If sewing this skirt taught me one thing, it's that practice makes PROGRESS (my phone literally auto corrected that to “perfect” like 5 times). Practice rarely makes perfect (at least in my experience). I hadn't installed a zipper in months before making this skirt, but I got the invisible zipper right on the FIRST TRY without using ANY Wonder Tape! 😱 I also hadn't ever sewn a blind hem before, but after reading my machine’s manual and testing on a scrap of fabric, I got it with no problem! 🙌 Had you been my husband at the beginning of my learning to sew and told me to ‘read the manual and test on a scrap piece of fabric’, I might have wanted to punch you. 😅😂 So if you need a pick me up today, my advice is -- Don't give up, it will get easier. And please read the manual and test on a scrap piece of fabric. 😉 You got this! 👊
Don't you just love happy accidents? I wasn’t trying to pattern match a single bit of this skirt, but when I saw a couple of places where these amazing marigolds matched up - including the spot by the zipper where the skirt and waistband meet - it made me feel so happy. 😊❤ You can still pre-order this gorgeous marigold fabric from @thedelhistore and it will ship from India on April 30! I have contemplated framing my scraps because, I mean 😍😍😍.
Is there really ANYTHING better than giant pockets? The Patti Pocket Skirt by @amynicolestudio is for all of you big pocket dreamers out there. They are seriously the best and add so much to the design of this pattern. And doesn't this fabric make you go 😲? This is an Indian block print from @thedelhistore, and it's even more vibrant and beautiful in person. 😍 You can read my review of this pattern and this fabric on The Doing Things Blog today as part of the Patti Pocket Blog Tour! ❤
The Skipper Tunic sample that I sewed for @stylemakerfabrics for Sew Expo is on the blog today! I shortened the sleeves to make it more spring/summer appropriate, and now I'm ready to wear it while I explore the coast! 😎🏖🐬🌴 . . Pattern is by @papercutpatterns and fabric is tencel denim shirting from @stylemakerfabrics.
This lovely break in my very blue insta feed is brought to you by the Patti Pocket Skirt Blog Tour that started yesterday! I'm sharing mine next Tuesday, so stay tuned! 😉 But don't forget to check out everyone else's beautiful spring skirts for the next two weeks. 🌻🌼🌷🌹 And I have plenty more blue inspiration headed your way, so don't you worry. 💙😅 Do you have a color you've been sewing a lot lately?
My new favorite #momiform is on the blog today! 💙 It's been foggy and chilly the past few days, and it's given me an excuse to basically live in these pants and cardigan, and I'm not too upset about it (for now). Do you like dressing in layers, or are you ready for spring and sunshine already? I'm team 🌞😎👗🌸⛱. . . Patterns are the #blackwoodcardigan by @helens__closet, and the #nosweatpants by @seamlyco (available at @indie_sew