Testing call for the #sweetheart dress is officially CLOSED! I took a much-needed day off and came back to find SO MANY applications! My heart is so full right now. 💗 It’s still my goal to let y’all know on Wednesday - keep an eye on your inbox! #lilaandjune#sewingpattern#patterntesting
I pretty much fill sippy cups all day, every day. Momlife can be TOUGH. It can feel monotonous and insignificant. It can be exhausting and yet so fulfilling.
My style has definitely taken a hit (did I ever have style??) since becoming a mom - most days you’ll find me in a hoodie or tunic and leggings.
This one has become a favorite here - comfy, cozy, and fun colorblocking options.
I think you should make one for yourself, too!!! You’ll find a link to the pattern in my profile. It’s an affiliate link - so you’ll be helping me fill those sippy cups, too!!! 😍
Cheers to real life! 👍🏻 #PetiteStitchery#PSrose#momlife#sippycupsalldayeveryday#memadewardrobe
Today I begin assembling the pencil skirt boxes to ship out on February 1st. Lots and lots of fabric to cut, but I'm so excited to get these in the hands of our subscribers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you want to subscribe too, check out our March Trouser Boxes, up on the site now!
A month ago I decided to start sewing for two reasons. Firstly, I've grown tired of finding pretty things and noping out after seeing the price tag. Impulse shopping occurred immediately after this decision and pictured above is my first fabric purchase. I bought far too much (2.5m) and I'm glad that I did. I'm saving it for a sleeveless blazer and trouser suit which I hope to create at the end of this year once I've acquired the skills.
The other direction I'm excited for is learning to sew my own lingere. I cannot believe in all the time I've struggled to find a decent bra that it has never occurred to me to make my own. I do not understand why padded bras have become standard. I require a soft cup bra that moulds to my breast for shape.
My first sewing class is this evening and I am stupid excited for what's to come.
One of my all time favourite moments! This outfit was completely memade and were for / part of a fashion collection inspired by Breaking Bad TV show. Yes - I’m often inspired by TV or film! (The jacket is Faux Fur BTW!)
What do you get inspired by when it comes to making your own clothes?⠀
It might be grey and rainy in London this morning but I'm happy because I'm wearing my favourite sweatshirt! This is my latest creative project, the @sewhouse7 #toastersweater . I've set myself the challenge this year to sew more jersey garments. I love sewing and making clothes and jersey is a fabric I wear a lot but have always been nervous to work with. I shouldn't have been because this sweater was so easy to make! I used @raystitch sweatshirt fleece and it's so cosy I to wear - I LOVE it 😍I'll be doing a blog post on sewing/ dressmaking soon so watch this space ✂️
Ok y’all, only three weeks late... That’s not so bad, right? My top 9 of 2017!
It’s great to have a sweeping view of what my most popular makes were last year. I love the variety and that every post is a different garment, but 7 out of 9 are dresses or skirts, so it’s probably best for me to branch out a bit more in 2018 😋 I’m not really one for making sewing goals (I legit made 0/9 of my #makenine2017 , anyone else fall into this category?), so let’s just say... I’ll make at least one pair of pants this year!
Après-midi pluvieux entre ours :
Me: Alinours, j'ai mis ma nouvelle jupe, tu peux me prendre en photo stp 😇🙏
@aline_rrr : OK vas-y prends la pause
Je m'exécute en tentant quelques innovations stylistiques.
@aline_rrr : lol pas mal mais faudra assumer !
Me : ouais tkt... Mais ça me fait un gros bide là.
@aline_rrr : ben ouais t'as vu ton pull, rentre le dans ton collant !
Me: OK ça y est vas y !
@aline_rrr : c'est toujours gonflé mais la photo est floue ça passe 😂😂😂😈
Merci pour ta patience 🐻
Jupe en daim un peu rigide de chez toto tissu et patron maison. Elle est toute simple mais je l'aime bien.
It took me a while to find the perfect pants pattern. But I found it thanks to @knipmode . It has welt pockets, a zipper fly and is high waisted! Couldn't be happier💕
I made the pants in the smallest size (xs), but unfortunately it is still a bit big in the waist area (that's why a mockup is important I guess😜). It won't be a problem though, I already found a cute belt to pair with it!
I did make the pants a tad shorter and tighter in the bottom for a more casual feel and skipped the vertical welt pockets in the front (they didn't seem practical to me). Pattern: "bloemenpak" Knipmode magazine August 2017
I made a teddy bear coat!! It’s so soft and snuggly! Now I just need to find some cold weather so I can wear it! I used #burda116#fauxfur coat pattern and slimmed down the collar a bit. All in all the fur was easy to sew with and very forgiving, however I did have my fair share of seam ripping and fixing things 🙈 I’m happy with how this turned out and I’ll post pics wearing it later this week. 😊#COATMAKINGPARTY
Just completed my second #2018makenine . This is the #rumitank from @christinehaynes and is by far the simplest make on my list. I made this one up as an activewear top using this lovely fabric from @guthrieghani in the 'Dawn blur' colourway. Looking at the pattern I thought it might come up a little short for my liking-I'm not tall by any stretch of the imagination but am very tummy conscious. For that reason I took the unusual step for me of making a toile and found it was shorter than I like so I added two inches to the bottom. I could probably go down a size but I wanted a looser fit so I'm happy with this version. It is a quick sew and I found it a bit boring to make but can see it being made over and over again as it is a great staple. I will possibly make it again as activewear but also as a pj top as my preference is for woven bottoms and a jersey top and I could combine this with my go-to pattern for pj trousers, Margot.
Sorry for the bad photo but black knit pants are more difficult to photograph than to sew. These are my secret pyjamas - pants that feel like pjs but don't look like them when they're on (I promise - even though here they do look like pj pants here!) Perfect travel pants! #wardrobebasics#memadewardrobe#jalie3355#jalie
I finally finished the 4 black knit tops that have been lurking in my UFO pile since early last year. 2 were converted into short sleeves - because whilst 4 long sleeved black tops is perfectly reasonable in Melbourne, it's a little OTT for Brisbane 😂 #memadewardrobe#wardrobebasics
Enjoyed a fun night out tonight for Jimmy’s work employee appreciation event. We got to dress up, eat dinner without cutting up anyone else’s food, and gamble with pretend money! (We lost it all!) It was also my first true test of my #RTWfast2018 commitment to not buying any store bought clothes. I made this hi-lo tunic / dress, leggings, and threw on my favorite pair of knee high wedge boots. Not too bad for no practice run and fabrics I hadn’t worked with before! Pretty cool challenge.... I think it’s going to be a fun, creative year!
Thanks to my parents for hanging with all four kids tonight - we very much appreciate it!!! 😍
Oh.... and I may not be a model, but I could potentially pass as a flamingo! 😂