Here she is! In all her abstract glorious-ness.
I think I have finally found one of my favorite jumpsuit patterns that most match’s the Kmart ones I lived in last summer. Lol.
_______________________________________I followed the pattern instructions for most of it but did end up going rogue towards the end and changed up the back part. It’s super easy, a quick make and has a simple elastic waist too. (I managed to get the majority of this made when Arch was at Daycare the other day.
Next time around i would change the neck line shape and probably also the straps. But i think overall this pattern was a win!
Pattern: Simplicity 1355 - Fabric: Upcycled Cotton/poly KD Quilt and Light Blue Cotton .
Now I know we are creeping in to summer and peeps don't like thinking about winter woolies... But I don't think anyone would mind one of these custom hand-knitted scarves in their Christmas stocking! Available through the website, get in now to allow time for Hatsumi to get stitchin'
The wearable toile of my Basic Instinct tshirt is finished. This pattern from @sasha_secondopiano is a cracker - beautifully shaped, with clear instructions and the optimum amount of comfy ease. It was the maiden voyage for my Pfaff coverstitch machine - see wonky neckline bump and tension issues. I cut an XS graded out to S at the hip and shortened the body by 5cm...about 2cm too much. Can't help feeling I haven't really done the pattern justice (yet!). #basicinstinctshirt#handmadewardrobe#slowfashion#sewing#isew#memadeeveryday
Happy Diwali! I'm so excited to have paired up with @CBCLife to create this #DIY sari clutch for this Diwali season. Check out the link in my bio for details and a tutorial. 🔥Wishing you all lots of light in your lives! 🔥
Spent the majority of the weekend getting comfy in my undies learning the art of tissue fitting and crotch adjustments, so stoked to now have a pant block that actually fits!! Thanks @melissawatsondesign and Pamela for your excellent tutelage #campworkroomsocial#palmerpletsch
Sometimes I make things for myself! This is the back (left) and front of a new Kalle tunic. I have been putting this off for a good three weeks since I received this PERFECT fabric. I had originally bought it for making garments to sell but I only had a teeny bit and directional prints are such a pain.
I managed to get the entire Kalle out of a yard and a half! 💥 The inside yoke and collar stand are cut on the cross grain but 🤷🏻♀️
Pattern: Kalle Shirt dress from Closet Case Patterns
Fabric: Rayon from Cotton and Steel
Make #2 of my Joann haul from last weekend is a @jalie_patterns tee that I’ve made several times now. It’s a super soft cotton rayon micro rib knit. I also went to Savers last night (alone, because when I go with my kids or husband, I end up hovering outside their fitting rooms the entire time to offer advice and keep the creepers away, ha!) and I got several sweaters and long sleeve tops ... just in time for the weather to warm up to the 60s and 70s 😂. I was pondering thrift shopping and I feel that being a seamstress makes me a better thrifter, because I know what nice fabrics are, what proper fit looks like and how to spot well made things. What are your thoughts on this?
We welcomed @avhp22 back to the studio this week 😊 ⠀
She’s back with a bang and has started a great new project. Her Dad loves boats so she’s making him this appliqué cushion cover - look at the appliqué precision!! Can you believe she was an absolute beginner a matter of weeks ago?!?!⠀
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1 of 3. Taking stock: to keep up my sewing mojo I'd thought I'd catalogue the makes which have made it to my wardrobe (with greatly varying levels of success - some only worn once). This doesn't include many WIPs and makes gone wrong or ones that were ok but never scored an actual wear out of the house.
Learning points include that choosing the right fabric is really difficult but I am slowly improving, and that (based on the others which haven't yet made it out of the sewing room) I enjoy making something with a more interesting pattern, but that doesn't necessarily translate into a garment I want to wear often. Most are casual, as I have a much higher standard for clothes suitable for work which I rarely achieve. I'm obviously still nervous about making trousers (none that get regular wear but I have so many patterns!). And it's clear I like grey! And am shit at making instagram bend to my will (ignore the duplicated photos)... #instasewing#memadeeveryday#memadewardrobe#ilovesewing#imakemyownclothes#handmadefashion#handmadeclothes#diywardrobe#sewcialists#sewersofinstagram From left to right: @colettepatterns #astershirt , @papercutpatterns #sapporocoat , @sewaholic #pendrellblouse , @cottonandchalk #lilydress , @colettepatterns #peonydress , @megannielsenpatterns #mnmatilda , ignore the duplicates, then a self-drafted jacket based on a Next jacket, and a self-drafted top based on a Monsoon top.
Crisp white @grainlinestudio #archershirt ready for fall. This is such a pretty textured cotton-hemp blend from an Etsy shop. There are subtle horizontal stripes...subtle enough that I didn’t have to crazy with pattern matching🙂.
If you've been wanting to learn to sew clothes since forever, THIS is the place to start! Our Sewing 101: Skirt workshop will teach you machine sewing basics in just three hours as you stitch up a cute lil' skirt just like this. Total beginners welcome - even if you've never touched a sewing machine before, we got you! This class is coming up on Sunday and there are still a few spots left - register on our site! ✂️❤️✂️