I've had my bouts with not-so-great ribbed knits, and I can promise you that this fabric is 👏not 👏 one of those! After getting this fabric in the mail, I share it on stories, and Evelyn (@slowintention) and I talked (swooned?) over DM's about how amazing it is! It is SO soft, has AMAZING recovery, and is the PERFECT weight for autumn and winter weather. 🌫 It was easy to sew/serge, and I decided against hemming it so that my #nikkotop had more of a sweater feel (and it won't fray!). . . It WAS sold out, but I have excellent news for you -- It's back in stock at @indie_sew!🎉 So run. 🏃 And tell me all of your favorite patterns to use ribbed knit for 👇 because I need an excuse to buy more! (Not joking.) Swipe ➡ for a closer look at the fabric. 😻
My first turtleneck in my whole life and I don't hate it!! 🙌😂🎉 Anyone else hate turtlenecks when they were little? I was a pretty freakin' picky kid when it came to clothes though, so turtlenecks were 100% nowhere near my closet. Just to give you an idea, in middle school I would only wear baggy pants and white or light colored shirts with ONE thing on them (like those flag Old Navy shirts they sell during the 4th - hello, my whole closet. 😂) My mom just gave up eventually, and thankfully that phase didn't last. When I saw the Nikko top release, I was totally drooling over it, but immediately wrote it off my list because I was so sure I wouldn't be able to stand it. Well, I decided that trying new things is good (like trying mushrooms or celery again to see if your taste has changed), and and I'm happy to say that I've worn this Nikko twice without the neck bothering me at all!! 🎉 I think turtleneck wearers can agree that turtlenecks are much different than high crew neck shirts, right? And please tell me I'm not the ONLY person with super picky style when I was younger. 🙋 #nikkotop . Pattern by @truebias (available at @indie_sew), and fabric is an @indie_sew tencel ribbed knit that will hopefully be back in stock soon! 💖
I'm seeing a lot of today's #bpsewvember prompt, and I REALLY love it, so I'm going to join in! ~ SUPPORTERS. ❤ This guy is my #1. Last night he helped me fix something on my website for 2-3 hours, and after he was finished, he almost started working on another thing for me but I told him it could wait. He is always so willing to take my photos, proofread my blog and social media posts, keeps Braden away from my machines when I'm working on something - but most importantly, he believes in and encourages me, AND convinces me not to give up almost every week (or day sometimes? 😅). I can't stress enough to find that person (any kind of person) who believes in you so much, and tells you to just keep going every day. They are the people you need to keep around and keep close. ❤ . . But don't tell him I just bought fabric...😂😆 My fabric stash is getting SO LOW you guys!! 😱🙈
I've unpacked my long sleeve shirts (read: Lane Raglans and Cheyenne Tunics), and I've already made a few more for good measure 😉 (Nikko Top and Mandy Boat Tees). I have a couple more on my list, too! What are your favorite long sleeve patterns? What shirts/sweaters are on your sewing list? For someone who doesn't like winter, I've really enjoyed making long sleeves shirts! 🤗 . . These cozy shirts will be in the blog in the next couple weeks! ❤ #nikkotop #mandyboattee
Anybody else feel like they got hit by a bus called daylight savings time? 😩 My groove always gets so thrown off, and 8pm feels like midnight. So I'll be hibernating here in my Blackwood Cardigan and No Sweat Pants until next year when it starts getting light again. 😪✌ . . Shirt: Union St Tee by @heyjunehandmade Cardigan: @helens__closet Pants: @seamlyco, available at @indie_sew
Happy Halloween from Anakin Skywalker (sans robe and Jedi braid 🙈), Yoda, and Padme Amidala! 🌌✨ I don't know that 'Yoda' and 'cute' should go in the same sentence, but swipe ➡ if you want to see the cutest (and silliest 😂) Yoda you've ever seen. 💚 . . @jillmgreen saved me from another year of making Halloween costumes by letting me borrow one for Braden🙏, and my costume is the Magnolia Dress with a Nikko Top worn underneath. Also, that sock bun took 374 tries so don't look too closely. 😉😂💪 . . Did you go all out, or just try to find something easy this year? I'm so excited to see everyone's pictures of their costumes!