My baby is sleeping passed 8:30 today, his fever finally went away yesterday (after 4 days), and the sun is shining. 🌤️ I hope this means we're done being sick and our lives can get back on track. Does anyone else feel like new year's resolutions happen during the part of the year when it's hardest to keep them? Like when everyone is sick and the weather is just dreary? What gives? 🤷 . I guess you just keep going and work with what you've got. And for me that means you might see more makes in front of this backdrop so I can get pictures done during nap time. 😉👍 . One last thing ➡️ Did you know the Mandy Boat Tee and Monroe Turtleneck are basically the same pattern with a different neckline? I just figured that out! So instead of trying to fix the Mandy's neckline, I used a different neckline on the Monroe and it was SO much easier! It turned out super cute too, so hopefully I'll get to share it soon. 😊 Happy Wednesday, and I hope it's sunny where you are today too! 💛 #mandyboattee #monroeturtleneck #freesewingpattern @tessutifabrics
Here she is in all of her glory! 🌟 Swipe for the iconic Fulton shot. 😉 The #fultonsweaterblazer by @alinadesignco is a must make for obvious reasons. 😍 Mine is made out of an Italian wool ponte from @minervacrafts, and I originally thought it would be fine without an underlining, but I was very wrong. 😖🤦 . This is the before picture of the sleeves without the underlining, but it doesn't look all that different now that I've fixed it! If you plan on making it with a fabric with even a tiny bit of wool, I highly recommend underlining it. It took me about 2 hours to fix last night after I had already unpicked the sleeves, and it was 100% worth it! 🙌 . I took a video of the step-by-step process in my stories and saved it to my highlights if you ever need to see how it's done! . Is the Fulton on your make list year? What fabric are you using??
This is me trying to stay positive even though I've been sick for an eternity and my first big project of the year was a fail. 😞😢 . I never posted a #makenine2019 because I try to just stick to my Pinterest board of things I want to make (swipe to see a few of my favorites). It changes a little bit, but for the most part, I think I've found my style and I'm really excited about what I'm going to make this year. . What's depressing is when you have a piece that you really banked on being a wardrobe win, and after countless hours of working on it, it turns out perfectly GORGEOUS... and then you try it on and realize the fabric isn't right and there's just no way for you to fix it. 🤦 So I guess I just need to move on, make a few palette cleansers, and try again another time. . Have you ever worked on a project for so long and it be a flop?? I'm so tempted to just go but the dang JCrew sweater blazer I was trying to copy... 🙄
Say hello to what I wear in real life. 😏😂 Especially since I'm on my third cold in less than a month. 😞🤧 I finished this #blackwoodcardigan, #unionsttee, and #hudsonpants before leaving for Christmas with our families and I have NO regrets. I've wanted a black Blackwood and black Hudsons forever now, and I finally did it! 🙌 The one thing I didn't realize was that black gets sort of dirty and linty quickly. 🤨 But oh well. Not going to stop me from wearing them! My Blackwood is made out of the amazing tencel ribbed knit from @indie_sew (same fabric I made my Nikko Top with). If you were lucky enough to snag some before it sold out, I *highly* recommended the Blackwood or the Nikko. 👌 My Union St Tee is made out of a thrifted cotton/poly, and my Hudsons are made out of french terry from @raspberrycreekfabrics. 4/4 winning. 😎 . . #indiesewfabric #raspberrycreekfabrics #thriftedfabric #sewing #sewists #memade #sewcialists
Happy New Years Eve! 🎉🎆🗓️ On our long drive from Utah back to California, I totalled up all of my makes from the year and took some stats. I'm pretty dang happy about how much I grew and how I made SO many more things than I ever have! 🙌 Here are the numbers: 53 TOTAL 44 Made for Myself 9 Made for Others --- 16 Dresses 19 Shirts/Tops 13 Things Made with Buttons I'm really happy to have more shirts/tops to wear, and to have my dressmaking bug out of my system (at least for myself). I'm hoping to make a couple jackets, some real pants, and possibly a swim suit this next year. So here's to a successful 2018, and onto a successful 2019 of leaning new things, making things, and doing things! 🎉 And if I had a NYE party to attend, I would definitely wear this #panamateedress. 😍 But most likely, I'm going to be sporting my new Hudson Pants and a Union St Tee. 😴😄 . ✨ What outfit are you ringing in the new year with? ✨
All I can say is that this was a dang good year. 💗 My #topnine shows my two favorite blue dresses, my two favorite skirts, both of my Hinterland Dresses, and the two button up shirts that get worn SO MUCH already! 2018 was my year of dresses and button up things, and I had so much fun making everything. I was grateful to have made enough things that I didn't make *quite* as many mistakes, I made it through most of the fabrics in my stash that I had plans for for years, and I made enough dresses to last me a while. . I plan on counting up all the things over made this year and doing a couple different reflection posts about my favorites, but these 9 photos are a good reminder of the things I've been able to accomplish this year. 😍 I hope can find some way to look back and see all of the good that you've experienced and accomplished this year too! . I am excited for 2019 and for the new adventures and plans that I have. I'm excited to focus more on the clothes that I wear on a daily basis and find fun ways to mix and match them. But most of all, I'm grateful for all of the amazing people I've met this year through the sewing community and for how supportive every single one of you are. 🥰 Wishing you all an amazing 2019!! 💕