This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 135

April 9, 2017   /   byHeather Lou  / Categories :  Feeds

Spring has FINALY arrived in Montreal and to celebrate G and I walked around all afternoon today, drinking coffee, stopping for brunch and shopping for backsplash tile. I had my first meeting with my contractor yesterday for the small kitchen renovation I’ll be doing before I move into my new place, so now I’m trying to figure out how to make this dream kitchen a reality on my minuscule budget. If anyone has a good source for pretty brass cabinet hardware I’m all ears.

I’m also on a bit of a bramaking tear now that I nailed the fit on my Harriet Bra, and will be cranking out my third one today. It is the most comfortable underwire bra I’ve ever made – hardly feels like I’m wearing anything at all, so no more stretched out bralettes for this lady! Hope you also find some time to make something beautiful this weekend.

ADMIRE

Speaking of Harriet – how pretty is this white lace set from Couture & Tricot?

Clever Tinker reminded me I need to add the Acton Dress to my spring sewing queue.

I’m such a sucker for black and white prints; charmed by this sweet dress from Diary of Chainstitcher and the ruffly sleeved goodness of this beauty from What Katie Sews.

Maybe one of my favourite Tamaracks – this green one from Julie is fantastic.

I am totally obsessed with the tencel Flint pants I made last week. Love love love this glam pair from Jasika.

A few friends released great patterns this week: the Fenway bra from Orange Lingerie, the Lodo Dress from True Bias and the Drape Blouse from Workroom Social. Get ready for our new spring pattern – we launch next Monday!

ReDpants Designs made another stunning statement dress.

An oldie but a goodie; read this and stop telling yourself you can’t make things because they’re “scary”.

READ

A great link thanks to Renee; the politics of mounting a fashion exhibition.

LISTEN

Drop what you’re doing and start listening to S-Town; it’s easily the most riveting podcast I’ve ever heard and made me feel everything over the course of its 7 episode run. A tragic southern gothic.

You're reading This Week in Sewing Blogs // vol. 135 by Closet Case Patterns. If you've enjoyed this post you can also follow us on Instagram , Twitter and Facebook.

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Closet Case Patterns

You may like


Your #VintagePledge Makes

I planned on posting this round-up at the start of June to mark #VintagePledge’s halfway point, but boy has it been a hectic month! Work has been insanely busy, including a week working away in Berlin, followed by a few days in Barcelona for pleas…

read more

A Green Fenway Bra with Swiss Dot Tulle overlay (made using www.bwear.se supplies)

EN Summary: In partnership with BWear.se (a Swedish lingerie/swimwear notions supplier and Bra-Maker’s Supply official distributor in Europe, shipping worldwide and my go-to online shop for everything lingerie making related), I have chosen to sew the Fenway bra from Orange Lingerie, using supplies from BWear.se online shop. In this article I am sharing detail information about the materials used, detail photos of the main construction steps along with my own notes and review of the pattern. Keep reading the full article.
PT Sumário: Em parceria com a BWear.se (Loja online que fornece todos os materiais para fazer lingerie e fatos-de-banho, localizada na Suécia e com envios para todo o mundo; é a única representante oficial na Europa da Canadiana Bra-Maker’s Supply), escolhi confecionar uma versão do soutien Fenway da Orange Lingerie, usando materiais exclusivamente da loja BWear.se. Neste artigo vou partilhar informação detalhada sobre os materiais usados, fotos detalhadas dos passos de construção mais importantes, ao mesmo tempo que partilho as minhas notas e avalio o molde. Continuem a ler o artigo completo.

Read more – Continuar a ler »

Couture et Tricot is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license
read more

Red Merino Aomori Twist Top

The new Sakura collection from Papercut Patterns had me weak at the knees when it was released earlier this month. I was seriously resenting the fact that a very busy month at work was going to give me limited to no sewing time! Knowing that I wasn’t g…

read more

Red Merino Aomori Twist Top

The new Sakura collection from Papercut Patterns had me weak at the knees when it was released earlier this month. I was seriously resenting the fact that a very busy month at work was going to give me limited to no sewing time! Knowing that I wasn’t g…

read more
Jan 2016 Accuquilt Sale