well.... my unenthusiastic face says it all 😂 Can't say I'm thrilled with this make, which is my first #2018makenine item! (Check out the link in my bio for my video on my 2018 make nine!) Initially this was going to be the non-peplum version of the @namedclothing #kanervablouse , but that ended up being waaay too short for me, so I added the peplum as an afterthought (which I had to modify because I only bought enough fabric for the non-peplum view.) I like the fabric and the way it looks on the model, but I must be way taller than her because it's much shorter on me, including the sleeves. I think I'll try to wear this one tucked into skirts, which is how I was planning on wearing it anyway. Also, if anyone knows of any cute button back shirt patterns that don't look ridiculous on people who are vertically gifted, please let me know!
First make of 2018! #v1558 in a wonderfully soft merino wool jersey from #thefabricstore . Was a pretty easy make except for the parts I made hard for myself, like putting in a hand picked zipper and a waist stay, but sometimes I do just like to complicate things. @mccallpatterncompany @wearethefabricstore #sewingtall
My 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣ goal is to create more. As in at least 2 garments a month more! That means I have to trust in my schooling. Trust in my skill set. Trust in myself AND then actually share my creations ✂️ Maybe its just me, but I am my biggest obstacle. I procrastinate to death because I believe I'm not that good at this! I'm choosing to leave those silly beliefs in 2017 and move forward with confidence in 2018. Will my seams be the straightest? Probably not! Will my fit be perfect the first time?! Probably not! However I'm choosing to let 2018 be my most creative year yet despite the fear ✂️ Who are your favorite/inspiring creatives?! I want to follow more people who are living out their thing fearlessly! #sewcialists#sewing#sewingtall#sewcialist#diy#patternmaking#pattern#patterndesign
A bit of black to make it a legit #blackwoodcardigan 😂😬 (or maybe I miscalculated how long to cut the front band since I lengthened this beauty 3 inches for #sewingtall as mentioned by @mtgirlsews) I did not lengthen the sleeves and you can see they are just perfect even for long arms 😊 Awesome tips for beginners in this pattern from @helens__closet and the coziest #cloudknit from @blackbirdfabrics #sewzen#kelownasewing#memade#handmadewardrobe#isew
I finally had a nice day to get a picture of the new #jacquicoat from @stylearc I made on my end-of-the-year sewcation. The fabric is Italian wool cashmere double-cloth from @emmaonesock - it was fantastic to work with, and comfy/cozy to wear. I ended up using a nice silk print from @moodfabrics that was in my stash, instead of the black rayon piece I had purchased (seemed a bit more fun). The ribbing for the cuffs, pocket edges and standup collar are from a recycled cashmere turtleneck sweater I took apart. The Riri two way zipper was ordered from @pacifictrimmings in NY. My second coat from this great pattern - the only change I made this time around was to shorten it by about 4”. After reading @thefoldline “Top Ten Reasons Why Sewing is Good for You” post today, it’s no wonder this make has me feeling so happy! #lovetosew#sewersofinstagram#stylearc#sunnywinterdays#sewingtall#sewcialist#memade#stylearcpatterns
⭐NYE cont⭐// This is the other way to tie the bodice of #v9259 which is *slightly* more conservative with the tie providing a lil curtain for my cleve 🙊// This bodice was a serious challenge to fit without gaping and it still needs some work and additional length for my long torso// The length of this is also throwing me off a bit, I'm 5'10 but I kind of look/photograph petite? Not sure about this black magic 🙃🕵️♀️ //#sewing#handmadethreads#sewingtall
I finished my refashioned coat, and I'm so happy with it! I cut up a wool coat that my grandma doesn't need anymore, and I turned it into this beauty. The fabric is amazing, and I was able to reuse the original pockets, button tabs, and back kick pleat. I used the #pepernootcoat pattern, and it's a good one!
Starting off 2018 with more florals! 💐 This was my hurry-and-make-before-it's-time-for-us-to-catch-our-flight Lane Raglan. 😉😂 I got this beautiful french terry from @fabricoutlet/@califabrics at our sewing Meetup the Friday before Christmas, and then immediately threw it in the wash and made it the next day before our flight at 7pm. Best decision ever. All three of my Lane Raglans are getting LOTS of wear and I love it!! 💕 #laneraglan#califabrics
Endlich war schönes Licht für Fotos! Ich wollte schon immer eine Karo-Flanellbluse! Diese 3. #cheyennetunic von @heyjunehandmade ist schon seit Anfang Oktober fertig (Nummer 2 ist noch gar nicht fotografiert...🙈). Sie ist aus einem wunderschönen Flanell von #robertkaufmanfabrics den ich bei @nostalgia_privatim gekauft habe. Ein absolutes Lieblingsteil, dass sehr viel getragen wird! #sewingtall#selfishsewing#ilovesewing
Q: When is 2.5m of fabric less than 2.3m? A: When you’re 5’10” tall, your linen shrinks in the pre-wash, and you had to grade up the pattern to fit your post-Christmas thighs.. 😫 So these low-key trousers are going to end up as either culottes or shorts! #simplicityk1699#sewingtall#sewingfail#iblamethemincepies
This means lots of new projects are on the horizon for 2018! I'm back home in the USA, reunited with my baby (industrial machine) and the fabric is affordable (unlike Australia). Really excited to make all the things! Stay tuned...I will also be rebranding in the next few weeks so be on the lookout for that change as well @mrs6footsomething will be me! New year, new changes ✨ #lagarmentdistrict#LA#sewing#sewingtall#diy
An interruption in my normal #coatmakingparty programing to bring you this amazing new fabric from @raspberrycreekfabrics! I'm slightly obsessed and only felt slightly ridiculous walking around Costco this morning in our matchy getup, after we took these photos. 😳
Woman's Sweater: @lovenotions Sloane
Baby Hoodie: @brindilletwig Scuba Hoodie
Toddler Sweater/Shirt: @patternsforpirates Jolly Roger Raglan
Stripes for the win! 🖤 Kind of a different interpretation of this pattern but I love it and it is so comfy!
Pattern 1: cropped version of #mysewcalledsweater by @pipedreampatterns #pipedreampatterns (first pattern by Joann of @ametreof 💙) Pattern 2: #m7547 from @mccallpatterncompany
Fabric: super lightweight knit fabric bought a long time ago from @girlcharlee and stretch denim from local fabric mart.
Alterations for sweater: lengthened arms and body by 2” and might add another inch to the body next time #sewingtall
Finished my #seamworkpiedra just in time to party 🍾🥂 Swipe to see construction details and furry sewing assistant.
First time sewing something for myself in stretch velvet 💪😁 Previously had hemmed a friend's dress, and it was slow going until I figured out what worked for the fabric.
For this dress I made straight L based on my measurements, but maybe a M would've been better? I might take the arms and upper torso in a bit, but not tonight. I used instructions from the @seamworkmag Block Paper Scissors in the October issue to make it a turtleneck, and added 7 inches in length. The @colettepatterns instructions on sewing velvet were a huge help, and the hand basting was such a time and frustration savings!
Fabric is a luminous stretch velvet from @stonemountainfabric
Necklace from a jewelry making workshop at @rarebirdmakersstudio
I reviewed my #2017makenine (mine was #2017maketwelve ) and I finished everything but one! (Not everything is photographed though. 😝)
1- a #halifaxhoodie in @joann_stores sweater fleece
2- a #evergreenjacket in @fabricdotcom ikat
3- a #kellyanorak in @fabricdotcom waterproof fabric and @myfabricdesigns cotton silk lining
4- a #firstcrushswimsuit in swim fabric from @fabricdotcom
5- modal from @joann_stores that was supposed to be a Cheyenne tunic but became #taniaculottes
6- a #dressytalk woven tee in sateen from @myfabricdesigns
7- rayon challis from @fabricdotcom that was supposed to be a Cheyenne but became a #willametteshirt
8- another view of the #halifaxhoodie in merino sweatshirting from @wearethefabricstore
Looking at this list makes me want to expand into other fabric companies and designers, and tackle more advanced projects. I'll share next year's make 9 tomorrow!
Just managed to finish my #vintagepledge2017 dress by the skin of my teeth. The pattern is my hack of Simplicity 6943 (which I think is from the 1980s) I made some changes to the pattern as the original design wasn’t very flattering on me. The fabric is from @atelierbrunette more photos coming to the blog soon!
I've spent the better part of 2017 learning to sew and it has brought me so much joy! Making my own clothes is powerful - especially considering how powerless shopping for clothes makes me feel at my height. I've made pants, skirts, tops, dresses, bags and gifts. I don't even think about shopping for clothes anymore. Instead I fantasize about fashion that would normally be out of reach, explore silhouettes in patterns and hoard the fabrics of my dreams. These are most of my makes in 2017. In 2018 I plan to learn and make even more...and definitely take better pictures! #sewingtall#sewing#mccallpatterncompany
currently at my parents' house working on my @colettepatterns Aster view B! in love with this cotton/linen blend from @robertkaufman. also slightly impressed with my ability to pick out matching thread when I was at the store without a swatch 😉
It's Christmas Eve...all my selfless secret sewing is finished - I even had time to make myself a dress for tomorrow - everything is wrapped, food all prepped, house is tidy and my list is complete. I am sitting contemplating a glass of something to celebrate my amazing organisational skills whilst not being able to shake a slightly nagging sense that I must have forgotten something....!
Merry Christmas to you, wherever you are, however you celebrate. May the festive season bring you love, laughter, peace and joy. 🎄🎅💖😚 Galaxy t-shirt is @sinclairpatterns Kai. Mickey sweatshirt is a modified @grainline Linden in the softest fluffy backed fabric I've ever felt from @fabricland . Christmas tree is an @dragonflysouldesigns production!
Starting to wind down for the Christmas break now. I’m planning lots of time with family and friends, walks and of course some sewing and knitting. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you guys for following me and to the folks who have bought my first pattern, it means a lot to me that you’ve taken a chance on this one woman pattern design business 🙂so thanks for being awesome 💕. I Iook forward to seeing what 2018 will bring. #memadeeveryday#memadewardrobe
(12 Days of Christmas Tune) 🎶 A few days before Christmas I finally finished sewing -- 3 Panama Tees, 2 Panama Tee Dresses, 2 Seamly Basic Tees, and a pair of Hudson Pants! 🎶 (Did that work?? No? 🤔😂) When my mom came to visit at the beginning of November, we went fabric shopping at @fabrixsf and found so much gorgeous fabric! She asked me if I would sew a "few" things for her, and in return she bought me a bunch of fabric too! We leave for Utah on Saturday, and I am SO happy to have everything sewn AND COVER STITCHED! 😱 That's right. I finally used my machine and the stitching doesn't look terrible!! 🙌😄 Also, this is A LOT to sew for someone else, but I'm still repaying her for my horrible teenage years, and she never buys anything for herself. So now, I just make her things that for WAY better than anything she could find in a store. 👍 One more dress to sew for my sister and Christmas gifts are FINISHED! 🎉
This sweater/jacket was a surprisingly quick sew! Too bad the temperature went back up into the 70s today! I need some cooler weather so I can wear this! The pattern I used is Butterick 6330. I sized down and sewed a small. I added 3” to the sleeves and 2” to the body. #sewingtall The fabric is a stretchy sweater knit from @joann_stores, and I used knit interfacing from fashionsewingsupply.com on the facings and hems. Swipe for more photos! #b6330#butterick6330#butterick#butterickpatterns
The #siroccotop (and dress) from @coffeeandthread released today and I just had to make the dress after sewing the top during testing. I decided to keep the original length knowing it would be shorter than my personal preferred dress length. My idea was to wear it with tight jeans under and maybe a turtleneck. In other words I didn't expect to like it with just tights under but I do! This perfect fabric from @imaginegnats gives it such a great boho vibe. Go get this pattern while it's on sale. It's a GOOD one!
My first make of a micro #capsule that I planned to sew myself through my postpartum phase...we moved to Italy temporarily during my last pregnancy so all I brought with me was summer maternity clothes. This #Ballardtunic by @straightstitchdesigns in a sweater knit lets me get some more mileage out of my tank tops and maternity dresses while keeping me warm! #makercapsule#sewingtall
Just a few days post-op and attempting to dress like a human today for a shindig. You’ll have to take my word for it—beneath my much-loved #b6244 is a black crushed velvet #sadannidolmandress . My long-limbed friends, add length to Danni and plan on bracelet length sleeves even with 150cm wide fabric—that front piece is a fabric hog. #sewingtall#saskatoonsews#stylearc
Have you made your New Years party dress yet? The Dora dress is a great option. I made mine in this silver plisse fabric from #stoffstil Pattern is by me and is available in my Etsy shop. Check out the hashtag #sewingdora for more inspiration
🎅Summer Santa Suit🎅// Excuse the bathroom selfie with bonus toiletry products but wanted to show the tie front option of the reversible top// Heavily adapted from #style4115 to have three ties and lengthened by 5cm because #sewingtall and made up in cotton voile from #spotlightstores // Now to decide which way to wear the top 😊🙃🙊// #sewing#handmadethreads