The autumn is here and it's time to get cosy. Are you ears a bit cold? Well get your hands on the Marcie Headband #free#pdfsewingpattern . I have improved website so it is now even easier to access. Yay!! Would love to see your makes and hear you feedback. #marcieheadband
Nothing says summer is coming like a pair of jean shorts. But we aren't overly big fans of "proper" jeans. Enter French Terry denim and the @patternsforpirates SOS Pants. It's all 😍😍😍 over here! #sewing#sewcialist#domesticgoddess
Day 2 of @inthefolds #makersforfashrev is Positive Change. In my sewing, I put a lot more thought into what I make now, making sure each item has a place in a cohesive wardrobe. Mind you, I love sewing too much to scale it back too far, but I carefully plan each piece to ensure it's "me" rather than being tempted by pretty prints or patterns I won't feel comfortable in. I'm also trying to put more thought into where my fabrics come from. A lot of what I buy now is from overstock shops and I'm excited to have finally found some affordable organic knits.
I rarely buy ready-to-wear these days, but when I do, I'm trying to support more ethical, transparent companies, like Everlane, where this 100% Human tee came from.
Thank you all so much for the comments on my last post about fabric and how we as makers have to look beyond sewing as an escape from consumerism. This shirt is made from fabric by #fashionfordesigners and produced in Europe. Although I sadly can't afford buying lots of their fabrics, they have a really great quality and are totally worth the price. This space print is basically all I look for in a print: colourful and somewhat playful, but still "grown-up" and not childish. I made this shirt, a jumpsuit (or spacesuit - get it?), and a sleeveless blouse using this fabric. I still feel I should have bought more. Speaking about consumerism...😅
#makersforfashrev theme for day 3 is 'Made to last'...Whilst i do my best to make my clothing well so that it will last, I'm still a sucker for new fabrics and patterns. HOWEVER this dress is one I hope will last forever. I made it for my eldest girl 5 years ago using fabric that my aunt bought almost 20 years before for her own baby. This dress now fits my youngest daughter and I have hopes for it becoming a family heirloom for them to share with their children 🌼🌹🌻
I got angry/defensive while reading an interview with an artist who takes issue with people asking about the "how" behind her work. So I demoted myself (because I love sharing tips on the how) and included a mini-rant in the latest blog, most of which is devoted to answering your questions about getting an embroidery design onto fabric. Are you an artist or a crafter? Am I overreacting? Let me know your thoughts! Link to blog in my bio.
As part of fashion revolution week @fash_rev are asking people to write a love letter to their favourite piece of clothing. I couldn't pick just one 😉 so over the next 3 days I'm going to be writing love letters to three pieces of clothing with three very different reasons for having made the cut.
Hey, little @grainlinestudio moss mini. You know, you were the first thing I really made after having my son. I was so sleep deprived and still working out what 'being a mamma' meant. I must admit I felt totally lost. But I saw you and you were so fun and cool, so not mumsy. I remember sewing you on a whim with unloved leftovers in my stash, stealing moments to sew you while the bambino slept or played with my parents. Those memories of extended family are so special. Thank you for those precious memories, for letting me remember them each time I wear you, and for making me feel like a super cool version of myself every time we hang out 😘😘😘