Another Pinterest win in the books! 🙌😎 I mean at least I think so, but what you think? (Swipe for my inspiration - PC @michelletakeaim) . The day the Perkins Shirt pattern by @ensemble.patterns was release was the day I bought it, and when @indie_sew released this wine tencel shirting, I knew it was a match made in heaven! 🤩 . The fabric and pattern review are on the blog today! This fabric is unfortunately sold out, but I linked to a couple others that would work just as well! 👍 . #perkinsshirt #perkinsshirtdress #indiesewfabric
Christmas cards are starting to arrive in the mail 💌, my diet is 90% cookies 🍪, we went on a Christmas lights trolley ride last night 🚎, and I finally got our Christmas decor out of our garage yesterday! Including our little two foot tree that is more ornaments than tree this year. 🎄🤷 . This year I have not one, but TWO sewing ornaments, so I guess that means my obsession is legit. 😉 The heart is from @jillmgreen for my birthday this year 💗, and the dress girl ornament is what my sister @lizlivelys made for me last year. (yep, MADE. That's exacto knifed paper and fabric with toothpicks holding it together in back. 🤯) . I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season so far! Do you have any sewing themed ornaments on your tree?
🤤😍 I think you *might* understand why I HAD TO HAVE this fabric AND this pattern by these two photos. Like...maybe. 💜 I'm in love with how this shirt turned out, and I'm currently working on a blog post all about it. Fabric is tencel shirting (sold out 😭) from @indie_sew, and pattern is the #perkinsshirt by @ensemble.patterns.
Just bought my ticket to @leannebarlow's Monthly Dress Tour in Pasadena, CA in February and I can't contain my excitement!💃🎉 I loved having these dresses to look forward to every month this past year, and I feel so lucky to get to see them in person! She's also showing them in Provo, UT! Who else is going?! And what are you wearing?? I'm thinking this #ddmagnolia dress or my birthday #panamateedress. 😍
Happy Friday!! 💃 I thought I would do a different kind of introduction with three things I've learned in my past few years of sewing, so here we go! . 💙 Polyester and I are not friends. 🚫 I bought so much poly ponte when I first started sewing because it was SO easy to sew, but it has long left my closet since then. 👋 Also, poly spandex, brushed poly, poly shirting (HELLO static). I am still waiting for someone to sell cotton/poly knit so that I can make a normal t-shirt, but cotton/modal #danaknit until then. 👍 . 💙 I can't refashion. In my stories yesterday I mentioned that I was trying to refashion one if Dallas's shirts for myself, aaaand it didn't work. 😑 I've tried multiple refashions and they just never work, so sewing from scratch is definitely more my jam. . 💙 I don't avoid things out if fear anymore, just out of laziness. I've seen so many polls for, Would you rather sew a zipper or buttons? Or Would you rather sew with knit or woven? But I've finally gotten past that point and I actually don't mind any of it. It's just another step in the process. I do avoid hardware like the plague though. 🙅 Hardware about puts me over the edge, so you won't see any jeans in this corner of the internet. I do have some #chitownchinos (no rivets! 🙌) in my future though. 😍 . They say you find out what you want to do by finding out what you don't want to do, right? (Or something like that?) So that's what I'm doing! One project at a time. And since no one is really using this ➡️ #heyimtori, I claim it! 😉😂 . So now tell me! 👇 What's something you've learned about yourself since you've started sewing?
28 on the 28th is lucky, right?! 🎉🎈🎁 This burnout fabric has been sitting at the bottom of my stash for three years because I couldn't ever find the right fabric to go underneath. But a couple months ago when I was showing @jillmgreen my stash, it dawned on me that @indie_sew's blue rayon spandex was basically as close as I was going to get, and I ordered it right away! I was so happy when @truebias and @closetcase.patterns announced the #sewfrosting challenge because it's right up my alley, and this was not only one of the first fabrics I bought for a dress, but also the LAST fabric left in my stash that I had planned for a dress. So it's kind of bitter sweet + sentimental, and the perfect dress to end this year on a high note.💃 #birthdaydress There are a couple things I need to do before it's perfect, like hand sew the hems because this fabric likes to flip up for some reason. Also, since it's a mesh-like material, it cuts into in armpit a little bit, so I might add something soft and thin to the s/a. But I'll get to those things done...eventually. 🙄 I'm just SO HAPPY to have this fabric the way I envisioned it. 😍