I am so excited to share that we will be moving to Tasmania, Australia in February next year. There are so many changes coming for our family, and moving internationally with a one-month-old will be a fun challenge.
An additional plus side has been that I can get out all my wools and bulky yarns from my stash and start making winter woolies for my family. I cannot wait to be back in four seasons!
[Werbung] #selbstgekauft Kuckuck 🐣 Heute bin ich das erste Mal alleine mit den dreien 😬 Bin gespannt wie es läuft....Gott sei Dank kommt vormittags kurz eine Freundin zu Besuch und am Nachmittag holt der Ersatzopa die Kinder für ein paar Stunden 🙏🏻 Und morgen kommen dann meine Eltern übers Wochenende...also richtig alleine ist es noch gar nicht so ganz...Ich bin heilfroh, dass gerade Ferien sind und nicht der normale Trott nochmal mehr Organisation fordert...😴 Gestern Abend konnte ich noch an meinem Scrapbookingtagebuch sitzen, das macht einfach so einen Spaß 😊 Dafür hab ich mir extra einen Sprocket gekauft, der ist echt super cool für sowas. Da ich bei den anderen so viel vergessen hab, wollte ich dem dieses Mal vorbeugen und jeden Tag ein bisschen was aufschreiben 📝☺️ Es macht jetzt schon Spaß alles noch einmal anzuschauen und zu lesen 💖🐣
Beginning the application of the bias binding to all the seams. I really enjoy the detailing you can give a handmade wardrobe. Even if no-one else sees the finishing inside - it gives me great pleasure every time I wear the garment. Fabric from @wearethefabricstore. Pattern and pins from @missmaudenz.
Day 76: Today’s sewing was actually mending a handmade garment from earlier this year. This fabric has a wide, loose weave and it frays. I didn’t adequately catch both sides with my serging and a hole appeared. I fixed it with a quick lightening stitch. #100daysofsewingclothes#the100dayproject
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I had the honor to test knit the Mesh Sleeveless Top by @irenelin1125 which will be published on Friday. It is worked seamlessly from the top down. Pattern is easy to follow especially for the V neck. 👚Yarn used is Natural Linen from @interloopco . #knitting#meshtop#knittersofinstagram#knittedtop#cocovinelsg
Snuck into a different washroom today to get these cute pink tiles. Today im wearing a top from Uniqlo with another Tana Lawn skirt. It was originally a dress but it wasn't as wearable as i had hoped so I chopped off the top part and added an elastic waist band. ☺ #thefabricstore#handmadewardrobe
✨There is beauty in simplicity (wrinkles and all)✨ I have to admit, when I started this dress - I thought about adding horizontal stripes pockets, a horizontal striped belt AND pearl snaps... 🙈✨ Let’s just say, I’m glad I worked on editing a bit 🤣😊- learning to just let something be is not easy for me - but I think it works - what do you think? Was it the right call?
📷d: @seamworkmag #seamworkadelaide in striped shirting
I had a challenging day yesterday. After work, I felt restless and nothing quite made me feel better. I tried to knit, but just wasn’t feeling it and I went to bed with that restlessness. That feeling carried with me into today, so I let my kids play all the electronics they wanted to while I took much needed time for some self care sewing. It’s been a while since I sat down to my machine. This was the perfect project to jumpstart my #sewjo and help me out of my funk. An #oliveromper from @untitledthoughts in olive green linen that I’ll hopefully be able to wear at least a few times in these last days of summer. Thanks to Jessica at @the.hook.nook for sharing this on your blog and Brittani for the beautiful free pattern. #makersgonnamake#sewingismytherapy#handmadewardrobe#sewistsofinstagram#sewistsofig#selfcaresewing
Process and product (swipe right). Soothing and meditative and sometimes fraught with confusion while it’s happening (is this right? Is this what we had in mind?), and filled with wonder and joy (and sometimes relief) when it emerges from the blocking bath in its closer to final form. I’m going to be looking for testers for this yoked, cabled pullover in the next few days; let me know if you’re interested! A wider view of the body is in my stories... #newdesigns#designprocess#testknitting#sinceresheep#cormo#yokedsweater#topdown#seamlessknitting#topdownsweater
Come sail away, come sail away....
I'm a kid in a candy shop when it comes to red/navy clothes. So here is my next "holiday anticipation sewing" dress. It's a #stapledress in a rayon from @spotlightstores. I took the lazy girls route and just hemmed the arms and neckline instead of making a facing. I made a matching belt thingy and also took a photo with brown belt and wavy hair (as you do😂). The best thing....IT HAS POCKETS!!! #spotlightsewingbee#makersgonnamake#slowfashion#handmadewardrobe#imakemyownclothes
I made an unlined version of the #wikstenoversizedkimonojacket and I am in love! I just couldn’t wait for it to get cold enough for me to wear my original version every day, so I had to make a summer one — and yes, I’m practically living in it. 😂 This is the cropped version of the largest size of @shopwiksten’s re-release of this incredible pattern. I didn’t make any modifications and it fits perfectly! For reference, my measurements are 47-41-51, and my bicep is 18.5”. The fabric is a light-as-air linen gauze from @finchknittingsewingstudio, and I used a #libertyfabric bias tape for the seams from @stitchsewshop (swipe to see!). (Oh, and the dress is a RTW I got for $25 at Target #donttell 🤫😏)
FIFI WOVEN PANTS// Maiden voyage for my new pair of #safifiwovenpants by @stylearc today. This is my second pair, made in navy wool cashmere that I scooped from @renay_alice destash a few months back.... it's the perfect weight & drape for this style of pants.
As planned, I altered the waistband on this pair so that the flat front extends to the side seams. I shortened the back elastic waistband piece accordingly, and inserted a side seam invisible zip. The reason for this pattern mod was to reduce some of the bulk & gathering that was caused by so much of the waistband being elasticated. With less stretch, the zipper still lets me get them over my hips & the remaining elastic back provides comfort & expansion factor! I opted for the shorter cropped length but with 2 inches added (the full length was much longer.... the Style Arc fit model must be 6 foot!) Worn with my marsala linen #lbpullover , I feel super comfy but put together in this outfit. .
#imakemyownclothes#handmadewardrobe#workdrobe#maker#sewersofinstagram#slowfashion#itscashmere @paper_theory #fifiwovenpants#stylearcpatterns#stylearc
I would love nothing more than for the kids bedroom to be a peaceful and simple place for them again. But the truth is in order to do so it takes time and effort!!! Time and effort I would have otherwise spent with the kids today. Instead they had A LOT of independent play and surprised me (more in IG stories). Still, I can't wait until it's all said and done so I can get back to more of those cuddles and giggles and watch in wonder at how these nuggets are growing literally right before my eyes! #simpleliving
You know what I love about linen? Well, there are lots of things, but I think what I love most about it is that it reminds me of myself and the qualities I aspire to attain... it I ravels easily but is strong and stands the test of time, persevering though the grit of being used and worn and washed clean, and used and worn again over time becoming softer and, in that softness, more beautiful. It’s also a very giving fabric in that it lends itself to a variety of things and is willing to take on many shapes and forms even if the process to get there may be a little tough. Linen isn’t a fancy fabric, and because of that, I think, demonstrates a spirit of humbleness. It also reminds me of nature and of older times and simple joys. Linen is the fabric that made me fall in love with sewing and I will forever be grateful for that.
Pattern is the #gypsumskirt from @sewliberated and fabric is from @joann_stores.
Sometimes I can't really see what I'm capable of. I struggle a lot with feeling inadequate in many areas of my life. On occasion I'll make something like this kimono and I suddenly have a sense of pride in what I can do. Thank goodness for sewing! I don't know if I would see my capabilities otherwise.
🏜️ BECCA'S GONNA MAKE IT: This week I took a little time to make one of my super simple skirts! Yes, that's right, it's another rectangle with elastic! (I think I have a problem!) The incredible Southwest themed fabric is @cottonandsteel by @wattsalot from the Santa Fe collection. I went to school in Santa Fe (I've been missing it like mad lately! 😭) so of course I had to purchase a few yards of this nostalgia inducing print as soon as I saw it. I kept the adorable selvage edge because I loved the message... "Something magical is on the horizon." ✨🥰✨🔮✨ The top is an altered Goodwill find. You know you have a crop top addiction when you feel you have to cut off 10 inches from every shirt you find 🤦🙈☺️