After last week's fabric misadventure, I was able to successfully catch up at home and be ready for our final lesson in 'Sew from Scratch- Part 2' at @sewforlife_perth. I've also been working on a second version of this top simultaneously, as when I bought the fabric I just couldn't decide between a couple of options. This fabric is a simple cotton poplin. The @cashmerette #webstertop fits comfortably and is a loose fitting tunic length top (on me at least!). Just a shame it's not quite warm enough to wear them yet, but will be great for summer.
This week's lesson in 'Sew from Scratch - Part 2' at @sewforlife_perth took a slightly different approach than planned (for me) when I realised my beautifully cut and prepared fabric was not in my bag- ah! I did, however, have a small amount of the pink fabric (pictured) from another class, so I made a mini test bodice. It's not cut to anywhere near a wearable size, but the shape is similar to the neckline on the @cashmerette Webster top. I was able to practice all the techniques and iron out difficulties, so now I can get onto sewing the real one at home. As a bonus, I would never have thought to make a top in this pink fabric but I now think it could work pretty well. ☺
I’ve wanted to make something out of this slinky and amazing @itoitonao linen since we started stocking it and I think the Webster top by @cashmerette was the perfect choice. Check out all the deets on the @fancytigercrafts blog today. #webstertop#cashmerettepatterns#naomiito
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.
#sewphotohop Day 18 One Piece or Separates I tend to make dresses for special occasions and separates for every day wear. Separates are easier to mix into my existing wardrobe. There's more about this @cashmerette #WebsterTop on my blog, link in bio.
#sewphotohop Day 3 - Plans I'm a great one for making plans and then getting overwhelmed by it all, which is why my fabric and pattern stashes got so big. I'm trying to be more thoughtful about things and kinder to myself by choosing patterns that work for me not against me and by choosing appropriate fabric! So, on the right is a @cashmerette #ConcordTShirt and on left is a #WebsterTop that just needs hemming. @houseofpinheiro and @seamworkmag #beginnerproblems#fangirl
My first gifted @cashmerette #webstertop was a success so I have made Katie another. This time I have added a self drafted short sleeve with a cheeky little cold shoulder open seam to make it more wearable now as summer seems to be coming to an end. Fabric is crepe 'splash poppies' from @sewoveritlondon Not a great picture but hopefully it'll look better on. #sewing#imadethis#soilondon#soistash#sewingforothers
In love with my brand new @cashmerette #webstertop
It's so light and comfortable!
I made size 12 E/F with slight adjustments (moved the bust dart up by 1 cm and added 4cm height to the pattern). The fabric is some light and flowy cotton from #kangadzungel Pärnu
I'm loving the #websterdress and #webstertop . This pattern definitely fills a space that was lacking in my wardrobe. The blue and black flower fabric could not have been more perfect for a floaty dress.
The final show of my eldest group is finally done and I once again have sufficient peace of mind to sew. This is a very wearable muslin of @cashmerette #webstertop in a long time stashed rayon challis. Love the feel of the fabric, and the top only requires a few alterations. Making the dress version today for a summer party. Unfortunately northern norway has forgotten that it is summer but I don't care.
The #WebsterTop is so chic in classic black - great job, Rachel!
#Repost @rachel.marchetti (@get_repost)
Love Cashmerette's new Webster top. The high low hem and back detailing are the perfect touch. I #Cashmerette#WebsterTop
Introducing... the Cashmerette Webster Top and Dress! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
I've searched for years for a floaty summer top and dress that have fun straps but don't flash my bra. So I designed one! The Webster sews up like a dream in lightweight floaty wovens, and features no-gape armholes and neckline, a high-lo hem and an all in one facing around the neckline and armholes for 0% facing flipping situations! There are cute back straps - and tons of possible variations (watch this space, darlings)
The Webster fits through the shoulders and bust then flows out for maximum floatworthiness (and lots of room for ice cream). As usual, it's available in sizes 12 - 28 and cup sizes C - H and as a printed or PDF pattern
I hope you love the #WebsterTop and #WebsterDress as much as I do, and I'm hopping with excitement to see what you make!