I made this shirt (with the coolest of fabrics from @riflepaperco & @cottonandsteel) more than a year ago using a @la_maison_victor pattern (Chemisier Elsa) which required adding seam allowances, something that I forgot or didn't find as I was following the French version of the mag or assumed they were included 😌 The result? I tried it on (at the end) and it felt 'strange' at the back, a bit tight and also the collar was a nightmare to sew (with no seams allowances, you can imagine... 😰). Anyway, I realised a bit later but the truth is that I've been using it all the same. Does this sound familiar? Have you made a big sewing mistake as well? Did you go back and rectify? Or get on with it and wear the garment anyway? Or maybe you chucked it away? 😀✂🙋
Sew....... I made a #sewingcoco and I know I should have lengthened it as I wear mine other ones with leggings and I didn't as my rotten cold made it feel like too much effort and now my outfit for Friday night feels rather inappropriate! Dam you thick set thighs!!!!! Maybe I will just have to make another one! #sewingaddict#fabricaddict#imakemyclothes#diy
When the fabric matches your tools 💜 Testing a skirt pattern using this stunning fabric from #cottonandsteel I have been saving for a while! 🇧🇷 Uma segunda-feira muito rosa e florida aqui na Alchimisti!
Let's have another blab about #slowfashionoctober , shall we?
One thing I'm becoming more ok with is admitting when something is not working for me, and giving myself permission to do whatever I need to. In some cases, that's passing the garment on to someone else. In some cases, that means ripping out hours of work. For instance, this dark green alpaca yarn was once a heavily textured sweater with 0 ease. It kind of itched in the tight spots, and it wasn't terribly flattering. So I ripped it all out and am trying it in the recently released #zweigsweater by @boylandknitworks. Now, due to past experiences I know that close fitting circular yoke sweaters don't fit well on me, so I'm making sure that this one will have plenty of ease. Plus the lace adds more give than a typical colourwork yoke would.
So, I'm learning to not be so precious about the things I've made. Especially when it comes to knitting, most of the time it can be ripped out and reknit several times if necessary! And I'm trying to be honest about what does and doesn't work for me before ploughing ahead with a project, so I hopefully end up with fewer duds. That should add up to even more satisfaction with the things I've made which helps decrease the I-don't-like-anything-in-my-closet feeling that sends so many of us running to the mall for some retail therapy!
Sewing friends I need your help. I have this scuba which I want to make into a dress for a wedding reception I am going to Friday night. I am full of cold with a pounding headache so can not decide If I should play it safe with a #sewingcoco or get my head round the #ladyskaterdress anxious I can not make a muslin before I get stuck in but also worried the Coco would not be dressy enough? Any thoughts appreciated. #sewingaddict#sewing#fabric#scuba#imakemyclothes
My sewing wife's brand new blog post is live! @joy.margot has made a beautiful @tillybuttons Francoise dress out of our @dashwoodstudio Norrland Ice cotton. Joy has written a tutorial on how to add cuffs to your Francoise if you fancy adding a bit of Suzy Bishop style to your me-made wardrobe ✂️
It’s starting to look a lot like autumn 🍂🍁🍂 Ochre denim from @dragonfly_fabrics destined to become some kind of a-line mini and spotted cotton from @fabriclandbristol some kind of blouse 🙄 #imakemyclothes#sewcialist