Woohoo!! I’ve finally finished this beast of a jacket! Perfect timing for #sewover50 Monday motivation of jackets & coats. I struggled with attaching the collar and finishing the front but loved the orange fabric so much I couldn’t let it go in the UFO pile. I used upholstery thread for the top stitching and love the way the heavy weight thread accents all the seam lines. There was lots of hammering to install the snaps but no way was I making buttonholes. It’s upholstery fabric and frays like crazy. This make took a long time but I’m glad I tackled it and in the end tamed the beast.😅Swipe for more orange goodness. 🍊 #so50coats#sewover50
Today should have been a run day.
Well, actually, yesterday should have been. But this week was another chapter in the weirdness of my life. Wednesday I had an all day migraine and Thursday I got in a 3 miler ... between the two I spent all day Thursday and Friday RUNGRY!!! I couldn’t eat enough! So with husband at work Saturday, I decided to push my run back a day and fuel up.
Insert a crappy night of broken sleep. Less than 4 hours total. At approximately 2:30AM I was pinning a screaming toddler down, attempting to suction what I thought was a booger out of his nose. I gave up and tried to sleep. Fast forward a few hours, I managed to get out what turned out to be some sort of foam. No idea where it came from or when he put it there. But the horrible sickly sweet stench coming from his face is gone. Thank god. But my victory over his nose wasn’t enough of an energy boost to get my running shoes on.
So instead I re-edited a bunch of photos of my sewing projects from the last few months! I realized as I was going to bed last night (before I knew how bad my night would be) that my monitor settings were off... so my old edits weren’t as good as I’d like! Much happier with the pictures now, and I have almost all of them set up in a folder on my computer for easy sharing when fabric and pattern designers look for a Seamstress 😄
This dress was from the Fourth of July; but it’s newly edited. Oh, and I made it!
Just back from our epic week in Oregon and I picked up the best of souvenirs from @boltfabricpdx and @moderndomestic after spending a fab morning with @sewbeckyjo and her lovely daughter in Alberta, Portland. Becky's been so helpful in setting up @seattlefrocktails and it was nice to say thank you in real life! (Although next time I'm buying you guys a libation!! 😘). I got some blue/electric pink Nani Iro double gauze (probably for a Melilot), some aubergine corduroy (Landers/Hollywood trousers) and a lovely red and white lightweight twill for a Berlin skirt I hope! I've been looking for Clementine for a while too! Autumn sewing, here I come!
School holidays. That time of year when you learn how much you actually don't know 🤯 I'm sorry kids, I can't even begin to fathom why Black Shadow is unlocked 🤷🏻♀️ I don't know why you can't understand that you can't watch TV all day and only eat chicken nuggets 🙄 and I have no idea why a certain Pokemon can only do one type of move 😳 What I DO know is, that the little boy in this photo loves the big boy and is pretty pumped that he's hanging around today 😁
Ooo! This is another cute Fall transition piece (especially if you live in a a warmer climate 😎). It’s especially cute on this precious angel! #colorfulsewl#Repost @sewcontagious ・・・
Who wore it best...I’m happy to lose to this beautiful baby💕💕💕💕
The #sewphotohop prompt for today is quick sew. This pencil skirt pattern is the fastest thing to sew that I know of. Because it's such a quick and easy sew, I have like 6 of them in my closet! 🙈 Also, it's a free pattern! 😍 (I mentioned it in my most recent blog post about sewing with Jersey in case you missed it.)
Skirt - hand made by me
Fabric - Jersey from #califabrics
Really happy with my new dress! I was inspired by @_diydaisy and her new boxy dress she posted last week. I've been hanging onto this checked linen from tokyo. I've had slight paralysis deciding what to use it for as it's one of the last pieces of Japanese linen I have left. I made the top based on an #lbpullover by @paper_theory and attached a gathered skirt (with pockets!) It's pretty cool today so also wearing my handknit technicolour dream coat. #memadeeveryday#memadewardrobe#sewing#sewistsofinstagram#sewist#linenlove#japaneselinen#knitting