Shout out to my pale Irish skin which burns at the sight of sun, (hence the ridiculous size hat) but it is a joy when it shows it's face here! The Ogden cami is just made for this weather, I wore this mustard linen one loads last summer and it feels great to bring it out of the cupboard again.
There is more beautiful rayon sewing today by our new contributor Kristen @sewimnewhere on the Imagine Gnats Blog! Kristen sewed up one of those perfect-for-summer-time patterns, the Roscoe Blouse, in one of the best fabrics to sew with in the summertime: this beautiful light-weight rayon solid in black! 🖤😎
Have you made this pattern before? If not you will definitely want to check out Kristen‘s post for her tips on sizing, and what adjustments she would make next time based on the changes that she made this time. She also has tips for sewing this pattern without a serger. You rock Kristen!🙌🏼
We have over a dozen solid and printed rayon challis options currently in the Imagine Gnats Shop, in addition to the Roscoe blouse pattern in PDF and print! Grab them now and make yourself a Roscoe blouse or dress for summer! .
#imaginegnatsshop#imaginegnatsblog#roscoeblouse#truebias#truebiaspatterns @truebias #sewcialists#mmmay18#memademay2018
This was my first time making an Ogden Cami and also my first time using some Rifle Paper Co fabric I’ve been saving for forever and ALSO my first time sewing with rayon challis. I clearly partied pretty hard last night. 🎉
Pattern is the Ogden Cami by @truebias. Fabric by @riflepaperco and purchased from @punkinheadthreads.
Me Made May day 23 and I've got another freshly finished piece! Knocked out my Belmar Tee and absolutely love the result! Used @woolandthegang Shiny Happy Cotton in Cameo Rose, Chalk Yellow, and Jog Grey, and mixed in the lovely @woolandthegang Billie Jean in Washed Out Denim to get a little marled look, too. The pattern is written for dk weight so I just made the smallest size and since it's meant to be oversized anyway it didn't really matter! Made a couple changes - exaggerated my raglans, slipped the first sts of each row for the hem, made them high low!, did twisted rib for the neckline. Added a crochet edge to the sleeves because I fucked up my sleeve cast on! Quick knit and VERY cute with my @truebias Lander Shorts! #memademay#mmmay#memademay2018#mmmay18#belmartee#woolandthegang#shinyhappycotton#billiejeanyarn#landershorts#truebias#truebiaspatterns#landerpants
Celebrating the last full day of school in new #hudsonpants that I cut out nearly a year ago in Liverpool fabric leftover from a Turner dress. Paired with a new #unionsttee made of mystery knit from the stash. We have officially passed over from “the end is nigh!” to “the end is in sight!” 💪🏽
Day 22 #memademay2018 keeping cool at work in my mums @truebias ogden cami. Even through its my mum's I made it so it still counts as a me made. It's hard at what I was going to wear didn't work so I had to grab something quick or I would of been late. It is a really good pattern nice and easy to sew up plus you can squeeze it out of under a meter . So it's a great pattern for any big left overs of nice fabric from other makes. Anyway promise to wear something from my own hand made wardrobe tomorrow. #memademay#memade#memadeeveryday#handmadewardrobe#sewist#ogdencami#truebias#handmade#sewing
I’d love to show you a photo of the full length of these new #hudsonpants but somebody puked immediately after this picture and there was no time for clean up AND further pictures before leaving for work. Paired with a #laundrydaytee (free pattern). So much for trying to switch things up with a different pose! 😂
Teaching my kids to use the DSLR. 👍😎😁💗 It was windy but we persevered! This is the #OgdenCami from #TrueBias paired with the #WinslowCulottes from #HelensCloset . Both in a black denim tencel from my stash - a faux jumpsuit. I was sitting in a humid car for a while before these photos, so it's not at all pressed and perfect - between the wind and car sitting and how I moved my hands or quickly posed after giving the kids a camera tip, there's not one flat unmussed shot in the bunch - 🤷♀️. They still come across. They are so floaty and relaxed, definitely #secretpyjamas ! Hover selfie just for @entitymel - of course. 😂 I cannot say enough about either of these patterns = They make a gorgeous pairing. They are well designed and written. They fit on the first make and technically the culottes are a #wearablemuslin because this is my first time making them. Next time I will use midweight interfacing on the waistband instead of lightweight, I just didn't have enough on hand, but that's it. I LOVE THEM otherwise. #makeyourstash 📷: @jax_cassidy & @justdallasderp . 😘😘 You're right, @jenndumon - I need about 6 of these sets. 🤗 Also: GROWING YOUR HAIR OUT FROM BALD IS HARD. 😂😂
I made this dress for #handmadesummerdress with @lisakisch and @mtl_yogagirl I love this dress. It's a #truebias#southportdress made from @raspberrycreekfabrics rayon challis. I added fullness to the skirt, adjusted the bodice/skirt length and did an elastic waist instead of drawstring. The sew along for this dress is AMAZING!! Seriously, it is. My beautiful sister @m.woutling is wearing it for me because I'm wearing the other dress I made.
🇫🇷 Suite du #memademay2018 avec mes tenues du 11 au 21 mai. J’ai cousu un deuxième gilet qui est celui de la quatrième photo. D’où vous êtes ça à l’air d’être le même gilet que dans ma série précédente pour les premiers jours de mai, mais c’en est un autre fait dans les mêmes couleurs et avec le même patron ☺️ Le prochain sera par contre rouge et avec un autre patron (quand même).
🇬🇧Here comes my outfits for #mmmay18 from 11 to 21 May. I’ve sewn a second cardigan which is on the fourth picture. Almost the same than on my first serie because I used the same pattern and same colors . But the next one will be different !
• Ogden cami de @truebias en tissu japonais de @couleursjapon porté avec une veste Morris blazer de @grainlinestudio • robe Prilla de @ralph_pink_patterns en jersey de chez @cousette mais dont l’ourlet n’est toujours pas égalisé (et cache-cœur du commerce)
• ma robe Prilla noire dans un jersey moins qualitatif mais que je porte de multiples façons (et même cache-cœur du commerce)
• la même robe Prilla noire avec mon deuxième gilet Naomie de @coraliebijassoncreations • salopette Rachel de @schnittchenpatterns avec mon top Nikko de @truebias • robe patron maison (self-drafted dress) en matelassé @pretty_mercerie (où l’on aperçoit mes boucles d’oreilles @lindiscrete que j’aime tant
After days of working on these #landerpants I’ve realised I probably won’t be wearing them. I love the pattern, that’s not the issue. They came together really well and fit perfectly with no modifications (other than my usual increasing length between waist and hip). The problem is the fabric. It’s so thick and stiff that I can’t sit down. Literally. I’m currently typing this leaning right back on a chair since I can’t bend in the middle. Maybe they’ll soften up with a few washes but I’m not hopeful. This is the kind of sewing that could drive a person mad 😡 😩
**she's not actually doing the "looking for her birth control" pose. I just caught her scratching ** Evillys new Lander Shorts! I love these so so so much. So much so that I am making my own out of the same fabric. I'm attempting to... I do not make pants or shorts for myself. Never. But times have changed man😩 and patterns are better than they were. So I'm giving it a go. So evillys are a size 4 waist graded to a 2 in the hip and legs. I used a green twill from joanns and these are lengthened about 2" because her school has rules about length. Oh and I used the zipper expansion pack for the #landershorts#landershort from #truebias#truebiaspattern
Day 20 of #memademay brought to you by further adventures in questionable pattern mixing and awkward posing to the max. But, as I am sequestered in the basement yet again with final end-of-the-school-year paperwork, I just can’t be bothered to be all that worried about it. Both of these are “wearable muslins” (wearable around the house, at any rate) and the #hudsonpants are falling apart. Partially due to lower quality fabric, partially because I made these early on in my foray into the world of knits and did not yet know about proper needles and stitches for knits. They’re on their last leg, but I’m pretty sure I can salvage the cuffs and waistband for another pair. Paired with a #cedardolmantop that I almost like but plan to make some changes to. I get that facings are considered a nicer finish, but I honestly just prefer neckbands and traditional hemming. (I mean... when I actually bother to hem 😉)
greasy onion hair =sunday hair💙this was one of my first dresses, too big! its so big that i wore it 25 weeks pregnant and you couldn‘t see 🤰🏻 - yeah i‘ve got that perfect fit on check! 🤦🏽♀️ last two pictures show my newest attempt at loungewear! #truebias#hudsonpants - i made some changes to the pattern, though. i only needed one meter 🙆🏻♀️🕶
So my first day of Market ended with being sick in bed... but we kicked it off right (like we always do) with lots of matching! 💗💚💛🧡💙 Did you guys know that @valoriwells is celebrating her 40th fabric collection this market!?!? Twenty years of beautiful surface design, and I’m so honored that I got to work with her a little bit on Marmalade Dreams 💖 I’m wearing a modified #marmaladedreamsfabric @truebias #ogdencami with a @fridaypatterncompany Cambria Duster out of @carolynfriedlander #polkfabric 💙 I love this duster! I made some adjustments to the arms because 💪🏼 but I’m so happy with how quickly and elegantly this pattern comes together. I was a little intimidated by it before beginning, but now I know I’ll make a ton more of these! ✂️
I don’t do many indie patterns; Big4 and my beloved Burda generally get me what I need! Today I bought the #itchtostitch Nottingham top and #truebias Lander pants. I’ve owned the #mimigstyle Jessica since last summer and the #namedpatterns Beatrix and Jamie jeans for FOREVAH. Today I used the #pdfplotting site to print them all as A0 because I cannot with the taping (okay maybe for small things!). The Nottingham and Landers are near-future projects...the others because I may as well have taken advantage because shipping is flat rate. #sewingaddict#isew#imakemyownclothes#handmade#patternstash