I can't resist the romance of a train in the fall and the chance to be silly and quite possibly fall!
Another skirt fabricated from remnants. After jumping off the fast fashion train some time ago, I am always looking for ways to be more resourceful!
Really glad the whole "don't wear white after Labor Day" thing is null and void. 😂 I have wanted a classic white eyelet dress for years, but it only recently became a reality because I finally found my dream fabric over the summer. I cut the fabric to show the scalloped edge on the hem of the skirt and sleeves, and I also sewed it in the seams of the front yoke and overlapped the back yoke/bodice pieces to show it there too. The dress is fully underlined with Hong Kong finished seams. I can already feel how happy I'll be to pull this one out of the closet next spring. 😂💃 Pictures and blog post coming soon! Fabric is from @textile_fabrics_nashville and pattern is McCall's 7623 with the skirt from Butterick 5982. #m7623#b5982#sewist#sew#seamstress#sewing#eyelet#handmadeclothing#handmadewardrobe#shirtdress
Today's wardrobe was fully handmade! I Crocheted the dress last year out of mill ends and my imagination 💜 I also kept the sparkly Halloween feel going with my acorn earrings (There's some in my shop if you like 'em) 🎃and because I was a wee bit chilly I pulled on my virus shawl. I know the pattern is super popular, but I don't like making them so this will probably be my one and only.
Persephone pants! I made the shorts this summer and really liked them but knew I could improve the fit and change some of the construction for something I would love even more. I put a few notes on them in my stories and saved them in my "Sewing Projects" if you want the nitty gritty. Fabric is a heavy-weight and super soft brushed cotton twill from @moodfabrics in NYC, buttons from @treadleyardgoods. Next time, I will shorten the rise because these sit above my natural waist and want to slip down, but overall I love them!
Flamingoes everywhere!! Tip: if you want this in white you might want to think about what pattern you’re going to use - turns out it’s a bit see through even when fully lined. I love the print, so I’m going to buy it in cotton Lycra instead and make her a leotard in this style 💕 fabric: @bubbyandmecreations and pattern: @honeydewkissesboutique Ocotillo with some added tulle leg puffs
Lakes Makerie, Minneapolis. When your flowers match your dress and your chair. There’s still time to join us for open sewing studio at 7:00 tonight…or just stop by and say “hi”. We’re at 5255 Chicago Avenue . Pattern: Nicollet Dress (ours), Fabric: Hemma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics. Flowers: A Paper Florist.
Having a lot of fun with #slowfashionstyling especially since I got out my fall wardrobe and this outfit is so secretly comfy! In the summer I don’t feel as creative with my outfits because usually it just means throwing on a dress every day, in the fall I have a lot more to play with. I also want to try to take daily outfit pics more often so hold me to it y’all! #memadeootd#handmadeootd .
Skirt: self drafted
Purse: @seamworkmag #seamworkvalencia
Day 01 / stood in a Matosinhos backyard ( both, on holidays & in wearing only 10 items on rotation for ten days) #fall10x10
Dress from my last visit to Feira da Ladra in Lisbon, where lovely Cat @theolivetreesandthemoon said ”that is a place for you, Mimi” & how right she was... #beachtank from @mildwoman knit in cotton and a marl of #malabrigoyarn [first garment= true knitters love]
🍂 My 6th Carme blouse is almost finished, I just have to choose and sew buttons. And shockingly it's not pink, it's a plain off-white double-gauze, but I'm actually quite excited about this version! 🍂 Ma 6eme blouse Carme est presque finie, plus que les boutons à choisir. Étonnamment, elle n'est pas rose mais dans un lange écru de chez @mercerie_rascol Ça ressemble en fait beaucoup plus à une double gaze. Il est peut-être un peu tard dans la saison pour cette chemise mais au pire elle sera parfaite pour le printemps prochain 😁
This project was one of those where the stars aligned to give me just the wardrobe piece I had been looking for... I had been wanting a slim but not fitted turtleneck sweater, but hadn’t landed on the right pattern. Just as I was looking, I won a pattern from @straightstitchdesigns on @siloandsage’s birthday giveaway, and the #fauntleroyraglan fit the bill exactly. THEN, @raspberrycreekfabrics came out with this suuuuper soft sweater knit, and who am I to say no when the whole entire universe is telling me to get the fabric and make the sweater?!? So here we are, with me in my perfect fall sweater. •
For this fit, I used my correct bust measurement but did not grade out for my waist and hips (which would have been 3 sizes up) since my waist and hips were the same as or smaller than the finished garment measurements. This is why pattern designers who put both size charts AND finished garment measurement charts are the best!!
Inspired by @karentempler and @lovetosew.podcast to start photographing my makes in a systematic way. I really appreciated Karen’s blog post about how she takes and edits her photos. Now that I actually have photos of my makes, I’ve begun to document them on a blog (!!). This is a new adventure for me. The goal is to get a visual overview of my wardrobe so that it starts to come together as a cohesive whole. Wish me luck!
Both cardigans are self-drafted. The shirt is a #mandyboattee courtesy of @tessutifabrics
Lining fabric. Sigh 😔 This is actually a very nice Bemberg lining - copper with a hint of blue 💙😎 (all though it’s hard to see here).
But it’s still slippery as f@@k and required both pattern weights and pins to cut it accurately. ✂️✂️✂️ I always cut slippery fabric with my rotary cutter.
What is your best tip for cutting DIVA 👩🎤 fabrics like this?
Polka dots always make me happy, and if they are handwoven onto the softest white cotton fabric, then I’m even happier! How about using this for a #deeranddoe Magnolia dress, to extend #slowfashionoctober into the holiday season? Handloom cotton fabric from Loom & Stars (link in bio).
I FINALLY finished the three pairs of jeans I've been working on for the past couple of months. Here are a few details on my @deer_and_doe_patterns Safran Jeans. I picked up a few tips while batch sewing which I plan to share in a blogpost. I used linen bias binding on the internal waistband from @wearethefabricstore to match the colour of the bar tacks. These small customizable details are what makes sewing so awesome. 👖❤️