I’ve been batch sewing lately – choosing 3 of 4 patterns, and then doing all the steps simultaneously. Have them all printed (I always have the A0 files printed, here’s some resources), then cut or trace them all, then cut them all out of fabric, then sew. This means that there is sometimes a big gap between sewing periods, but I’ll soon have a few new garments! The Cappuccino Cardigan was in my last batch, and it’s a design that I’ve been wanting to make for a few years. I love that you can just let it hang loose, you can wrap yourself, wrap your belly, or wrap your baby as you’re nursing. I have an RTW cardigan like this and I wear it all the time! MinervaCrafts was kind enough to provide me with the fabric, and I chose the most obnoxious color I could find. My wardrobe could use some color!
As my neighbour pointed out, I’m no longer a ‘mademoiselle’, but a ‘madame’! Our wedding was this past Saturday, and it was such a wonderful day. The weather was great, the ceremonie short but special, the food was delicious and our families got on well. I don’t have all the photo’s yet, so I’ll tell you more about it in the next post. In the last post I’ve shown the fabric. I’ll leave the pattern choices and sewing experiences for yet another post, first let’s see what I did with that beautiful ‘bright flowing peace silk’.
A not so Christmassy post from me today, but one that still might come in handy. I hope you’ve managed to plan some sewing time after the Christmas madness is over. I think those days until New Years are always so nice and quiet, perfect for catching up on projects. I’ll have to work on the next pattern, but it does involve sewing so I’m not complaining. If you’re planning to sew up some PDF patterns, here’s a quick work order and some helpful links. Merry Christmas and happy sewing!
When we lived in Groningen, I used to go to the IKEA every now and then to to see if they had any new fabrics. They tend to have mostly home deco weight on the bolt, so I also checked the bedsheets and curtains section. I’ve already made a Pattern Magic dress out of a bedsheet and shorts from the bolt. This time the curtain section had the good prints, but I didn’t want to spend €40 on fabric. Fortunately the fabric bin in the sale section had just the curtains I had been eyeing earlier: win! I snatched a 2,5 m panel up for 15 euro.
In the last post we’ve discussed how to check if you need a full bust adjustment and how much to add to the pattern. We’ve also demonstrated how a minimal FBA works in case you need to add 1″ or less. If you need more than that, you need to do a proper FBA and in this post we’ll guide you through that process. It seems like a lot of work when you look at the end result, but if you go step by step, it really isn’t that hard!
The goal of the stamp workshop I attended a couple of months ago was ofcourse to print my own fabric. It took me a while to get there though. First I ordered fabric from the Dharma Trading, who sell all kinds of natural fabrics especially suited for dyeing. Miriam of Mad Mim had used a silk rayon blend for her printed scout tee, but I thought that was a bit on the sheer side so I went with a bamboo rayon blend. I also ordered their fiber reactive dyes in coral and safari grey. That bamboo-rayon blend is a wonderful fabric. The drape is so so nice, and I love that it’s a natural fabric. I’m thinking of getting a couple more yards, I could live in this stuff.
There will be so many sales this weekend, either in honour of Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday, we thought we’d keep it simple and just hold a sale spanning all these days! And since you probably already need to remember lots of discount codes, there’s none needed for our sale. Just hop on over to the shop to get 25% off our patterns!