Packing done! I didn't realise how exciting is to rediscover your summer wardrobe in mid February. #imadethis skirt a year ago and the linen's just getting better with every wash! #sewartisan #sewingblogger #slowfashion #memadewardrobe #linen #givemesunshine
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Getting ready to cut into my @artgalleryfabrics #voile. I am totally a sucker for pretty grey fabric. #dressmaking #memadewardrobe #garmentsewing #clothingsewing
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My #morrisblazer is finished! This is the first piece of clothing I've sewed for myself, and l am pretty chuffed. It'll be worn to work tomorrow! Fab pattern by @grainlinestudio and ponte fabric from @lincraft #lyndallearnstosew #memadewardrobe #slowfashion #grainlinestudio #lincraft
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Just been naughty and ordered a few patterns 😁😁. Thinking this beautiful crepe from Sewisfaction will be lovely - view A 🤔🤔🤔 #sewisfactionfebfave #mmmfabric #koifish #peplumconvert #sewersofinstagram #memadewardrobe
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This is my #grainlinehadley wearable muslin... the top ended up a little to big under the arms (I don't know if it was the pattern or the rayon fabric that grew after i cut it) and the facings keep wanting to flip out (even though i understiched and tacked in place).... but in the end... I liked it! It's getting a lot of wear already :) . #hadleytop #grainlinestudio #summerofbasics #sewcialists #sewing #sewinglife #indiesewing #simplesewing #diysewing #memade #memadewardrobe #isewmyownclothes #imakemyownclothes#indiepatterns
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Just a little bit of the pattern cutting mess I have going. The toddler is napping and the bigger are kids are with grandma. So Sewing Sunday it is! Yes those are canned goods. They work great for pattern weights 👍 Anybody else use cans for weights?
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This was a challenge -- this #charmeuse was soooooo slippery and did not want to hold a crease, but it is beautiful. Now I just need a place to wear it! Thank you @tillybuttons for a great pattern #fifipajamas -- I cut one size smaller than recommended and added a zipper to make it evening wear instead of PJs. #isew #isewmyownclothes #sewing #memade #handmadelingerie #handmadewardrobe #memadewardrobe #frenchseams
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Just finished this cheerful #simplicity2215 dress! 👗 Should have waited till tomorrow to take pics so I can show the lovely colours properly in the daylight but I was too impatient. I added a skirt lining in a lovely yellow cotton and left it ever so slightly longer than the outer skirt so it peeks out now and then 🌞 If I have enough of the yellow cotton left I might make a nice sash to go around the waist. #simplicitypatterns #memade #summerdress #memadewardrobe #sewistsofinstagram #sewing #homemadeclothes #slowfashion #cynthiarowley #dressmaking #dressmakers #sewcialist
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(see previous post for part ✨ 1) Green - cup D, blue - cup A🎈What areas of pattern are affected: bust circumference, bust dart size, shoulder point to waist at front length ⚡️ Note that the armhole curve length remains unaffected = no gaping🎈How it can affect your garment. If your cup size is larger than that used to draft the pattern - the bodice too short in front, excess ease around neck/shoulders area, gaping armholes. Smaller cup size - excess ease around bust ⚡️Ask the pattern designer what cup size they go by then make adjustments if necessary 👯 Practical tips and techniques will be posted on my (soon to be released) blog 🙌 I would love to hear your thoughts as always, comment if you find this relevant 💕 P.S.: well, comment in any case ☺️
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Here goes the first #cc_fit post ⭐️ this series will help you understand the relationship between your body measurements and patterns 🌷 I'll be generating a bodice block for a "standard" figure and one with a deviation in one of the critical measurements ✂️ you will learn to think like a pattern maker by comparing and analysing the two blocks ✨ see previous post for more details ✨ Let's start by looking at 🎈 1) over bust circumference - wrap tape around the back, pass underarms and take measurement at chest 🎈 2) bust circumference - keep tape at the same level at back, wrap to front and measure at centre bust level ⚡️ It is important to keep tape at the same level at back as when measuring over bust. This way the only difference between the two circumferences is your bust fullness. Letting the tape slide at back will result in a smaller measurement as your torso tapers towards waist ✨ The difference between the two defines your bra cup size. Bigger the difference, bigger the size. Important because commercial patterns are made to a specific cup size, typically B it C. See comparison of blocks in the next post ⭐️
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There are many benefits to learning a second language, including the amount of knitting you can do whilst practicing! ♧ ♧ ♧ #tereo #māori #wananga #aotearoa #dyehappy #ind#indiedyed #handdyed #indiedyed #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #knittersofig #nzyarn #naturalfibres #slowfashion #memadewardrobe
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I can’t believe I am making a *coat*. This wool coat is actually the first time I’ve done anything like this and I can’t wait to get it done! Lining Next. #sewing #memade #memadewardrobe #m7667 #woolcoat #achievements #firsttime
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When you make the same dress you made your niece, there’s nothing else to do but twirl out the excitement together! . . Pattern: @welcometothemousehouse Women’s Janie Dress Fabric: Art Gallery jersey “Deep Dark Ocean” from @minervacrafts . . . #sewcialist #sewists #mem#mem#memaderobe #diyclothes #memade #sewing #sewingtime #sewingismysuperpower #sewingenthusiast #sewinghappiness #sewingmojo #memade #slowfashion #sewsustainable #melbournesews #sewingweekender
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First time venturing into coat making and so happy with the result! 🌼 Fabric from @dragonfly_fabrics and pattern from @lisacomfort magazine #cocooncoat#dressmaking #seamstress #memadewardrobe #coatmaking #sewcialist #boiledwool
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Made a new #lindensweatshirt yesterday just to practice sewing Knits. Cut the fabric the wrong way but it’s fitting because I’ve never been one to go with the grain anyway :) • ✨ fabric from @jomarstores • • • #sewing #sewingmistakes #sewingfail #diy #memadewardrobe #practicepracticepractice #sewingwithknits #madewithlove #saturdaynight #sundayfunday #learning
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Being able to knit while this one racks up driving hours has been a game changer for #travelknitting but for the better.
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Finished my #forsythedress by @frenchnavynow ❤❤❤ this one is going to get a LOT of wear, and planning in my next #fabric choices to make a whole slew of them. I had a brainfart when joining the skirt to the bodice, so the buttons down the back are actually big fakers. Luckily the neck opening is plenty large to slip over my head :) #memadewardrobe #sewinglife #sewingpatterns #easypeasy #ithaspockets #imadethat
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Wearing my #tillybuttons #megandress from the 'love at first stitch' book at the #chinesenewyear celebration parade in London #sew#sewing #sewing #tillybuttonspattern #handmadeclothes #sewingmegan #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #diyclothes #reddress
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Rather delighted with Jimmy Janome’s assistance today 🤓✂️ #grainlinelark #grainlinestudio #sewcialists #sewersofinstagram #janome2000cpx #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe
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I love my new coat! I made it from a cozy dark blue wool. It is very simple and unlined, it is a mixture of a cardigan and a coat, so perfect for the spring! I am in love with the collar. I did a lot of handwork with the invisible hem and stitching the facing on by hand, invisibly of course 🤓The pattern didn’t say that but I didn’t like the facing that loose. And I interfaced the hem which was a good idea, it hangs so much better like this! I didn’t do any topstitching around the collar, I liked the clean and simple finish. The coat is very similar to to #seamwork coatigan which I planned to sew, but then I found the #simplicity pattern in my stash. #simplicity8218 #simplicitypatterns #sewing #memadewardrobe #springarriving #coatigan #wool #darkblue #springwardrobe #sewingcoats
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Pink for the win 😁 What a glorious day we had in London yesterday (therefore this pic 😄🌷☀). And this coat... My favourite make ever! 😍😄✂💪✊ I have also gone for a swim, walked, knitted, planned some selfish-sewing (and bought some fabric 😆) and our trip, and also worked for a bit. How has your weekend been? 🙋 . // ESP. Rosa siempre 😁 Y qué día estupendo tuvimos ayer en Londres 🌷☀ (y este abrigo... Mi prenda favorita 😍😄✂💪✊). También he tejido, salido a pasear y a nadar, planeado costuras, nuestro viaje y trabajado un poco. ¿Cómo ha sido vuestro finde? 🙋 . . . #ootd #pinkcoatclub #sewcialists #oslocoat #morganjeans #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #memadeclothes #handmadeclothes #handmadewardrobe #instasew #sewersofinstagram #sewistsofinstagram #dressmakers #imakemyclothes #costura #yocoso
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I found this wall that matched my striped Freja dress so nicely! 👗💕😍 Now it will be a while until I can wear it again... check my latest story to see the weather I'm dealing with right now... 😇❄
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I’ve made jeans! A long time goal has finally been reached 😊 Happy with the fit, even though things can always be improved. The pattern is from #ottobredesign and the fabric from #stoffochstil More pictures and info on the blog, link in profile. #nofearnewjeans #isew #memadewardrobe #sewing #sewcialists #swedensews #sewingjeans
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I needed few basic tops in my wardrobe and so I came across this raglan sleeve tee pattern by @itsalwaysautumnblog and I just can’t seem to get enough of it! It’s also good for using up scraps and I had loads of fun colour blocking. What do you think? #mem#memaderobe #dressmaking #han#handmadewardrobe #memade #imakemyclothes #joannasfeelingcrafty #raglantee #makingclothes #handmade #sewing #ilovesewing #headspace
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I pretty much knit all day Friday and most of yesterday morning so I could finish this sweater before Nick left for Columbia today. He even put on a damp sweater this morning so I could take a picture. This is the first man sweater I’ve knit and I really love how it turned out. Expedition sweater by #toddgocken in @beaverslidedrygoods merino with caribou horn buttons I got in Iceland. • • • • • #knittersoftheworld #knitspiration #knittinglove #knittingninja #knittersofinstagram #knittingaddict #knitting_inspiration #knitstagram #instaknit #knitandbehappy #knittersgonnaknit #handmade #knitforadventure #imakemyclothes #memadewardrobe #beaverslidedrygoods
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When we took over Fine Fabrics we inherited a collection of beautiful buttons, some vintage and some designer. Here is a range of some of those designer buttons shown with a divinely soft wool/cashmere coating. Pop in and you could find that perfect button to compliment your me made garment or replace missing buttons on your designer garments. #buttons #buttonsmaketheoutfit #memadewardrobe #sewing #sewistsofinstagram #woolcashmere #stayclassy
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Working on a seasonally inappropriate #reglissedress but hey that's what tights and cardigans are for right! #sewcialists #sewing #dressmaking #dressmaker #sewist #deeranddoepatterns #reglisseisfrenchforliquorice #atelierbrunette #memadewardrobe #sewingSundays
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The Scoop Pinafore made in Marimekko fabric (£39/m) I love this fabric - designed to celebrate the 109th anniversary of Finland’s independence! #pinafore #pinaforedress #pinaforepattern #marimekko #marimekkofabric #sew #sewing #sewingpattern #sewingpatterns #sewingproject #sewinglove #memadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #scooppinafore #sewcialists
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Getting ready for a much needed holiday and packing my #handmadewardrobe Happy days! #sewartisan #memadewardrobe #slowfashion #sewingblogger #imadethis #holidayclothes #givemesunshine
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I hemmed the sleeves and bottom of my #estellepontejacket . The front edge got some bling from some FOE. Now it is done. 🙂 #sewmystyle2018 @stylearc #sparkles #rainbowsparkles #ponte @ssefabrics #sewing #sewistofinstagram #sewingislife #sewingwithknits #2018rtwfast #memadewardrobe
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Thankyou for all Milo's birthday wishes! I am absolutely done in after taking 11 children on the train to the trampoline park! Apparently this dress is not suitable trampolining attire. Finished yesterday, I had a crisis of confidence halfway through but ploughed on and actually really pleased with the result. Cabbages and roses Hatley with a ton of vintage gingham ❤️ #ootd #imakemyclothes #memade #memadeveryday #memadewardrobe #han#handmaderobe #handmade #iwillwearwhatilike #sewing #sewingastherapy #sewingaddict #sewersofinstagram #sewersgonnasew #sewcialist #fabricaddict #cabbagesandroses
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A little behind the scenes today. I moved from Brooklyn in September and I'm still not fully unpacked. My sewing studio/office was been quite the process. (Swipe for the before photo and behold the clutter). This week, we finally got the right paint on the walls (after a month dalliance with a violet color) and I can start setting up next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I. Cannot. Wait.
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And @megannielsenpatterns Rowan top with mock turtle neck and body suit with crew neck in a dark gray wool blend. I bought fabric for one, but managed to eke out two Rowans. 🙌The knit has such a lovely feel - also from @dressew. I definitely plan on making a white Rowan for the summer. #thetinydeskstudiosews #mnrowan #sew #han#handmaderobe #indiepatterns #makenine2018 . . . . . . #isew #sewing #sewhappy #slowfashion #sewcialists #ilo#ilovesewing #2018makenine #makersgonnamake #sewistsofinstagram #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #handmade #handmadeclothes #ilovesewing #ttd#ttdsmakenine #ttdsmakenine #ttdssews2018 #diyfashion #sewingissexy #imakemyclothes #selfportrait
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Making progress on the silk chiffon number. Collar on so nearly there. Sewing with silk chiffon certainly takes patience! #slowfashion #isew #sewist #sewcialists #sewersofinstagram #memadewardrobe #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #sewersgonnasew #ilovesewing #instasew #imadethis #makeit #dresshandmade
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Wearing my trusty old Wiksten Tova today. One of my favourites but haven’t made one for a while. Might make the next size up next time! #wikstentova #isew #sewist #sewcialists #sewersofinstagram #memadewardrobe #handmadewardrobe #imakemyownclothes #sewersgonnasew #ilovesewing #instasew #imadethis #makeit #dresshandmade
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Hot of the needles: my #vel#vellamosweater from the @pompommag. Loved knitting this pattern, very easy, even with the shaping I put in and some silly counting mistakes I made (see previous post) 😅 Yarn is the lovely Excelana 4ply by @susancrawfordvintage, which I bought over 3 years ago in Edinburgh. So this jumper will have to come with me to #eyf2018 😀😀 #eyf2018sweater #vellamo #pom#pompomquarterlypattern #knitting #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #nevernotknitting #iknitwhatiwear #memadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #breistersuithetnoorden #pompomquarterly
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Starting this project late. It's the #rumanacoat for #sewmystyle2018 🤞I can get it finished in a week. Love this fabric a curley boucle (thankyou nan for teaching me how to pronouce boucle, I had no idea 😆). So glad I found this fabric for the lining too, much more my style than plain lining. Can't wait to have a nice long coat to keep me warm, although spring is just around the corner #byhandlondon #curleyboucle #boucle #fabricland #floralsatin #slinkysatin #satin #minervacrafts #longcoat #sewing #sewingproject #sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #memadeeveryday #memadewardrobe #handmadewardrobe #diyfashion #imakemyownclothes #nofilter
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I finished sewing my first Elisalex dress and I love it, though it’s a little big, especially over the shoulders. On the next one I’ll make a smaller size and try doing a full bust adjustment. The fabric is a brushed woven wool blend that’s really soft and warm. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut the centre front bodice piece on the fold and forgot to cut out seam allowance so the pattern matching is a little off but otherwise I’m really happy with it. I lined the whole dress and added side seam pockets, because ❤️pockets. #elisalexdress #sewing #sewistsofinstagram #memadewardrobe #byhandlondon #plaiddress #dressmaking #stoffogstil #wearablemuslin
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And with my #tevara my progress is much more significant 😄 I am so loving it 😍 Pattern by my dear friend Paula Pereira @paulapkl Yarn is Malabrigo @malabrigoyarn Rios in "Sand Bank" . . . #knittedwardrobe #memadewardrobe #knitting #knittingaddict #knittinglove #igknitters #knittersofinstagram #knittersofitaly #knittersoftheworld #tricot #tricô #tejer #strikk #stricken #knittingforthesakeofmysanity #thejoyofknitting #handknittedsweater
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Good morning! I didn't make a huge progress on my #birkinsweater but as I said in a previous post I'm taking my time to knit this colorwork yoke. I have contrasting feelings about it. I love the sweater and it's gorgeous design but I am not satisfied with how I am knitting it. I think it's a normal thing when your first colorwork project have lots of uneven stitches, right? I know I will love it when it will be finished and blocked, but right now I feel a little... discouraged, you know what I mean? 😥 . . . #knittedwardrobe #memadewardrobe #knitting #knittingaddict #knittinglove #igknitters #knittersofinstagram #knittersofitaly #knittersoftheworld #tricot #tricô #tejer #strikk #stricken #knittingforthesakeofmysanity #thejoyofknitting
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👗I am no longer a sleeve virgin! 👗 This pattern (simplicity-new look 6262) needed some adjustments and I am still not sure if it's too big or just fine.. But still! 🌷It is wearable and for me it is a great success 🌷 💪 🌷 #sew #sewcialist #sewist #mem#mem#memadewardrobe #sewistsofinstagram #sewing #nähen #memade #memadewardrobe #diy #nähenmachtglücklich #craftybitch #creativelifehappylife #isew #isewmyownclothes #makersgonnamake #imakemyclothes #slowfashion #instasew #retrostyle #lavidriolalover #springfashion #incolourfulcompany #colourmyeveryday #newlook6262 #modernvintage #dnesnosim #praguegirl #czechgirl #wiwt #ootdsocialclub
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Highly concentrated while doing photo shoot for new knitting pattern... 😂😂😂
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Two projects coming up next in my sewing queue: a tunic top, and a bag. Both I hope will eventually be display samples for the store, although I'm going to prototype them first. Pattern numbers listed on drawings. . . . #sewingprojects #sewingqueue #sewistsofinstagram #memade #memadewardrobe #imakemyclothes #memadeeveryday
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Quelques photos de ma chemise Septembre du livre "Ma garde-robe à coudre pour toute l'année" de Charlotte Auzou, je suis déjà en train d'en couper une deuxième ! Seule modif à prévoir, rallonger le buste, à part ça elle tombe parfaitement 😊 // A des more pics of my Septembre Shirt, the second one is already on its way ! #chemiseseptembre #ateliercharlotteauzou #magarderobeacoudrepourtoutelannee #lescouponsdesaintpierre #couture #sewing #memadewardrobe
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Drafting a custom sleeve for the first time, and this is my first pivot! 😍😍✂️✂️✂️ . . . . #makersgonnamake #selfdrafted #drafting #draftinganddesign #sewistsofinstagram #sewcialists #memade #memadewardrobe #handmadewardrobe #slowfashion
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“Kind people are my kind of people.” Tag as many friends as you like. One tagged person will receive the Scoop Pinafore and the Tulip Dress pattern as a gift from Sew Different. Receiver will be chosen at random tomorrow morning. I will get in touch for mailing details.😀 #randomactsofkindness #randomactsofkindnessday #giveaway #freepattern #freesewingpattern #sew#sewerentpattern #memadewardrobe #memadeeveryday #sew #sewing #sewcialists #pinafore #pinaforpattern #tulipdress #tulipdresspattern #sewinggiveaway #sewinglove #lovesewing #sewingproject #sewingpatterns
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#morrisblazer progress. I'm having so much fun making this. I can't believe l successfully put the sleeves in! Now for facing and hems... wish me luck! #lyndallearnstosew #memadewardrobe #grainlinestudio
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Pattern printed, stuck together and cut out! Next step is cutting out the fabric for my Scarf Neck Cardigan from @swoonpatterns! First time making it, how exciting! Also one of my make nines projects for the year! #sewing #handmade #memadewardrobe #makenine2018 #swoonpatterns #cardigan #autumn
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CNY Day 2, found the perfect palm backdrop to match with my flamingo Blouse. 🌿🌸✨ Blouse Pattern: #newlook6413 @simplicitynewlook Shorts Pattern: #burda6573 @burda_style #makenine2018
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The clean design lines and topstitching of this #Rumanacoat from @byhandlondon definitely make this a satisfying garment to sew. I've spent a large part of this week cracking down on my #sewmystyle2018 challenge for February and I'm nearly done, thankfully! I'm learning more about how to fit myself (as someone who mostly makes costumes for others, I don't do to much of that!) And figuring out just how much of a perfectionist I am when it comes to my own clothes. 😉 . . . . . #sewingaddict #sewist #sewistsofinstagram #chicagosews #millennialsewing #memade #memadewardrobe #bhlrumana #sewingrumana #sewmystash #sewmystash2018
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Sewing goal this weekend... finish the @oliverands #classicshirt...only cuffs & 10 buttonholes to go...oh and a gratuitous shot of my gorgeous valentines roses! #sewing #memadewardrobe #sewingrealtor
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