My summer happy place: Listening to good books and sewing pretty clothes. This floaty chambray #webstertop might be my new favorite garment and The H-Spot by Jill Filipovic is such a fantastic examination of feminism, society, and the pursuit of happiness. A five star afternoon, all around.
Can we just take a moment to thank our photographers? I'd been pretty unmotivated to take photos of my last few projects. You know the drill, camera, tripod, timer / remote, quiet location, hair, makeup, clean house, mowed lawn, etc. So I had a massive backlog. Luckily, my friend @Stephanie.desmon said a quick "sure" when I asked if she could take photos when we went out Mondy. She did Ah-mazing on my DSLR. And, this mural wall and lots of my poses were her idea! It went so so much faster and I look happy because she makes me happy!
Now, about the back of this Webster Top! I lurv it. When I turned around for photos non sewing photographer said, "Cuuuuttteeee!". I did have to make a small change to the straps. As positioned originally, the back kind of bunched up on me. So, I lowered the straps to a non bunchy position. But, that took away the ability to help the shoulders stay up. My third attempt was to lengthen the straps by several inches and stitch them in their original spots. I think my back has gotten a lot broader since I started working with weights. But, with the longer straps in the original spot they stay put.
Happy new display for patterns! And another “Me Made May” project in the books. Top is made by our very own Crafthouse team member - Amy @aficke. Pattern: Webster Top by Cashmerette. Fabric: rayon - Pottery Black by Cotton + Steel. All items available online or if you’re local, stop in, we would love to see ya. @cottonandsteel @cashmerette #webstertop#memademay#memademay2018#cottonandsteelcloset
There's nothing like a pre-trip panic over not having anything weather appropriate that fits to kick you out of the sewing rut you had fallen in the past month! maybe trying two new patterns isn't the best way to go when you only got two days, but hey I got back to the machine and managed to get one out: the #WebsterTop by @cashmerette
🦋🦋 I liked my Webster Top so much I made a Webster Dress 🤩 Butterfly rayon by @cottonandsteel from the Flutter collection by @missmelodymiller This might be the most flattering neckline I've ever sewn 🙌🏿🙌🏿.
I've been hoarding my Marc by Marc Jacobs emroidered star voile for about five years. It got called up to the majors for this @cashmerette Webster Top. I need temps in the 90s to break into sleeveless (I'm Carribean. I stay cold.) But, I'll be ready for the ridiculous, nonstop Maryland humidity when it arrives. This is one of two planned Websters for the month and one of four planned May garments. .
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#memademay2018 day 10. Wearing another #webstertop by @cashmerette. The fabric is from @jennyrushmore destash and I love it. The cardi is an old Loft sweater that didn’t fit anymore so I steeked it and now it’s a cardi!
#memademay18 day 2. Wearing a @cashmerette #webstertop made from a quilting cotton. I ❤️ this pattern, partly because of the all in one facing (ew bias bindings) and because it looks great in a variety of fabrics. I have a lot of quilting cotton left from my early days of sewing, before I had sewn a lot of garments, and knew as much as I do now about fabric content and quality. I made this top without any alterations and will be making many more!
I was having some gaping at the back neckline of my last @cashmerette #webstertop so I took out a wedge from the pattern. I was also having an issue with stay stitching on such a drapey light fabric. My machine was gathering the fabric and I had to stretch it to fit the facing 🤦🏻♀️
To improve my next attempt, I saw a YouTube video that Lauren from @guthrieghani suggested a Prym product called Form Tape Interfacing to use in place of stay stitching. Is there an alternative we can get in the US?
After I made up the next tank, I realized the gaping issue was related to my stay stitching issue. I had just stretched out the neckline and didn't need a pattern adjustment. I'd tried making my own form tape using strips of knit interfacing, but it didn't work. I think bc the Prym product has a line of stitching in it to keep it strong and not stretch rather mine allowed stretching and really didn't work at all.... Unless I can find a Dritz alternative I think I'm gonna give up on this fabric choice for this pattern and try to use something a bit more forgiving and my machine will handle stay stitching.
Working on my second @cashmerette #webstertop with adjustments! Lowered neckline 1", added 1" to center front hem, removed 1" from back shoulder seam, sway back, and took a 1" wedge from the back neckline angled down to nothing at the side seam..... here we go! #handmadewardrobe#sewist#millenialsewing
I made some things and put them on my new dressform. I'm not super impressed with the dressform, it seems cheaply made and a little broken, but for $35 from Craigslist I can't complain. I am really happy with this burnout velvet kimono I made. I hand stitched the fringe and the seam allowances down. Then I made this @cashmerette #webstertop . I'm a bit disappointed with the top... I used some crappy thread and interfacing that was too stiff.