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  • I’ve had this fabric in my stash for almost a year now.  I’ve enjoyed looking at it, petting it occasionally and daydreaming about what I might turn it into.  But recently it had started to feel heavy. It started nag at me: “When are you going to use me? Why am I just sitting here? I want to be WORN!” and it turned from a joy to a burden.  I really like the fabric and I was scared of choosing the wrong pattern.  In the end though I realised that the best use for this fabric was not some elaborate complicated design but something that I will wear all the time, something practical that will infuse joy into my everyday.  So I made another Hinterland Dress, this time cutting the front bodice on the fold instead of sewing a button placket.  I cut the skirt on the full width of the fabric and love the feeling of being wrapped in this gorgeous ikat and l think that it’s all the nicer for being allowed to shine for its own sake rather than being sewn into complicated folds! 
I couldn’t decide whether to leave the skirt long or cut it shorter so settled in the end on a high low hem - just because I could! .
#hinterlanddress pattern by @sewliberated  Sewn in blue ikat fabric from @stonemountainfabric .
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#sewcialist #isew #selfishsewing #handmade #handmadewardrobe #memade #mindfulmakers #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #imakemyclothes #slowfashion #makersgonnamake #sewing #instasew #makersmovement #sewmystash #sewinglife #ilovesewing #handmadeootd #sewliberated #sewingisselfcare
  • I’ve had this fabric in my stash for almost a year now. I’ve enjoyed looking at it, petting it occasionally and daydreaming about what I might turn it into. But recently it had started to feel heavy. It started nag at me: “When are you going to use me? Why am I just sitting here? I want to be WORN!” and it turned from a joy to a burden. I really like the fabric and I was scared of choosing the wrong pattern. In the end though I realised that the best use for this fabric was not some elaborate complicated design but something that I will wear all the time, something practical that will infuse joy into my everyday. So I made another Hinterland Dress, this time cutting the front bodice on the fold instead of sewing a button placket. I cut the skirt on the full width of the fabric and love the feeling of being wrapped in this gorgeous ikat and l think that it’s all the nicer for being allowed to shine for its own sake rather than being sewn into complicated folds!
    I couldn’t decide whether to leave the skirt long or cut it shorter so settled in the end on a high low hem - just because I could! .
    #hinterlanddress pattern by @sewliberated Sewn in blue ikat fabric from @stonemountainfabric .
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    #sewcialist #isew #selfishsewing #handmade #handmadewardrobe #memade #mindfulmakers #memadeeveryday #sewcialists #imakemyclothes #slowfashion #makersgonnamake #sewing #instasew #makersmovement #sewmystash #sewinglife #ilovesewing #handmadeootd #sewliberated #sewingisselfcare
  • 2,152 74 14 February, 2019

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  • Green machine 😍 I did knife pleats on the skirt, and overlapping them slightly at the top created a lovely gathered a-line effect. Also, after years of avoiding sleeves, I’m happy to say these are quite comfortable to dance in. Winter sewing ftw! 💚 #lilaandjune #designexperiments #byebyebirdie
  • Green machine 😍 I did knife pleats on the skirt, and overlapping them slightly at the top created a lovely gathered a-line effect. Also, after years of avoiding sleeves, I’m happy to say these are quite comfortable to dance in. Winter sewing ftw! 💚 #lilaandjune #designexperiments #byebyebirdie
  • 4,185 85 17 February, 2019
  • I love the mummy-daughter combos and after seeing how much you liked my 8th of March origami blouse/dress pattern I decided that girls also deserve a nice treat. 😉
This pattern is still in progress and there will be a test starting next week. If you want to be one of the testers leave me a comment below and join the FB group in my bio. .
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🇫🇷 Cette mignnonerie de patron blouse et robe 8th of March pour fille est en cours de travail et le test des tailles commencera la semaine prochaine. Si vous voulez participer laissez moi un message ci-dessous et rejoignez mon groupe FB (lien sur la bio)
Ce tissu à plumetis est une pure merveille pour ce projet. @tissuslolieshop 
#testpatron #patterntesting #girlspattern #indiepatterns
  • I love the mummy-daughter combos and after seeing how much you liked my 8th of March origami blouse/dress pattern I decided that girls also deserve a nice treat. 😉
    This pattern is still in progress and there will be a test starting next week. If you want to be one of the testers leave me a comment below and join the FB group in my bio. .
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    🇫🇷 Cette mignnonerie de patron blouse et robe 8th of March pour fille est en cours de travail et le test des tailles commencera la semaine prochaine. Si vous voulez participer laissez moi un message ci-dessous et rejoignez mon groupe FB (lien sur la bio)
    Ce tissu à plumetis est une pure merveille pour ce projet. @tissuslolieshop
    #testpatron #patterntesting #girlspattern #indiepatterns
  • 1,051 23 9 February, 2019

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  • I just want to echo what my friend @madebyrae so eloquently put to words the other day about not looking down on the RTW items in our closets and those of others. The most powerful thing we can do on a slow fashion journey is to care for what we already own, or what was previously made in a factory (by the hard-working hands of the economically disadvantaged.) I remember purchasing these jeans in a store. I had no pants that fit, having recently lost so much weight due to the stress of having a child in the hospital. I took three little kids into the store and found something as quickly as I could. I didn't have the patience to take them into a thrift store and hunt. I believe I had already cried that morning from the overwhelm of parenting three little ones. It was a hard, hard time. No way I could have sewn my own jeans. There is no shame, but there is redemption. Because I love these jeans - now mended - more than anything else in my closet. I am so grateful for the hands that made them, when I couldn't. 💚 Wearing: #stratatop + thrifted lace duster and scarf.
  • I just want to echo what my friend @madebyrae so eloquently put to words the other day about not looking down on the RTW items in our closets and those of others. The most powerful thing we can do on a slow fashion journey is to care for what we already own, or what was previously made in a factory (by the hard-working hands of the economically disadvantaged.) I remember purchasing these jeans in a store. I had no pants that fit, having recently lost so much weight due to the stress of having a child in the hospital. I took three little kids into the store and found something as quickly as I could. I didn't have the patience to take them into a thrift store and hunt. I believe I had already cried that morning from the overwhelm of parenting three little ones. It was a hard, hard time. No way I could have sewn my own jeans. There is no shame, but there is redemption. Because I love these jeans - now mended - more than anything else in my closet. I am so grateful for the hands that made them, when I couldn't. 💚 Wearing: #stratatop + thrifted lace duster and scarf.
  • 4,434 161 18 February, 2019

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  • Sometimes you find fabric and know it was meant to be. This fabric... The pattern, the colours, the feel, the weightlessness… This delicate, intricate floral design takes me to a dreamy otherworld… I know it's only fabric.

My primary focus on this #newlook6557 dress was to make a discrete crossover bodice that I could wear with a normal bra. For me, strapless bras are either so tight they cut off circulation or slip and slide into uselessness. 
As someone who is blessed (or cursed) in the bust department, I had never been able to wear such a dress whilst maintaining a shred of modesty.  I built the bodice and straps around the bra, to ensure adequate coverage. 
The outcome: summer dress perfection. I managed something light and airy, feminine and delicate. I love this dress. 
#sewersgonnasew #makersgonnamake #isewmyownclothes #fabriclust #handmadewardrobe #isew #imakemyclothes #measurefabric #memade
  • Sometimes you find fabric and know it was meant to be. This fabric... The pattern, the colours, the feel, the weightlessness… This delicate, intricate floral design takes me to a dreamy otherworld… I know it's only fabric.

    My primary focus on this #newlook6557 dress was to make a discrete crossover bodice that I could wear with a normal bra. For me, strapless bras are either so tight they cut off circulation or slip and slide into uselessness.
    As someone who is blessed (or cursed) in the bust department, I had never been able to wear such a dress whilst maintaining a shred of modesty.  I built the bodice and straps around the bra, to ensure adequate coverage.
    The outcome: summer dress perfection. I managed something light and airy, feminine and delicate. I love this dress.
    #sewersgonnasew #makersgonnamake #isewmyownclothes #fabriclust #handmadewardrobe #isew #imakemyclothes #measurefabric #memade
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  • “Mit Tragefotos können Sie Ihre Kleidungsstücke der Zielgruppe optimal präsentieren ”. ☝🏻 Na dann, bitte sehr, ich habe einen #cardiganwrapped getragen. 💁🏻‍♀️Für den Fall, dass ihr noch Stoffinspiration auf den letzen Drücker für den Live-Sewalong am Sonntag benötigt.💁🏻‍♀️🧵✂️. Zu diesem jüngsten Familienzuwachs zur #cardiganwrapped-Gang wurde Selmin übrigens von einem weißen Wollmantel von Meghan Markle inspiriert, nur wenige Tage nachdem sie felsenfest überzeugt war, dass sie keinen neuen Mantel braucht. 😬🙈Läuft. Alright, der Frühling kann jetzt auf alle Fälle kommen.💁🏻‍♀️😁 #theduchessmadememakeit #schnittduett #wrappedcollection #cardiganwrapped #diyfashion #imakemyclothes
  • “Mit Tragefotos können Sie Ihre Kleidungsstücke der Zielgruppe optimal präsentieren ”. ☝🏻 Na dann, bitte sehr, ich habe einen #cardiganwrapped getragen. 💁🏻‍♀️Für den Fall, dass ihr noch Stoffinspiration auf den letzen Drücker für den Live-Sewalong am Sonntag benötigt.💁🏻‍♀️🧵✂️. Zu diesem jüngsten Familienzuwachs zur #cardiganwrapped -Gang wurde Selmin übrigens von einem weißen Wollmantel von Meghan Markle inspiriert, nur wenige Tage nachdem sie felsenfest überzeugt war, dass sie keinen neuen Mantel braucht. 😬🙈Läuft. Alright, der Frühling kann jetzt auf alle Fälle kommen.💁🏻‍♀️😁 #theduchessmadememakeit #schnittduett #wrappedcollection #cardiganwrapped #diyfashion #imakemyclothes
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