It's Friday yay!! I'm looking forward to a weekend of sewing.
I had to share with you the prettiest Fold Over Party Clutch I made for @valleypatch4342 (we have an upcoming masterclass for this in December if you would like to make one too).
This cork from @aussiecork is just so pretty. And check out my zipper overlay using @deadlymojosewingtools 😍
I am in love with this one.
Have a great Friday.
Pattern: The Fold Over Party Clutch (version C) available via www.littlemoodesigns.com
Zipper overlay: @deadlymojosewingtools
Zipper and tassel cap: @whosayssew.com_supplies
Metal handmade label: @emmalinebags
I must have a thing for the color brown lately, as it seems to be repeating itself in my makes🍂🍂 soon to be #sapporocoat that I have been waiting for. I ran out of interfacing , looks like I have to wait to sew until I make it to the store or online 😭 I can’t wait to wrap myself in this lovely wool melton from @fabric.com that I purchased on sale for $19 yard and @alexiamarcelleabegg moonrise fabric for the liner!
A few Autumn snaps of my gorgeous, funny, artistic , willful, intelligent , athletic and spirited daughter wearing her brand new #umedress . Made with the intention to wear for Halloween to dress up as a unicorn , but suitable to wear for everyday play. We went for a neighborhood walk ( actually to the park she is a fierce on the monkey bars and jump rope!! ) and collected leaves along the way. I truly love this time of year and we have been so blessed with amazing sunshine in Seattle!
Dress #umedress pattern by @straightgrainpatterns
Fabric @robertkaufman Essex linen
#wip#hinterlanddress for the #hinterlandsewoff 🍁🍂🍂 The bodice took much longer than anticipated, taking a break to work the bottom half! This is also my make for #seattlefrocktails this Saturday hoping to look extra chic in this bohemian make 👀. I am using a thrifted mocha colored fabric, which is some-type of viscose rayon with a really lovely mid weight drape!! It’s defiantly vintage material, when it hits the iron press, it smells like a good old book that has been opened. Hoping to match the buttons accordingly, as it really changes the look of your dress! 🍁
Finished my very first crochet project in over 20 years🎉🎉 It is far from perfect, if you watch my stories you can see I made the rows wayyy to long 😭 and had to take them out. I was counting the raised row only to 38 — not the middle rows in between, so it was closer to 60 something rows 😭However , I am hooked! It’s so exciting to start something new and learn techniques. This is a free crochet pattern from @weareknitters I found the yarn from my storage bin( the kids and I made lots of Pom balls last year!) so most likely it’s some type of wool acrylic blend. The pattern did have a couple videos to watch on how to create a slip stitch and double half crochet, but pretty vague for beginner, I had to YouTube a few things. Swipe to see my son in the second photo. Now everyone in the family wants a crochet beanie!! 🍂🍁🍃🍂🍁
Some makes are meant to be celebrated 🎉🎉🎉 I am celebrating my new #persephonepants by wearing them 3 days in a row😬. Today was a beautiful sunny Seattle day. I wore my pants with my #monroeturtleneck and loved the combo. Honestly I could wear these two pieces of clothing on a color rotation daily. Those of you asking, just wear white!! Don’t wear white while cooking or drinking wine, but for your every day running around it shouldn’t be a problem. It’s such a great color to have in rotation!! Another tip for turtle necks- you must have a nice supportive bra to make it work!😉 Now what are you waiting for? Go make those pants!!
I finished up my first pair of #persephonepants today and could not be more in love!! Only the buttons left to hand sew. Dreams really do come true💕
I have been coveting this pattern since the release day , but was not ready to venture to pants making. To my humble surprise, Anna’s @annaallenclothing pattern was a true delight to sew, with fail proof step by step instructions, a confident beginner could not go wrong! I am happy I made a pair of gingers first, it was like a crash course in sewing with denim. I learned steps like bar tack tension , using a humper jumper on bulky seams, and how to hammer down carriers to reduce bulk. It made sewing Persephones a breeze!! The beautiful details in this pattern include those gorgeous hidden pockets, beautiful back darts for a sleek silhouette, the no side seam leg, a hidden button placket ,wide hem finish, and that extra high waist!! Mine are made with a white 10oz duck canvas from @fabricdotcom . They sewed up like a dream, but I feel they could be slightly heavier, next time going with denim. Don’t mind me if I am only making Persephones from now on. 🌿🌿
100% ~ let's bring diversity and inclusiveness to the sewing community! Read the blog post from @thelittlepomegranate - it's quite revealing about the current state of play, and why it's better from multiple standpoints to be inclusive in how the sewing community is represented =]
Piecing together my fallish type wardrobe, even though in a blink of an eye it’s winter 😳 so white pants are probably not the best choice , I will just dye them if they can’t handle the weather 😬 this beautiful mustard linen is turning into the sweetest #hinterlanddress top! I was so lucky to find this fabric while thrifting, but only had so much yardage , so a top it must be. This pattern is such a joy to sew!! I am close to done and will share soon. I will be making a dress for the #hinterlanddress sew along challenge too!
It’s also #slowfashionoctober I have been digging deeper to understand what slow fashion means to me. The #lovetosewpodcast gals did a great interview with @karentempler the host , she is very inspiring and it’s well worth the listen! I think we can all benefit from more mindfulness while creating our best loved clothing. 🌿🌿
#sewphotohop day 30 - what’s next— Monday can’t come soon enough, I am organized and ready for a new week, starting off with my first pair of #persephonepants , out of 10oz white duck canvas .
Fall line up includes ( but subject to change 😂) ... Sapporo Coat from @papercutpatterns in nude/camel wool nylon lined with moonrise material in cream and gold.
#hinterlanddress or top for this months sew along challenge hosted by @thesaraproject_ and @thedoingthingsblog 🎉 using thrifted fabric!
Another #clematistote bag out of left over denim from @sarkirsten
2 pairs of pre cut #peppermintwidelegpants out of red canvas and cream linen ( found extra material for the waistband I was missing!) Hopefully more fast tops modified from the hinterland dress and the Adeline Dress!! 🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿
#sewphotohop day 29 - scrap buster— I am so pleased with my recent make using old rayon jersey from several years ago, that I actually made into a horrible constructed maxi skirt. I ended up cutting off the waist band and reusing the yardage I had left to make this #monroeturtleneck free pattern from @tessutifabrics ! I love the fit , the feel and want to order all the knit for winter and make a stack of these!!
I really wanted to show you all my finished #gingerjeans today. Instead I spent my morning picking apart the back yoke that I sewed on the wrong way😭😭swipe to see before —I had to pick through 2 layers of top stitching and serger thread! It was painful , but I fixed the issue! I noticed trying on yesterday that the back topstitching wasn’t pointed down, I studied #gingerjeans hashtag and checked out everyone’s beautiful bums and then it clicked. Yoke sewn wrong. I had the long side on the outside short side in. Thread will be found everywhere for weeks 😳 I have ripped out lots of topstitching too, I still have the waistband and hardware to go🤛🏼 part of me wants to throw them in the wastebasket and brush my hands off , go back to something comfortable and familiar😫 but I am already planning a second pair because I have learned so much with the first 😍 wish me luck and thanks for all your comments on my stories💕 —
Day 11 #sewphotohop @houseofpinheiro 🎉The Creative process — my creative process involves a lot of problem solving 🤔 forced to be creative with the materials I have , patterns that are free or thrifted and mini budget.
I gain lots of inspiration right here on instagram from all you lovely sewists , and Pinterest for my dream wardrobe from RTW and runway inspo. I also enjoy vintage patterns and reading pattern instructions for ideas 💡Swipe through to see my recent make a @tessutifabrics #monroeturtleneck using thread that I had on hand for the serger, I stabilized the hem with stitch witchery (for the first time ever— game changer!) will patiently wait for gutermann coordinating thread and a twin needle to properly stitch the hem!! Turtle neck inspo from the pink and red trends, and layering ! I now want one in every color👀👀
AHHH I GOT A SEWING MACHINE 🎉For the past year I’ve been using my grandmas and I want to say it was time for my own, but it’s actually just ‘cause it went on sale and I impulse bought it because I make awful life decisions 😂