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Green Door Market - 53 Photos & 10 Reviews - Cork Street - Dublin - Phone Number - Yelp. Diary of a Chain Stitcher. Curvy Tutorials. Change the way you think about fashion. Idle Fancy. Curvy Sewing Collective – A Plus Size Sewing Community. Crafting A Rainbow. Cookin' & Craftin' Idle Fancy. A sewing and knitting blog. Bloom's Endless Summer. The Green Violet. A Fashionable Stitch » sartorial sewing. Completed Projects. A bunch of Cashmerette Concord T-Shirts: rayon/poly/spandex blend in various colours – Completed April 2016 (First one tested November 2015) Decades Everyday Three’s a Charm Jacket: pink and black polkadot heavyweight cotton – Completed April 2016 A Bunch of KitchyCoo Barrie Briefs: Various jersey, stretch lace, or spandex materials – Completed Feb-April 2016 Prep School Bra (cloned Elomi bra pattern): lace and sheer cup lining – Completed March 2016 Style Arc Eva Top: pink poly/rayon jersey – Completed March 2016.

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Verypurpleperson. A sewing blog for the modern maker. Making shit and talking shit. Since 1979. If you use social media to chat about your sewing (any kind of sewing) you're probably a #sewcialist. Sewing + Social = Sewcialist. Vlisco McCall's M6696 shirtdress. I’m a magpie for big and colourful prints, so naturally I’ve been stalking the Vlisco website for quite some time.

Vlisco McCall's M6696 shirtdress

Vlisco are a historic producer of Dutch wax print fabric, which is particularly popular in Africa (it’s sometimes known as “African wax print” as a result). When I lived in Malawi, well before my sewing days, I loved it and was duly amused by novelty prints like Princess Diana faces and household implements – sadly past Jenny didn’t have the presence of mind to buy it all.

What a mistake. I was a little hesitant to buy some Vlisco because of the 6 yard minimum (which I heard has just been reduced), but then I saw Sonja’s Vlisco Grainline Alder Shirtdress and Dixie’s gorgeous sheath dress and IT HAD TO BE MINE. In fact, exactly the same pattern, just a different colourway. Having jumped on one bandwagon, I immediately jumped on another (it’s tricky dual bandwaggoning, ladies): McCall’s M6696. Let me present: my Vlisco shirtdress Have you tried using wax print fabric? Fashion Sewing Blogs: A Collection of the Best! View All Articles » Fashion sewing blogs are a great way to keep up with new releases from independent pattern companies, find inspiration, read pattern reviews, and learn new skills and tricks for such techniques as patternmaking and garment construction.

Fashion Sewing Blogs: A Collection of the Best!

Many bloggers also host sew-alongs, which are a great way to stay motivated to finish a project and get to know other bloggers and sewists. DIXIE DIY: Dixie is a sewist in Austin, Texas. She shares her recent creations from commercial and independent patterns. Best sewing blogs 2015 - Madalynne - A Sewing Blog. In 2014, I hosted the first Sewing Blogs Awards as a way to highlight the incredible sewists who put so much time and effort into sharing what they make, and to provide a resource/list of current sewing blogs, bloggers and companies according to skill, personality and category all in one place.

Best sewing blogs 2015 - Madalynne - A Sewing Blog

Even though we are all winners, these sewists get extra recognition. I’m really thrilled that I was able to do this for the 3rd year in a row, and that this year had the most responses to date. This contest was only as good as you made it, so your votes and (sewing) community outreach was so much appreciated. So how did it go down? In the beginning of January 2016, readers submitted their picks for the categories below.

To switch things up this year, top winners received a prize. As an added surprise, 5 top winners (picked at random) also received sample yardage from Nooteboom Textiles, a major fabric wholesaler, specifically for women, children and home decor. Enjoy! New series: Sewing for My Curves. Hi everyone and welcome to a new series here on the CSC!

New series: Sewing for My Curves

Inspired by a comment by Amber PB on Rosie’s great post on Plus Size Peculiarities, we’re going to be featuring curvy sewists talking about their figure, what adjustments they make, and which garments they enjoy making and wearing. We hope that it will be helpful for everyone to get inspired from women with similar proportions! Do you want to contribute? Email us at with details about your figure, and a few recent photos, and we will pick a diverse selection.

So I’m going to kick us off today by talking about how I sew for my curves! My figure – I have never successfully categorized myself as a fruit varietal, but I’m definitely top heavy, with broad shoulders and a big bust, a not-flat tummy, a flat bum, and slimmer arms, hips, thighs and legs proportionately to the rest of me. Wrap Dress Central - Cashmerette. There’s nothing I like more than a good wrap dress!

Wrap Dress Central - Cashmerette

So here’s everything you need to make your own. Pattern Reviews Verdict: An excellent, classic “DVF”-style wrap dress Pros: Classic style wrap dress, with good instructions and not many pieces.Optional collar and cuff pieces (with variations available online to download)Simple style with no darts or gathersEasy to fit. Sewing Essentials: The Importance of Ease. If a garment were to be made to one's exact body measurements it would be skin tight and there would be no room to walk, sit or move about.

Sewing Essentials: The Importance of Ease

What gives every garment room for movement is ease. Ease is a term used a lot when it comes to garment sewing. While, technically, it can refer to more than one thing, such as to "ease" a sleeve shoulder cap into an armhole opening, in this post we’ll explore ease as an element of fit and define it relative to its use in commercial patterns. Find your perfect fit when you master the art of ease. Perfectly fitted shirt from Craftsy instructor Pati Palmer What is ease?

When using commercial patterns, ease is what creates both the fit and design of a garment. Ease is comprised of two separate measurements, wearing ease and design ease. The Sewing and Life Adventures of Emerald Erin.