Well she's finished. My interpretation of @beautejadore cute lil dress. I used fabric from my stash with a print to match up no less 😳. I did not use a zipper cuz I'm lazy and knew the dress had enough ease to pull over my head. Also I can't tie a proper bow to save my life. Since I had already cut the strips I decided to attached them to the sleeve and let them hang. Pics coming this weekend but I needed to post b4 y'all start calling me lazy🤣🤣🤣. It looks better on me than on the dress form. #sewvestyle#californiasewist#doingmythang#butterick5948#sewingblogger#makersgonnamake#diysewing
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Always, always have a nice SHARP unpick on hand. They blunt very easy
Using a sharp one will cut your unpicking time down dramatically! And this is important when altering and refashioning! It saves so much time
It will give you less time unpicking and more time thinking of fun ways to change up your garments
I like new ones every few weeks!
Finished and blogged--- This month's #sewmystyle @megannielsenpatterns #mnbriar ! All the details on the blog... and for you astute IGers, yes I did make myself a matching sweater to the one I made John 😂💚🐢 direct link in bio ✌🏼
Today has been a busy day! After our morning opening I sorted through the bolt end fabric pile behind me... 38 cotton bolt ends of various lengths have now been added to the website! 🌐 Link in the bio
📦 International postage available
So glad I decided to make a sleeveless Nettie Dress instead of the Layton Romper! 🤗 Not only did I finish it all within a day, but it also looks great! 🙌 Expect nice pretty photos of it on the blog this week!
Advice please fellow sewists!
I have just over 2 meters of this beautiful embroidered viscose!
I was planning on either making an @closetcase.patterns Sallie dress or a @sewaholic Saltspring dress, for my birthday/holiday dress in 3 weeks! But this fabric has hardly any stretch. Anyone have any advice of whether I could get away with either of those patterns or something similar please? Many thanks! 😘. - Sorry for the poor picture quality!
I've made a toile of some knickers! Used my lovely friend @sozoblog's 🆓 pattern (🖱💻➡️http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/free-downloadable-pdf-pattern-pants_4.html) and I decided to attach the FOE using my @janomeuk Coverstitch machine 💪👍.
Came together pretty fast! And, pleasingly it's a great way to use up random scraps of decently stretchy jersey 👍
I compared my usual M&S briefs to the pattern and decided to go with the size 8. Fit came out pretty good for my 1st attempt 😊. Will do some more tweaks and probably try some softer less stiff (plush?) style elastic next time around.
Robe #burda6520 en coudre. Je ne suis pas l'ordre d'assemblage des instructions. J'ai cousu col parementure manches et jupe avant le corsage et une fois celui-ci cousu je pourrai les monter sur le corsage dans la foulée. #cousumain#sewingblogger
Hach, war das wieder ein schöner Tag😊 Ein 🍰☕️- Besuch bei meiner lieben @grabpa 💕😘 Schön war's!! Das ganze Wochenende😊 Mein Liebster meinte vorhin, er könnte noch eine Woche kinderfrei gebrauchen...😂 Seh ich genauso!!😬 Zum Abschluss dieses schönen Tages waren wir noch lecker Pizza essen😊🍕🍷Ps.: Und schaut Euch den schönen Ausschnitt von Patricias Bluse an!! So tolle Zierstiche hat sie benutzt😍 Sieht absolut aus wie gekauft👌🏻
Me perdonáis si hoy tengo el corazón "encogío" ante la triste noticia del incendio en el paraje de Las Peñuelas de Mazagón, en las inmediaciones de Doñana y por donde transcurren los caminos rocieros de Huelva. Ojalá el daño sea reparable y no quede demasiado destruido un paraje natural tan precioso...
🎵🎵Mi jaca corretea tras de los ciervos
y le gusta perseguirlos marisma adentro.
Entre las ramas, relincha mi caballo
La brisa de los mares
que llega al Coto
va besando los pinos
poquito a poco.
Ay qué alegría
si yo fuera brisa
de noche y día.🎵🎵
Glad to finally be back planning sewing projects after time out due to my final assignment deadline for my course! After seeing the @sewoveritlondon blog with Penny/Poppy hack, I knew I needed one! Managed to cut this one from some fabric in my stash 🙌🙌
Right before we left for our super long trip, Ania asked me if I can make her a skirt. I let her choose the fabric in my moment of weakness. 😆 She pulled out this matryoshka fabric (I went through a matryoshka doll stage) and too my surprise I discovered that there were two pattern pieces that look like a skirt that would fit Ania. 🤔🤔 For a moment I thought I lost all my marbles since I couldn't remember making it. 😱And then it all came back to me, it was the skirt portion of the bubble dress from straight grain patterns in size 5t when I tested it about 5 years ago. 😂😂 I cut the skirt part and realized I didn't have enough fabric for the rest. Now it's a skirt. 😂@sewinglikemad has a great tutorial on her blog how to add elastic and have all seams enclosed. I also added big pockets with vintage buttons, mostly to use up all the fabric. Ania is quite in love with the skirt. #sewingforgirls#sewingmama#sewingforkids#sewingblogger#handmadekidsclothes#instasew
Do you get asked a lot by family, friends, even acquaintances to #sew for them?⠀
Sometimes it's hard to #sayno , even if you don't have an interest in hemming their pants or #making a dress for their upcoming party.⠀
In today's #liveshow we're talking about this issue and the best ways to kindly turn down #sewing requests.⠀
Join the conversation on the #SewingReport#YouTube channel!
One of my birthday presents was this saddle chair. @maledevonsewing recommended the saddle chair to me ages ago when we were talking about our posture when sewing, so I asked for it for my birthday. I haven't properly used it yet as I've been away this weekend with my mum. I've adjusted the height and already I can see the benefits I'll get from this chair. Hoping to find some time to sew this week and try it out properly!
Incase you missed it, the final post in the Rowan bodysuit and tee sewalong is up! Link in profile! Here I'm wearing a scoop neck Rowan bodysuit with my favorite denim Flint pants, and I'll probably repeat this outfit again tomorrow 😆😂 #MNrowan#MNflint
New blog post live now! You'll find me over on stefmakes.com rambling on about my #sewtogetherforsummer @grainlinestudio #aldershirtdress . Thanks again to @sewsarahsmith, @rocco.sienna and @sewing_in_spain for hosting such a fab event. 🎉👌