Firehose

The weather around you might or might not be warming, but summer patterns are on their way! We’ve got a lot of new dress patterns in this month’s roundup. If dresses aren’t your thing, we’ve also got some interesting new layering pieces, including a cami with cup sizes and a few jacket patterns.

Designer Stitch – Kate Vintage Tea Dress

Many curvy sewists love fit-and-flare style dresses, as they can either enhance or help create an hourglass figure. The new Kate Vintage Tea dress offers its own take on this style by offering a boatneck neckline, ample shoulder and back coverage, and the choice of either a 3/4 circle skirt or a gathered box skirt. Its curve-friendly sizing includes base sizes up to a US 22 (52″ / 130 cm bust) and cup sizes up to a DD-cup.

Designer Stitch – Kate Vintage Tea Dress

Hey June – Amalfi Dress

While not super curve-inclusive, the... [read more]

#Mother Nature, #Earths Beauty

Rainbow zebra print whole cloth quilt. By Erin of Tuesday Stitches.

My friend Marissa is awesome. For many reasons. One of them is that she knows I’m a fabric junkie and she enables me. She brought me a whole stack of fabric the last time she visited that came from a stash she had inherited. She picked out everything that was pink and/or particularly loud to give to me. Like I said, she’s awesome. (I’ve made mother/daughter pajamas from some of what she gave me). One of the fabrics was this amazing rainbow zebra cotton broadcloth. Marissa was pregnant at the time and not-so-subtly hinted that she would be super happy to have a baby blanket made from the zebra fabric (and who needs subtlety between friends anyway).

Rainbow zebra print whole cloth quilt. By Erin of Tuesday Stitches.

Well, I took her “hint” and made a baby blanket for her brand-new munchkin! I decided to make it a whole-cloth quilt (meaning no cutting and piecing to make the quilt top) and quilt it on my mom’s longarm quilting machine.... [read more]

Sebagian pekan baru-baru ini kami tak lagi posting soal produk kami. Kami mohon maaf sebelumnya sebab banyaknya aktivitas yang sepatutnya dipecahkan. Namun Alhamdulillah kami dapat kembali aktif menyapa konsumen di blog ini. Semoga dapat kembali memberikan tulisan-tulisan berkhasiat untuk pengguna internet semuanya. Kami sengaja membikin review dengan judul singkat itu sebab banyaknya permintaan dari konsumen untuk membahas judul ini.

Mungkin di sini banyak dari agan-agan yang masih belum mengerti perihal kami. Siapa sih kami? Di mana kantor kami?
Kami ialah lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-usulan kami memberi nama lawet yaitu sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen benar-benar tenar dengan lawet dan... [read more]

Sebagian pekan baru-baru ini kami tak lagi posting soal produk kami. Kami mohon maaf sebelumnya sebab banyaknya aktivitas yang mesti diatasi. Tetapi Alhamdulillah kami dapat kembali aktif menyapa konsumen di blog ini. Semoga dapat kembali memberikan tulisan-tulisan berkhasiat untuk pengguna internet semuanya. Kami sengaja membikin review dengan judul singkat itu sebab banyaknya permintaan dari konsumen untuk membahas judul ini.

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Kami ialah lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-usulan kami memberi nama lawet ialah sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen amat familiar dengan lawet dan nama... [read more]

Simplicity patterns haven’t been widely available in Canada since the distributer issues years ago. Fabricland (Canada’s chain fabric store) stopped carrying them and even smaller independent fabric stores don’t carry them. Jen from a Maker Heart saw me lamenting about that and offered to send me a bunch on the next Joann’s sale. Tanya has also sent me a few Simplicity patterns in the past as well. It’s nice to have such amazing sewing friends. ❤

Simplicity 8140 popped out at me as a style I might like. I was excited to make it. Fabricland had a sale on yarn-dyed plaid flannel fabric and I started imagining a plaid version of this pattern with a lace yoke. I had a remnant of a navy lace really wanted to use it. Through some miracle, I had *just* enough fabric for it. The patterns calls for lightweight fabrics and while the flannel isn’t lightweight it still... [read more]

Hi All,

As you may already know, I’ve developed a liking to make culottes using jersey fabric.

These are different because they are well fitted like leggings then gradually flare out at the calf. I couldn’t really call them cullotes so I went with capri pants instead

I’ve worn these once to some good reactions, I like them myself so I will be wearing them as it gets warmer (I hope!)

Posing in fitting rooms is one of my favourite pastimes

One issue I have is sometimes the centre seam stretches over to my other butt check. This is due to the horizontal striped leg isn’t cut on the right grainline so it’s not as elastic as the vertical striped leg, I should have allowed for more fabric but it’s worth it!

I’m realizing that I have way too many of this style of bottoms now, they’re so easy to wear! I’ll move on to something else

Be creative guys!

Montana



I missed this last year, too knee deep in maternity leave, so last participated back in 2016. Over the past year or so my me made's have run pretty low, something I'm working on this year, so I've thought differently about how to  participate in this years event. My pledge goes a little something like this....

 'I, Zoë, of hellozoeb (blog and Instagram) , sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '18. I endeavour to sort through my me made wardrobe, finding gaps, finding favourites, planning remakes, mending and adjusting where needed and basically having a good old sort out to ensure I get the most from my me made wardrobe. I'll be nattering about my me made sort outs weekly on my blog.'



I learned to sew from my mom… but when the right project comes along, my dad has some sewing skills too! His first project was a waterproof jacket in the 70’s… his second project was this high-performance underquilt for his next hiking adventure! I am so very proud of him for tackling the project like a champ – 7 hours of steady sewing and he stayed zen the whole time! 

Here is his post on the process, which has also been posted on the supplier’s website. 

My next venture in hammocking is complete! I’ve used an underquilt kit (and excellent advice!) from Gerrit at HOGS, Hofman Outdoor Gear Supply,  hofmanoutdoorgearsupply.ca, in Manitoba. I’m warm and comfortable below -5°C now — which is about as cold as I anticipate for my hiking.

underquilt for hammock

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An underquilt, ‘UQ’, goes underneath and outside a backpacker’s... [read more]

Sebagian pekan baru-baru ini kami tak lagi posting soal produk kami. Kami mohon maaf sebelumnya sebab banyaknya aktivitas yang sepatutnya dipecahkan. Melainkan Alhamdulillah kami dapat kembali aktif menyapa konsumen di blog ini. Semoga dapat kembali memberikan tulisan-tulisan berkhasiat untuk masyarakat internet semuanya. Kami sengaja membikin review dengan judul singkat itu sebab banyaknya permintaan dari konsumen untuk membahas judul ini.

Mungkin di sini banyak dari agan-agan yang masih belum mengerti seputar kami. Siapa sih kami? Di mana kantor kami?
Kami merupakan lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-usulan kami memberi nama lawet yakni sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen sungguh-sungguh... [read more]

Sebagian pekan baru-baru ini kami tak lagi posting soal produk kami. Kami mohon maaf sebelumnya sebab banyaknya aktivitas yang sepatutnya dipecahkan. Tetapi Alhamdulillah kami dapat kembali aktif menyapa konsumen di blog ini. Semoga dapat kembali memberikan tulisan-tulisan berkhasiat untuk masyarakat internet semuanya. Kami sengaja membikin review dengan judul singkat itu sebab banyaknya permintaan dari konsumen untuk membahas judul ini.

Mungkin di sini banyak dari agan-agan yang masih belum mengerti perihal kami. Siapa sih kami? Di mana kantor kami?
Kami ialah lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-usulan kami memberi nama lawet merupakan sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen benar-benar familiar... [read more]

I’m done!  Just in time for the sunshine too!  This was an easy pattern to make.  I love it!  I’ve made a Sewaholic Yaletown before here.  It was even easier this time as I already had the pieces traced and was very familiar with the pattern.  So when @rocco.sienna, @sewsarahsmith and @sewing_in_spain announced their Instagram […]

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Mungkin di sini banyak dari agan-agan yang masih belum mengerti perihal kami. Siapa sih kami? Di mana kantor kami?
Kami yakni lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-usulan kami memberi nama lawet yakni sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen amat tenar... [read more]

#Earth Love, #Travel

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I do love Tessuti patterns and have made their Jac shirt several times now. The first time I made it as per pattern and it turned out fine. However, I can never resist fiddling with a pattern, and have since settled on some modifications for further versions.

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As you can see in the pic above, I have added some ‘swing’ to the back of the shirt by tilting the back pattern piece away from the fold of the fabric when cutting out. This leaves the top part unchanged so it will still fit the collar and shoulders, but adds volume at the CB hem. You can’t really see that I have lengthened it by 5cm too, but here is my original make for comparison, sewn as per pattern. I am wearing it with harem pants, in case you are wonderin what the funny garment is.

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Nothing wrong with this version of the Jac, except I am probably acclimatised to the volume of Lagenlook, so I... [read more]

Sebagian pekan akhir-akhir ini kami tak lagi posting soal produk kami. Kami mohon maaf sebelumnya sebab banyaknya kesibukan yang seharusnya diatasi. Tetapi Alhamdulillah kami dapat kembali aktif menyapa konsumen di blog ini. Semoga dapat kembali memberikan tulisan-tulisan berguna untuk pengguna internet semuanya. Kami sengaja membikin review dengan judul singkat itu sebab banyaknya permintaan dari konsumen untuk membahas judul ini.

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Kami merupakan lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-masukan kami memberi nama lawet ialah sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen amat... [read more]

Sebagian pekan akhir-akhir ini kami tak lagi posting soal produk kami. Kami mohon maaf sebelumnya sebab banyaknya aktivitas yang mesti diatasi. Namun Alhamdulillah kami dapat kembali aktif menyapa konsumen di blog ini. Semoga dapat kembali memberikan tulisan-tulisan berguna untuk masyarakat internet semuanya. Kami sengaja membikin review dengan judul singkat itu sebab banyaknya permintaan dari konsumen untuk membahas judul ini.

Mungkin di sini banyak dari agan-agan yang masih belum mengerti seputar kami. Siapa sih kami? Di mana kantor kami?
Kami yaitu lawet ransel sebuah merk dagang atau perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang produksi ransel untuk acara-acara seperti seminar, pelatihan, workshop, sarasehan, atau diklat. Asal-usulan kami memberi nama lawet ialah sebab produksi kami di Kebumen. Kebumen benar-benar tenar dengan... [read more]

I finished this sweater just as the weather got warmer, which means that I'll have to wait a few months before it will get worn.

No big deal, since this project has been four years in the making!

I bought the pattern for the Brooklyn Tweed Stonecutter in 2014, it took me three years to even buy the yarn for it and another year to gather my courage and get started. And in hindsight that was a very good thing. Because four years ago I never would have been able to do this:


I'm a very firm believer in learning new skills by challenging yourself, but at that time I had only knit some scarves and hats. These days I have a few sweaters (very simple ones) under my belt, and more experience with cables and reading cable charts. I was ready!


This pattern has one gigantic chart for the section with the diagonal ribbing/cabling, after that the back and front are repeats... [read more]

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A Love Story for Fashion Revolution

It’s Fashion Revolution Week! Not sure why that’s a big deal? Read yesterday’s post about the origins of this week which promotes change in the…

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Hi Everyone!

This is the first of three posts exploring some different perspectives on taking part in MMMay.  Our group includes two of us who have taken part before, and two who have not.

In today’s post we will find out how each of us are preparing for MMMay.  The next two posts will be an update on how we are going and a reflection at the end on the experience.

We hope you enjoy hearing our different takes on this awesome challenge!

Wis, Kate, Kim and Chloe

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Who are we?

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How are we preparing for MMM?

Wis – experienced Me-Made-Mayer

Hi, I’m Wis, 57 years old from Ghent, a medieval town in Belgium. I sewed intensely at the age of 20 but stopped in the mid-’90s.  I started again in 2013 and now I try to sew every day, even if I only have 10 minutes of spare time.

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When Zoe made the announcement on Instagram for... [read more]

I once heard someone say that when you give a quilt your not actually giving someone something to sleep under instead your giving someone a big quilty hug.  Which is kind of wonderful really isn't it? I made this quilt for my friends at the craft cotton company and its going to a little boy who's poorly. All of the fabrics were from them and I especially like the spiderman print. 
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