#topnine2018 1. On going boro project. 2. #metamorphicdress 3. Yoga in my #metamorphic dress. 4. Handmade jewelry. 5 and 6. Thrifted upcycled silk shirt. 7. Spontaneous fall wreath with found objects. 8. My resistance shirt on Election Day. 9. Feeling powerful and spry in my olive garb.
today’s tasks: make my way through #howtonotalwaysbeworking and cast off this shawl. funny fact: i didn’t expect these two to actually overlap so perfectly when i took this photo last week. good work, earlier ash 💡
a little more about this current wip: it’s the first design of a dozen that i’ll be releasing as a new collection on my birthday in april. i wish it was the third or fourth because that would make me feel more organized, but i love the way it’s turning out, so that’s ok. the wool is @thewoolbrokers that i picked up from @eweknitto earlier this year after i changed my mind about other yarn i’d also picked up in toronto on the trip prior to that. it’s very loosely inspired by @brycetylr, which will make more sense when i release it and tell you more about the whole collection, but i’m currently imagining it styled with a #metamorphicdress by @sewliberated, which is decidedly not his personal style. on that note, if you’ve made a metamorphic dress, i’d love to know what fabrics you chose and whether you’d choose a different fabric for your next one. something i’ve recognized: casting off doesn’t feel like work, but weaving in ends and blocking does 🤷🏻♀️
I have merino on my mind. My wardrobe is very low on warm, fitted base layers. Yet, I've made a commitment to try to avoid adding poly content to my life. I want these clothes of mine to make fine compost in the far-off future. 🌱 I'm wondering if I might be able to modify the #nettiebodysuit pattern to accommodate the primarily 2-way stretch of this luscious knit merino fabric from @wearethefabricstore ? If not, I'll be happy omitting the snap component. Wearing: linen #metamorphicdress over a #stasiadress + #janehat by @janerichmond + #theshiftcowl by @dreareneeknits .
Loving the stripe on this #metamorphicdress which I simplified to a single layer instead of reversible (I already have two of those!). Fabric from my favorite place ever, @stonemountainfabric , always worth the trip. The price I paid for sewing this up this morning was a completely destroyed living room, now covered in every toy and pillow and Lego. Worth it? I haven't cleaned it up yet, so I may be mad at myself tomorrow.
Productive holiday weekend. Wearable muslin #hadleytop @grainlinestudio #metamorphicdress @sewliberated It’s reversible! Linen and cotton from local shop @pintuckandpurl Label by @kylieandthemachine Serger enabler @highfivesandwhimsy and best Hubby @freshair27 And Sergei my serger got a real cover!
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!! I’m still in my pajamas listening to my kids play and doing some fun sewing. I started this #metamorphicdress yesterday and I haven’t been able to stop sewing. I can’t wait to join these two dresses!
#metamorphicdress paired with leggings and a RTW shirt over top and a raw silk #morningglorytop under it all. Layers are perfect for the climate I live in, and these pieces are some of my favorites to wear. When it got too warm, I removed a few layers and was comfy again😊
I have combined my new craft of sewing with my knitting. I wore my #metamorphicdress with my #xtinacrop top. It is a great match. Together they are warm enough to wear in cold weather. I also have on my leggings, #pantsno2 pattern.
new #metamorphicdress might be my favorite 🖤
I omitted the patch pockets and did side seam pockets on both layers. Added topstitching to the neck and armsyce to keep the fabric from rolling. Ikat is from @stonemountainfabric and the orange linen is from fabric-store.com
Wearing it today over my maxi-length wool jersey #stasiadress#flâneusesews
Wore memade happy flower dress to work today. Dear colleague of mine, who obviously knows me well, handed me a stunning bunch of 🌻 🌻 and said “sunflowers always remind me of you.” 💕what a beautiful sunflower coincidence 💕 #bestcolleagues @misshannadesigns
#metamorphicdress by @sewliberated is perfect for travel! Like for our honeymoon in Costa Rica. It has 4 pockets (pockets are a must!) and is reversible 🤗. Made with sandwashed rayon from @stonemountainfabric and some leftover scraps of #loominous fabric for the front pockets
Thinking of using these two fabrics in a reversible #metamorphicdress . The question is which one to use as the "plain" side. 😀 I love theyellow but I worry that it might be too overpowering all by itself without a little bit of the blue peeking out. But then maybe the blue peeking out would make the yellow too crazy? Thoughts? #naniiro#imakemyownclothes#memadeeveryday
Join @cristajaeckel for our Metamorphic Dress class. The Metamorphic Dress is an adorable, fully reversible wardrobe staple that serves as an essential layering piece. Over the course of three Sunday afternoons you can make your own Metamorphic Dress!
Sundays, December 2nd, 9th, & 16th from 4PM-6PM. $100 plus 10% off on fabric and notions for the class. To sign up give us a call or stop by the shop! #jpksclasses#metamorphicdress#sewliberated
Channeling my inner @sewliberated and @dreareneeknits with my #metamorphicdress and #wtfshawl ! Yarn by @hueloco. Ready for a long weekend in the mountains!
Reen is taking a mirror selfie. She’s wearing layers of grey and black with a pop of color in her hand knit shawl.
Dressed for: a walk on the Boundary Bay dyke trail on this gorgeous fall day. Wearing my new Highland Shawl (the Study Hall pattern by Sarah Schira), Isabel cardigan closed with a husband-made shawl stick, Sew Liberated Metamorphic Dress, me-made leggings and naturally-dyed socks. Note Flying Mountain...er, Mount Baker’s snow covered cone behind me. We’re right near the Canada/US border. #boundarybayregionalpark#studyhallshawl#metamorphicdress#imadethis#amymiller
#wikstenhaori is done. I am very happy with it, and it's a lovely oversized layer that I need more of in my wardrobe. While I love the feel of this boiled wool, I did not love sewing with it. A little better once I used my walking foot, but it doesn't press well at all and I feel like everything is a little wonky. Also, my collar pieces are haphazardly pieced together out of the very last scraps of this fabric, so asymmetrical it is 😊. Worn with my #metamorphicdress (which is the same fabric as the inside collar) and my #lavieestbellecowl . Also, bonus #tinyhipster raking leaves.
A bit difficult to capture the stunning petrol color of the linen this evening, but another #metamorphicdress has finally been cut out and will patiently wait to be completed. I feel slightly guilty about all the other projects I will put off until it is done, but I wear the first one nearly every day and hope to love this one just as much! Does anyone else feel the need to complete projects not only for the joy of making, but also just so it will stop taking up an obsessive amount of mental space? 😂 I mean, seriously, sometimes I just need to free up some of that valuable real estate in my head. You know, for peaceful sleeping and the like. #littlefieldbirch#lifeofamaker#creativefreefall#obsessed#handmadewardrobe#slowfashion#ikat#linen
I went back to work today sporting some sling chic, no make up, a dress with big armholes (#metamorphicdress ) a stretchy hand knit sweater, the only coat that easily slips on due to its boxy nature, and slip on blundstones. And yes the sling is one that used to carry my babies! Also ignore my sad face, I was happy to be out in the world again! #wikstenhaori
Weekend progress on #metamorphicdress no.2 😊
@essentiallychelsea ( 😘)brought some stash fabric (the cotton floral) with her on her most recent visit and whadaya know, there was enough for both of us 😃...the Robert Kaufman essex yarn dyed fabric in chambray was going to be a Hinterland dress, but I decided it would go nicely with the floral to make another Metamorphic dress (and I went a size down, which fit even better). Guess I'll have to buy some more fabric for a Hinterland...poor me 😂🤣 Hope this weekend has been filled with all good things, friends ❤️ #sewliberated#handmadewardrobe#sewistsofinstagram
Special fabric from @shainagadow 's mama. Loba gifted me with her fabric stash before she passed away, and this is one of my favorites. Even though it's worn down to threads in some places, it's still beautiful and soft with it's faded colors, and I knew I would make a dress with it. Luckily the #metamorphicdress is double-layered! It is really hard to photograph your own outfit; Auggie tried to help but he's not so good at taking pictures yet!