Hope everyone is well.
Back in May we went to New York and of course, whilst there I stopped off at Mood. I was there for fabric for my copy of the Valentino Dress but ended up falling in love with a lightweight sage green twill. At first I thought I would make a relaxed shirt dress but lately I’ve really wanted to wear something other than dresses and jeans so I decided to use it for trousers.
Go on, have a read “The One With the First Trousers”
check me out – a blog post that isn’t MONTHS after the last one!
We’ve had a few events to go to so that has really fired up my sewjo. Today’s post is about my take on the Folkwear 240 Rosie the Riveter dungarees/overalls….that I may or may not have muslined and purchased fabric for in 2019 for Asheville Frocktails – embarrassing or what! Despite the delay, I’m so glad I finally made these!
Go on, have a read “The One with the “Fancy” Dungaree/Overalls”
Welcome back! or to those of you who skipped part 1 – Haiii!
So, the Valentino copy drafting had gone well,, unfortunately, after all that success I did hit a bump in the road, with the fabric of all things!
I’d discussed with Mary my different options for fabric types and had landed on a crepe back satin or viscose satin as I wanted it to be more party style than the inspiration picture.
Go on, have a read “The One with the First Ever Draped Dress – Part 2”
How is it June and this is my first post of 2021???
Don’t worry, I have been sewing but honestly, I just haven’t felt like blogging, maybe I’ll do a quick overview post of the things I’ve made so I can share them with you all!
Anyway, the reason for today’s post is a good one! I tried my hand at draping for the 1st time and I think it was a success 🙂
Go on, have a read “The One with the First Ever Draped Dress – Part 1”
How the hell is everyone? Surviving the crazy year that is 2020?
I’ve been taking a social media break since September and it’s really helped me with the day to day, although I really miss the sewing community.
Never fear, despite not posting/sharing, I have been sewing – Hurrah!
After making the Folkwear Sailor shorts, I came to some realisations about my sewing practice and how I wanted to move forward with it. The shorts were a pretty in-depth make where I used new construction techniques and despite it being more challenging, I REALLY enjoyed making them. Whereas the idea of making a T-shirt or boxy top bores me to tears. So that was it, I realised I like the actual act or should that be art of sewing. I like learning new things and taking my time with them rather than racing to the end. I decided from now on I’d keep that in mind when choosing projects….
….enter the Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studios.
Go on, have a read “The One with all the Dinos”
Well hello there folks…remember me?!
Since finishing my coveralls I promised myself I wouldn’t sew anything else until my top block was finished, but the weather has been amazing so instead of working on that I’ve been outside a lot and preoccupied with my newest love – knitting!
All that changed however when Molly of Folkwear patterns reached out and asked if I’d like to make and blog about their latest pattern – 229 Sailor Pants. Folkwear is based in Fairview, just a few miles down the road from me, Molly is part of the Oh Sew Asheville group and the pattern is SO CUTE so how could I refuse?
So before we get into the knitty gritty, this post is sponsored by Folkwear, but all opinions are my own.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Sailor Pants”
Public Service Announcement – this is a long one so get a drink and get comfy!
As soon as Sugardale Patterns released the Kickstarter campaign to bring their patterns to a reality I KNEW I would make the Len Coveralls. The pattern was everything I wanted – modern yet vintage, tom boy yet somehow feminine too – it felt like me in a pattern honestly.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Susie Coveralls”
How you all holding up? Is the crazy over yet?
I’ve had a weird relationship with sewing during this time; fits and starts of creativity. Luckily with one of my “I need to make something” bouts I decided to finally sit down and make the Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans I cut out in November! (yikes!).
Go on, have a read “The One with the Dawn Jeans”
The world is crazy right now isn’t it?
I think sewists are probably secretly a little happy about all the “stay home” advice – more time for sewing hooray!
Go on, have a read “The One with the Harvested Fabric”
If you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll know I’ve long struggled with bodice fitting. Well, early on in January my sewjo returned with the FIRE and I used that drive to work on those issues, and with some help, I THINK it’s been resolved! Go on, have a read “The One with The Solution”