April’s pattern for the #SewMyStyle project is the Sew House 7 Bridgetown Backless dress or tunic. I thought about this pattern for a while because of the backless design feature. I really like it, but my days of going braless are long gone and I wasn’t sure I really wanted to bother with a cami or similar. In the end though, I found a few inspirational pics that showed it to be less or more open on different people, and decided to go for the woven version of the dress.
I’m currently at a film festival with my husband halfway up Mount Hood in Oregon, and it’s cold and snowy. In case you’re wondering why I’m wearing hiking boots with a dress and appear to be taking photos in a garage, now you know. 🙂 If you’re interested in what the film festival could be, I’ve left a clue at the end of the post! Enjoy.
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I’m so happy to have finished what I’m thinking of as my first “proper” skirt. I suppose what I really mean is my first “intermediate” skirt and I definitely learnt a lot making it. It consolidated many techniques and skills I’ve already picked up over the last year and a bit – and, most importantly, I really like it!
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The Kielo dress is one that is popular with sewers, and I always think that must be for a good reason. I, along with many other others, am a big fan of Named’s aesthetic, although I’m not always convinced it’ll look too good on me. Usually it takes a few makes from other people before I take the plunge, and so it was with the Kielo dress. I was particularly sold by this version from verypurpleperson and I saw the other day there is now a second version to covet too. I also very much liked the long-sleeved version from Named themselves, rather than the pattern cover version, even if I wasn’t necessarily planning long sleeves myself. Love those bold stripes – just love ’em. Continue reading “New make: Named Kielo dress”
Hey all! I’m writing this from Siena, Italy, heh heh and although you’d think I’d be spending every waking moment seeing the sights, I do actually get a little downtime while the baby naps, etc. On that note, he slept through the night for the first time since we arrived last night! Yippee! The time zone adjustment issue was getting old, I can tell you. So, since I’m feeling vaguely human this morning, I thought I’d catch up on something I made a while ago, but just finished here: a woven circle skirt.
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Hi all! Wow – the summer is fairly flying by! I’ve been keeping busy the last few weeks with enjoying the great outdoors in glorious Washington and unfortunately my blogging has suffered a little. But I have been sewing! I have been spending rather a lot of my time figuring out the Hannah dress, which is finished, but for a few errors I need to fix. I also finished a woven circle skirt apart from the hook and a t-shirt for myself. But first I’m posting this second male Metro t-shirt that I finished for my husband.
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Well, hello there! Remember me? Three weeks since my last post: eh? It’s not because I haven’t been doing/making things but is actually because it’s been one of those bitty periods where I’ve been starting things, screwing things up, trying little tips, etc. etc. I now have enough bits and pieces to write a post or two, but first I’m going to catch up by posting the last make from my Drygoods Design Apparel Trilogy course earlier this year: the Fancy Tiger Crafts Sailor Top.
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A short but hopefully sweet post from me today. For a variety of reasons (mostly related to my terrible memory) I recently realised I have a few duplicate patterns and a duplicate pattern book (all unopened) in my collection. I can’t say they are very similar to each other, but I thought it might be a nice little giveaway to anyone who is interested.
1. Shape Shape 2 book: a Japanese pattern book for women
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I’ll be honest – this style of trousers/pants are not really my thing and I had kind of disregarded the Luna pants pattern when it came out. That was until I made the Beatrix top, also by Made by Rae and very much enjoyed it; and then saw this pair, which made me pause a little. There’s also no denying that these kinds of trousers are very practical, particularly when you’re running around after small children. I saw Rae was doing a sewalong, so I thought, well, why not? I did skip ahead of the sewalong since after I got to the sewing part I just decided to finish up. I’m sure that’s pretty normal.
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Hello hello! I almost didn’t post this make since it seems that everyone in the whole wide world has made a Sorbetto top at some point. But obviously not everyone has, and maybe there are even some people yet to discover that its a free pattern from Colette Patterns that you can download any time you like! Plus, of course, this ended up with its own little complications. Bias binding: I’m talking about you.
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One of my goals for the next 6 months is to make some clothes for my one year old, Joseph. I found the free Sunny Day Shorts pattern by Oliver+s online and, since we have indeed been having quite a few sunny days recently, decided to whip a pair up. Continue reading “New make: Shark shorts! Yikes!”