sooo....clearly i failed miserably at #sewvember 🙈 i kind of knew i would - my best friend got married the 11th, the next weekend we went camping in Alabama, and then it was Thanksgiving and next thing i knew, the month was over! and then it was on to Christmas sewing, because i rarely start things early 🤦🏻♀️ anyway, this is a whole cloth quilt i’m working on for the new baby in the family that is expected sometime between Christmas and New Years 💕 the unicorns are Art Gallery Fabrics Fantasia, the backing is Cotton + Steel double gauze, and i used Kaufman flannel instead of quilt batting. because i kind of hate the feel of quilt batting 🤷🏻♀️ using flannel also means i can space out my quilting on whole cloth quilts 😉 #win
Christmas Remnant Sale this week at http://ow.ly/pT3I30hfKOf - dive in for a rummage! Plus, restocks of your favourite ponte Roma jersey colours in case you're planning a post-Christmas sewing session...
💀you're killing my vibe💀 "Le calze sono belle, le calze sono eleganti, le calze vanno usate in inverno per scaldarsi.
Le calze stravaganti denotano sempre personalità,
Le calze posso aiutarvi nella vita,
gli Uomini usano le calze.
Diciamo basta alla sovraesposizione di caviglie bianche e similvillose;
usate le calze, per l'amor del cielo!" ✔
Dopo questa, a mio avviso, necessaria quanto doverosa divagazione ricordo che per gli ordini natalizi 🎄 avrete a disposizione ancora pochi giorni, tic tac il tempo stringe🕜🕐🕧 #natisullauna#xmas#order#present#artigianato#socks#calze#sew#sewingaddict#sewingproject#sewing#coudre#sewphotohop#sewvember
#bpsewvember : 2018 : What’s my goal for 2018? Do you remember this dress? This was actually an experiment for the real dress I was supposed to make, consider it a wearable toile of sorts. I got this fabric over two years ago but haven’t made the leap to draft and design my final vision. Maybe I’m afraid of making a mistake and running out of fabric. I have completed a game plan, my sketches and notes are floating around somewhere. All I need is to drum up some excitement but after all that hand appliqué to make this design symmetrical, I was kind of over it. Happy Holidays everyone! November has been quite a thrill sharing and connecting with all of you.
My last #sewvemberchallenge post (I promise after today I will only post interesting progress pictures!). It’s getting there - I hacked 4 inches off the bottom and in much happier with the length. It still needs a little tweaking but it’s packed to go to Mom’s house with me tomorrow so I can get her expert help. Thank you @theremnantwarehouse for this great challenge (and for naming me a runner up! I can’t wait to pick some fabric to use my discount on!). #sewing#sewvember#sleepyseamstress#terriscoat#memadewardrobe#ididit
Sewvember Day 30!!!!! Buttoned Napkin Holders, though these trays could be used for a myriad of things! We hope you’ve enjoyed Sewvember and found inspiration for you holiday season. Come by the store to check out any projects you may have missed! #sewvember#atkinsondesigns#handmadeholiday
Okay, so I pooped out of #sewvember about a week in to the challenge, but it doesnt mean I wasn't busy sewing. Tis the season for holiday craft shows after all. But, I wanted to end the month on a laugh. Thanks, @tinytwirlingseamstress !
#bpsewvember day thirty: 2018.
Next year I plan on doing more vintage sewing, more pants, and at least one jacket. I also plan on making even more sewing friends and posting more on the blog. Lastly, I plan on doing more of these fun sewing Instagram challenges. Much thanks to @bimbleandpimble for getting this organized! (Without sewvember, how will I know what day of the month it is?!) Also, this red felt, ribbon, and netting concoction is today's entry for @faces_and_style #weekOfHats . #faces_and_style
Day 30 of #bpsewvember : 2018! I'm starting 2018 off with a 3 day sewing course with @sewalison! I absolutely cannot wait, and have already started thinking about what I want to focus on, as well as what I'm hoping to learn. I want to sew smarter, with less silly mistakes and complete more garments that I'm proud to wear! Thank you so much for hosting this fab challenge, @bimbleandpimble. How is #sewvember over already?! #memade#bpsewvember#dressmaking#seamstress#isewmyownclothes
#bpsewvember day twenty-nine: no limits.
If I had all the time and supplies required, and if the cats were more helpful, I would love to make a capsule wardrobe from every decade in the past 100+ years. However, as a full time student and full time employee, I just don't have that much time on my hands.
Instead, I've chosen to focus on one decade (currently the 1940's) at a time and see where it goes.
Pictured: Bravo and Delta "helping" by being cattern weights.
welcome to my new page for sewing, dressmaking and costumes! this page is run by @frenchy.kiss and i will hopefully be adding more new projects to this page soon! 🌟
this dress is for an upcoming cinderella pantomime. i was commissioned to create a version of cinderella’s pink dress that the stepsisters destroy. the skirt shown is attached with velcro and can be ripped off to reveal a ragged underskirt. the bow and chiffon sleeves are also attached with velcro for easy removal. i’m excited to see how this dress performs on stage, and i’ll post more in-depth photos soon when the dress is returned after the show. 👠
One style arc sunny top finished! It only took a few hours and is oh-so-snuggly!! It's 33°c here at the moment, but when the weather drops in a few days (#melbourneweather ) I'll post an action shot! Lovely fabric from the fabric store
#sewvemberchallenge#sewvember @theremnantwarehouse @stylearc #sunnytop#imakemyownclothes @wearethefabricstore
Day Three of #meetthemakerweek by @joannehawker
WHERE, WHEN & WORKSPACE.
Here is a quick photo from my desk yesterday afternoon.
I have a lovely designated working space specifically for hand rendered work and a separate area for digital work. Although they both inform each other, I like to keep a little space between them. Totally influenced by @austinkleon
This is a small scale project I am working on currently. Test pieces for potential larger works.
What did the hat say to the sock? “I’ll go on ahead, you go on foot”. 😂😝 🎩🧦 #handmadedress#confettidress
Fabric: @spotlightstores @laurablythman
P.S. People often ask me where my handbag is from - @gabs.official Gabs bags are Italian made with refined materials and shiny colours, convertible in different forms and volumes.
So behind on #sewvember not going to try and catch up on all of them. So stylelines...it changes, but right now I am in love with the style lines of the late 1910's earlier 1920's. You can see the flapper developing but not quite there. I love the fashion at the cusp of decades. I miss making historical garments but I am gearing up to do one just because I can. One other area of interest for me just now is the teddy girls of the 1950's, giving moxie by mixing up Edwardian stylelines with rock'n'roll. Might incorporate some of that in to my next few makes.
#bpsewvember day twenty-eight: success!
I'm still quite excited about the success of my first me-made pair of jeans and how well they fit on my "caboose"! Featuring another vintage seventies hand-me-down sweater and hat from my mum.
Last month, I made quite a few things that I didnt even bother mentioning that they were for my "Treat Yo'self" sewing challenge. This month, I kept it really simple, and made a circle skirt and matching headband. Didn't forget the pockets, of course! It's been a warm week, so I got away with this outfit 😊
Finished size 12 @oliverands #sunnydayshorts lengthen by 3 inches.
She is on the slim side but size 10 sunnyday shorts I made earlier this year fit her just right about now and I worried it would be too small in a few months. It looks ginormous around her hip and tummy but I guess she will grow into it. 🤔
Fabric is linen from @spotlightstores.
Ok peeps - I’m frustrated and I don’t know if what I’m unhappy with is my body or my sewing. It’s going to be a winter coat so I know it needs more ease than a dress, but I feel like it looks like a circus tent (I know part of that is just because it’s muslin and not my fabric). It needs to be MUCH shorter. Anyone have any thoughts on ease? I added four inches, which I thought was fairly standard, but I think it’s way too much. #sewvemberchallenge#sewvember#sewing#sewingsuggestions#sewinghelpneeded @theremnantwarehouse
#bpsewvember « design lines » ❤️✂️❤️ I generally treat design lines as suggestions, and love to take a pattern with good bones and mix it up to better match my style, like this @lieslgibson moto jacket that I added a soft peplum to and made in a luxe cream boucle (it's #oscardelarenta from @moodfabrics). I haven't worn this as much as I should--this is a great reminder to pull this to the front of my closet! Do you have handmade items you love but rarely wear? I'm usually pretty good about wearing all my makes although obviously some get worn more than others. #sewvember#butterickpatterns#lisettepatterns#motojacket#boucle
So I kinda stopped with sewvember daily challenges, but I am doing a personal challenge - I will sew 1 item a day for 25 days from December 1-25. It'll be Christmas and winter related, and will be anything from simple headbands to skirts and dresses!
#bpsewvember day twenty-seven: design lines.
I was torn between talking about lines as in plaid fabric and lines as in silhouettes, so I'm going to get both with this soon to be dress. The pattern was my grandma's in the sixties, and she apparently made a number of dresses from it, though none survived to present day. I used the bodice as a basis for a twenties dress in my early self-drafting days, but I also love the pleating options on the skirt and want to do a proper make of it (with the fun challenge of lots of pattern grading, etc., as I'm a foot taller and many pounds more than she was!)
Plaid is my favorite fabric design pattern, and I've been saving this colorful plaid for "just the right long sleeved dress". Cold weather has finally set in, so I think I'll be starting on this dress this week.
So this is a little side project I have been working on... Gothic embroidery portraits! 🎀 I used to sew when I was younger and last month I had an urge to start again... I can see I've made a lot of mistakes already but I also don't care 😂 this is Henrietta, or Henri to a friend (you don't pronounce the H) I'm getting quite close to finishing her so couldn't resist sharing this work in progress.