I’ve been batch sewing lately – choosing 3 of 4 patterns, and then doing all the steps simultaneously. Have them all printed (I always have the A0 files printed, here’s some resources), then cut or trace them all, then cut them all out of fabric, then sew. This means that there is sometimes a big gap between sewing periods, but I’ll soon have a few new garments! The Cappuccino Cardigan was in my last batch, and it’s a design that I’ve been wanting to make for a few years. I love that you can just let it hang loose, you can wrap yourself, wrap your belly, or wrap your baby as you’re nursing. I have an RTW cardigan like this and I wear it all the time! MinervaCrafts was kind enough to provide me with the fabric, and I chose the most obnoxious color I could find. My wardrobe could use some color!
My maternity wardrobe started off with some basic jersey things, but I knew I wanted to make some more involved things too. I do get why you’d want to wear only the most comfortable things as you get more uncomfortable in your body. For the moment I feel fine though. and I can’t see why I couldn’t just bring my style into maternity wear. The one I’m showing off here is a mix between what I see as my style, and a new to me shape. Spoiler alert: I love it and it makes me feel fabulous! That the fabric is a luscious soft double gauze certainly helps, and I’m so glad I put aside my doubts and just went for it.
We’re down to the last stage of finishing our new pattern! If all goes well we’ll have the launch next Tuesday. This one is a true winter pattern again, and if you follow me on Instagram you might already have seen some sneak peeks. Every release is a cause of celebration, and that’s why everything in the shop, including the new pattern, will be 20% off! I know we’ve just been bombarded with sales this past weekend, so I hope you have some room left in your budget.
Today I’ll show you how to adapt your Onyx pattern so you can make a colour blocked shirt. It’s a very simple adjustment since the cropped View B already provides us with a guideline for where to slash the pattern. I’ve made illustrations instead of photos because I still need to set up a space with good light. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments.
Allright then, let’s admit it: fall is on its way. We’re having some pretty good weather over here (‘here’ being France, kind of between Paris and Lyon) but the nights are getting chilly. It’s not really shorts weather anymore but I really wanted to make a second version of my self drafted shorts. To see if I could get the fit right this time, and just to get some more experience with fly fronts, topstitching, etc.
A couple of amazing Jaspers have popped up in the last month, and I thought I’d share them with you. The amazing thing with creativity is that it takes every person in a different direction. I think a pattern only comes to its full potential when sewed up by other people than the designer. The makes below prove my point!
As the date is drawing closer (7 weeks to go!) I’m beginning to feel a tiny bit more pressure. I’m trying not to get worried yet, I’m having so much fun already with this project and I don’t want to spoil it. Since many people have apparently bought this pattern, I’m going to keep a journal of my alterations and findings as I’m working on it. This is where I’m at so far.