I'm enjoying the thoughtful details in this #orageuseriga , for example the back of both the belt and the belt loop are made of lining which means the belt slides smoothly through, this also makes me glad I paid extra for matching lining 😊 also that back pleat 😍 #hilscoatmaking
Look at how far we have come, Fam! We made it through some challenges and successes for 2018, but regardless there is so much more to achieve. ************************************************************************************************ As you continue the year, finish it out STRONG. It is not the end, but rather a time to reflect, realign, and LAUNCH. ************************************************************************************************ I most certainly have your back, so go and become the very thing you never thought possible for yourself.
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Eye candy at the leather store today. Went in to pick up some more leather for my other super special project for @ju.bell a leather jacket... I was short leather for one sleeve 😧 the teal in this shot was so very tempting but I was sensible... for once 😂
Originally, I had planned to make a very simple apron with ‘The very hungry caterpillar’ fabric as a parting gift to my daughter’s kindy teacher. She is always an appreciative audience of my sewing creations and an excellent teacher to boot.
However, it, uh, metamorphosed into something rather more elaborate, with a quilted leaf with egg on one side and a felted caterpillar on the other, quilted food to feed into the hungry caterpillar’s mouth, a cocoon attached by a magnet to cover the caterpillar and a hidden fluttering butterfly.
I hope she likes it!
Here are my lovely new #burnsidebibs by @sewhouse7 . This is my second pair, this one is a more fitted one with the zip. The other one has become my uniform so I desperately needed a second pair, a more dressy version. I love it! The fabric is linen from @wearethefabricstore, a purchase inspired by @adaspragg
For a while now, my mom has been pinning beautiful vests and jackets by textile artist Juanita Girardin to her Pinterest page. This year for her birthday I wanted to attempt to make her one. I originally planned on using a vintage pattern from the 60's to get the shape, but I quickly realized that was not going to work. I came across this awesome free sewing pattern from @peppermintmagazine for their button jacket (issue 18). It was the perfect starting point.
I ended up removing the hood/tassel portion, bringing in the neck and shoulder, shifting the side seem forward, adding a lining and adding pockets. I had awesome luck finding great fabric at my store and love how it all came together. More importantly, my mom loves it!
Also, can we talk about how good of a sport my mom is for taking these pictures?? .
Impulse sew today. After seeing so many #noratop from @tillybuttons in the past weeks, I wanted to give a go at a cropped, boxed top. I had one in mind from a @burda_style Young & Easy issue, A/W 2017. The model nr 3. I just tapered the sleeves a bit, cause I didn't have enough fabric and I've interfaced one side of the collar to make it stand a bit more. Really happy with it. It was a super quick make too. Took maybe one hour to sew together.
Took the kids out yesterday evening with great bribery involved for a quick holiday photo shoot and got so many gems. 🤣
If I were to title these photos -
Photo 1: Brothers.
Photo 2: Sister... (photographic proof it’s not always the boys doing their own thang. Ha!)
Photo 3: 🤣🤣. (I was telling my kids a too-embarrassing-to-repeat-to-the-public story to make them laugh and pay attention to me and can you guess which child’s name I used as the main *ahem* stinky character...)
We are getting Christmas card ready over here. Anyone else still have to take their family photos?! 😬
Pattern: On daughter- #everydaysweatshirtmade by @made_everyday, #sailorbowpattern by @sweetredpoppy (Just released! I’ve made 8 so far with 12 more in the works!! You NEED these bows in your life!)
Back from an incredible birthday trip up the California Coast, and so grateful to be back in my knitting chair. I turn 42 on Wednesday. At this stage, I need a recovery day after vacation. 😁
Yarns being used in my current WIPs are Brown Sheep Nature Spun Chunky purchased @blacksquirrelberkeley. Also Stone Wool Cormo purchased @avfkw. Swipe to see the squish up close.
Heading out for a walk with my dog in my #memades . Hazel is wondering if we can just get on with it already. 🤣. Modified #toastersweater in a cozy French terry from @stonemountainfabric . And my modified mid-rise #persephonepants in duck cloth from @joann_stores. This is pretty much my uniform this winter...toaster sweaters and wide leg pants. #seattlesews#imakemyownclothes
Happy Monday guys, we've nearly done it! I've felt pretty pants most of today, still tired from a busy weekend, with the added misery of tooth ache and a trip to the dentist! 🤐 However, one thing that's made me feel a bit better has been wearing my latest make. I think this is maybe my 9th @grainlinestudio #lindensweatshirt and possibly my favourite. Made with this awesomely cool stretch velour that I got as an odd piece off the market for £4, the colours are so vibrant and the palette right up my street. I love how good me made clothes can make you feel, especially when you might not be feeling at your best #memade#handmade#handmadewardrobe#myhandmadewardrobe#imakemyownclothes
After complaining about a 40 page pattern, I went and printed one with almost 60... Go me. This is the PARTYkleid by @lenipepunkt. It's perfect for using up scraps - only I still have got scraps of this lace print jersey left over! 😱 Guess those will be turned into another pair or two of panties... Anyways. According to the size chart, I am between an S and M. Out of vanity, I decided to go with the S but add a few centimeters to the waist grading to an M for the hips. Yeah. So I added about 2 cm per side and then I had to go and take out 4. Per side. Which means the insides are quite a hackjob now because of course I finished everything completely before trying it on. I never learn. But I have another new dress.
Chances are if you follow me here, you know how to knit! But maybe you don’t, or maybe you know someone who’d like to learn? I’m really excited to be teaching a beginning knitting class with Kate @northern_yarn in January. Over two sessions (9 Jan and 16 Jan) we’ll learn the basics of knitting, purling, and working in the round to make a cowl similar to this one (two colors is totally optional!) in some scrummy super chunky British wool! The cost of the class is £40 plus materials — link in profile if you’d like to learn more, sign up, or pass it onto a friend! I absolutely adore sharing the love of knitting with others and am so excited to be offering this class with Kate!
It’s been all go, no sew recently 😫 I should try to take advantage of the time I have to sew but with a tricky fitting problem on my hands, I’ve been putting it off. Here’s this photo of me sewing and looking very ✨zen✨ till I get back to it. 📸: @nikki__mehr
I'd heard great things about the free @tessutifabrics Mandy Boat Tee pattern and now I can see why it is so popular! ✂️ I used this soft drapey knitted jersey fabric from @guthrieghani (they still have it in stock and it's on sale!) 🛒 I made a size 1 with no adjustments and I really love the shape and fit - there will definitely be more Mandys in my wardrobe!🚪