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what i made: custom blue gown

Thursday, October 22, 2020

 


It's the dress! I finished it! Technically it's separates. I modified Orange Lingerie's Esplanade pattern and used Judy Gao's skirt tutorial to make it. No notes to share quite yet on modifying the pattern because there are changes I'd like to make, but you can read OL's post here on how to do so. It's not terrible but it's also not great, I think I could correct the fit on it a bit. The biggest change is using a non stretch fabric for the back band, making the top a corset instead. And adding straps of course. I have some research to do!

Here is a link to the tutorial I used for the skirt as well. The skirt was super easy, just uses a lot of fabric. More to come on the top after I land on a more solid modification. 


what i made: cherry print ogden cami

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 

Okay, now that I've made three Ogden camis, I'm ready for about 10 more. I think I need one in every silk color out there? The cut is just so flattering and it's perfect for layering under blazers for work... that is, if we ever get to return to an office. Yes, I'm still fantasizing about wear a suit. 

This is the same cherry print from Blackbird Fabrics that I used for my wrap dress.

 




fall sewing projects

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Hi, I'm Jade and I'm utterly addicted to sewing. Can't stop, won't stop. I'm super excited to get started with my fall sewing projects. Below is a little preview of what's coming up on my list soon! First up is the Stacker jacket by Papercut Patterns. Details and fabric links below the graphic...







what i made: floral mccalls M7974

Friday, October 2, 2020


Back at it again for technically a 3rd time with this pattern! First a green dress, modified to a blouse, and now this floral number. I don't know what better testimonial there is for a sewing pattern than someone who sews it up multiple times? Fabric is from Blackbird Fabrics...what's new.

I'm considering adding some elastic to the back waist band for a slightly more fitted look. Will update if that's the case! You can watch the video BTS here.




What I Made: Calvin Wrap Top by True Bias

Saturday, September 19, 2020


Helllllo! I almost forgot to share this recent make here on my blog. Bad blogger alert. I'm super happy to share with you the results of my most recent collaboration with True Bias! In full transparency, True Bias did provide me with the pattern and hired me to provide some content for their channels. But! They didn't pay for this blog post or for any promo on my channels.

You may recall this fabric from the modified McCalls dress I made, and I'm SO glad I had enough to squeeze out this wrap top. Initially, I was going to go with a darker color scheme. This gorgeous fabric is from Blackbird Fabrics

Anyway, I can highly recommend this pattern. I've sewn up quite a few of their other patterns, and the Calvin Wrap was next on my list. Somethings just work out like that! The little ring and slider detail on the straps is a pretty little detail.

 If you make the top version, it's a great way to get through some scrap fabrics. You could even get away with using premade bias tape to really cut down on the required fabric. It's a 10/10 for me!



Cherry Print Wrap Dress

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Can you believe I've made 5 of these dresses?? When it works, it works. And it's such an easy project to sew. Check out the links below to see my previous versions! I've been sewing it since 2016, a heavily modified Burda Style pattern. Lovely fabric from Blackbird Fabrics!



 

what i made: tint of mint ines trousers as shorts

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


It brings me much joy to find indie pattern companies. Decided to make some shorts out of the Tint of Mint Ines trousers. If reading directions isn't your jam, don't worry, she's got a video tutorial. Can't wait to sew up some more Tint of Mint patterns!



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