Basic black jersey sewing: Just another tee from @schneidernmeistern in soft cotton jersey from @stoffstil. And tights, or more precisely leggings with feet. I‘m too tall and curvy for rtw tights and I dislike wearing leggings with socks. This is my second attempt to make tights on my own and they are nearly perfect. No separate foot sole pattern piece this time. Thank you @marillawalker for your input on this 🖤 Fabric is soft jersey from @koenigreich_der_stoffe, pattern is self drafted based on three leggings/tights patterns #sewcialist#sewersofinstagram#imademyclothes#memadeeveryday#sewingtall#justanothertee#memadewardrobe#sewingtights
I learned SO much about fitting my own body when I made these @itchtostitch #lianastretchjeans . The fit isn't perfect but Its pretty good! Its a really great pattern for learning, and it has multiple options. I can't wait to make another pair!
#bpsewvember day eighteen: colo(u)r palette.
I usually try to pick a different color palette for each decade when sewing vintage. Since I'm sure that in the coming weeks I'll rather extensively cover the 1940's capsule wardrobe I'm working on, I wanted to show something a bit different for today's challenge: my very primary colored sixties outfits, inspired by Piet Mondrian's influence and the bright colors worn by my mum in family photos from the time.
From left to right: one of my half a dozen Simplicity 1609 Jiffy dresses, a hacked jumper pattern, a McCall's 7087 dress, and the world's comfiest pants (pattern unknown/very very hacked to look like some pants I saw in a photo). Note the birds. There are always birds.
I'm sharing a free cardigan pattern and tutorial #ontheblog along with a review of the @itchtostitch #lianastretchjeans !
This #freedrapedcardigan is easy to sew, uses only straight stitches, no serger, and fits any size! Its great for gifts!
Sweater fabric and pants fabric from @stylishfabric
Now I have started to wonder if @stylearc has a clone of me hanging out in their studio ready to fit their pants patterns on? 🤔 This is the #satheapants in a size 12, end of story. No changes. Not even in length! 😲 Okay my elastic in the waist is more like the size 10 but that doesn't count as pattern changes. ;-) The Brussels Washer linen/rayon blend from @imaginegnats is the perfect fabric for these pants. Drape and structure at the same time! I know a style like this doesn't give you a smaller looking behind but honest I don't care! I feel fantastic in them!
#bpsewvember day seventeen: impulse buy.
Yes, everything about this dress was an impulse buy.
I got an email from an acquaintance who knew I loved history and sewing; he was running a local cemetery stroll and reenactment, and if I had a dress (any era would do but Civil War was preferred) I could join in.
This was on a Friday, and the event was that Sunday. He assumed I had some 1860's costumes ready to go. I did not, but I decided to make one in time for the event. I rushed to @joann_stores, got the fabric and notions, rushed home, and sewed almost non-stop until the event.
I finished the dress with twenty minutes to spare, and that's only because my boyfriend made the petticoat for me. The entire dress is based on the Butterick 5831 pattern, and though there are some things I'd like to add (collar, more trim...), I'm quite proud of it.
Note to self: impulse buy a hoop skirt ASAP.
Delta would like for you to know that there's a new blog post up on thefortiesproject.wordpress.com (link in bio) about my November sewing plans, current progress, and my contrast-fabric-choosing dilemma (input appreciated!)
#bpsewvember day sixteen: stash.
Not the prettiest of pictures, but here's a small portion of my pattern stash! These ones were gifted from my aunt and grandmother, both of whom were avid sewists, and I'm slowly working my way through making my favorites from this box.
I have, in total, about 350 patterns, all of which I've photographed and categorized. Collector, not hoarder! 😂
Yup, it's another #sewdiy#louboxtop , this time in a woven lightweight bohemian print rayon with the crew neck option. I love this pattern, I'm now working on top no. 4, in a scuba knit. It looks completely different in each fabric, which might not be much of a surprise to experienced sewists, but it's an education for me!
If you are looking for a great scrap busting pattern, the Dora top is a great option. I’m layering mine up with chunky cardigans at the moment and posing awkwardly by the sea while wearing it ❄️. Pattern available in my Etsy shop #sewingdora#attieanddorapatterns
#bpsewvember day fifteen: mix it up.
Aside from my normal methods of "mixing up" modern and vintage* styles, I also love mixing patterns and prints. This dress/tunic (made from a @simplicity_creative_group @dottieangel pattern) uses three different cotton prints and is possibly my most adventurous mix of fabrics, even if I did stay in my "bird themed fabric" comfort zone. (Seriously, like a third of my makes feature birds or are made to match bird-themed jewelry.)
*Mostly me-made from vintage patterns, though, as I'm too clumsy to trust myself with true vintage.
And this is taking #sewingtall to a whole new level. I always make a little chart comparing my measurements to the pattern sizes; doing the same thing to make Rich a tshirt highlights beautifully the problems you have when you’re 6’6” tall. Wish me luck on the alterations!!
#bpsewvember day fourteen: tricky.
I made jeans! Well fitting jeans! Jeans that are long enough without being too big in the waist!
Because I'm a go big or go home person at times, I felt the need to add some trickier elements to the jeans, too, like a small peek at the polka dotted pocket lining and a free-handed machine embroidered "S" on the back pocket (as well as some fun pre-set zig zaggies, of course).
Gap in my wardrobe: solid colored tops. Enter some black cotton and this 1974 pattern I got from my aunt! I'm excited enough about this make that I'm going to pretend a sleeveless blouse is completely appropriate for winter time, and I'm just stubborn/proud enough to actually wear it out in the cold without a jacket.
#bpsewvember day thirteen: shortcut.
I'm not sure if it's more of a shortcut or laziness, but I sew hems on my machine if at all possible (the main exception to this rule is historical garments, like 1915 and older.) For the most part, if the thread is well matched and the stitching is a proper size, it doesn't show unless you're a foot away from the hem, but I still feel guilty for not slip stitching everything.
There. Now you know my secret, and I may feel ashamed enough to start taking the extra time on my skirts and dresses now. 😅
Enjoying my me mades on our tiny vacay. I've worn this cardigan everyday, and I looooooove it! I'm wearing a #unionsttee in linen jersey from @fabricmart and a #blackwoodcardigan in pink French terry from @stylishfabric.
Sewing buddy helping me choose the right belt (not the one pictured) and shoes (yes to the ones pictured!) to go with my new #roscoedress for a wedding this weekend! Pattern by @truebias Impulse buy cotton fabric from @stoffstil when I was in Copenhagen last month. First time making this pattern and I may have overdone the alterations....added 3" to the arms, 3" to bodice length, 1" to bottom ruffle and raised the neckline 1" - I'm 5'10" for reference. #sewingtall#bpsewvember#colliesofinstagram#isew
It’s now 2 weeks since I launched my first digital sewing pattern. I can’t believe how fast time has gone! I just want to say thank you all for your lovely comments and likes on my posts about this. Putting myself out there by launching my first design for sale was an exciting, but scary, step and I feel lucky to be part of the ever kind and supportive sewing community. I think it’s pretty rare on the internet these days to find positivity and support and the online sewing community has this in abundance.✨#sewingdora#attieanddorapatterns
Got another vintage pattern cut out tonight! I'm doing view B (the one with the HUGE side pocket) in a chocolate brown suiting, followed by view A (with those buttons!!!) in black with contrast buttons and trim. I'm leaning towards white or grey rick-rack... Thoughts?
#bpsewvember Everyday I don’t get to sew, but I like to think about it! There is so much inspiration on Pinterest & IG. So I get my ‘fix’ online when I cannot commune with my machines. Today was stressful at work. I know when I sew after that it isn’t my best work. My sewing for today was ripping out the stitches on the HUGE shoulder pads of my daughter’s new winter coat. #bimbleandpimble#isew#isewmyownclothes#unselfishsewing#iquilt#sewingtall
#bpsewvember day eight: winter.
I'm sad to admit that I don't actually have any me-made coats yet, but I do have one coming up soon in the sewing queue! I've had this pattern for over a year, but I just recently found a fabric that "matched" it: this plaid wool blend! I'm still up in the air on what color to line it with, but I think I'll be finishing the inner seams with green bias tape (there are some hard to photograph green lines in the plaid). ✂
Does anyone else do that? Get a pattern and then wait for months/years for fabric that seems a perfect fit?
#bpsewvember Summer for me means a silhouette of fitted in top and loose on the bottom which I found with two @megannielsenpatterns - the #mnflint and the #mntania . I loved these outfits and can't wait for next summer!
#bpsewvember summer. I’m missing summer already, the nights are drawing in. We had a fantastic summer in Shetland this year and this day was one of my favourites, lounging on the beach reading in my me made jeans #memadewardrobe#morganjeans
I'm a little late to the #sewallthehudsons party, but these Hudson Pants and Panama Tee are on the blog today! Do you guys really think I'm going to stop anytime soon with the Panamas? (because I'm not 😜) #tntpattern
Allie (@indie_sew) was so awesome and let me get some of the charcoal french terry before it was released, and now it's all sold out! 😢 But this rayon spandex that this Panama is made of, is equally as amazing and is still available! It also comes in navy and heather gray! Those colors are my love language. 😍 More details and photos on The Doing Things Blog.
#bpsewvember day seven: summer.
I live in Alabama, which means about 90% of my wardrobe is suitable for hot, humid southern summers. Of all my summer outfits, though, this is the "summer-est", I believe. I made this dress from an old cotton tablecloth, using a reprint of a fabulous 1953 @mccallpatterncompany pattern. The tulle underskirt adds just the right amount of poof, and the straw hat is great deal of fun to wear, too (#thanksMum !).
And don't let Delta's face fool you: he loves cuddles and purred over all this attention. 😼
This photo is a lie! Not only is my face *not* a phone, it’s definitely not singlet weather. Melbourne is a cruel beast ❄️
The whole outfit is thanks to @truebias 😘 Ogden Cami in leftover beetroot linen and Lander Pants in a drapey, fun print from Vietnam. I omitted the button fly and back pockets for a beach pyjama vibe ☀️🌊🏖 Now HURRY YOUR ASS UP SUMMER #bpsewvember
*** BLITZVERLOSUNG BEENDET*** Dieses Mal möchte ich euch hier auf Instagram die Chance geben ein eBook zu gewinnen!
Und wie könnte es anders sein! Der Schnitt ist wieder von Carina von Sewera!
Ihr wisst es schon, ich liebe ihre Schnitte einfach denn sie passen mir einfach immer so toll!
In den letzten Tagen und Wochen habe ich Ihren neuen Schnitt getestet. Eine Jacke! #4SeasonsJacketbySewera
Ich habe die Jacke aus Softshell genäht, denn meine bisherige Softshelljacke gibt so langsam ihren Geist auf... da war es die Gelegenheit sich jetzt an eine Jacke zu setzen.. Wenn ihr rüber switcht könnt ihr einen kleinen Ausschnitt von meiner Jacke sehen. Bunt kann ich 😂 Das eBook könnt ihr heute nun also bei mir gewinnen. Nähen müsst ihr es allerdings selbst, aber das ist wie immer wunderbar im eBook erklärt!
Die Regeln sind ganz einfach:
- Sei Fan von MississBibi & @sewerafashion - Lasst einen lieben Kommentar unter diesem Beitrag und verrate mir, ob du schon mal eine Jacke für dich genäht hast.
- Gib diesem Beitrag ein Herzchen
Das Gewinnspiel beginnt JETZT und endet morgen, am 07.11.2017 um 20 Uhr. Anschließend wird der Gewinner gezogen und hier bekannt gegeben.
Gewinnspielveranstalter: Bianca Christ, MississBibi und Carina Bachmann, Sewera.
Ich nehme Abstand vom Inhalt fremder Links und übernehme keine Verantwortung dieser. Facebook steht in keinem Zusammenhang mit diesem Gewinnspiel. Facebook steht nicht als Ansprechpartner für dieses Gewinnspiel zur Verfügung. Das Ebook wird im Gewinnfall per Mail verschickt. Für die Dauer des Gewinnspiels werden die Daten gespeichert.
Mit der Teilnahme am Gewinnspiel erklärt sich der Teilnehmer damit einverstanden, im Gewinnfall namentlich und hier auf der Facebookseite veröffentlicht zu werden. Der Gewinner muss 18 Jahre alt sein und sich innerhalb von 48h melden, ansonsten verfällt der Anspruch.
#bpsewvember origin story. I had just moved back home to Shetland and I wanted to find a creative hobby. I tried a variety of things, but the minute I started sewing I was hooked and never looked back. I found this photo by scrolling right to the start of my iPhotos and it does make me think how much things have changed, my hair colour for one 😂, but more than that I’ve found something I am deeply passionate about doing and I think it’s has made me a more content person. Also I still love this #liloudress I need to go dig that one back out of the wardrobe.
#bpsewvember day six: bargain.
While it's always a bargain for me to make my clothes rather than hunt stores and websites for my size and style, I think this outfit is the bargain I'm proudest of.
The denim for the bomber jacket was on sale at @joann_stores, as were the patches and the @simplicity_creative_group pattern. I think the entire jacket came in at around $20, and I wear it all the time. Swipe to see the taco cat patch on the front and the eleven patches on the back.
As for the (admittedly hard to see in this elevator-mirror-selfie) skirt, I got the fabric for free from my mum and drafted it myself. It's a circle-covered circle skirt! 😁
The hat, of course, is a hand-me-down from my mum, the queen of cute headwear.
Next up for the forties wardrobe: a grey suit! The bolero jacket looks nice on me, but while I was taking construction photos for the blog, Alpha decided she thought it looked best on the floor as a bed. 😺
#bpsewvember day four: machine.
When I got my first apartment in my sophomore year of college, my parents surprised me with this @singersewingcompany Simple. I'd never had my own machine before, and if it wasn't for this gift I may not be here as a sewing blog at all. This Simple (which I should probably give a proper name? Nerdy suggestions welcome!) is what I make nearly everything with, and it's yet to fail me.
Swipe to see my Charlie guarding the sewing machine. 😺
#bpsewvember day three: happy accidents.
About a year and a half ago, I started to branch out from basic shaped garments into more complex ones (aka not just circle skirts and simple dresses), and I was naïve enough to assume patterns stating a need for stretch fabrics were merely making a suggestion. Surely those patterns would work with cotton, right? With no changes in fit, right? ...In hindsight, I have no idea why I thought this would work. However, as luck would have it, I cut the pieces a bit too large and was able to wrangle them into the nicely fitting garment seen here without having to add a zipper or buttons. I adore this shirt, and it's for me it's the happiest of sewing magic accidents. (And to be fair, I never photograph the unhappy accidents. Rather, I rip their seams and retry, and retry, and retry...)
This dress makes me sentimental. I made a dress with yardsaled fabric, and covered it with doilies from my late grandma. It makes me think of her every time I wear it.
I also just got a wool coat from my other grandma that isn't well enough to use it anymore, and I'm going to make a coat for myself. I love remembering someone in my sewing and my clothing. #bpsewvember
#bpsewvember day two: sentimental.
I'm lucky enough to come from a family of sewists, meaning lots of hand-me-down patterns. These pictured are just some of my favorites from the over one hundred patterns my aunt, mum, and grandma have passed down to me. Every time I (gently, cautiously) use these patterns, I smile at sharing this small connection to such great women.
P.S. Is it just me or does the girl in the white jumper look like a preteen Mary Tyler Moore?! 😁
#bpsewvember Hi, I’m Elie. I write the sewing blog Attie and Dora and I recently launched my own sewing pattern label, you can find my first pattern for sale in my Etsy shop. I love to sew and have been getting into knitting this year too. I really enjoy learning new skills and try to push myself outside my comfort zone when it comes to what I make. When I’m not sewing I also love to cook, do yoga and play the piano and the guitar. I’m never happier than when I’m immersing myself in creative activities 🙂.
Ein roter Knopf!
So einen ähnlichen habe ich an mein erstes großes genähtes Werk genäht. #erstenäherfahrung . Eine Hose. Meine Nähmaschine hatte ich vor etwas mehr als 15 Jahren von meiner Mama geschenkt bekommen, da war ich 18 oder so...
Bereits damals war der Wunsch nach passender Kleidung groß... und warum soll ich mich lange mit Kleinzeug aufhalten, ich wollte mir gleich eine passende Hose nähen.
Ist ja easypeasy so als #Nähanfänger ... erst mal einen Schnitt von einer passenden Hose abgenommen. Die Hose habe ich tatsächlich fertig gestellt. Schwarz-weiß-kariert war sie. Aber der passende Knopf war nicht vorhanden, so nähte ich einen roten an.
Die Hose war tragbar und ich trug sie ein paar wenige Male bis sich jemand über den roten Knopf lustig machte und damit auch bemerkte das die Hose selbstgenäht war. Anscheinend war das damals nicht so cool und ich hab mich von dieser Aussage wirklich beeinflussen lassen. Wie blöd eigentlich! Die Hose landete wohl irgendwann in der Altkleidersammlung. Schade eigentlich 😔
Seit drei Jahren nähe ich wieder und seit zwei Jahren fing ich auch mit Kleidung für mich an.
Mittlerweile traue ich mich an viele Nähwerke ran und die wenigsten können anschließend glauben das es selbstgemacht ist 😅💪🏻
Die aller ersten Näherfahrungen habe ich wohl noch viel früher gesammelt. Aber davon habe ich weder Nähergebnisse noch viele Erinnerungen... bereits in der Grundschule batikten wie Stoff um anschließend eine Eule daraus zu nähen. Und von meiner Mama bekam ich sogar schon als kleines Kind eine Kindernähmaschine... Würde sie nicht im Keller stehen und damit Beweis sein, könnte ich mich nicht dran erinnern... 😅
#happysewingchallenge @pattydooblog #nähenverbindet#instachallenge#happysewing#nähenmachtglücklich#sewersofinstagram#sewingtall#langehose#roterknopf#rot#knopf#hosenähen#MississBibi
For a peek at my first 1940's dress and my thoughts on sewing as a tall person, check out "Who We Are: Tall Sewists, Part 2" on the @sewcialists blog! It's part of a series on the variety of people and backgrounds that can be found in the sewing community, and I've loved reading everyone's stories.
I'll be blogging tomorrow about the dress I'm wearing in the photo in the article, but in the meantime, enjoy this snap of Echo helping me hold the dress fabric down.
I’m so in love with my silver Dora dress. I’m thinking it will make the perfect Christmas Party outfit. Feels so festive in this fabric. Pattern by me available in my Etsy shop (link in bio) fabric by @stoffstil #sewingdora#attieanddorapatterns#attieanddora