternswap  is this cuckoo bananas #stoffundstil  Hoodie, which was a total blast to sew! I’m calling this a “wearable muslin” 🤣 and definitely looking forward to sewing this pattern again in a more sedate fabric 😬
My second make for the #greatbigpatternswap !
This pattern was kindly given to me by Sarah @didyoumakeityourself and I am so grateful! THANK YOU 💛 Easy Vogue 8657
This pattern was also 4 sizes to small (it's obviously a little game I like to play).... But I think it turned out quite nicely 😍 I made a bound/welt buttonhole instead of a regular machinemade one. And instead of a tied belt I added a vintage buckle.
OH! AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER FULLY LINED SOMETHING 🙌🙌🙌 pretty pleased with the outcome. 
I am making a macthing skirt, but it's not done yet, so you will have to wait for the photos.

It won't be the last time I am making this.., already planning an autumn  coat using the sleeve version!!!
Thanks again @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for hosting 😘

#sysysy #sewsewsew #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #memade #memadewardrobe #sewcialists #jegsyerselvmittøj #syglede #syglæde #easyvogue #voguepatterns #mccallsbyme #v8657 #vest #vestpattern #weltbuttonhole
My second make for the #greatbigpatternswap  ! This pattern was kindly given to me by Sarah @didyoumakeityourself and I am so grateful! THANK YOU 💛 Easy Vogue 8657 This pattern was also 4 sizes to small (it's obviously a little game I like to play).... But I think it turned out quite nicely 😍 I made a bound/welt buttonhole instead of a regular machinemade one. And instead of a tied belt I added a vintage buckle. OH! AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER FULLY LINED SOMETHING 🙌🙌🙌 pretty pleased with the outcome. I am making a macthing skirt, but it's not done yet, so you will have to wait for the photos. It won't be the last time I am making this.., already planning an autumn coat using the sleeve version!!! Thanks again @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for hosting 😘 #sysysy  #sewsewsew  #sewersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #memade  #memadewardrobe  #sewcialists  #jegsyerselvmittøj  #syglede  #syglæde  #easyvogue  #voguepatterns  #mccallsbyme  #v8657  #vest  #vestpattern  #weltbuttonhole 
#greatbigpatternswap is sadly ending today; it's been so amazing seeing everyone join in with the challenge and how much so many people have gained from it, from trying new techniques to making new sewing friends to finally managing to get a long sought after pattern. I'd been wanting the Butterick #B6318 for so long so I was so happy when I managed to nab it! Here's my first version, it's very much a toile, I don't think I'll actually wear this out, I feel like a reject from Katy Perry's video for California Gurls 😂 but I love the shape, although I think I need to go down a size on the bodice because it's reeeeaaallly roomy! Can't wait for tomorrow when Emma @thezipperfoot and I will be drawing the winners!!!! #sewingchallenge #finalday #itsthefinalcountdown #sewingtogether #sewingcommunity #sewistsunite #wesew #butterick #butterickpatterns @mccallpatterncompany @simplicity_creative_group
#greatbigpatternswap  is sadly ending today; it's been so amazing seeing everyone join in with the challenge and how much so many people have gained from it, from trying new techniques to making new sewing friends to finally managing to get a long sought after pattern. I'd been wanting the Butterick #B6318  for so long so I was so happy when I managed to nab it! Here's my first version, it's very much a toile, I don't think I'll actually wear this out, I feel like a reject from Katy Perry's video for California Gurls 😂 but I love the shape, although I think I need to go down a size on the bodice because it's reeeeaaallly roomy! Can't wait for tomorrow when Emma @thezipperfoot and I will be drawing the winners!!!! #sewingchallenge  #finalday  #itsthefinalcountdown  #sewingtogether  #sewingcommunity  #sewistsunite  #wesew  #butterick  #butterickpatterns  @mccallpatterncompany @simplicity_creative_group
Nothing like leaving it to the last minute, even though it’s been made for weeks another #greatbigpatternswap thanks to @haebarker for sending this pattern!
Nothing like leaving it to the last minute, even though it’s been made for weeks another #greatbigpatternswap  thanks to @haebarker for sending this pattern!
My entry for the #greatbigpatternswap 💕💕💕💕 I made this slip dress from a @primamag pattern and fabric from the wonderful @1stforfabrics . I lengthened the knee length version to make it midi and added a split up each side seam. I had to alter a lot to make it fit including moving darts and lots of taking in at the seams (which then mucked up the facing!) but I got there in then end and I'm super proud of it. Just need the sun to come back so I can wear it☀️. Thank you to @thatssewkat  for the pattern and @the.polka.dot.palace  and @thezipperfoot for organising this fab event! ✂️✂️✂️ p.s there's a pattern still up for grabs on my Instagram page if anyone would like it!
My entry for the #greatbigpatternswap  💕💕💕💕 I made this slip dress from a @primamag pattern and fabric from the wonderful @1stforfabrics . I lengthened the knee length version to make it midi and added a split up each side seam. I had to alter a lot to make it fit including moving darts and lots of taking in at the seams (which then mucked up the facing!) but I got there in then end and I'm super proud of it. Just need the sun to come back so I can wear it☀️. Thank you to @thatssewkat for the pattern and @the.polka.dot.palace and @thezipperfoot for organising this fab event! ✂️✂️✂️ p.s there's a pattern still up for grabs on my Instagram page if anyone would like it!
#greatbigpatternswap I only have two patterns left from my stash! Simplicity 3750 in size 8-16, and Butterick B5356 in Xsm-Med. Both uncut. Happy to post anywhere
#greatbigpatternswap  I only have two patterns left from my stash! Simplicity 3750 in size 8-16, and Butterick B5356 in Xsm-Med. Both uncut. Happy to post anywhere
Nearly complete. One more sleeve, hemming and one button to go! 
Sleeves are proving a pain in the rump. Too much fabric in the round was giving me poofy 80s vibes but think I've fixed the one. Will carry on after a late lunch. #greatbigpatternswap 😓👍✂
Nearly complete. One more sleeve, hemming and one button to go! Sleeves are proving a pain in the rump. Too much fabric in the round was giving me poofy 80s vibes but think I've fixed the one. Will carry on after a late lunch. #greatbigpatternswap  😓👍✂
First make of #greatbigpatternswap and only my third make ever! It's a 1952 vintage apron pattern, View B of V8643, kindly sent to me by @fiona_stitchandfinish 
First time making pockets and using lace. It's not perfect and it's a terrible photo but I'm so pleased with it!! Yay for pockets 🙌🏻 thanks again to @thezipperfoot and to @the.polka.dot.palace for arranging the swap! Fabric and lace from @spotlightstores

#thegreatbigpatternswap #greatbigpatternswap2018 #sewersofinstagram  #beginnersewer #memade #handmade #sewing #sewingcommunity #sewistsofinstagram #sewingchallenge #sewsewsew #lace #ithaspockets #pockets #amateur #crafty #learningtosew #lotstolearn #gingham #lace #pockets #apron #1950s #vintagepatterns
First make of #greatbigpatternswap  and only my third make ever! It's a 1952 vintage apron pattern, View B of V8643, kindly sent to me by @fiona_stitchandfinish First time making pockets and using lace. It's not perfect and it's a terrible photo but I'm so pleased with it!! Yay for pockets 🙌🏻 thanks again to @thezipperfoot and to @the.polka.dot.palace for arranging the swap! Fabric and lace from @spotlightstores #thegreatbigpatternswap  #greatbigpatternswap2018  #sewersofinstagram  #beginnersewer  #memade  #handmade  #sewing  #sewingcommunity  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewingchallenge  #sewsewsew  #lace  #ithaspockets  #pockets  #amateur  #crafty  #learningtosew  #lotstolearn  #gingham  #lace  #pockets  #apron  #1950s  #vintagepatterns 
Here's my finished skirt from the #greatbigpatternswap and is the Kent Skirt by @madetosew that @marythimble sent me.

I'm aware that it's probably not at all to most people's tastes but it's comfortable (really soft material) and I'll happily wear it come autumn and winter. I love the fabric so that's what matters! As you can probably tell I made it from a rug I bought in a charity shop and I kept the rug edge detailing for the hem. I've had the fabric for ages and the Kent skirt pattern seemed ideal for it as it doesn't have darts (it's made up of 7 panels with an eighth at the bottom), and let me keep the bottom hem in one piece.

It isn't perfect: it ideally needs taking in a bit, particularly at the hip curves and waist and while I might take in the waist (after wearing it for a bit first) the other seams are top stitched down and seem like too much work to alter; I can't unsee the error I made cutting out the pattern piece for the bottom panel but adjusting it now looks like it would make it too short to wear; lastly it's such thick material (and possibly some not quite perfect sewing) that it's a little lumpy where the bottom panel joins. If I do decide I can wear it shotter, I can try to adjust the latter two issues at the same time.

Time will tell if the visual issues outweight how snuggly it is to wear!
Here's my finished skirt from the #greatbigpatternswap  and is the Kent Skirt by @madetosew that @marythimble sent me. I'm aware that it's probably not at all to most people's tastes but it's comfortable (really soft material) and I'll happily wear it come autumn and winter. I love the fabric so that's what matters! As you can probably tell I made it from a rug I bought in a charity shop and I kept the rug edge detailing for the hem. I've had the fabric for ages and the Kent skirt pattern seemed ideal for it as it doesn't have darts (it's made up of 7 panels with an eighth at the bottom), and let me keep the bottom hem in one piece. It isn't perfect: it ideally needs taking in a bit, particularly at the hip curves and waist and while I might take in the waist (after wearing it for a bit first) the other seams are top stitched down and seem like too much work to alter; I can't unsee the error I made cutting out the pattern piece for the bottom panel but adjusting it now looks like it would make it too short to wear; lastly it's such thick material (and possibly some not quite perfect sewing) that it's a little lumpy where the bottom panel joins. If I do decide I can wear it shotter, I can try to adjust the latter two issues at the same time. Time will tell if the visual issues outweight how snuggly it is to wear!
First entry for the #greatbigpatternswap 😰 
The pattern was given to me by @thecamdenstitch and it is so cool... #style1515 from 1976. MY fabric choice tho, make it look much more like a business attire than anticipated... Oh well... But I do love it. So comfy! And I AM a classic gal, so I hope I will get to use it a lot, because it sure took some time to make... the pattern was 4 sizes too small, and there was a lot of handstitching on this one!THANK YOU SO MUCH JAY JAY. AND THANK YOU @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for hosting this fun fun FUUUUUN competition 💛💛💛💛 See the patterenvolope in a previous post 
#sysysy #sewsewsew #jegsyerselvmittøj #ilovetosew #sewing #instasew #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #vintagesewing #vintagepattern #70sdress #handmadedress #seamstresslife #memade #memadewardrobe
 #70spattern #stylepatterns #retrosewing #classy #herringbone #
First entry for the #greatbigpatternswap  😰 The pattern was given to me by @thecamdenstitch and it is so cool... #style1515  from 1976. MY fabric choice tho, make it look much more like a business attire than anticipated... Oh well... But I do love it. So comfy! And I AM a classic gal, so I hope I will get to use it a lot, because it sure took some time to make... the pattern was 4 sizes too small, and there was a lot of handstitching on this one!THANK YOU SO MUCH JAY JAY. AND THANK YOU @thezipperfoot and @the.polka.dot.palace for hosting this fun fun FUUUUUN competition 💛💛💛💛 See the patterenvolope in a previous post #sysysy  #sewsewsew  #jegsyerselvmittøj  #ilovetosew  #sewing  #instasew  #sewersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #vintagesewing  #vintagepattern  #70sdress  #handmadedress  #seamstresslife  #memade  #memadewardrobe  #70spattern  #stylepatterns  #retrosewing  #classy  #herringbone  #
This is my entry for #greatbigpatternswap I made the English tea dress, pattern gifted to me by @shrunkinthewash. First dress I've made from a liberty lawn, first attempt at little sleeves & I added pockets of course! Edited the pattern by adding a couple of pleats and making the bodice fit better. Really pleased to have a dress in such a light weight fabric for the hot days we are having! Event hosted by @the.polka.dot.palace @thezipperfoot thank you ladies 😊 #sewingdresses #dressmaking #libertylawn #libertyoflondon #libertyfabric #greatbigpatternswap2018 #thegreatbigpatternswap2018 #thegreatbigpatternswap
This is my entry for #greatbigpatternswap  I made the English tea dress, pattern gifted to me by @shrunkinthewash. First dress I've made from a liberty lawn, first attempt at little sleeves & I added pockets of course! Edited the pattern by adding a couple of pleats and making the bodice fit better. Really pleased to have a dress in such a light weight fabric for the hot days we are having! Event hosted by @the.polka.dot.palace @thezipperfoot thank you ladies 😊 #sewingdresses  #dressmaking  #libertylawn  #libertyoflondon  #libertyfabric  #greatbigpatternswap2018  #thegreatbigpatternswap2018  #thegreatbigpatternswap 
Two quick and successful projects that I made this week - a @simplicitynewlook 6483 top (one of my patterns from the #greatbigpatternswap) and a @sewliberated Gypsum skirt (view B), which are both perfect for this warm weather. The top was a wearable toile, but I'm pleased with how it turned out so I'll be digging some pieces of Liberty tana lawn out of my stash to make one or two more! 
#sewing #isewclothes #sewistsofinstagram #instasewing #simplicitybyme #gypsumskirt #nl6483 #memadeeveryday #handmadewardrobe #madebyme
Two quick and successful projects that I made this week - a @simplicitynewlook 6483 top (one of my patterns from the #greatbigpatternswap ) and a @sewliberated Gypsum skirt (view B), which are both perfect for this warm weather. The top was a wearable toile, but I'm pleased with how it turned out so I'll be digging some pieces of Liberty tana lawn out of my stash to make one or two more! #sewing  #isewclothes  #sewistsofinstagram  #instasewing  #simplicitybyme  #gypsumskirt  #nl6483  #memadeeveryday  #handmadewardrobe  #madebyme