Sunday, 12 September 2021
I started Sunday thinking about pattern cutting & might end it that way! This is me in my adaptation of my godet dress pattern. Love a halter back! I hope you’re having a great Sunday. Wishing you good things for the rest of the week!😍 #sunday #patterndesign #patterncutting #sewing #missjsewsdesign #halterback #dress #godet #handmade #isew #craft #diystyle #diyootd #diywardrobe #fabrics #homesewer #instasew #lovetosew #sepia #sewistsofinstagram #sewersofinstagram #slowfashion #pocwhosews #mydesign #sewingblogger
Friday, 4 June 2021
These are my pattern cutting hunnies that help me when I want to bring an idea to life! I like commercial sewing patterns but it’s so cool when you imagine something and make it happen! Ideas come from anywhere- the street, old movies, the runway, Instagram and even dreams. Some ideas are more challenging than others, I am always learning. The best thing is I am free from retail sizing. I cut to fit my figure- that way it always comes in my size! 😜 Now I’m off to practice something new!😀 Like I said, always learning…. Do you make your own sewing patterns or amend commercial ones?
Monday, 31 May 2021
I finally made Vogue 1560, designed by Edith Head, Oscar winning Hollywood costumier. I used the tiniest bit of satin I had in my stash and you wouldn’t believe the shenanigans I had to pull to get the pattern pieces to fit! Do you own any vintage patterns designed by any designers not really associated with sewing patterns?
Saturday, 15 May 2021
I call this my seaside dress! I have a weird, endearing (or annoying) habit of buying fabric whenever I can. I found this cotton fabric with an Ankara style print while I was on a lovely trip to the seaside. I designed this to have a classic v-neck front and back with a wide a-line skirt. Whenever I wear this I’m reminded of a beautiful sunny happy day. Tell me if you have garments that spark memories!🥰
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
I drafted this myself with the original intention of having a sleeve to rival Alexis from Dynasty, but then I decided to keep the fashion a lil more this century. Great colourful fabric from @elliewhittakerstudio! It washes and presses like a dream too. Can I get bonus points for placing the word ‘paradise’ in the most interesting places? 🤔😂🤣What are you designing for summer?
This pretty fabric has a nice drape to it, however for this garment I wanted it to have a little more structure. I decided to underline with a heavier weight cotton to change the hand, and this negated the need for any lining.
I designed the pattern myself, the bodice has a small pleat at the shoulder front and back with a centre back zip. I would naturally have placed the zip at the side seam, but I originally had planned an overskirt, I'll explore that again on another garment.
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