Some pattern inspiration for my sewing challenge, Sew Twists and Ties!
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
It's that time of year: wrap-ups, top 5 lists, top 9 lists, make 9 lists, best of lists, worst of lists... lots of thoughtfulness, a bit of navel gazing, and some fun rounds-ups!
Monday, December 17, 2018
I was pretty smitten with the newest collection from Papercut Patterns, Geo. They always design patterns with such cool seaming...
One of the patterns I bought right away was the Fjord Cardi... I really liked those angled pockets, cozy collar and cool seamlines. I thought the Fjord Cardi pattern might be a good candidate for some Sewing Leftovers-style colorblocking down the line.
But first, a solid version to test the Fjord out! I honestly have no memory of what this fabric is or where I got it. A deep, teal blue, thickish, drapey, french-terryish, definitely some lycra content single knit with good recovery. Good stuff.
This is a size large, which is the Papercut Patterns size I've chosen in the past. It's smaller than my measurements, but I found their patterns run large. I think this was the right size, although I had a couple fitting issues I would fix next time...
The sleeves are a funky raglan-style sleeve that has a seam at the back rather than under the arm. I found them to be quite wide; next time I would slim them down slightly.
As you can see from the drag lines, I probably need an FBA next time I make this pattern. I'll have to figure out how to do that on these pattern pieces... those front seam lines are not quite princess seams.
One of the things that drew me to this pattern are the angled pockets... However, I'm finding their placement a bit strange. They are sort of set to the side, so your hands don't easily slip into them and they end up hidden under your arms so they're barely visible from the front.
That sounds like a lot of complaints, but I really like the cardigan despite those issues! I'll definitely take some time to tweak some of my issues with it to make it work better next time. In the meantime, I'll be wearing this one anyway because it's so cozy!
Monday, December 10, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Here's my second project using the organic cotton pique knit in the pesto colorway from Organic Cotton Plus... check out my Pembroke Dress from the same fabric. Twins!
Monday, November 19, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Here's my version of the latest from Cashmerette, the Pembroke dress, in a delightful organic cotton pique from Organic Cotton Plus!
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Sometimes Tim benefits from me teaching a sewing class... some time alone, and a test garment if he's lucky!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Today I've got my tester version of one of the latest patterns from Tilly and the Buttons, the Ness skirt... and a giveaway, too!
Sunday, October 14, 2018
You guys, it's decorative gourd season and I am really feeling fall this week... some crisp air, colorful leaves, and seasonally-appropriate pumpkin orange cardigan/jacket/topper thing for me!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Sometimes you make a garment with one person in mind, but it ends up working out better for a different recipient!
Friday, September 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Hey all! I've got a post up at Fabric Mart today about this fun tunic!
This is the Ensemble Patterns Perkins Shirtdress, a cool, modern, oversized shirt, tunic or dress.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Cashmerette Concord... definitely a TNT for me. Sew Liberated Gypsum? Perhaps a soon-to-be TNT? Either way, they're quite a pair!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Is it still the case that #pineapplesaresohotrightnow, or am I five years too late? I'm not sure I care either way. Because I am going to wear the heck out of them no matter the answer.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
For my purple-loving niece's birthday earlier in the month, I sewed up a purple mini capsule wardrobe!
Friday, August 10, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Seasonally inappropriate sewing alert!
I've got a long sleeved double knit t-shirt dress for you on this hot, hot midsummer day... I was absolutely melting when taking these photos (hence the sunglasses and wet hair!) but I am in love with my new dress!
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Y’all, this is the t-shirt trio of my dreams. All three of these are now vying for the title of Meg’s Favorite T-shirt.