Another fabulous #vintagefind from Calgary. Go #retro with this #1956#vintagesimplicity pattern for tiered hostess apron or scalloped edge apron. This is a beauty and now in my Etsy shop. https://etsy.me/2sVCbP5 https://etsy.me/2HM4EM0
Day 29 of the #makersmay challenge from @loveknittingcom is...
This notebook isn’t anything fancy! It’s just a 3 subject tablet with a couple of pockets that I bought at Dollar General for $2. I kept writing things down in 3 or 4 random notebooks and then my kids would take off with them. 😩 I figured it was time to have everything all in once place. I’ve also got my Bic lead pencil. It’s my favorite!
Is it weird that I hand write patterns that I’ve purchased instead of printing them out? Does anyone else do this? 😬
A couple of years ago I began to organize much of my sewing info via #Microsoftonenote and I’m so pleased with how it’s worked out. I’ve recorded front and back of all the patterns I own (digital as well as paper), my fabric inventory, sewing plans, wish lists, and a detailed record of each item I’ve made (which I review when I re-make a pattern). I’m also working on adding tags to the patterns so I can easily sort to find what I own by garment type. The best part is that all of this is synchronized across my desktop, tablet, and phone. If anyone is looking for a way to organize their sewing I would definitely recommend One Note 😉. #sewing#sewingorganization#onenote#patternstash#mypatternstash @lovetosew.podcast
Tracing off a couple of @ralph_pink_patterns and before I even started I was annoyed :
The instructions look very detailed, but there's no mention or marking of seam allowances (found a comment on their website, but why on earth isn't it written on the pattern somewhere), .
Gaps in crucial spots mid pattern piece in the copy shop print version (when a copy shop sized printed sheet doesn't need to have any pattern parts running over the page!),
Poor quality control on the grading and linetypes leaving me guessing about which line is the one I should be tracing,
Minimal alignment marks - only on the waistband and with no notation re which mark is for what purpose, which together with the line type glitches makes me wonder if they'll be any use at all. .
I'm a pretty experienced sewer, so I'm sure I'll be able to make these pants work, but for the price of these patterns I expected more than just an edgy aesthetic. .
#coloruscreative "Organization" #AirTable is getting my sew life in order! I think I FINALLY found a great way to organize my pattern stash and stop me from buying more than one because I forgot. Love this freaking app! I've tried excel, Evernote, pinterest and more but this is the easiest and most convenient. It's on my phone, I can break it down by name, type, insert pictures from the web which is great cause I dont have to give up valuable memory and the interface allows me to quickly search my stash. Oh and its FREE!!! Link in my profile if you want to try it. Let me know if you use AirTable too @tabithasewer @em_pea #patternstash#organizedpatternstash
Sewn shawl/wrap/scarves : with wintery weather suddenly on the doorstep here are some quickly sewn layering ideas - uncovered upon rummaging through my pattern stash prompted by @thequiethedonist
Mannish Style : convertable shrug/top that's been on the fringes of my sewing list for years, waiting for me to stumble on the right fabric.
Pattern Magic 3 : circular shrug. I'm intrigued by the fabric combo draping potential yielded by a simple concept.
Shape Shape 2 : a true scarf with jumbo ruffle character.
Plus a bonus couple of Pattern Magic 3 playful convertable scarf/tops
A bunch of people have been discussing pattern storage recently. With the exception of a handful of fancy dress costume patterns these are all the ones I own (that are printed!) Printed on the left, PDF on the right in plastic envelopes. How do you store your patterns? Are you more of a pattern collector or is fabric your jam? I think you can guess which I'm drawn to 😂 .
Just listened to the Love to Sew podcast on pattern stashing and I'm determined to start actually attempting to keep my patterns organized. I'm folding each piece individually with the important info up and pressing it all nice and neat. But mostly, I'm procrastinating the popover placket on my most recent Kalle because who likes starting off with a technique they've never done before?