Second rodeo with #m7774 , this time a striped poplin from @fabricmart. I’m making no effort to match the shoulders, if that’s even possible. I’m not usually a big stripe sewist... I only have 2 yards total so I’m thinking I’ll have to get creative with the skirt, but that’s a problem for another night!
My mannequin is broader shouldered than I, so it’s hard to tell if the alterations I made this time will work. Basically did a narrow shoulder adjustment and added an inch to the bodice/lowered the bust point because the apex was on my bust point. It seems designed like that sooo 🤷♀️ .
I am addicted to making this pattern. I am on my third pair now. Confession, I find myself sewing a little bit each day and sometimes every other day or so. Lately, I haven’t been interested in whipping sewing projects out fast or spending excessive hours at my machine. It blows my mind that I would not be tied down to my machine, especially since I have more time until I return to the workforce. I have spent a lot of quiet time to myself in these last couple weeks almost to the point of cabin fever, although I have this GINORMOUS list of things I want to make. Though not on purpose, slowing down and taking more time on sewing has brought a chunk of joy back in sewing that has been missing. Now I am not saying all my recent sewing projects haven’t brought me a level of joy and happiness. However, I have been missing....how I explain? Hmm 🤔perhaps, “the joy of discovery in the process” of seeing something come to completion. Somewhere along the line, I began focusing too much on getting it done fast, seeing the end result, and moving on to the next thing, without necessarily trying to really understand the growth and development “in the stages” of how something came to be or how to do it better the next time. This component of joy I use to feel, when I first moved to Vegas, only had one machine, a basic brother sewing machine, and I zig-zag stitched all my edges, because I didn’t know what a serger was yet. I spent a few hours working on a piece each day, that would take a week or more to complete and took blurry mirror selfies in my poorly lit closet that I only texted to a small group of my family and friends (that group of 4 was my pseudo-social media). Whenever, I go back and look at that period of work, I am always like wow that was sewn well! I truly took my time,had patience with myself,and produced great pieces, without a lot of sewing gadgets to do it. I am happy to be rediscovering this component of sewing joy, because I believe it is crucial for me as I move ahead in my sewing,leather-crafting, shoemaking,career,and personal goals. To sum up, now I am taking time to nurture my heart’s desires with a purposeful mind, with more gadgets though 😂
I didn’t give the deets on this skirt!! I found this fabric at the thrift store last week in the form of two window curtains. I definitely lucked out because the panels had pre ruffles bottoms basically begging to be made into a skirt. The fabric was semi-sheer so I had to use a up-cycled sheet to make a lining for underneath and bring it all together. Honestly the hardest part of this was adding the invisible zipper, otherwise it was a super easy project! You can check out my earlier post to see the skirt in the works 😁
Today I’m wearing my #gemmatank in seersucker fabric from @discountfabricsf. This is another super comfy fabric, it also looks a bit like pjs 😂😂😂. I made some edits on the tank like lower the armhole and made the strips a little wider, and this one fits much better! And the darts, no changes and right on the money! Such an easy tank to make, I have now 5 of them!
Last night I Finished these palazzo pants in a photo-real succulent printed cotton fabric! Original pattern is from 1974 that I modified. I patterned out the side seam and put in a dart instead for hip to waist shaping. The hem has a 43” circumference! Paired with a cropped t-shirt out of buttery soft modal jersey that I cut & sewed last night between 1-2 AM to coordinate! I’ve had 2 small remnants of this fabric for years, not sure what to use it for. The purple matches one of the succulents perfectly and I had just enough for this cropped t-shirt! 😍
Very pleased with the way my first pattern by Gertie turned out!🍒❤️ This vintage style blouse is definitely a wardrobe staple and I like that it also includes a sleeveless version. I also had some sewing firsts with this project : button holes, petal sleeves , and a bust tie.
Happy sewing, darlings!
Two pairs of PJ shorts hacked from this month’s #sewmystyle2018 challenge pattern @blankslatepatterns #forsythetrousers . I raided my stash for two cottons in ‘how would I ever wear this out of the house’ prints and now have jazzy shorts perfect for sleeping in this summer👌
Another reason why you should learn to sew...make your own damn curtains!! The fabric only cost me one buck! If I were to go to Target or Walmart right now, one I wouldn't find a curtain for the window measurements. Two whatever I did find would be like 12 bucks and I would STILL have to hem it.
Fabric: @whoawaitwalmart Walmart fabric section
Pattern: a proudly self drafted rectangle 🤣🤘
A little golden sunshine for the day?☀ OooWeee! I'm loving this #newlook6512 off-the-shoulder dress by @simplicity_creative_group, but honey there's a secret scandal about it.😮 You MUST head over to the blog to hear about it. Link in the bio.👆#sewingistherapeutic