There’s a psychiatric condition describing the frenzy involving stripping with wanton abandonment, then flinging on a garment hot off the machine. there’s no effective treatment, but most sufferers pull themselves together shortly after to tend to the mundane, such as snipping threads, a final press and feeding one’s young. presenting my #seamworkbo , the latest must-have pattern from @seamworkmag , in what possibly is a beautiful vintage linen cotton from #melbrestash2017 ; it has that wonderful musty smell of gentle decay that defies washing (which i adore, it’s akin inhaling pages of an old library book)... thank you anonymous fabric benefactor! i went down one size (it’s very roomy so most can probably go down two) and completely ignored grid-matching. gimme all the boxy tops of the universe!!! ps: i love the cuffs. #ootd#seamworkmag#seamworkmakes#boxytop
Made a @seamworkmag addison in nani iro “grace” cotton double gauze in bright peach by @itoitonao 🧶 fabric from @stitchesseattle ✌🏼✌🏼 it was a challenge, but i managed to squeeze all the pieces out of only 1.5 yards of fabric by splitting the back bodice as well as the upper and under collar pieces. bonus: using the selvage on the centre back in turn showcased the designer info. 🧵thanks to the documented trials and warnings of the sewists who came before me, i knew this pattern was going to be roomy. i made it in a usually tiny size 0 and still took 1” off of each of the front/back side pieces to get the armhole opening and bust size to fit properly (for my usually size 2-4 upper body). 🙆🏻♀️ the photo i took to document the gap in the arm hole is only a hint at how massive and ill-fitting it was before adjustments. to finish the side seams, i used a combination of sewing machine and serger stitches to keep the facing neat and flat and topped it off with some stitching-in-the-ditch to secure everything. #naniiro#naniirograce#doublegauze#seamworkaddison#seamworkmakes#wearablemuslin#imakemyownclothes#memade#handmadewardrobe#sewcialists#makethriftmend#torontosews#canadasews#bananneappeal
I actually got to sew another garment in the past week. the #seamworkbobby from @seamworkmag in a viscose jersey from the stash. this too was a really pleasant project to work on. you get a really nice finish on the bodice and i finally managed a neat v.