Beach vacation wardrobe day 1! 🌞😎 We spent the weekend in Capitola. This dress is what I made using that caramel colored #silknoil from my previous post. I didn't F it up, guys!
I learned a few things while making this #selfdrafted dress in 3 days 😋: A.. There really is no need for #emergencysewingforvacation . Can we pleeeease make that a hashtag? 😆 Cuz I've seen a few of you out there doing the same thing! B. Rushing the project meant that I over-thought the construction of this super simple garment, and I could kick myself in retrospect. 🤦 It has a double U shaped neckline and there was a simpler way to put it together. C. Nevermind A and B because I loveeee this dress so much, I felt like I was floating! 😀🏖️ The ease of a tank top with the flow of a midi skirt is EVERYTHING!
Ok so that's enough about me. Will you confess your own #emergencysewingforvacation shenanigans? What did you make, and was the rush worth it? 😜 I'll start the ball rolling. My new friend @springatet recently made emergency pajamas for her kiddo before a flight! Tag, you're it!
Heads up, issue 96 is here! 🙌🏽🌸 Stand by for wild floral goodness, colourful crochet, mid-century upcycling and freestyle sashiko. The issue comes with an amigurumi doughnut kit, and inside there's also lemon embroidery, foundation paper piecing and a must-knit boxy tee. 🍩🍋❤️ Tap to meet some of this month's makers, and grab a copy ASAP - it's on sale now! 🎉
I am loving the Fabrics and pattern plans you all shared yesterday and can’t wait to see what they become and who else joins in!⠀
✂️ cut out your fabric!⠀
✂️ share pictures here using #mmffirstday and tagging @makermountainfabrics or in the Facebook group!
GIVEAWAY TIME! 🎁 I've realised I'm very close to reaching 1000 followers! 😯 So to celebrate, I'm going to give away a sweary embroidery with a cuss of your choice! 😆 To be in with a chance of winning, like this post, follow me, tag a friend with a potty mouth and tell me your favourite swear word! 🤬 Competition is open worldwide and closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 17th August🌍 Giveaway not sponsored by or affiliated with Instagram.
For those people that would like to do something, anything creative but don't know where to start... I have a FREE Facebook group called 'The Can Do Art Club'. It's specifically for you, an encouraging environment where we set easy and enjoyable exercises and projects to get involved with. No blank page scenario, just drawing prompts, painting idea's and lashings of encouragement.
Come & join us, NO art skills are necessary, just a willingness to give your own artyness some space. People do the exercises at their own pace and then load up their images if they wish to, for encouraging, positive comments.
Doing something creative is good for us people. Tag someone you think might be interested, or repost and share the free idea's and encouraging atmosphere.
Much love, Sam x
Ok @curatedquilts, you got me! I was up waaaay too late foraging through all my scraps to find the right fabrics and I have a plan! Can’t wait to get sewing 😁😁✂️. Anyone else joining in with @curatedquilts latest quilting challenge? The theme is House and you can find the colours on their blog or Instagram account 🏡.
Day 13 of #braugust2018 Favorite Make. OK so it's not really a bra but this is my favourite underpinnings make that never was. This underbust corset was comissioned by a client for a costume but was abandoned part way through and never got any further than you see it here. If it had been finished it would have had military style hip pockets, braiding and red braces/suspenders. Ahh well, what might have been!
The @lisacomfort cocoon coat is the last garment left to make from my #makenine2018 ! 💖 I bought this stunning blue wool in @raystitch and found the most PERFECT lining fabric while we were in Brighton - it was only £2.49 per metre from Fabric Land! 💕 I can't WAIT to get started! ✂️
My @tessutifabrics #loisdress is now on the blog! I wore this dress last night to a dinner at a very fancy place (the wine list was an encyclopedia and every page had a couple quadruple digit prices 😵) and it both felt nice enough for the setting and comfortable enough for the enormous amount of food I ate!
First Day of School Outfit Sew Along Day 1!
Remember- you can sew any pattern and any fabric, it can be a first day of school outfit for your child (even if you homeschool) or for yourself if you are a teacher!
✂️ Today’s task: Prewash your fabric and prep your pattern
✂️ Share pictures here using #mmffirstday and tagging @makermountainfabrics or in the Facebook Group. ✂️Be sure to scroll through the hashtag and cheer each other on (and get inspired by all the talent and creativity).
✂️ Every picture shared counts as an entry to win a $25 MMF shop credit. Teacher’s pictures count for two entries each because I know what a busy time it is for you and am so grateful for what you do! ✂️ Let me know if you have any questions! I can’t wait to see what you all are making!
(I am making two #finchdress es by @sewpony using Blush Brussels Washer Linen for my girls ❤️).