This week The Monthly Stitch collective is encouraging us to try new Indie Pattern Designers in order to discover new and interesting perspectives on modern dressmaking. I have been looking at Style Arc for quite some time, but for some reason the cartoon models always made me feel unsure about their patterns. Something subconscious I …
I guess it has been awful quiet here!!! There is a good reason for that – we have just moved into our first house in Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee. Kudos to us, because it was A JOURNEY, indeed. Almost for two months we were sorting things out that came our way and finally we own … Continue reading I am back on the sewing track! MMM’17 Day 1
Sewcialists, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is off to a fabulous start, with bright new ideas and inspirations, and of course full of discounted fabric that you bought during Christmas shopping spree. Are you going to stash it? And forget about it? And won’t touch it? And save it for that special pattern? I … Continue reading Say “NO” to fabric stashing!
Modifying and “hacking” sewing patterns comes to me naturally: the are so many ideas and not enough patterns, and the best way creating something unusual is to mix and match, and add a bit of your own twist. At the very beginning of Indie Pattern Month I invested into Pendrell blouse and Moji pants pattern. I … Continue reading Pendrell shirt and Moji skirt – hack it!
I could probably write a book about my trials and errors in pant making. I really don’t think that any other sewn garment made me that upset while making and this happy when I am done with it… and it actually fits!!! Those who have tried their best at making pants will understand. Fit, grain, … Continue reading Moji pants – make them TWICE!
Good afternoon, sewing society! This is my first time participating in Indie Pattern Month and I should say that it is ALL new to me. I have never sewn with Indie Patterns, maybe except those that I could download from Internet for free. In all honesty, I was always a huge fan of Burda Style … Continue reading Indie pattern month – NEW TO ME
Behind and playing catch up with #MMMay’16. Day 22 is here with simple color blocked kimono blouse made out of remnant piece of floral denim-style poplin and silver-grey shirting fabric. It is simple and comfy, perfect for day on the go! My sewing and wearing MeMadeMay’16 journey on Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin Pattern: for the top … Continue reading Day 22 of #MMMay’16 – color blocked
Day 21 of #MMMay16 is filled with simplicity of clean silhouettes and straight forward patterns. This satin top is one of my first makes from 2 years ago, however this skirt was made just a day before this picture was taken. It is an easy make and will make anyone happy with the outcome – read below for gathered skirt … Continue reading Day 21 of #MMMay’16 – DIY simple gathered skirt
Once in a while I need a bright pop of color in my life. Day 20 of #MMMay16 is ORANGE . It is positive, cheerful, high energy and a bright color that instantly lifts up your mood! I found this fabric some time ago at Jo-Ann’s and made this simple long sleeve shirt/top. I think that it … Continue reading Day 20 of #MMMay’16 – a POP of color!
Make this stylish floral shift dress with FREE pattern! I think I am reaching the point where I have more dresses in my wardrobe than I can possibly wear, I should STOP but I CAN’T 🙂 No wonder, with this free pattern, a yard and a half of fabric and about 2 hours of your time … Continue reading Day 18 of #MMMay’16 – floral dress with FREE pattern