I’ve made a few new things, including two test versions of Caramiya’s Dragonfruit Dress (fabrics from Fine Fabrics, and Fabric.com) , a Chive in double knit from Fine Fabrics, a new test item from a fav company from linen (Fabrics-store), a Meg from 5 out of 4 (fabrics from Julia Cost), and a couple self-drafted skirts. My instagram likely has deets on all of these by now.
My first make for #pfBondage! – A tunic version of the Woolfork dress pattern in linen from Gray Line Linen in NYC. I used French seams throughout, including the sleeve insertion – that took mental work for me to do correctly! I recommend this pattern for that seam treatment if you want to give it a try as the instructions tell you exactly what to do, and it’s a simple pattern for it.
#bhmPatternDesigners – this annual event in honor or Black pattern designers for Black History Month. The challenge is to make a pattern from a Black designer. Lots of great prizes! Details for the event can be found at SewNaturalDane.com and at her Instagram account @sewnaturaldane
#sewfrugal22 – This year they have expanded from just free dress patterns to include any garment. This is organized by @frugalisama and @theyorkshiresewgirl and the idea is to use a free pattern and fabric from your stash to make a garment. Also have lots of prizes!
Elizabeth Suzann patterns released! This is definitely a #pfMyStyle moment! Elizabeth Suzann is a slow fashion garment designer and producer. She shut down her shop in the pandemic and made her patterns briefly available in exchange for a donation to BLM causes. She has since reopened her shop and is releasing those patterns, with instructions a few at a time. I purchased her Clyde work pants a while ago and I love them. All of her patterns are pay what you can. She suggests a price of $15, but you can pay as little as nothing if you can’t afford them, and if you can afford more, you can pay $30 to sponsor someone that can’t pay. Her patterns are designed for up to 62” hips.
Clyde jumpsuit. I can’t wait to make this! Looks just like the pants but without a waistband. Could become my at home uniform. I definitely see this in a heavyweight soft linen.
I bought some cafe au lait colored canvas from Create Domesticity – a local store here in Baltimore.
Harper Tunic – very oversized tunic with a big sloped pocket in front.
I made this one today! I used some black linen that I got on sale for my first version and it’s great! Very oversized and cozy. Hippy wear for sure.
The Florence pants – cropped pants with elastic waist
She also has the Georgia Series – boxy top, tunic and dress.
For ideas about this follow: #elizabethsuzann #esmadebyme #esmadebyme_name of pattern
Mood fabrics: The Dill Dress – of course this is a free mood pattern. It’s a dropped waist dress with a gathered skirt that attaches at an angle to the bodice. Patterned designed for up to 63.5” hips – they suggest rayon or rayon linen blend.
I think i’m going to love this.
Resources for seam finishes and bias binding:
This month’s sponsors: Muna & Broad, SewHouse7 – free PDF pattern.