Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crowded Faces Willamette Shirt

The countdown to Me Made May is on! Topstitch ATL reached out to me to see if I wanted to participate in their Me Made May challenge, which celebrates all the inspiration that this amazing sewing community provides.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tencel Linen Maynard Dress

Just in time for Earth Day, I've made my first zero-waste dress: the Elbe Textiles Maynard dress!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Tri-blend French Terry Blackwood

I've finally made a Blackwood Cardigan from the newly expanded size range!

I loved my previous Blackwoods, but had a feeling that the new D-cup option would help with some minor fit issues I was having...

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

McCall's 6044 Strikes Again

My TNT shirt pattern for Tim strikes again!

I batch-sewed Tim two versions of McCall's 6044 for his recent birthday... did I make him two versions of this shirt last year at this time, also for his birthday? Yes. Am I ashamed? Nope!

Such a good pattern... no fit changes from my previous versions. Both versions are short sleeves, no yoke, two front pockets.

The first, modeled on our recent weekend trip to Brooklyn, is made from a super silky tropical palm print cotton voile that I bought in Bangkok at Hieng Yoo Huat. I think it's originally from Japan. 

I was hording the palm print for myself, but then Tim expressed an interest. At first I said no, because I am mean. But then I realized I could eke a shirt for Tim and still get a tank for myself with the yardage I had. A shirt for Tim it was! 

For this casual shirt, I finally tried out some of the Snap Source pearl snaps I've had since my birthday. I don't know why I haven't tried them yet. So easy to install! So much fun!

The second shirt is made from a gorgeous piece naturally-dyed cotton batik I bought at a holiday fair when I lived in Indonesia. It's probably been marinating in my stash for 5-6 years now. 

Really gorgeous detail on this hand-stamped piece...

This one seemed more appropriate with buttons, so I stuck with those.

Tim loves both shirts! Thanks, trusty McCall's 6044.