Hey friends!! Out with #memademay, and in with #heyjunejune, right?! 😉 I kinda fizzled out there at the end because we've been traveling, but I DID wear at least one me made thing every day this month! In my last 3 Mays of sewing, I had never participated in Me Made May every day, so this May was a huge feat! 🙌 . I don't have anything planned for Hey June June yet, but I do need to attempt a v-neck again. So...another #unionsttee? 😏 This is the crew neck version of the Union and I love it! Do you have a @heyjunehandmade pattern you're making this month? Are you still trying to decide like me?
Sometimes some selfless sewing is good for the soul. 🖤💚 But don't worry, I bought enough fabric to make myself some olive green ones later. 😍 . . #hudsonpants by @truebias out of cotton/spandex french terry from @raspberrycreekfabrics.
2/3 of the way through #memademay2019! 🎉 How is MMM going for you? I didn't pledge anything this year, but I have been able to wear one me made thing every day so far! I have every day saved to a highlight called MMM 2019, in case you're interested in seeing just how casual I dress on a daily basis. 😎 . Did you set any MMM goals? I think the next thing I really want to learn is jeans mending. My husband has some jeans that have been sitting for at least a year now 🤦🏼♀️ that the belt loop has come off, and there's a hole. I need to do the research first, but do you have any tips or favorite jeans mending resources? 👖🧵✂️ . Top is a modified #santafetop by @heyjunehandmade, and fabric is dana knit from @imaginegnats. 💜
A little while ago when I asked what the best fabric was to use for the #chitownchinos shorts, many people said linen - most likely because it's lightweight and breathable. So when I saw this 100% cotton, 9oz denim on Indiesew, I knew it was worth a try to see if it would be a light enough weight for the Chi Towns. . I was SO pleasantly surprised when I got it because it really is a good weight for shorts! If you're unfamiliar with fabric weight, @indie_sew has a blog post called demystifying fabric weight that you should bookmark.🔖 This fabric was SO much easier to sew after sewing the thick denim for my Ginger Jeans - especially since I used a topstitching needle and Mara 70 thread this time! 🙌 And YES, this is the Mara 70 #448 copper color! 😉 . This is Expansion Pack No. 1 for the Chi Town Chinos by @alinadesignco, and I really like how they turned out! My thoughts about the pattern and this fabric can be found on the @indie_sew blog! 💙
My heart is still 💗 SO full 💗 after my trip to LA yesterday to meet up with more amazing sewing ladies! On my drive home, I was thinking about this hobby and how GRATEFUL I am for it. I have gained creativity, learning, skills, FRIENDS!, experiences, patience I didn't know I had 😂, and so much more! . I have a blog post on the @indie_sew blog that talks about my sewing journey, and you might be surprised how similar it might be to yours! Sometimes it feels like everyone is getting it, and nobody is struggling, and everyone's projects are turning out so much better than ours -- but really we ALL have struggles and frustrations with this hobby, and we are ALL just pushing through and doing our best. We tend to focus more on the positive parts of how a project went, because that's what everyone likes to hear and see on social media, but it's not all rainbows and butterflies all the time. And I don't think we would love and appreciate this hobby NEARLY as much without the struggle. . I would LOVE to know if you get the chance to read my blog post on the @indie_sew blog, and how your sewing journey has been similar or different. Whether you are a beginner or you've been sewing your whole life, we all have a place in this hobby and community. 💗
Details of what's coming to the @indie_sew blog tomorrow! 💙 . . #chitownchinos by @alinadesignco + mid indigo cotton denim, and #anzajumpsuitdress by @itchtostitch + rayon crepe (currently sold out) -- all available at @indie_sew. 🙌