Wednesday Weekly #6

Wednesday Weekly #6

Posted by Helen | September 9, 2015 | Wednesday Weekly
Wednesday Weekly #6

News

Grainline Studios released their new pattern, the Lark Tee!

Seamwork Magazine has put the Oslo sweater on sale this month for $1!  Grab yours before this offer ends.

Sewaholic Patterns took new photos of their Crescent and Rae skirts and they look really lovely.

Indie Pattern News

Grainline Lark Tee,  Seamwork Oslo Sweater,  Sewaholic Crescent Skirt

 

Makes

Laura Mae finished a 10 year work in progress dress this week, isn’t that just the best feeling?

I am dying over these crazy pants by Clio.  Crazy cut, crazy fabric, crazy awesome!

Deer & Doe released three new patterns this month, and Camille has made them all!!

Winnie made a great simple gathered skirt, and I laughed out loud at those ‘beer can’ pockets!

Devon came back strong this week with the Well Composed Blouse by Anna Maria Horner.

Drew made this fantastic sewing machine cover for his Singer (aka Bertie).  Check out his full step-by-step tutorial to make your own!

This relaxed fit Kimono wrap by Christy is simply divine.

Lauren completed her MadeUp initiative project, a beautiful two piece swimsuit. 

I loved Carmen’s entry into the Refashioners 2015, made from shits from Costco!  The matching bra she made with this ensemble is wonderful.

Heather braved a sleeveless Granville shirt using rayon this week and it turned out great!

 

Resources

Erin shows us how to make our own ironing boards this week, no power tools needed!

Melissa’s tutorial on how to make a bodice pattern is great. It features clear photos and illustrations to help with every step of the process.

 

Community

If you live in London, you should definitely go check out the Made Up Meet Up happening on September 12th.

Sara announced the Sew Pro convention, taking place on September 15th – 18th of 2016, registration is now open!

 

 

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Another great round up. Thanks for the shout out!

Every week I look forward to your weekly round up, and every week I’m blown away by all of the awesome things you find.

I love Laura Mae’s ten year project, but I can’t imagine that if I had something that pretty so close to completion (and that was clearly going to suit me to a T) that anything would be able to stop me from finishing it for a week – let alone a decade!

Lauren’s paisley swimsuit was also a highlight for me, and not just so dear Sam can be right about the colour. It sounds like she had to do an amazing amount of adjusting, but the end product is a really great looking suit that fits perfectly. She does raise an interesting point about wearing clothes you’ve made (especially swimwear) for the first time that I had never really considered. You’ve gotta have some confidence in your stitches to be that close to a #memade wardrobe malfunction!

Since I’m in the middle of making my own yardage board I wonder why Erin chose to use all of that cotton in her ironing board instead of foam with some cotton topping, but I love the spirit of augmenting your workshop, studio, or craft space with the custom built tools you need to get the most out of your hobby, passtime or passion project!

Winnie’s pockets take her simple no-pattern ultra-summer skirt to a whole.nother.level. But maybe that’s just because I love a good pocket!

Anyway, a great round up yet again, and I’m bashfully grateful to have my own fumbling attempts included in such fabulous company!

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