Only *moderately* obsessed with @inthefolds' French seam in seam pocket technique.... and by moderately, I mean utterly and completely. If anyone is looking for a super clean way to finish the seams of in-seam pockets, I couldn't recommend a better way!
#sewapril2017 April 29th: TNT (Tried and True Patterns)⠀
Here is a great example of one pattern and two completely different garments. The '40s-Style Blouse pattern from #gertiesewsvintagecasual is a TNT for me. First I made the blouse. Then, I altered the blouse pattern with the help of the instructions provided by the book and made the jacket. You basically shorten the bodice and add sleeves. I am also planning to make a short sleeve version of this blouse soon. I absolutely love the fit of this pattern, too bad I cannot turn it into pants :) ⠀
Bir kalıp iki farklı kıyafet. Gertie Sew Vintage Casual kitabından diktiğim bu kıyafetlerin kalıbı aynı. Kitaptaki açıklamalar sayesinde gömlek kalıbını kısalttım ve kol taktım. Böylece ceket oldu.⠀
@sewing_and_design_school @pacificfabrics @simplicity_creative_group⠀
Just finished inserting the zipper! This is my #m7542 made with drapery fabric. Channeling Maria from the Sound of Music, 😉. I still have many finishing touches left, but I am very pleased with the result. This project involved many firsts for me: Working with darts, hand sewing the hem, gathering a skirt, lining the dress and putting in pockets. Phew!
[ How to DIY fix your faux leather, online shopping mistake! 🌷👑. I thought I ordered a #rosegold#fauxleather#bickerjacket , and when it arrived it was #metallic pink with a silver shine. Icy cold colors, look really bad on me, so I couldnt' use it. However, it would cost almost as much as I paid for the jacket to return it, because I ordered it from another country. I don't want to be wasteful, so I decided that I was going to have to fix this. First I found some leftover #gold#leather spray-paint (from a previous project) and a sponge. Then I sprayed the whole jacket with the gold paint and used the sponge to smudge the gold into a thin transparent layer, so that the pink color and metallic quality of the original jacket would still come through. The result was as you can see, a rose gold metallic jacket. It blended really well, except for a few gold freckles here and there. The photo makes it look a little patchy because of the reflection, but in real life the color is a smooth shade of rose gold. So much better with my skin tone. I'm so excited to use it now, as a metallic #jacket has been on my shopping list for several years. You can't go wrong with pieces of #clothing that suits your core taste, and #Futuristic & Retro styles are my two favourites. The things is, that when your style is based on either fiction and fantasy, or vintage looks, it doesn't become outdated as easily. I mean, that's why trends change and #personalstyle remain. 2/3 of the clothes produced each year, end up in landfills within the end of that same year. The fact that clothing production has doubled only in the last 10 years, makes that an even bigger #environmental problem. So, If you have the option to #diy fix your outdated or broken clothes (or silly shopping mistakes, like mine), the planet would be thankful for it 🌍. To see progress pictures, scroll through this post.]
Hello, it's me, horriblenoise. I've been so busy preparing to launch my new line of streetwear that I've had no time to draw any OC. Take instead this v cool snap of me flexing one of my classic shirt designs along with a custom hand-painted jacket from my boi @prefuk_ 🔪💦. This one's a two-parter, so be sure to swipe over to the 2nd image to see the juiciest bit 🗡💦. #thanksforyourpatience#intimate#collaboration#2spicy
The ladies of last week's #makers retreat had me inspired to sit at my sewing machine.. so I made some dresses since I've been having trouble fitting into my pants/shorts lately 😊 Things are about to get real! And so my first question (I'll have plenty!) to all the wonderful Instagram mommies out there -- what are your favourite #clothdiapers ? There are so many (too many!) brands and types out there and as cute as these teeny diaper things are, I'm feeling overwhelmed! I know, and REAL #momlife hasn't even started yet 😬😳 Grateful for any suggestions or advice! 💕
This is a simple #minimaliststyle dress that anyone can learn to make, by the way. Whether you're preggo or not! I traced an old dress that I liked the fitting of, and the neck line is similar to a 'pillow case dress' (often made for little girls). A little bit of ruching on the sides helps to accommodate an expanding belly 😉 I made this one about knee length. @themakeden, those sewing garments classes are really coming in handy! #minimalist#momtobestyle#bumpstyle
A stitch in time. Fashion Revolution week has really got me inspired! I'm trying the #sashiko techniques for mending my jeans. My stitching is a bit rough but I like the distressed look. 😉 Patience and practice, slow sewing. #fashrev @thefoldline @fash_rev
Mission complete! Not bad for my first time making clothes, right? (And no I didn't make the belt or the dress underneath just to be clear) It wasn't supposed to be sleeveless or knee-length but I wanted to keep things simple... 😄 Planning to make a matching belt and headband with the extra fabric! #diy#ootd#outfit#sewing#sewingproject#diyfashion
Envelope pillow made by a student today. This fabric proved to be a little tricky to work with. The good thing was she learned how to make adjustments for different fabric.
To assemble this we used a French Seam. This seam is sewn twice to enclose the raw edges inside the seam.
¿Vives en Baja y te mueres por aprender a usar una máquina de coser? Nos vemos este sábado 13 de mayo en Tecate para aprender juntas desde cero y hacer una bolsita como la de la foto 😊 ¡Escríbeme a firstname.lastname@example.org para mayores informes! El cupo es limitado, ¡no te quedes sin tu lugar!
In honour of their new collection - today's Feature Friday goes to Poppy Lane T.O.! Their collections incorporate so much detailing, with such vibrant colours and designs. Check them out for some Indian fashion inspiration ☺️ can't wait for their launch, it's on May 1! Keep an eye out😏 -
The Feature Friday initiative is where I showcase other bloggers, stylists, photographers, artists and designers. There are so many inspirational people out there and this is one way to show some love for them! ☺️ #SWNfeature#poppylaneto
Tank top season is here in Brooklyn/ 80° today! Vintage JagerMeister big T-shirt turned into sexy tank top. Added contrast stitching. Raw hem it will roll up a bit. women's medium/large. $75. 15% of all sales go to animal rescue.