How do you keep a dad from fake smiling? Tell him a dad joke, obviously. 😉 (It was a pretty funny one, btw.) Dallas' Strathcona Henley is on the blog now! I had to widen the pattern at the sides since the XL was snug on him, but he loves it! And thankfully I have enough of this awesome fabric left over to make myself a t-shirt too! 🙌 This may be my new favorite t-shirt fabric, and I'm going to need to go back for more once I see how this shirt holds up. #strathconahenley . . Pattern is by @threadtheorydesigns. Fabric is a dana knit from @imaginegnats in the color charcoal.
Finally finished Dallas' Father's Day present with DAYS to spare! 😅 I've been telling Dallas that I would *maybe* make him something for YEARS now, so I decided this was the year. It took a couple of tshirt muslins, but I was glad I did them because this Strathcona Henley fits perfectly and he's so happy to have everything long enough! Blog post coming soon! 👍 Are you sewing any Father's Day gifts this year? #strathconahenley #threadtheory #sewingforhim #sewingtall . . Pattern by @threadtheorydesigns Fabric is a dana knit from @imaginegnats
Twinned at church with @jillmgreen today in our Fringe Dresses! 🙌 Back in February, I was so sad to leave all of my friends in the Bay, but quickly became friends with Jill, and we not only talk sewing, but we're also running, Zumba, and church activities committee buddies now too. I'm so grateful for this sewing community and how I have been able to make friends wherever I've lived because you are all such amazing people. 😊❤ #fringedresspattern . . Pattern for both of our dresses is by @chalkandnotch. 💕
I've been on a roll finding all of the good t-shirt shirt patterns, and today my #beatrixtop is on the @califabrics blog! The Beatrix has a higher neckline than my other favorite pattern (for woven fabric), the Key Largo Top, but you can still get it over your headed without the buttons being functional. I love the back button detail and the curved hem. It's actually really similar to a RTW shirt that I wear ALL of the time. So I'm glad to have this pattern as a backup when that shirt wears out! Don't you love when that happens? 🙌 . . Pattern is by @madebyrae, and fabric is a rayon challis from @califabrics.
I haven't been taking photos for Me Made May, but I have been very productive and made a couple more short sleeved shirts this month! So, who's up for #mmjune?! 😉 One of the shirts was this Santa Fe Top I made with some fabric from LA that has been sitting for so long, I decided to just do something with it. I'm so glad I did, because I LOVE this shirt! It's really similar to a shirt I have from H&M that is the first shirt I wear after all of the laundry is done. It is THE BEST. ❤ So needless to say, I'm making more of these soon. I used view C (omitted the center seam), with view with the neckline from view B, and lengthened by 1.5. #sewingtall The hem is a little bit wonky, but you can't really tell, especially when I twirl like this! 🐙😁😉 . . Pattern is the #santafetop by @heyjunehandmade, and is available at @indie_sew!
I've been digging the red orange shades lately, haven't I? 🤔 Not mad about it though, because I love my new Beatrix! ♦🔶♦ Coming to the @califabrics blog soon, so keep an eye out! It's a little hard to miss. 👀 . . Fabric is rayon challis from @califabrics, and there a are a few yards left! Pattern is @madebyrae (available at @indie_sew!).