This is a little bit of a #sewconnected combo post with my favorite tool and tips & tricks. My TIP for today is to learn from the masters! 🤓 In November when I visited @intostitches and we stayed at @makershideaway, Karen taught me how to do these awesome bound triangle button holes, AND how to do a collar without cutting off the SA (or grading). It blew my mind 🤯 and I was so grateful that she was willing to teach me (despite me being very morning sick 😅). My TRICK is to use Wonder Tape wherever and whenever humanly possible. I love that stuff. 🙌 . My favorite tool is definitely my Kai scissors. ✂️ They're the smaller ones that I keep by my machine to clip threads or make small precise cuts. I manage to lose them regularly, along with my measuring tape, seam gauge, and seam ripper. Am I the only one who always manages to lose the things they use the most? 😅
These are the fabrics at the top of my sewing pile that I would LOVE to sew next, but they're also a really good representation of my palette for today's #sewconnected prompt. My closet has a whole lot of black and gray, usually with other dark colors to go with them. I definitely pick colors that are lighter/brighter sometimes, but these are the colors I'm the most comfortable and me in. . All of these fabrics are from @stylemakerfabrics, except the gray which is french terry from @raspberrycreekfabrics that I'm veeeeery tempted to make another pair of Hudson pants with. All in favor? 🙋🏼♀️😉
Okay, so I have a serious question for today's #sewconnected photo prompt which is Must Have. After living in California for 3 years, I got really good at buying good t-shirt and dress fabrics, but now that we're in Washington I am DESPERATE for sweater fabrics! I counted, and I have 7 long sleeved shirts/sweaters in my closet total. That may seem like a lot (?) but I really need a few more. . For those of you who live in colder climates and are experts on good sweater fabrics, PLEASE gimme your knowledge. 🙏🏼 I have the #mnjarrah, #brunswickpullover, and #lindensweatshirt in my future, but no fabric to make them with. 🥺 It would seriously help me so much of you share your favorite sweatshirt fabrics below! 👇💞
I love solid colors so much, but I accidentally on purpose buy a lot of black...🖤🤷🏼♀️💸 I also noticed that I sometimes end to buying a lot of the same color over and over - example: I've been on a green kick ever since I made this shirt, and I still find myself looking at and buying green fabrics. 😬💚 I think maybe I just notice that a certain color is missing from my closet and I go a liiiiittle overboard. I'm trying really hard to get away from buying such dark colors, and experimenting with whites and creams now, which could go badly since I have a 3 year old and a soon-to-be newborn in 3 months, but oh well. 😅 #sewconnected @stylemakerfabrics . What colors have you been stuck on buying lately?
Over my 5 years of buying fabric, I've noticed that my FAVORITE types of prints are ikat or striped fabric. I also REALLY love a good floral print, and I'm a sucker for geometric prints. 😍🤗 I try to stick to buying solids, because I tend to grab for them more, but if you saw my closet it's actually pretty 50/50 with prints and solids. #sewconnected @stylemakerfabrics . What kinds of prints do you tend to buy more?
I noticed yesterday that my two WIPs (UFPs, if we're being honest) either didn't have a copyshop file or didn't include seam allowances (why?!?). It takes me SO much longer to get to the sewing steps if these two things aren't included, and I obviously put them off for MONTHS because of it. So yesterday I FINALLY taped, traced, and cut this pattern out (with handfuls of chocolate chips to get me through), and I can finally cut the fabric now! 🙌🎉 #sewconnected @stylemakerfabrics . Is the cutting and taping therapeutic for you, or does it send you right to the crazy house like me? 🤪