Clue for next month’s theme – this one is tough! Hint: the clue is in the chorus, not the title.
Also: I made a cake.
Now I’ve started to cut out so many things: I have the upcoming Cashmerette Club new bonus pattern ready to sew up soon – pictures will come when it’s released on 1 June. In addition, I’ve cut out a linen version of the Ashton top with Katie Kortman inspired ruffled sleeves and a gathered skirt to make a dress. Finally, I’ve also cut out another Jennifer Lauren Handmade Isla Wrap Dress – in a mid weight canvas black and pink buffalo check.
I’ve started planning my makes for the TopStitchAtl retreat in June. So far I know I’m taking fabric for a Blanca flight suit jumpsuit, and for several more Aaronica dresses by Made for Mermaids. I’m wondering if I could do any ice dyeing there during free time – running out to get ice, and then having a grand old time dyeing things… What do you think? Over the top?
Beverly: I did my first toile (one leg) using the top down center out system. Pattern is Eve Trousers by Merchant and Mills (small sizes) (large sizes). I kind of messed up because toile was out of actual muslin but pants are out of stretch twill (very cheap – wearable toile). Found a few things out that may make my life easier: I can grade to a larger size at the waist or I can leave the darts out. Also, I may not need the zip to pull them up. I never take the zip down on my jeans. I figure I could leave about an inch or so unclosed at the top and just use the button to make it a little tighter. Not quite sure how this will work.
Mood fabrics last weekend! Posted the fabric I got on my feed.
Also went to Gray Lines Linen and got some white linen with retro looking shiny white cord couching on it, some embroidered linen (do we still call it broderie anglaise if it’s not cotton?) and some beautiful yarn dyed blue/black linen.
I’m in the mood to make cool summer tops and floaty dresses.
Interview with Michelle from Warp and Weft:
We talk about natural dying.
Book: A Dyer’s Garden
Great supplier for natural dyes: Maiwa
Size expansion on Closet Core Ginger Jeans – this is exciting to me because I’ve been dying to make them but refused to purchase before. I immediately bought the pattern and went to Core Fabrics to buy denim and other stuff because $150 for free shipping.
Update – new size range and more detailed instructions
#pfSewNatural call outs!
How did we do?
I mean, I used natural fibers…. But that’s not really a stretch for me. I had hopes of making an art garment inspired by nature but work and life had other plans this month. I can still do it though! Did you get your natural dying done with the stuff you got from Botanical colors? Turmeric?
Jenny: I used natural fibers, and bought dye to do natural dyeing – but haven’t yet taken time to do it as of today’s recording. There’s still almost a week left so it’s possible!