Some pattern inspiration for my sewing challenge, Sew Twists and Ties!
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
Sew Twists and Ties: A Sewing Challenge
Thursday, December 27, 2018
2018 #SewingTop5 Hits and Misses
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!
Labels: #sewingtop5, hits, misses, Top 5, Top 5 of 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
Papercut Patterns Fjord Cardi
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
Sweater Knit Bellavista Top
Another adorable sweater for my cute mom...
it was her birthday a few weeks back, hence this Bellavista sweater and the Toaster Sweater from last week.
Labels: Bellavista, cowl, cowl neck, Itch to Stitch, sewing, sweater, sweater knit
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Evil Eye Toaster Sweater #2
My mom loves a Toaster Sweater...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Wool Gabardine Jenny Trousers
You know you're onto something good when you make a red velveteen coat and a sparkly gold crop top, but all anyone can ask about is your trousers...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Atelier Brunette Roscoe Blouse
Loving the luxurious feel of this blouse made with Atelier Brunette viscose crepe fabric from the Imagine Gnats shop!
Monday, November 26, 2018
Sew Frosting: Sparkly Seamwork Adria
This project is one part Sew Frosting and one part Sewing Leftovers, and I love it!
Friday, November 23, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Organic Pique Jalie 3137 Polo
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
Fleecy Pembroke Tunic
After making my pique Pembroke dress, I almost immediately turned around and made a Pembroke tunic!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Organic Pique Pembroke Dress
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
Cashmerette Rivermont Dress in Crinkle Double Knit
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Minty Fresh Jill Coatigan
For my latest Fabric Mart Fabricista post, I've made a minty winter wonderland coatigan!
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Chat Chocolat Josie Hoodie
Friday, October 26, 2018
Dude Sewing: Simplicity 8519 Pajama Pants
Sometimes Tim benefits from me teaching a sewing class... some time alone, and a test garment if he's lucky!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Quilted Toaster Sweater #2
Sooo... I made this last minute birthday gift for my good friend who lives across the country and it didn't fit her. But it fit me!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Testing, testing: Tilly and the Buttons Ness Skirt (and a giveaway!)
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
Pumpkin Estelle Ponte Jacket
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
Testing, testing: Helen's Closet Elliot Sweater
Hey there, faithful readers! Here's my tester version of the latest pattern from Helen's Closet, the Elliot Sweater!
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Athina Kakou Sheona Top
Athina Kakou has asked me to review her newest pattern, the Sheona pattern, so here I am with my version!
Labels: Athina Kakou, cotton jersey, jersey, sewing, Sheona, t-shirt
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Review: Dutch Label Shop
After using them for a couple of years, I've got a review of the Dutch Label Shop's woven labels!
Labels: Dutch Label Shop, labels, review, sewing
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Dude Sewing: Simplicity 1328 Shirt Jacket
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
Dude Sewing: Waffle Knit Metro Tee
Waffle knit... just a little bit... that song has been in my head for days now.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Stretch Twill Sasha Trousers
Oooh, I am excited about this project!
Friday, September 14, 2018
Sew Your Hart Out September: Appleton Dress in Autumn Vibes
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Testing, testing: Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
This is my tester version of the latest pattern from Closet Case Patterns, the Amy jumpsuit!
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Perkins Shirt in Silk Cotton Voile
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
Concord Tee and Gypsum Skirt
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
Marbled Appleton Dress
Why has it been so long since I've made a Cashmerette Appleton dress?! 2 years, to be exact.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Pineapple Reeta Shirtdress
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.
Labels: dress, knit, Named, Named Clothing, pineapple, pique, Reeta, Reeta Midi Shirtdress, sewing, shirtdress
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Purple Capsule Wardrobe For My Niece
For my purple-loving niece's birthday earlier in the month, I sewed up a purple mini capsule wardrobe!
Friday, August 10, 2018
Sewing Leftovers: Named Clothing Delia Beanies
Monday, August 6, 2018
Kommatia V-neck T-shirt
Man, I posted a work-in-progress shot of this v-neck t-shirt I was sewing for my sister and people went crazy for it!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Batik McCall's 6044 Shirts
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Organic Chambray Classic Shirt
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Double Knit Concord T-shirt Dress
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
Sew House Seven Tabor Top Three Ways + a Fundraiser
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.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Testing, testing: Tilly & the Buttons Stevie Tunic
Monday, June 25, 2018
The Avid Seamstress Drop Sleeve Top
I've been sewing up patterns from lots of new-to-me pattern companies this week!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
Mother's Day Cheyenne Tunic
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Olive Denim Jenny Overalls
Don't you just love it when the perfect fabric and pattern combination lands in your lap?!
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