Happy last week of the Hinterland Sew-Off! 💗 I have seen so many amazing Hinterlands so far, and you are all nailing that placket! I know a lot of people were/are nervous about it, but it’s really not hard! So I hope if you’re still searching for the courage and motivation to do it, just go! If you have any questions or get stuck, I am happy to help. Here are a couple of things you may not know about the Hinterland pattern: 1⃣ You can raise the neckline by a full 2 inches, and you can still easily get it over your head without even having to use the buttons. I did that exact thing with this ☝ dress, and I don’t have any problems (and I have a large head! 😉). 2⃣ If you decided to forgo the placket and cut on the fold, make sure to add 1 inch (or ½ inch on the fold) to the front of your dress because the placket adds that much to the front. If you don’t, it may end up being to tight at the shoulders and chest. Keep those gorgeous dress photos coming! 😍 If you’re nervous about starting, just sit down and do the next step. All you have to do is ONE step at a time, and before you know, it you’ll have a beautiful new dress to wear! 🙌🎉
This timeless beauty of a dress is on the blog today! ❤ The Magnolia dress is a recent release from @deer_and_doe_patterns. I made my dress out of an amazing rayon poplin from @blackbirdfabrics, and it flows beautifully and was so easy to sew with. My pattern review is on The Doing Things Blog today, and it includes 3 things that you need to know when making your own Magnolia, so make sure to bookmark the post! 🔖 What questions do you have about the pattern? . . #deeranddoe #ddmagnolia
You know a pattern is good when you make another one immediately after the first, right?! 😍🙌 How is your Hinterland making going?? I thought I would share a few things you may not know about the Sew-Off: 1⃣ You can make multiple Hinterlands (if you want to)! 👗👗 1 Hinterland equals 1 entry. 2⃣ You can hack the pattern! ✂ A couple people have made shirt versions, and others have made one and already have plans to make another. 3⃣ You can enter even if you have already made a Hinterland! 🙌 Just add @thedoingthingsblog, @thesaraproject_, and #hinterlandsewoff to the caption or comments of your photo. (Tell your friends!! 😉) I have loved seeing all of the Hinterlands, plans, and materials you have all been posting under #hinterlandsewoff! Keep 'em coming! 💗 (Enter by October 22 to have a chance to win one of three prize packages!)
Did you see the new @deer_and_doe_patterns Magnolia yet?! Well, you're about to see a lot of it, because I am in LOVE with mine. 😍 I finished this yesterday morning and I'm planning my Halloween costume with it because I NEED more excuses to wear it, aaand anything so I don't have to make an actual Halloween costume, amiright? 😑😂 This fabric is a rayon poplin from @blackbirdfabrics, and it worked PERFECTLY for this dress! I'm a fan. 🙄👏 #deeranddoe #ddmagnolia
💗 Circa August 2015 💗 I was choosing what to wear to church on Sunday, and I picked this skirt paired with my striped Union St. Tee. This is a circle skirt with TWO HALF CIRCLES sewn together, because I can't get a long enough full circle out of 60 wide fabric. #sewingtall The tutorial is in the archives, so just search circle skirt on the blog. Also, a thought for those just starting to sew: This is the ONLY thing I've kept that I made in my first 2-ish years of sewing. Mind you, I didn't sew very often because I was nervous, and then I was pregnant - but I have basically scrapped everything. Most of the patterns were good patterns, but choosing the wrong fabric/figuring out my style/not knowing the right alterations, made it hard for me to like wearing what I was making. Only in the last year or two have I REALLY started liking most of the things I've made and wear them often. So, just be patient with yourself and give yourself some grace, because you're most likely not going to be a pro in a few months. But thankfully you have a whole community cheering you on! 🎉🙌👏 Can anyone else relate?
This is my smile after finishing my 2nd Hinterland (picture in my stories), aaand how happy I am about it being another week of the #hinterlandsewoff! 😆🙌 I also realized that I used this same type of fabric for my Kalle Shirt! This viscose & linen slub from @blackbirdfabrics is the most dreamy fabric. 😍 It’s a little bit heavier than rayon challis, more opaque, and more tightly woven. It is a lot like linen, but has a better drape and softer hand. It also doesn’t wrinkle as much, which I really love. Basically, you will not regret buying it one bit. I love having this casual black dress to wear any day, and it might be really hard for me not to wear EVERY day. 🙈😂 Do you have the fabric for your Hinterland yet? Blackbird Fabrics is offering 10% off storewide (excluding gift certificates) using the code: HINTERLAND10. The code is good during the entire Sew Off, so make sure to get yourself something before October 22!