Today I’ll show you how to tie a nice bow on the Musubu dress (or any other dress with a bow). Tying a bow when you’re looking at it from above can take some attempts to get it right. Follow the steps below and you”ll get it right the first time!
Today I’ll tell you some more on what to look for when choosing a fabric for your Jade skirt. The instructions already give you some information, but let’s elaborate a bit on that.
Fabric is what makes a garment, and the perfect fabric for a project is always on a sewist’s mind. Over the years you grow a list of shops where you know you’ll have good chance of finding what you need. I have a few shops that I always go back to, some with cheaper fabrics and lots of choice, some with a carefully curated selection that you wouldn’t mind buying in it’s entirety. Faberwood is one of those in the latter category – every fabric they have is special and even though their collection isn’t big, they have everything from jersey to batiste to African Wax. Fiona, the owner of Faberwood was kind enough to sponsor one of the fabrics for the Amber Trouser samples, and I got to pick her brain about what it’s like to run an online fabric shop, and how she finds her treasures. Enjoy!
As everyone is coming near the end of making lists, goals and resolutions. I’ve wondered about something else: What are you leaving behind this year? What are you letting go? Making a resolution is a promise to become a different person in a way. A person who will do a certain thing. Maybe it’s just as interesting to look at what that person in the future won’t do. How that person becomes more free, not by setting a goal but by accepting that a goal will not be reached and that this is ok. This is the story of what I’m letting go this year.
One of my last maternity makes was the Two Pegs Dress by Boho Banjo. I had never considered a Lagenlook design before, and the product photos did not seem like my style at all. But the technical drawing drew my attention, and wondered if I could make it work for me if I choose my fabrics wisely. And I’m so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one! I absolutely loved this dress while pregnant. Even though it’s a summer dress, I still wore it in winter with a cardigan.
I’m delighted to have this guest post for you today by Charlotte. I first met Charlotte at the big Paris meetup in November 2014 and we’ve kept in touch since then. I can honestly say she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! She blogs at English Girl at Home, has her first PDF pattern out, and is interested in all things crafty besides sewing. Her blog is also a great resource if you’re interested in dyeing with natural dyes. For now, she’s here to show off her Opal Cardigan made in a woven fabric and tell you how she made that work!
This was actually going to be a post showing my new jeans, but somehow I can’t bring myself to do a photoshoot right now. Maybe it’s end-of-the-year-fatigue or maybe it’s because we’re in the middle of finishing a new pattern for testing, but they’ll have to wait. I can already tell you there a success though, even though sewing them was a major struggle. I had to hand sew the button loops, bar tacks and the buttonhole because 5 layers of heavy denim is apparently more than my machine can take. Fortunately it was all worth it!