On my way to a nurse specialist conference in my hometown of Brum today. Feeling unusually smart in my latest make. One of my first attempts at sewing with a heavy weight Jersey from @minervacrafts , using a @simplicitynewlook pattern.It was a dream to sew, but is way more formal than the picture shows, think I'll make a two tone version next.#memade#sewcialists#nurselife
Sonntagsoutfit im Simplcity 8259, ein Schnitt mit dem ich sehr zufrieden bin. Allerdings ist, der Stoff sehr knitteranfällig, so dass unbedingt eine weitere Version her muss. #Memade , #dailyoutfit , #ootd
Went to Ikea to pick out a bathroom cabinet and ended up leaving with a bunch of frames to decorate my room. Was super chuffed to find some cheap calico for my toiles though, £2 a metre! The cute stamp is from John Lewis
With a little over 6 weeks to go until my worshops at @blovedhive, it's competition time!
Fancy winning a ticket to a workshop of your choice? There are two to choose from... a giant flower workshop where we'll be making big flowers 🌸 for backdrops and displays
Or a stemmed paper flower workshop where we'll make flowers for vases, bouquets 💐 and other arrangements
So, how do you win?
1-like my TBL account
2-share this post on your account
3-keep your fingers crossed!
Winner will be announced next week 🙌🏻💕🌸✂️
Photo by 📷 @joritchiephoto
🍰! H U R R A H ! 🍰Congratulations to @apeckofpickles who wins the 100% wool felt packs to make all of my @sewyeah patisserie in this month's @molliemakes, together with a copy of the magazine (thanks Mollie Makes!). Thanks also to @cloud.craft for teaming up for this fun giveaway and to all of you who entered. If you are keen to make these lovely cakes you can still buy the felt packs in the shop. Visit @cloud.craft to buy.
This is our Rachel, one of my lovely Sew Me Something ladies, and a brilliant teacher and craftswoman. I took this photo at the Stitches trade show on Monday, but didn't have time to post it.⠀
She's wearing our Kate dress pattern, but hacked the pattern in a beautifully simple way by changing the collar to a Peter Pan, and putting in jetted pockets instead of patch pockets. ⠀
Rachel is a professional gardener, amongst her many other skills, and loves rustic colours and tones. She's made this Kate in her favourite green (a wool) and orange. ⠀
I love seeing pattern hacks of my patterns. The best part of making our own garments is that we can adjust and personalise them however we want.⠀
What are your favourite pattern hacks?
PhDs are tough sometimes, simple sewing tasks help :) This skirt was made mostly using my serger, with a zip from an old pair of jeans. The material is from an op-shopped dress. Took me weeks of sewing and finishing one seam at a time in the evenings, but it was still lovely to set aside those scraps of time. This skirt is so comfy to wear and I like wearing patterns so much!
In what I can safely say is a first for me, a pair of yellow silk velvet culottes has come out from under the Bernina with a sigh of relief. What an ordeal. Loosely based on simplicity 8243, I added a fly front and front tucks, widened legs ++, used a shaped waistband and added lining. Fabric from @theremnantwarehouse . 2 garments in daughters holiday wardrobe done. Daughter, come home and have your hems done! @simplicity_creative_group @simplicitynewlook #sewing#sewcialist#isewmyownclothes#memade#handmadewardrobe#sewingpattern
Custom Thread Cutterz Rings are here! Quilt Shops, Beading Stores, Knitting Stores, Sewing Centers, Corporate Promotional giveaways .....the sky is the limit! What do you think of this custom Janome cream Thread Cutterz Ring?
Why the ridiculous smile? (Oy! I hate selfies) I am happy because I am wearing a "me made" top that I love ❤️ sadly sewing had to take a back seat to life. I am ready to pick it up! 🤗Thank you all for so much inspiration and sharing your talents. ❤Now off to sew Fira bit 🤗
My first #sewmystyle project just happened tonight! Bonnie @commonsewing captured this delightful photo of me mid laugh...showing how excited I was turning an old camping blanket of Bonnie's into an amazing #sauniocardigan by @namedclothing ... tassels and all. Super excited to be able to use the industrial serger tonight! I'm off tomorrow and Thursday so be expecting more sewing projects to come! #slowfashion#memade#memadeeveryday#memadeorlando
Umm, hello? 👀 How gorgeous and stylish does Danielle @daniellejoan look in her me made Velo Culottes? 😍Not only is she a talented seamstress but also a Yoga instructor extraordinaire. Pattern for Culottes is available via the link in profile. #veloculottes
My first proper attempt at draping after watching some online tutorials and I'm pretty happy with the result! This stunning fabric is from @tessutifabrics and I think the designer is Zimmermann, but I could be wrong...😁 (I really need to get a better system for recording the details of my fabric purchases!) This skirt is fitted at the waist, hem at front is just below the knees and descends down to the ground at the back. It's so light and comfy, and flows beautifully in the breeze 😍
Spoils of a wee rainy day jaunt up to Levin. All from @levanafabrics all made in the Levana Textiles Mill in Levin. The shop is heaven for knit fabric aficionados... this pile was me being sensible 😂. Apart from the orange and teal stripe this is all #merino , the fuschia is #nuyarn which is a new way of spinning merino invented in NZ (nuyarn.co.nz) very excited to try, it feels lush! And pretty happy this is one step in the right direction of getting better at knowing the source of my fabric!
I was tagged by @sewjourners for #widn which is super convenient cause I'm currently testing a ridiculously adorable girls pattern for Spring (anyone else sewing for #kidsclothesweek ??) and I just got back from @designcofabrics which is an amazing place for any utahns to snag $3 a yard fabric! But it was actually a nightmare and super stressful because a friend and I went together and we had 4 kids there (two 2 year olds and two babies) so it was kind of hellish...🙄😫😱 so #leavethekidsathome || I tag @soisewedthis and @brittneylaidlaw - what are you lovely ladies up to?