Congratulations on completing your first project Nahki @keepingupwith.ki !!! You are such a great talent. Many more wonderful projects to come. Special thank you to @tesa1518 for supporting her dream of becoming a designer ❤ ::: Post Encouraging Words Below!
It's A new day, a new week! Get organised and make things happen. Event announcement coming! Save the Dates for the Love To Sew Expo Vancouver, Nov 17/18, 2017 ✂️Click the link in our profile to sign up for event updates and announcements by email. ✂️ #lovetosewexpo #
Apparently it's good practice to trace your patterns not cut them... I dunno how much I need good practice but somebody just told the high school technical drawer inside me that I get to draw with rulers and pencils as part of sewing. This is as fun as sewing! (I also think I'm learning about pattern pieces as I go) #sewing#sewfun#sewingproject#learntosew#learning#learnbydoing#letsgettechnical
Day 1 | Make my Own Clothes @inthefolds
I do make majority of my own clothes. In 2016 I only bought 3 items of clothing (excluding underwear and swimwear). It was a conscious choice.
Today I made this basic top using retro, end of roll fabric. The fabric had been created and used for larger scale manufacturing.
I chose to use this fabric today as I have a horrible sinus infection and I am channeling the STOP in the traffic lights to stop this infection from lasting any longer!
The Hemmer Foot - Learn To Sew. Save the Dates for the Love To Sew Expo Vancouver, Nov 17/18, 2017 ✂️Click the link in our profile to sign up for event updates and announcements by email. ✂️ #lovetosewexpo
Floral Fashion @moomooi
In her finest floral frock. Save the Dates for the Love To Sew Expo Vancouver, Nov 17/18, 2017 ✂️Click the link in our profile to sign up for event updates and announcements by email. ✂️
In my blog post “Helping Brides Make Their Own Wedding Dresses”, I share how I helped 3 crafty brides! Though @helloalliej and @anntilleyhandmade were accomplished sewists seeking a little wedding dress guidance, Rebecca was a “sewing newbie” so we worked through the whole process together.
I imagine most would advise against learning to sew while making a wedding dress, but luckily Rebecca found me. I love teaching beginners and I love skipping “beginner stuff”. She sketched her own design, drafted her own pattern, and expertly constructed her own wedding dress as her first “real” sewing project. (She also ended up making a custom belt and wedding hat to go with it!)
Here’s a peek of her basted fitting (and my first GIF)! Her dress was silk charmeuse underlined in cotton flannel with flowing strips of silk gauze and silk chiffon. Isn’t she gorgeous!? 💕
To see lots more pics and follow the stories of all 3 brides making their own dresses with a little help from me, visit “Helping Brides Make Their Own Wedding Dresses” on my blog at BrooksAnn.com. Link in bio! 💥
Today's class was a hit. Not only did my students come away with a skirt and pattern to fit their body shape they also learnt some life long sewing techniques which can be used in any garment. I was really proud of what they did in one day. I also had a great day especially as one bought in homemade cake that was sooooo good. I plan to run this class again soon, if you would like to put your name on the waiting list please message me.
As a beginner sewer it's So Frustrating being without my machine all weekend. I want to make progress! So instead I'm learning about sewing things any way I can. Contemplating overlockers (do I just go whole hog and get a babylock?) and trying to work out fabrics. Trying to understand what's in my current #readytowear clothes. I love my slinky shirts. Tomorrow I'll be home with my machine. #learning#learntosew#sewingproject#fabric#understandingfabric