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We know you guys loooove your Ventana Twill, so we added in this fantastic Old Blue color. 💙 This glorious fabric is great for all of your non-stretch medium weight twill needs!
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Just a quick reminder that our contributors did a week of posts with this wonderful fabric, so check the blog for examples of this as #kendrickoveralls #parasoltrousers #harperpants #albertastreetpencilskirt #ellsworthcoat #berlincoat or possibly #landerpants #persephonepants #dawnjeans there are too many possibilities!! Swipe for the other colors available in the shop or click on the photo now!
#imaginegnatsshop #ventanatwill
We know you guys loooove your Ventana Twill, so we added in this fantastic Old Blue color. 💙 This glorious fabric is great for all of your non-stretch medium weight twill needs! . . Just a quick reminder that our contributors did a week of posts with this wonderful fabric, so check the blog for examples of this as #kendrickoveralls  #parasoltrousers  #harperpants  #albertastreetpencilskirt  #ellsworthcoat  #berlincoat  or possibly #landerpants  #persephonepants  #dawnjeans  there are too many possibilities!! Swipe for the other colors available in the shop or click on the photo now! #imaginegnatsshop  #ventanatwill 
Today, in between dance rehearsals, art workshops, holiday festivities, and my husband's first hip-hop dance performance, I will be knitting. Such a handy way to keep oneself in the present to the moment amidst the mayhem. Also, I like this outfit. My mint #persephonepants in Cone Mills denim pair super well with the caramel goodness of my #ramonacardigan . Do you sew, but haven't picked up knitting yet? You are being fiber-evangelized. 😆
Today, in between dance rehearsals, art workshops, holiday festivities, and my husband's first hip-hop dance performance, I will be knitting. Such a handy way to keep oneself in the present to the moment amidst the mayhem. Also, I like this outfit. My mint #persephonepants  in Cone Mills denim pair super well with the caramel goodness of my #ramonacardigan  . Do you sew, but haven't picked up knitting yet? You are being fiber-evangelized. 😆
Sneak peek at next weeks blog post. I’ve only gone and made some trousers! 
These @annaallenclothing #persephonepants are as fab as I had hoped they would be and I have paired them with a cheeky little @tillybuttons #sewingfreya top. .
Both these delicious fabrics are from the lovely @likesewamazing 💞
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#likesewamazing #amazingmakes #stretchsewingbook #tillyandthebuttons #sew #sewing #sewist #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #sewingblogger #sewdainty #isew #memade #dressmaker #seamstress
Sneak peek at next weeks blog post. I’ve only gone and made some trousers! These @annaallenclothing #persephonepants  are as fab as I had hoped they would be and I have paired them with a cheeky little @tillybuttons #sewingfreya  top. . Both these delicious fabrics are from the lovely @likesewamazing 💞 . . #likesewamazing  #amazingmakes  #stretchsewingbook  #tillyandthebuttons  #sew  #sewing  #sewist  #sewersofinstagram  #sewistsofinstagram  #sewingblogger  #sewdainty  #isew  #memade  #dressmaker  #seamstress 
Packing mostly handmade for a weekend in WI 🙃
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@jaclynsalem #williamsburgsocks 
@sewhouse7 #toastersweater1
@truebias #hudsonpants 
@tessutifabrics #monroeturtleneck
@juliehoover_design #ludlowscarf 
#peppermintrufflesleevetop 
@grainlinestudio #tamarackjacket turned into a vest with collar and patch pockets 
And another pair of #persephonepants that I made yesterday
#persephonepants with a sweater. ⚪️⚫️.
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#sewingtall #seattlesews
Cordstoffe waren schon immer meine Lieblinge im Herbst und Winter. In dieser Saison sind diese sehr angesagt. Wie gut, dass ich mir meine Kleidung selbst nähen kann 🤩. Demnächst (falls es keinen Nähnotfall dazwischen gibt) sind die beiden Hosen fertig. Natürlich aus Cordstoff 😍

#nähen #nähenfürfrauen #nähenfürdamen #nähenfürmich #nähenisttoll #nähprojekt #sewing #handmadewardrobe #handmadestyle #isewmyownclothes #imakemyclothes #sewingforme #persephonepants #annaallenclothing #burdastyle #szycie #szyciejestfajne #uszyłam
Cordstoffe waren schon immer meine Lieblinge im Herbst und Winter. In dieser Saison sind diese sehr angesagt. Wie gut, dass ich mir meine Kleidung selbst nähen kann 🤩. Demnächst (falls es keinen Nähnotfall dazwischen gibt) sind die beiden Hosen fertig. Natürlich aus Cordstoff 😍 #nähen  #nähenfürfrauen  #nähenfürdamen  #nähenfürmich  #nähenisttoll  #nähprojekt  #sewing  #handmadewardrobe  #handmadestyle  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingforme  #persephonepants  #annaallenclothing  #burdastyle  #szycie  #szyciejestfajne  #uszyłam 
My #bestnine2018 : earthy colours, natural dyeing experiments and those #persephonepants (it's time I sewed another pair, if I only could find some good denim!). Thanks for all the love! It's been a fun year!
My #bestnine2018  : earthy colours, natural dyeing experiments and those #persephonepants  (it's time I sewed another pair, if I only could find some good denim!). Thanks for all the love! It's been a fun year!
Second pair of #persephonepants in dark blue denim, I added some pockets on this one. Have you discovered them yet? #sewersgonnasew #sewersofinstagram #igsewing #denim #imakemyclothes #slowfashion #memadenovember #soulcraft #handmade #madewithlove #slowliving #blackandblue #mystyle #sustainablewardrobe
New #Persephonepants. Really happy with these in a herringbone striped denim from #merchantandmills. Cool pattern though not sure I like the butt as much as #landerpants
Super messy sewing room, super awesome @annaallenclothing #persephonepants . Sorry about the censorship blotches, I forgot to hide an in-progress Xmas gift and I just couldn’t wait to share these 😜This pair is in a 10oz railroad denim from fabric.com. I made them slightly cropped but my next pair will be a little longer.  The first pic shows the second set of darts I had to add to get the waist fit right but overall this pattern is worth every bit of hype.
Super messy sewing room, super awesome @annaallenclothing #persephonepants  . Sorry about the censorship blotches, I forgot to hide an in-progress Xmas gift and I just couldn’t wait to share these 😜This pair is in a 10oz railroad denim from fabric.com. I made them slightly cropped but my next pair will be a little longer. The first pic shows the second set of darts I had to add to get the waist fit right but overall this pattern is worth every bit of hype.
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2- When you excitedly show your new fabric to your friend (@alinadesignco) and she sends you back a Sesame Street photo...
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And just like that, the #panamateedress has become the Ernie Shirt! ♥️
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Pattern: #panamateedress by @alinadesignco and #persephonepants by @annaallenclothing 
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#isew #indiesewing #sewistsofinstagram #memade #imakemyownclothes #handmadewardrobe
I got this canvas from @califabrics 6ish months ago and finally cut into it. I stalked the #persephonepants feed soOoO many times and finally decided it was TIME! I’m considering this my test pair bc they aren’t perfect but they’re good enough for me 😊 only modification was replacing the button fly with a zipper using the #mndawn instructions. Anywho I’ll be wearing these for the next three months, and already cutting my second pair 🤓 // pattern from @annaallenclothing
I got this canvas from @califabrics 6ish months ago and finally cut into it. I stalked the #persephonepants  feed soOoO many times and finally decided it was TIME! I’m considering this my test pair bc they aren’t perfect but they’re good enough for me 😊 only modification was replacing the button fly with a zipper using the #mndawn  instructions. Anywho I’ll be wearing these for the next three months, and already cutting my second pair 🤓 // pattern from @annaallenclothing
Made some more #persephonepants in a light denim for ultimate mom jeans.  Still getting used to the wide legs though... so weird after years of skinny jeans.  And been wearing my #wovenlinespullover so much lately. It’s so warm and cozy😍😍😍
Made some more #persephonepants  in a light denim for ultimate mom jeans. Still getting used to the wide legs though... so weird after years of skinny jeans. And been wearing my #wovenlinespullover  so much lately. It’s so warm and cozy😍😍😍
#thehandmadehustle - I felt like a #canadiantuxedo #dancingqueen - and the effects just take this to OhMaGawd status! (If I’m lucky only a couple of you will see this and comment - posting at a time few people are on IG 😂)
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📷d: @heyjunehandmade #cheyennetunic // @annaallenclothing #persephonepants
#persephonepants in Red drill all done, I feel very festive in them! I took these photos moments before a downpour so they’re a bit rushed but you get the idea! Not gonna lie I had a few issues with the waistband being too small.. but I’ve decided that it must be a printing or sticking error because it’s happened in every pair... so I think I’ll reprint those sheets and see if next time it will be right. Actually wore them out for dinner last night long with the hem raw and not done... nobody noticed and I think if I had cut them just a smidge longer I would have kept these ones long instead of cropped.  Love them, just need to make some more tops that go with bright red!  I feel so much more like me when I’m in handmade don’t you?
#handmadewardrobe #makersgonnamake #fancypants #etsyseller #handdyer #knittersofinstagram #sewist #handsewn #indie #annaallenpatterns
#persephonepants  in Red drill all done, I feel very festive in them! I took these photos moments before a downpour so they’re a bit rushed but you get the idea! Not gonna lie I had a few issues with the waistband being too small.. but I’ve decided that it must be a printing or sticking error because it’s happened in every pair... so I think I’ll reprint those sheets and see if next time it will be right. Actually wore them out for dinner last night long with the hem raw and not done... nobody noticed and I think if I had cut them just a smidge longer I would have kept these ones long instead of cropped. Love them, just need to make some more tops that go with bright red! I feel so much more like me when I’m in handmade don’t you? #handmadewardrobe  #makersgonnamake  #fancypants  #etsyseller  #handdyer  #knittersofinstagram  #sewist  #handsewn  #indie  #annaallenpatterns 
I made these Forest green #persephonepants .  Pattern by @annaallenclothing I used the same stretch twill ( Ace ) as last time (see previous black pants). Learned from my mistake, and this time I cut the fabric cross grain so the stretch goes around the body instead of the length. This makes for a MUCH more comfortable pant, though now a bit big with the stretch. #highwaistedpants #isewmyownclothes #memadeeveryday #memade #sewcialists #annaallenpatterns
Love my new heavy denim pair of Persephone pants! Thrifted this really great quality denim and used an unbleached cotton thread for topstitching. Maybe not the most durable move, but the combo was speaking to me at the time. All the major seams are felled and triple stitched anyways. Handmade buttonholes in a matching thread. I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of these this winter and even more in the spring. And they cost me $20. 🤜🏽💥🤛🏽 Sorry for the grainy pics- it’s way too cold for an outdoor photo shoot. 🤘🏽
Love my new heavy denim pair of Persephone pants! Thrifted this really great quality denim and used an unbleached cotton thread for topstitching. Maybe not the most durable move, but the combo was speaking to me at the time. All the major seams are felled and triple stitched anyways. Handmade buttonholes in a matching thread. I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of these this winter and even more in the spring. And they cost me $20. 🤜🏽💥🤛🏽 Sorry for the grainy pics- it’s way too cold for an outdoor photo shoot. 🤘🏽
Thinking about making a cat bed but letting Kiki get used to just the fabric before I sew it up. I’ll probably end up self drafting a simple cushion, but are there 🛌 🐈 patterns even out there? Just snagged a bunch of vintage wool for less than 2 euro a meter 😬so ~also~ what are everyone’s favorite wool pants sewing patterns? Was thinking maybe a test muslin of this blue as #terrapants? Or #kphall? Has anyone made wool #persephonepants? Or do you have favorite other patterns for mid-weight wool? .
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#imakemyclothes #memade #memadeeveryday #handmadewardrobe #memadewardrobe #makersmovement #sewcialists #makeitsewcial #abmlifeiscolorful #sewistsofinstagram #instasew #sewersofinstagram #millenialsewing #makersgonnamake #thatsdarling #slowsewing #catsandsewing #catsofinstagram #catcrafts #catstagram #cats_of_world #catloversclub
Thinking about making a cat bed but letting Kiki get used to just the fabric before I sew it up. I’ll probably end up self drafting a simple cushion, but are there 🛌 🐈 patterns even out there? Just snagged a bunch of vintage wool for less than 2 euro a meter 😬so ~also~ what are everyone’s favorite wool pants sewing patterns? Was thinking maybe a test muslin of this blue as #terrapants ? Or #kphall ? Has anyone made wool #persephonepants ? Or do you have favorite other patterns for mid-weight wool? . . . . . . . #imakemyclothes  #memade  #memadeeveryday  #handmadewardrobe  #memadewardrobe  #makersmovement  #sewcialists  #makeitsewcial  #abmlifeiscolorful  #sewistsofinstagram  #instasew  #sewersofinstagram  #millenialsewing  #makersgonnamake  #thatsdarling  #slowsewing  #catsandsewing  #catsofinstagram  #catcrafts  #catstagram  #cats_of_world  #catloversclub 
Finally made me some #persephonepants Overall I’m very satisfied with how they turned out, especially since I did not make a straight size - I went up a hip size and down on the waist. I my darts pucker a bit and my buttons aren’t straight (first time doing buttons!) but it was so gratifying to piece together this pattern. This was probably the most challenging pattern I’ve made and it made me feel so accomplished! #memade #slowfashion #imademyclothes
Finally made me some #persephonepants  Overall I’m very satisfied with how they turned out, especially since I did not make a straight size - I went up a hip size and down on the waist. I my darts pucker a bit and my buttons aren’t straight (first time doing buttons!) but it was so gratifying to piece together this pattern. This was probably the most challenging pattern I’ve made and it made me feel so accomplished! #memade  #slowfashion  #imademyclothes 
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
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 
//Basic basics// I bought the gorgeous #lucidadress on saturday when @fridaypatterncompany announced their sale and had it sewn up by today// I've had the pattern earmarked as a #gimmegimme since they released it with the idea to make it into a top instead// I added 10cm to the length, added a neckband and changed the ties to go down instead// Fabric is a poly cotton blend from @rathdownefabrics // I absolutely love this, it's the perfect "basic black tee" for me (ahem extra everyday and embracing it) and I already want to make a million more 🌟🌟// Pants are @annaallenclothing #persephonepants in army cotton drill from #clearit and feature my First Ever Zip Fly 💪💪// There are obviously plans to make a matching bumbag and hat// #handmadethreads #sewing #sewingtall
//Basic basics// I bought the gorgeous #lucidadress  on saturday when @fridaypatterncompany announced their sale and had it sewn up by today// I've had the pattern earmarked as a #gimmegimme  since they released it with the idea to make it into a top instead// I added 10cm to the length, added a neckband and changed the ties to go down instead// Fabric is a poly cotton blend from @rathdownefabrics // I absolutely love this, it's the perfect "basic black tee" for me (ahem extra everyday and embracing it) and I already want to make a million more 🌟🌟// Pants are @annaallenclothing #persephonepants  in army cotton drill from #clearit  and feature my First Ever Zip Fly 💪💪// There are obviously plans to make a matching bumbag and hat// #handmadethreads  #sewing  #sewingtall 
Another amazing outfit by @thesaraproject_ . The super cool sweater knit she used is perfect for her #taborvneck and looks great with her #persephonepants . #sewing #sewingpatterns #makersgonnamake #makersofinstagram #ilovesewing
Apparently you guys like pictures of me and #queencarotene 🧡 Bonus: I made 4/6 of these outfits #topnine2018 #wikstenhaori #persephonepants #shirtno1
A sizing lament for sewists: why is sizing for rigid denim high waisted pants so weird for me? Here is my muslin for Megan Nielsen’s Dawn jeans. The guidelines say my 38 inch hips will fit into size 8 pants. I’ve been burned before with this style (hi Anna Allen Persephone!) so I cut a ten. And lo, still at least s full size too small. Srsly, I fit neatly into the recommended hip size in every other style of skirt or pants—why is this one so off? Anyone else have the same issue? Are my #mombod haunches truly so oddly shaped? #persephonepants #mndawn #isewmyownclothes #sewingfail
A sizing lament for sewists: why is sizing for rigid denim high waisted pants so weird for me? Here is my muslin for Megan Nielsen’s Dawn jeans. The guidelines say my 38 inch hips will fit into size 8 pants. I’ve been burned before with this style (hi Anna Allen Persephone!) so I cut a ten. And lo, still at least s full size too small. Srsly, I fit neatly into the recommended hip size in every other style of skirt or pants—why is this one so off? Anyone else have the same issue? Are my #mombod  haunches truly so oddly shaped? #persephonepants  #mndawn  #isewmyownclothes  #sewingfail 
Sometimes you’re a big chicken about trying out a new style (me) and sometimes a sweet fabric store owner sends you the perfect fabric to try it out (Tammy) and it’s all a perfect match. I present to you my #persephonepants in 10oz indigo Cone Mills slub denim from @dhfabricsandco 
I had no idea what ‘slub’ denim was before Tammy suggested it and I still don’t really know what that means except that it’s divine and the perfect color and weight and stretch % and I can’t wait to make some high waisted Gingers with the leftovers!  Also - I’m totally gaga over the way they look with this cropped #mandyboattee in ochre merino from @wearethefabricstore LA #rip💛💛💛 #memade #memadeeveryday #2018rtwfast #indiesewing #lovetosew #handmadewardrobe #diyfashion #diyootd #sewing #sewistsofinstagram #instasewing #imadeit #sewingproject #isewmyownclothes #slowfashion #sewingblogger #sewersgonnasew #makersmovement #imakemyclothes #acolorstory #thefabricstore #tessutifabrics #youcanhackit #thefabricstore
Sometimes you’re a big chicken about trying out a new style (me) and sometimes a sweet fabric store owner sends you the perfect fabric to try it out (Tammy) and it’s all a perfect match. I present to you my #persephonepants  in 10oz indigo Cone Mills slub denim from @dhfabricsandco I had no idea what ‘slub’ denim was before Tammy suggested it and I still don’t really know what that means except that it’s divine and the perfect color and weight and stretch % and I can’t wait to make some high waisted Gingers with the leftovers! Also - I’m totally gaga over the way they look with this cropped #mandyboattee  in ochre merino from @wearethefabricstore LA #rip 💛💛💛 #memade  #memadeeveryday  #2018rtwfast  #indiesewing  #lovetosew  #handmadewardrobe  #diyfashion  #diyootd  #sewing  #sewistsofinstagram  #instasewing  #imadeit  #sewingproject  #isewmyownclothes  #slowfashion  #sewingblogger  #sewersgonnasew  #makersmovement  #imakemyclothes  #acolorstory  #thefabricstore  #tessutifabrics  #youcanhackit  #thefabricstore 
We found an old ship wreck! It was a long walk and a bit of a let down (more rusty spikes and less treasure chests🤷🏼‍♀️) but we did it! 
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Top: #sparrowtee 
Pants: #persephonepants
We found an old ship wreck! It was a long walk and a bit of a let down (more rusty spikes and less treasure chests🤷🏼‍♀️) but we did it! Wearing: Top: #sparrowtee  Pants: #persephonepants 
I made this modified @truebias #roscoeblouse last night and I think I'm into it. It always takes me a bit to get used to a new silhouette but I have a feeling this will be the first of many poofy blouses. Fabric is my favorite cotton double gauze from @blackbirdfabrics .

Also featuring my most beloved pair of #persephonepants in cone Mills 12oz denim.
I made this modified @truebias #roscoeblouse  last night and I think I'm into it. It always takes me a bit to get used to a new silhouette but I have a feeling this will be the first of many poofy blouses. Fabric is my favorite cotton double gauze from @blackbirdfabrics . Also featuring my most beloved pair of #persephonepants  in cone Mills 12oz denim.
Was feeling a little blue, so made a #kabukitee by @paper_theory. I love the kind of aesthetic it stands for, the clean style lines, simple and modern. Good design.
- This was inspired from @criswoodsews amazing version.
- The checked fabric was left over from some projects. The fabric was just 2cm less, so the hem is isn't as deep, but that's okay.
- The sleeves are made from an old Fabindia kurta.
Worn with my super comfy #persephonepants 👖
#sewing #seweverything #sewingiscool #imakemyclothes #seamstress #sewists #memadewardrobe #makeityourown #slowfashionblogger #madeinindia #handmadeinindia #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #creativelife #sewistsofinstagram #isew #sewinglove #happysewing #upcycle #upcycledclothing
Was feeling a little blue, so made a #kabukitee  by @paper_theory. I love the kind of aesthetic it stands for, the clean style lines, simple and modern. Good design. - This was inspired from @criswoodsews amazing version. - The checked fabric was left over from some projects. The fabric was just 2cm less, so the hem is isn't as deep, but that's okay. - The sleeves are made from an old Fabindia kurta. Worn with my super comfy #persephonepants  👖 #sewing  #seweverything  #sewingiscool  #imakemyclothes  #seamstress  #sewists  #memadewardrobe  #makeityourown  #slowfashionblogger  #madeinindia  #handmadeinindia  #sustainablefashion  #slowfashion  #creativelife  #sewistsofinstagram  #isew  #sewinglove  #happysewing  #upcycle  #upcycledclothing 
I was doing so well with my #persephonepants and then my iron decided to betray me this morning and scorched them (swipe- though the photo doesn’t capture it as much) 😭 they are soaking in a bath of detergent and I’m praying to god they are salvageable. I’m moving on to try and sew up this kimono dress pattern from velvet that’s been sitting in my stash for ages. 🙈🤞🏻 wish me luck!  #sewingfail #ironburn #velvet #sewingwithvelvet #simplesew #sewingwithcats #sewist #israelsews #israelisewcialist
I was doing so well with my #persephonepants  and then my iron decided to betray me this morning and scorched them (swipe- though the photo doesn’t capture it as much) 😭 they are soaking in a bath of detergent and I’m praying to god they are salvageable. I’m moving on to try and sew up this kimono dress pattern from velvet that’s been sitting in my stash for ages. 🙈🤞🏻 wish me luck! #sewingfail  #ironburn  #velvet  #sewingwithvelvet  #simplesew  #sewingwithcats  #sewist  #israelsews  #israelisewcialist 
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The beautiful @faburikku_ shares with us her sewing journey on this gorgeous pair of jeans using our Japanese selvedge denim, make sure you expand to read the entire post.
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1. How did you get into sewing?
I was very lucky to have an extremely creative step-sister while growing up, and in the school holidays she would help me create some self-drafted clothes. The most memorable creation being a pair of bright blue wide-legged pants, with thick black mesh on the knees! 😂 Since then, I've just bobbed in and out of sewing, mainly doing things like hemming pants (#lifeofashorty), until just over a year ago, when I suddenly became obsessed with #makingallthethings!!
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2. What's the most challenging part when sewing with denim?
I found this denim really beautiful to sew with. The only challenge I encountered was when my machine had to sew bar tacks through multiple layers of the stuff! Needless to say, there was a teensy bit of unpicking and swearing, until I found a solution! I ended up just doing a really dense zig zag stitch instead, and thankfully, it still looks like a bar tack! Next time, I'm going to get up the guts to sew with a contrasting topstitch thread 😁.
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3. Tell us about your next #drapersproject.
I know it's terribly boring, but I have more of the Japanese selvedge denim, put aside to make another pair of #persephonepants 🙈. I know the pair I've already made is going to g.
The beautiful @faburikku_ shares with us her sewing journey on this gorgeous pair of jeans using our Japanese selvedge denim, make sure you expand to read the entire post. . 1. How did you get into sewing? I was very lucky to have an extremely creative step-sister while growing up, and in the school holidays she would help me create some self-drafted clothes. The most memorable creation being a pair of bright blue wide-legged pants, with thick black mesh on the knees! 😂 Since then, I've just bobbed in and out of sewing, mainly doing things like hemming pants (#lifeofashorty ), until just over a year ago, when I suddenly became obsessed with #makingallthethings !! . 2. What's the most challenging part when sewing with denim? I found this denim really beautiful to sew with. The only challenge I encountered was when my machine had to sew bar tacks through multiple layers of the stuff! Needless to say, there was a teensy bit of unpicking and swearing, until I found a solution! I ended up just doing a really dense zig zag stitch instead, and thankfully, it still looks like a bar tack! Next time, I'm going to get up the guts to sew with a contrasting topstitch thread 😁. . 3. Tell us about your next #drapersproject . I know it's terribly boring, but I have more of the Japanese selvedge denim, put aside to make another pair of #persephonepants  🙈. I know the pair I've already made is going to g.
#toastersweater complete in less than 2 hours- minus taping the pdf together and cutting. It is the winter wardrobe staple I was missing . Such a clever pattern, I adore the double needle topstitching , it gives it a chic American Apparel vibe!! I don’t have very many knit garments, appreciating the softness and warmth. Forgive my hair, I haven’t brushed it for a few days, I am so sore from Monday’s yoga class, I can hardly move my arm.😂 I would suggest the pattern sizing recommendations- I thought to size up to a large, and glad I used the medium. 
Pattern @sewhouse7 #toastersweater1 
Fabric : cotton interlock knit from @joann_stores 
Pants gorgeous #persephonepants from @annaallenclothing
#toastersweater  complete in less than 2 hours- minus taping the pdf together and cutting. It is the winter wardrobe staple I was missing . Such a clever pattern, I adore the double needle topstitching , it gives it a chic American Apparel vibe!! I don’t have very many knit garments, appreciating the softness and warmth. Forgive my hair, I haven’t brushed it for a few days, I am so sore from Monday’s yoga class, I can hardly move my arm.😂 I would suggest the pattern sizing recommendations- I thought to size up to a large, and glad I used the medium. Pattern @sewhouse7 #toastersweater1  Fabric : cotton interlock knit from @joann_stores Pants gorgeous #persephonepants  from @annaallenclothing
#DecemberOfSweaters day six. It’s going to be bitterly cold today so I’m wearing base layers. There’s debate on whether the wide leg pant trend is compatible with cold temps, but I find that I can wear them with long johns and/or leg warmers. I have above-the-knee knit leg warmers and they guard against any draft, and I can slip them off once I get inside.

Info: Piece of Silver by @veerarain published in @laine_magazine Issue 1, knit in @cedarhouseyarns Sapling Sock in “toasted marshmallow,” @abacusdyeworks Authentic Sock in “April 14th, 2014,” and @woolenboon Boon Classic in “dirty chai.” Ravelry project name “Faded Piece of Silver”
Made: December 21, 2017 -  Januarys 23, 2018
Size & Mods:  Small. The pattern was written for one color,  but I “faded” three colors by alternating two colors over 8 rows to transition from one yarn to the next. I used a German twisted cast on for the neckline (it’s knit top-down).
What I love: I love how the fade worked out. The cropped slightly boxy shape is a style I really like to wear.
What I'd change: The neckline wants to stretch out. I think it would be better to knit top down from the neckline,then pick up stitches for the collar and knit up. The “dirty chai” color had a lot more black in one end of the skein, so one sleeve looks a lot darker than the other.
Extra thoughts: As I mentioned in a previous day, turtlenecks always feel weird to me so I don’t know why I keep knitting them. I really hated the neck when I wore it folded down, but I’ve found that if I just scrunch it down without folding I like the way it looks and doesn’t feel strangle-y.
#DecemberOfSweaters  day six. It’s going to be bitterly cold today so I’m wearing base layers. There’s debate on whether the wide leg pant trend is compatible with cold temps, but I find that I can wear them with long johns and/or leg warmers. I have above-the-knee knit leg warmers and they guard against any draft, and I can slip them off once I get inside. Info: Piece of Silver by @veerarain published in @laine_magazine Issue 1, knit in @cedarhouseyarns Sapling Sock in “toasted marshmallow,” @abacusdyeworks Authentic Sock in “April 14th, 2014,” and @woolenboon Boon Classic in “dirty chai.” Ravelry project name “Faded Piece of Silver” Made: December 21, 2017 - Januarys 23, 2018 Size & Mods: Small. The pattern was written for one color, but I “faded” three colors by alternating two colors over 8 rows to transition from one yarn to the next. I used a German twisted cast on for the neckline (it’s knit top-down). What I love: I love how the fade worked out. The cropped slightly boxy shape is a style I really like to wear. What I'd change: The neckline wants to stretch out. I think it would be better to knit top down from the neckline,then pick up stitches for the collar and knit up. The “dirty chai” color had a lot more black in one end of the skein, so one sleeve looks a lot darker than the other. Extra thoughts: As I mentioned in a previous day, turtlenecks always feel weird to me so I don’t know why I keep knitting them. I really hated the neck when I wore it folded down, but I’ve found that if I just scrunch it down without folding I like the way it looks and doesn’t feel strangle-y.
Very pleased with my latest @annaallenclothing #persephonepants! Made this pair in cone mills denim from @blackbirdfabrics. I'm never taking these off! ❤️ Paired with an #elliottee in micro rib knit.
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I’ll be honest, I love the #memade stuff, but it’s rarely my absolute favorite in my closet. My favorite sweaters are my Babaa with my stuff being a close second. These #persephonepants though. These are my absolute favorite pants. I almost want to order more of this exact same denim and make a pair for every day of the week.
Lastly, i bought this shirt after Trump was elected.
#slowfashion #imakemyownclothes #itoldyouso 🇺🇸
I’ll be honest, I love the #memade  stuff, but it’s rarely my absolute favorite in my closet. My favorite sweaters are my Babaa with my stuff being a close second. These #persephonepants  though. These are my absolute favorite pants. I almost want to order more of this exact same denim and make a pair for every day of the week. Lastly, i bought this shirt after Trump was elected. #slowfashion  #imakemyownclothes  #itoldyouso  🇺🇸
Fall is by far my favorite season. Look at all these pretty ginko leaves! #persephonepants still going strong 😊
Fall is by far my favorite season. Look at all these pretty ginko leaves! #persephonepants  still going strong 😊
Darling daughter's webshop has been stocked with beautiful things! Please visit - I promise a feast for the eyes...and some irresistible cozy coats for you and yours! Follow the link in her profile @hmile_y

#Repost from @hmile_y with @regram.app ... I paid myself for making 12 quilt coats in 2 months by putting this one on and then rarely taking it off. Quilt coats for everyone else will be listed for sale this weekend.
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Darling daughter's webshop has been stocked with beautiful things! Please visit - I promise a feast for the eyes...and some irresistible cozy coats for you and yours! Follow the link in her profile @hmile_y #Repost  from @hmile_y with @regram.app ... I paid myself for making 12 quilt coats in 2 months by putting this one on and then rarely taking it off. Quilt coats for everyone else will be listed for sale this weekend. . . . . #handmadeclothing  #handmadewardrobe  #slowfashion  #responsiblefashion  #sustainablefashion  #quilt  #improvquilt  #modernquilt  #wearableart  #quiltcoat  #quiltedcoat  #kimonojacket  #hmiley  #jamieandthejones  #tsweater  #persephonepants 
When that lady at Joann’s doubted my purchase of duck cloth for clothing. I raise you a finished pair of #persephonepants. I knocked them out yesterday and am so happy. 
I still need to hem them. And I’m not mentioning the fact my mirror fell over and broke immediately after I took this.
When that lady at Joann’s doubted my purchase of duck cloth for clothing. I raise you a finished pair of #persephonepants . I knocked them out yesterday and am so happy. I still need to hem them. And I’m not mentioning the fact my mirror fell over and broke immediately after I took this.
Second pair of #persephonepants made of olive green bull denim and #ateliertonaniiro shirt A. @speotto, I finally used the double gauze you bought me a year ago! I feel like a birthday cake in this top 🎂 😁  @abby_sews -pants 👯 😂  #sewingpants #sewist #naniiro #sewingover40 #sewingmakesmehappy
#tiptuesday 🧵Never let a button-fly stand in your way, when swapping in a zipper is such an easy mod 🧵 .
These pictures make my ❤️ sing - sewing brings us together in ways that make all the seamripping and pattern taping well worth it.  Thank you @wellfibre for getting us all together!
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👚: @seamworkmag #seamworkastoria (fabric: merino wool jersey from @wearethefabricstore )
👖: @annaallenclothing #persephonepants - with a zipper hack 👉🏽 for another fun look at the outfit!
#tiptuesday  🧵Never let a button-fly stand in your way, when swapping in a zipper is such an easy mod 🧵 . These pictures make my ❤️ sing - sewing brings us together in ways that make all the seamripping and pattern taping well worth it. Thank you @wellfibre for getting us all together! ___________ 👚: @seamworkmag #seamworkastoria  (fabric: merino wool jersey from @wearethefabricstore ) 👖: @annaallenclothing #persephonepants  - with a zipper hack 👉🏽 for another fun look at the outfit!
Another day another winery. I don’t like wine but the grounds were breathtakingly beautiful and the food was delicious🌵
Wearing:
Pants: #persephonepants 
Top: #memade self-drafted 
Sandals: @saltwatersandals 
Bag: @baggu
Another day another winery. I don’t like wine but the grounds were breathtakingly beautiful and the food was delicious🌵 Wearing: Pants: #persephonepants  Top: #memade  self-drafted Sandals: @saltwatersandals Bag: @baggu
¡¡Nuevo tutorial de costura navideño!! 🎄✨
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Como he disfrutado cosiendo este jersey navideño con un reno de botones 😍 ¡Tenía muchísimas ganas de enseñároslo! 🤗 Yo ya me he sumergido totalmente en el ambiente navideño y espero que vosotras os unáis a mí :)
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Este video extra, que da el pistoletazo de salida a la maratón navideña, ¡es el episodio número 16 de la serie Transforma Tu Ropa! ✂️💪
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Os espero por mi blog ¡Link en mi bio! 😘
¡¡Nuevo tutorial de costura navideño!! 🎄✨ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Como he disfrutado cosiendo este jersey navideño con un reno de botones 😍 ¡Tenía muchísimas ganas de enseñároslo! 🤗 Yo ya me he sumergido totalmente en el ambiente navideño y espero que vosotras os unáis a mí :) .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Este video extra, que da el pistoletazo de salida a la maratón navideña, ¡es el episodio número 16 de la serie Transforma Tu Ropa! ✂️💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Os espero por mi blog ¡Link en mi bio! 😘
Progress on my @annaallenclothing #persephonepants I love the topstitching so much and the location of the pockets. I changed the pocket bag construction to be closer to the one spied on the kamm pants (basically just a rectangle of self fabric folded width wise).
My only regret is to not have interfaced the waistband with something stronger. Because of the stretch in my fabric, it is a bit wavy and wavy pants waistbands is a personal pet peeve 😤

Oh well, I tried them on and i know i will forget all about that waistband! Can’t wait to pair them with everything in my closet!!
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Progress on my @annaallenclothing #persephonepants  I love the topstitching so much and the location of the pockets. I changed the pocket bag construction to be closer to the one spied on the kamm pants (basically just a rectangle of self fabric folded width wise). My only regret is to not have interfaced the waistband with something stronger. Because of the stretch in my fabric, it is a bit wavy and wavy pants waistbands is a personal pet peeve 😤 Oh well, I tried them on and i know i will forget all about that waistband! Can’t wait to pair them with everything in my closet!! . . . #handmadewardrobe  #sewcialists  #slowsewing  #sewistsofinstagram  #sew  #sewing  #fashionsewing  #jecouds  #jecoudspourmoi  #sewingproject  #sewsewsew 
#persephonepants no.2 👖
Once again, I love these. This is a really nice simple pattern from @annaallenclothing 
These fit a little bigger than the blue denim ones I made, but they haven’t been washed yet (after the initial fabric wash), so hopefully this isn’t because I made cutting/sewing mistakes. Though my 2nd attempt at something is usually my worst.
I’ve also learned that I prefer the heavy heavy denim. 13 ounces is my fave, which I think mimics #kammpants 
The #heroinejeans I made are a heavier denim than my two Persephones and I def like the weight and feel better. White denim ones are next (can’t decide between the two patterns) but I will be getting some super heavy stuff :)
#slowfashion #imakemyownclothes #sewingisselfcare
#persephonepants  no.2 👖 Once again, I love these. This is a really nice simple pattern from @annaallenclothing These fit a little bigger than the blue denim ones I made, but they haven’t been washed yet (after the initial fabric wash), so hopefully this isn’t because I made cutting/sewing mistakes. Though my 2nd attempt at something is usually my worst. I’ve also learned that I prefer the heavy heavy denim. 13 ounces is my fave, which I think mimics #kammpants  The #heroinejeans  I made are a heavier denim than my two Persephones and I def like the weight and feel better. White denim ones are next (can’t decide between the two patterns) but I will be getting some super heavy stuff :) #slowfashion  #imakemyownclothes  #sewingisselfcare 
My finished #persephonepants in velvet. These have a clear #secretpajamas feel to them, and served me well through a long day of prepping and performing a concert with one of the choirs I am conducting.
My finished #persephonepants  in velvet. These have a clear #secretpajamas  feel to them, and served me well through a long day of prepping and performing a concert with one of the choirs I am conducting.
Die Hose ohne Seitennähte in lang:
#persephonepants von #annaallenclothing

Eine so weite Jeanshose habe ich seit Jahren nicht mehr getragen. Für den Praxistest habe ich mich für einen gut abgelagerten Stoff entschieden. Die Hose ist so angenehm zu tragen, die Länge ist perfekt. Und ihre Farbe passt super zu meinen Oberteilen, auch zu grauen. 
#nähen #nähenfürfrauen #nähenfürdamen #nähenfürmich #nähenisttoll #nähprojekt #sewing #handmadewardrobe #handmadestyle #isewmyownclothes #imakemyclothes #sewingforme #szycie #szyciejestfajne #uszyłam
Die Hose ohne Seitennähte in lang: #persephonepants  von #annaallenclothing  Eine so weite Jeanshose habe ich seit Jahren nicht mehr getragen. Für den Praxistest habe ich mich für einen gut abgelagerten Stoff entschieden. Die Hose ist so angenehm zu tragen, die Länge ist perfekt. Und ihre Farbe passt super zu meinen Oberteilen, auch zu grauen. #nähen  #nähenfürfrauen  #nähenfürdamen  #nähenfürmich  #nähenisttoll  #nähprojekt  #sewing  #handmadewardrobe  #handmadestyle  #isewmyownclothes  #imakemyclothes  #sewingforme  #szycie  #szyciejestfajne  #uszyłam 
Here are my 2nd edition Persephone pants! Made with some delish Japanese selvedge denim from Drapers Fabrics 😍. I sized down to a size 0 for this pair, with absolutely no mods (apart from shortening the inseam for my 150cm frame!). Based on the measurement chart, these should be too small for me (I’m 27” waist and 37” hips), but once I got through the wearing-in phase (a fair bit of sucking in had to be done to get them done up for a while!!!), they have become the perfect fit! Next time, I think the only thing I’ll do differently is leave out the waist darts, as it’s still a tad firm there. I finished these around 3 weeks ago, and they have barely been taken off in that time. Hello second skin!
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Here are my 2nd edition Persephone pants! Made with some delish Japanese selvedge denim from Drapers Fabrics 😍. I sized down to a size 0 for this pair, with absolutely no mods (apart from shortening the inseam for my 150cm frame!). Based on the measurement chart, these should be too small for me (I’m 27” waist and 37” hips), but once I got through the wearing-in phase (a fair bit of sucking in had to be done to get them done up for a while!!!), they have become the perfect fit! Next time, I think the only thing I’ll do differently is leave out the waist darts, as it’s still a tad firm there. I finished these around 3 weeks ago, and they have barely been taken off in that time. Hello second skin! @annaallenclothing @drapersfabrics @paper_theory
Working on what is probably the most famous fly of the sewing community in 2018: the @annaallenclothing #persephonepants My only change was to secure the space between the buttonholes to the fly facong to avoid the gaping look. Fabric is a stretch cotton from @moodfabrics Can’t wait!
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I did lots and lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday/week shopping for everyone’s gifts. That said, I’m kind of proud to report that I only bought one cut of fabric and one pattern, which I will be tackling in January because there’s no way I have time to take on my first ever pair of pants in December. 👖
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I absolutely love this @robertkaufman Ventana twill in Smoke Blue, and bought it quickly because we are having such a hard time keeping that fabric stocked at @imaginegnats and this color it’s just perfect. 💙👌🏻 I bought the #persephonepants through @upcraftclub who has amazing deals on their patterns all month. Hopefully by the time I finish these I’ll have figured out some shoes that I can wear with them. 👞🥿👢🤷🏻‍♀️
I did lots and lots of Black Friday and Cyber Monday/week shopping for everyone’s gifts. That said, I’m kind of proud to report that I only bought one cut of fabric and one pattern, which I will be tackling in January because there’s no way I have time to take on my first ever pair of pants in December. 👖 . . I absolutely love this @robertkaufman Ventana twill in Smoke Blue, and bought it quickly because we are having such a hard time keeping that fabric stocked at @imaginegnats and this color it’s just perfect. 💙👌🏻 I bought the #persephonepants  through @upcraftclub who has amazing deals on their patterns all month. Hopefully by the time I finish these I’ll have figured out some shoes that I can wear with them. 👞🥿👢🤷🏻‍♀️
Alright, I know I caught the late late #persephonepants trolley but consider me a #belieber. 🙌 They were a perfect fit right out the box and I’m planning my next hundred pairs. The top is an #inaritee with fabric from our old #shibori workshop and I made the pants with some duck canvas from @moodfabrics I’ve had for years. #stashbusting
Alright, I know I caught the late late #persephonepants  trolley but consider me a #belieber . 🙌 They were a perfect fit right out the box and I’m planning my next hundred pairs. The top is an #inaritee  with fabric from our old #shibori  workshop and I made the pants with some duck canvas from @moodfabrics I’ve had for years. #stashbusting 
Adding 10“ to the inseam of my soon to become #velvet #persephonepants - think that’s a new record adjustment for me. Thing is I want them to fit over heels, and then need to go from 28” to 38” inkluding seam allowance. Will omit front pocket for less bulk, and might consider zip instead of buttons. But haven’t quite made up my mind about that yet. #sewingtall #sewingvelvet #sysysy
Adding 10“ to the inseam of my soon to become #velvet  #persephonepants  - think that’s a new record adjustment for me. Thing is I want them to fit over heels, and then need to go from 28” to 38” inkluding seam allowance. Will omit front pocket for less bulk, and might consider zip instead of buttons. But haven’t quite made up my mind about that yet. #sewingtall  #sewingvelvet  #sysysy 
//Early Christmas// #persephonepants and a self drafted off the shoulder top in luxe linen I got from @thedrapery for my family's early christmas// This top can be worn in multiple ways and was a good reminder to review clothes before I pass them on to my (eager) sister// My scarf was my grandmas and still smells like her perfume 😍// #sewing #handmadethreads #sewingtall
//Early Christmas// #persephonepants  and a self drafted off the shoulder top in luxe linen I got from @thedrapery for my family's early christmas// This top can be worn in multiple ways and was a good reminder to review clothes before I pass them on to my (eager) sister// My scarf was my grandmas and still smells like her perfume 😍// #sewing  #handmadethreads  #sewingtall 
A kid told me last week I reminded him of Velma from Scooby Doo 🤓 and I’m embracing that vibe today in my #monroeturtleneck (in the coziest knit from @stonemountainfabric). Paired with hot off the machine #persephonepants in duck canvas, because I just really needed a third pair 🤷🏼‍♀️
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#persephonepants inseam topstitching is both an arm and patience exercise.
Just wanted to share a custom pair of #persephonepants I made recently. One of a few last orders I accepted for this year. And now I really gotta finish that damn sewing pattern I’ve been talking about for months. Geez Anna get with the program! 😁 Seriously, for real this time! And I’ll let you all know as soon as I’m accepting pattern testers. Don’t bother writing me a DM, I’ll update here as soon as I’m ready for testing. 😉 Anyway, I had to show off these sailor pants because this rigid 12oz Cone Mills denim from @threadbarefabrics is everything! And it wears in beautifully. Most people can get by with just 1-1/2 yards for the Persephones because it’s so wide. I also swear by the lighter #30 topstitching thread from the Etsy shop @citronjeans . The lighter thread works both in my bobbin and also for topstitching and no messing around with my bobbin tension. Okay, back to illustrating my pattern instructions!!
Just wanted to share a custom pair of #persephonepants  I made recently. One of a few last orders I accepted for this year. And now I really gotta finish that damn sewing pattern I’ve been talking about for months. Geez Anna get with the program! 😁 Seriously, for real this time! And I’ll let you all know as soon as I’m accepting pattern testers. Don’t bother writing me a DM, I’ll update here as soon as I’m ready for testing. 😉 Anyway, I had to show off these sailor pants because this rigid 12oz Cone Mills denim from @threadbarefabrics is everything! And it wears in beautifully. Most people can get by with just 1-1/2 yards for the Persephones because it’s so wide. I also swear by the lighter #30  topstitching thread from the Etsy shop @citronjeans . The lighter thread works both in my bobbin and also for topstitching and no messing around with my bobbin tension. Okay, back to illustrating my pattern instructions!!
It’s been a wee bit bleak here in VT lately. I’m finding the limited light a real challenge so I comfort-sewed these #persephonepants by @annaallenclothing in 12oz. brushed olive denim from @fabricdotcom. I also snuck in a Liberty scrap for my pocket lining. (It’s the little things, no?) #sewcialists #sewingisselfcare #memade #millenialsewing #libertyoflondon
#bpsewvember Last Day! 2019 plans: I see more pants and jumpsuits in my future..these are the current contenders #jpreadytosew #MNDawn #persephonepants
New pants I made. I’m so happy that high waisted pants are back in style. These are the #persephonepants by @annaallenclothing I used a fabric with a lot of stretch—Ace stretch twill from #marcytiltonfabrics This is actually 67% rayon, 28% nylon and 5% spandex. My muslin was too small and gave me a wedgie in the rear—-to fix this, I did 3 things:  1) added 5/8” length to the crotch straight across where the pattern adjustment is located, 2) used a fabric with some stretch, and 3) I lost 5 pounds. Voila -pants that fit perfectly. For #bpsewvember day 30 “2019 plans”—I will be making more pants. Planning to make another Persephone in bottle green. Will also be making the Hudson pants and the Robinson trousers.

#ilovesewing #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #wearhandmade
New pants I made. I’m so happy that high waisted pants are back in style. These are the #persephonepants  by @annaallenclothing I used a fabric with a lot of stretch—Ace stretch twill from #marcytiltonfabrics  This is actually 67% rayon, 28% nylon and 5% spandex. My muslin was too small and gave me a wedgie in the rear—-to fix this, I did 3 things: 1) added 5/8” length to the crotch straight across where the pattern adjustment is located, 2) used a fabric with some stretch, and 3) I lost 5 pounds. Voila -pants that fit perfectly. For #bpsewvember  day 30 “2019 plans”—I will be making more pants. Planning to make another Persephone in bottle green. Will also be making the Hudson pants and the Robinson trousers. #ilovesewing  #memadeeveryday  #sewcialists  #wearhandmade 
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I love the fit of a #dolmansleeve and cannot stop making variations of this #mccallspatterns top!  This one I actually made for a friend, but we are roughly the same size so I thought I would snap a quick picture before sending it off.  What you can’t see too well in these photos is that I’m standing in a rainstorm.  It took one minute total to become completely soaked! 🤣
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Fabric: @bohofabrics (top) @nationalcityswapmeet (pants) 
Pattern: Top- #mccallspattern6653. I did crop the top shorter, shorten the sleeves, add a neck and waistband and add the colorblocking detail. #sewingismysuperpower
Pants- favorite #persephonepants by @annaallenclothing (see better photos of pants in previous post)
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. I love the fit of a #dolmansleeve  and cannot stop making variations of this #mccallspatterns  top! This one I actually made for a friend, but we are roughly the same size so I thought I would snap a quick picture before sending it off. What you can’t see too well in these photos is that I’m standing in a rainstorm. It took one minute total to become completely soaked! 🤣 . Fabric: @bohofabrics (top) @nationalcityswapmeet (pants) Pattern: Top- #mccallspattern6653 . I did crop the top shorter, shorten the sleeves, add a neck and waistband and add the colorblocking detail. #sewingismysuperpower  Pants- favorite #persephonepants  by @annaallenclothing (see better photos of pants in previous post) . . . #imakemyownclothes  #sewingblogger  #sewistsofinstagram  #isew  #handmadewardrobe  #memade  #sewsewsew  #livehappy 
One of the three mammals in this picture got stuck in a very tall oak tree this morning. 😼 She's been getting the "mom look" ever since. Better used on cats than kids, I suppose. 😸 Up side? Fun story for the kids to write and illustrate! #homeschoolwin 🖤 Wearing my cat rescuing outfit: #gypsumskirt + thrifted tee. (This cropped tee reminds me of the #mnbriar, no? It's fun to wear with my Gypsums, #arenitepants and #persephonepants.)
One of the three mammals in this picture got stuck in a very tall oak tree this morning. 😼 She's been getting the "mom look" ever since. Better used on cats than kids, I suppose. 😸 Up side? Fun story for the kids to write and illustrate! #homeschoolwin  🖤 Wearing my cat rescuing outfit: #gypsumskirt  + thrifted tee. (This cropped tee reminds me of the #mnbriar , no? It's fun to wear with my Gypsums, #arenitepants  and #persephonepants .)
I paid myself for making 12 quilt coats in 2 months by putting this one on and then rarely taking it off. Quilt coats for everyone else will be listed for sale this weekend.
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#handmadeclothing #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion #responsiblefashion #sustainablefashion #quilt #improvquilt #modernquilt #wearableart #quiltcoat #quiltedcoat #kimonojacket #hmiley #jamieandthejones #tsweater #persephonepants
Happiest with coffee and in my crumpled pair of #persephonepants in the most perfect shade of off white cotton twill from @stonemountainfabric. Thanks @rob.avery.96 for the sweet pic.

#memadewardrobe #memadeeveryday
Throwback to good times with great women on what turned out to be one of the last really beautiful days of fall. Ever grateful for the opportunities for real connections with people I’ve met in online maker communities.
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We are all wearing our handmade #persephonepants, pattern by @annaallenclothing. I’m also wearing an #elliotsweater in @indie_sew fabric, pattern by @helens__closet. Honestly, Leslie and I didn’t coordinate our tops but that’s what happens when you sew your own and you both have great taste 😎
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I’ve met all of these women by one or the other of us taking a chance on an invitation to hang in person. Social media doesn’t have to be as isolating and inauthentic an experience as it is sometimes made out to be. Not when it’s used to facilitate real connection, online or in person. You get to choose ♥️
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📸: @meghantuttlephotography .
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#sewing #sewcialist #handmadefashion #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #slowfashion #slowfashionmovement #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion #indiedesigner #indiepatterns #sewingpattern #sewistsofinstagram #memade #memadewardrobe #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #diyfashion #isew #isewmyownclothes
Throwback to good times with great women on what turned out to be one of the last really beautiful days of fall. Ever grateful for the opportunities for real connections with people I’ve met in online maker communities. . We are all wearing our handmade #persephonepants , pattern by @annaallenclothing. I’m also wearing an #elliotsweater  in @indie_sew fabric, pattern by @helens__closet. Honestly, Leslie and I didn’t coordinate our tops but that’s what happens when you sew your own and you both have great taste 😎 . I’ve met all of these women by one or the other of us taking a chance on an invitation to hang in person. Social media doesn’t have to be as isolating and inauthentic an experience as it is sometimes made out to be. Not when it’s used to facilitate real connection, online or in person. You get to choose ♥️ . 📸: @meghantuttlephotography . . #sewing  #sewcialist  #handmadefashion  #handmadewardrobe  #imakemyownclothes  #slowfashion  #slowfashionmovement  #sustainablefashion  #ethicalfashion  #indiedesigner  #indiepatterns  #sewingpattern  #sewistsofinstagram  #memade  #memadewardrobe  #makersgonnamake  #makersmovement  #diyfashion  #isew  #isewmyownclothes 
Perfectionism can make a human strive for the wrong values. Perfectionism can diminish dreams and kill creativity. And in these cases, I am glad I am not perfect. I am grateful that my life is not perfect. Yes, I am not proud of MANY choices I made in my life, but I never wish for a rewrite. I AM, though, actively striving to make better choices, A N D enjoying the f-ups** along the way .
All in all, I just hope that you, my friends, don’t let an unhealthy vision affect you OR the way you live. Live boldly. Take ownership back from those ideals and take hold of your life. It is yours.
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Enjoyed my short coffee date with @supamillz. I love you more each day, even though you annoy me sometimes 😅
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JACKETS: Check out my last post for deets
TOP: @billandjayclothing
BOTTOMS: #persephonepants
BOOTS: #blunnies
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*they really do deserve that name.
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#capsulewardrobe #10x10representationmatters #thrifted #wearabetterstory #stylethesustainable #slowfashionblogger #supportsmall #inspiringsimplicity #seekinspirecreate #purchasewithpurpose #buylesschoosewell #lessbutbetter #consciousconsumer #30wears #30wearschallenge #ethicalmyway #ethicalfashion #rewear #floridawintersbelike
Perfectionism can make a human strive for the wrong values. Perfectionism can diminish dreams and kill creativity. And in these cases, I am glad I am not perfect. I am grateful that my life is not perfect. Yes, I am not proud of MANY choices I made in my life, but I never wish for a rewrite. I AM, though, actively striving to make better choices, A N D enjoying the f-ups** along the way . All in all, I just hope that you, my friends, don’t let an unhealthy vision affect you OR the way you live. Live boldly. Take ownership back from those ideals and take hold of your life. It is yours. . Enjoyed my short coffee date with @supamillz. I love you more each day, even though you annoy me sometimes 😅 . JACKETS: Check out my last post for deets TOP: @billandjayclothing BOTTOMS: #persephonepants  BOOTS: #blunnies  . . . *they really do deserve that name. . . . . . #capsulewardrobe  #10x10representationmatters  #thrifted  #wearabetterstory  #stylethesustainable  #slowfashionblogger  #supportsmall  #inspiringsimplicity  #seekinspirecreate  #purchasewithpurpose  #buylesschoosewell  #lessbutbetter  #consciousconsumer  #30wears  #30wearschallenge  #ethicalmyway  #ethicalfashion  #rewear  #floridawintersbelike 
Squeezing in some sewing before I have to go to the hospital. Trying to progress my second pair of #persephonepants It gets dark so early these days and I find myself with no energy to sew or craft. Now I understand why bears hibernate through winter 😅🐻❄️
Squeezing in some sewing before I have to go to the hospital. Trying to progress my second pair of #persephonepants  It gets dark so early these days and I find myself with no energy to sew or craft. Now I understand why bears hibernate through winter 😅🐻❄️
Top of the morning to you 🎩
#coffee☕️ ️#persephonepants
Sewist squad....comin’ in hot! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am humbly honored to be a part of this community of talented women. 
Photos by: @meghantuttlephotography
#persephonepants by @annaallenclothing
Sewist squad....comin’ in hot! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am humbly honored to be a part of this community of talented women. Photos by: @meghantuttlephotography #persephonepants  by @annaallenclothing
#squadgoals. Had a blast documenting our #persephonepants a few weeks back while I was in Kansas City! These ladies are talented and sweet and it was SO nice to be in a group of fellow-seamstresses! Thank you to @meghantuttlephotography for capturing all the fun we had and being a general gem of a person! 🧡 
Just goes to show, if you jokingly throw a random shout out in your stories to recreate a photo...it just might happen. 😆
Pattern: Persephone Pants by @annaallenclothing
#squadgoals . Had a blast documenting our #persephonepants  a few weeks back while I was in Kansas City! These ladies are talented and sweet and it was SO nice to be in a group of fellow-seamstresses! Thank you to @meghantuttlephotography for capturing all the fun we had and being a general gem of a person! 🧡 Just goes to show, if you jokingly throw a random shout out in your stories to recreate a photo...it just might happen. 😆 Pattern: Persephone Pants by @annaallenclothing
I finally blogged about my #sewcialitesoiree18 outfit -one of my favourite things about the suit is the adorable birdy lining from @sewisfaction. Also, you know, I made a mustard corduroy suit! 😀 I’m definitely going to make both patterns again, too. More photos on the blog. 
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#persephonepants #joereadytosew #mustardyellow #mustardcorduroy #sewingblogger
I have literally lived in these #persephonepants since I made them. So comfortable and go with everything. Tee is a not oversized @themakersatelier oversized tee. And swipe for the best coat in the world (from J Crew). Oh and bare ankles literally until I can’t feel them. #wornonwednesday
I have literally lived in these #persephonepants  since I made them. So comfortable and go with everything. Tee is a not oversized @themakersatelier oversized tee. And swipe for the best coat in the world (from J Crew). Oh and bare ankles literally until I can’t feel them. #wornonwednesday 
The denim may be a bit too rigid, the fit around my b*tt a bit too tight, the legs just a bit too short. But even if I am not completely happy with  them, I do like to wear my Persephone pants and do so almost daily.
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Specifications: after three attempts and modifications, I am not sure what size I ended up with. I think it must be an 8. Used 1 meter of 150 centimeter wide fabric. Added a zipper instead of buttons (don't like the bulk and making button holes) and omitted the pockets and belt loops.
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#persephonepants #colettelaurel #merchantandmills #handmadewardrobe #iwearwhatimake
The denim may be a bit too rigid, the fit around my b*tt a bit too tight, the legs just a bit too short. But even if I am not completely happy with them, I do like to wear my Persephone pants and do so almost daily. . Specifications: after three attempts and modifications, I am not sure what size I ended up with. I think it must be an 8. Used 1 meter of 150 centimeter wide fabric. Added a zipper instead of buttons (don't like the bulk and making button holes) and omitted the pockets and belt loops. . #persephonepants  #colettelaurel  #merchantandmills  #handmadewardrobe  #iwearwhatimake 
Organizing lots of information and plans and decided to work on an illustrated sewing project plan to wrap my head around it all. To be completed. #blueprintsaframe #lenitop #persephonepants #amyjumpsuit
One more of my #persephonepants and #mccallspatterns combo. 😍😍 I’m seriously thinking of just bringing a tent next trip to #lajollashores and setting up a permanent camp right here. 🤣  But really.  I’ll even let you visit.  No RSVP required. .
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#sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #memade #sewsewsew #isew #indiepatterns
Yay! Persephone pants from @fab_scrap fabric! Free because I volunteered! 💗😍😍😍
Yay! Persephone pants from @fab_scrap fabric! Free because I volunteered! 💗😍😍😍