#showmeyourmachine(s) 😍 . Almost a year ago to the DAY, I tried the new (back then) ask me any question thing on insta stories, and was surprised at how many people wondered about my machines! So I drafted a blog post and let it sit. Then in March, @lovetosew.podcast came out with Sewing Machines 101 (episode 83), and further confirmed that I needed to do a blog post about my machines. . So, today on the blog I am FINALLY talking about my sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch machine! 💙💙💙 I have learned a lot about my machines in the past year, so I think it was okay that it took me a while to get the blog post finished. I tried adding as much info as I could, but if you have any questions after reading, don't hesitate to ask! . @brothersews #brothercs6000i #brother1034d #jukicoverstitch #jukimcs1500
Did you see all the freaking cute Fringe Tops that got added to #fringetophack?! 😍 Word on the street is that @chalkandnotch has a Fringe Top tutorial coming soon, so make sure your following so you can check it out! This one is definitely going in my bag for our [kid free] trip to Mexico next week. 🙌🎉 . #fringedresspattern @fiberstofabric #ikatfabric
Since rayon was dubbed the most useless of scraps on the @lovetosew.podcast 👉 into the Morrocan pouf of doom it goes! (right @carolinesomos?? 😉) It was such a great episode about Scrap Busting and @helens__closet and Caroline just crack me the heck up. 😂 You should definitely listen when you have some free time because it’s a good one, and they share so many helpful ideas that I've never even heard before! Before I had the chance to listen to the episode, they shared that this pouf ottoman was one of the suggestions to recycle/hide your fabric scraps, and I ordered it immediately! I had very good intentions on making the pouf from the Closet Case tutorial, but I really just hardcore love garment making, and I am basically willing to pay money to not make ANYTHING else 💸 (for the most part). Ya know? The pouf came SUPER fast, which I was surprised by, because I thought it would take a month. It does have a strong leather smell, but it has started to dissipate (or we’re all just use to the smell now - totally possible. 🤷🏼♀️) I am just so elated to not have my stuff in a giant garbage sack by my sewing table now. 🙌🎉 . Swipe to see my fabric scrap guts, and how it zips at the bottom. Morrocan pouf in the color ‘brown tan’) from @moroccan.bazar.arts on @etsy.
I was so overwhelmed by the love on my last post, and I'm so glad you love this Shelby Dress as much as I do! 💕 I was so thrilled to get this dress finished in time for the 4th of July 🇺🇸 and it's definitely at the top of my list of favorite dresses. Here are a couple detail shots of the beautiful tie back and button up v-neck. 😍 . Pattern: #shelbydress by @truebias Fabric: Rayon challis from Angel Textiles in LA
I did it!! I FINALLY made the dress of my dreams [read: Pinterest board]!! 😆🙌 (✨ Swipe to see the comparison - 📸 via @paulienriemis ✨) #sewrtwstyle . I've had the inspiration for this dress pinned for years now, and haven't had any luck finding a similar pattern that I was brave enough to try. Then low and BEHOLD, @truebias launched the #shelbydressandromper the same day I was fabric shopping in LA, and I knew the pattern and this fabric were meant to be!! 🤩 . It took some brain power to combine the half placket of the romper with the dress, but I figured it out and wasn't hard at all! All of the details are on The Doing Things Blog today! 💃
Welp. This fabric was supposed to be a new dress pattern, but since I messed up the cutting in the first 2 minutes, it became a Fringe Top instead! I'm not even mad about it. 😉😍 After seeing @themindfulsewist's Fringe Top last week, I decided I needed one, too, and this was the perfect opportunity! . Adjustments: I made my sizes according to my measurements. Then I just drew a straight line down from the underarm to my desired length. I added one inch of width to the side seam - near the hem - and re-drew the side seam so that it was more of an a-line. If you wanted it a little more roomy at the sides you could just add another inch or two, just remember to true your side seams to be 90°. . Pattern: #fringedresspattern by @chalkandnotch #fringetophack Fabric: cotton ikat from @fiberstofabric