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Which buttons for a jean skirt? Metal military ones I’ve had since the 80’s or plastic ones I bought yesterday? Swipe for close ups. #McCalls7392 #sewing #handmadewardrobe #ilovesewing
Finally finished the Liberty shirt started in January. This color makes me happy. #handmadewardrobe #ilovetosew #slowsewing
Another treat picked up in Asheville last weekend was this piece of kantha cloth. I think I like the blue side best. Votes? Maybe another go at the Grainline Tamarack jacket. My first try went in the bin.  #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #ashevillenc
Another treat picked up in Asheville last weekend was this piece of kantha cloth. I think I like the blue side best. Votes? Maybe another go at the Grainline Tamarack jacket. My first try went in the bin. #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes  #ashevillenc 
Picked up these two antique embroidered linen rounds at the Arts and Crafts period show at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville this weekend. Hope to incorporate them in a future sewing project. #textileart #ilovesewing
Picked up these two antique embroidered linen rounds at the Arts and Crafts period show at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville this weekend. Hope to incorporate them in a future sewing project. #textileart  #ilovesewing 
Very pleased with my order from Narathaitribe Etsy shop for handwoven Hmong cotton indigo batik. Sturdy weight. Plan to mix it with some recycled denim and use my new Japanese Hapi (kimono) pattern from Folkwear. Now, into the washing machine, crossing my fingers and holding my breath. #raleighasg #sewcialist #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes
Very pleased with my order from Narathaitribe Etsy shop for handwoven Hmong cotton indigo batik. Sturdy weight. Plan to mix it with some recycled denim and use my new Japanese Hapi (kimono) pattern from Folkwear. Now, into the washing machine, crossing my fingers and holding my breath. #raleighasg  #sewcialist  #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes 
Made this at Stitch Camp too. Hate this photo but love this dress. Raglan sleeve, heavy ponte/scuba knit. So comfortable. #sewcialist #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes
Sewing Camp results are in. 2 finished items. 3 still in progress. Chambray with a silver thread Grainline Hadley top. Very happy with this pattern, it’s cut full enough that no grading up for a big butt necessary. #sewcialist #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes
Sewing Camp results are in. 2 finished items. 3 still in progress. Chambray with a silver thread Grainline Hadley top. Very happy with this pattern, it’s cut full enough that no grading up for a big butt necessary. #sewcialist  #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes 
The car is packed. Gas in the tank. Coffee in the travel mug. Off to a sewing camp with friends at the beach. 4 days of single-minded bliss. #sewing #sewcialist #raleighasg
The car is packed. Gas in the tank. Coffee in the travel mug. Off to a sewing camp with friends at the beach. 4 days of single-minded bliss. #sewing  #sewcialist  #raleighasg 
This podcast is such a treat. The Resewlutions episode really got me thinking how far I have gotten off task. Originally I wanted to sew art pieces, think Diane Ericson or Alabama Chanin. Things I would see at art fairs that I could not afford. While re-learning how to sew, I caught the Sew All The Things bug. Course correction. Step 1: clean out the stash (see my last post). Step 2: choose one really interesting project, go slow, savor it. Maybe create some fabric with those Ericson stencils and fabric paints I bought 2-3 years ago. #sewcialist
This podcast is such a treat. The Resewlutions episode really got me thinking how far I have gotten off task. Originally I wanted to sew art pieces, think Diane Ericson or Alabama Chanin. Things I would see at art fairs that I could not afford. While re-learning how to sew, I caught the Sew All The Things bug. Course correction. Step 1: clean out the stash (see my last post). Step 2: choose one really interesting project, go slow, savor it. Maybe create some fabric with those Ericson stencils and fabric paints I bought 2-3 years ago. #sewcialist 
About 80% of my fabric stash got assigned a pattern today. This will likely take me months to sew up. My 2018 #re-sew-lution (once I clear out the stash) is to stick to solid colors. Though I won’t say no to interesting textures. No more wasting time on sewing clothes I never wear. #sewcialist #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing #handmadewardrobe
About 80% of my fabric stash got assigned a pattern today. This will likely take me months to sew up. My 2018 #re -sew-lution (once I clear out the stash) is to stick to solid colors. Though I won’t say no to interesting textures. No more wasting time on sewing clothes I never wear. #sewcialist  #imakemyclothes  #ilovesewing  #handmadewardrobe 
21st century Native American tapestries at the NCSU Gregg Museum. The pottery and silver/turquoise jewelry was pretty awesome too. #ncstate
21st century Native American tapestries at the NCSU Gregg Museum. The pottery and silver/turquoise jewelry was pretty awesome too. #ncstate 
Well, I wore this new sweatshirt one day (left) and felt so frumpy. So I gave it to my daughter (right) and she looks great in it! Unplanned unselfish sewing. All my sewing is usually selfish. #sewcialist #ilovesewing #sewing
Well, I wore this new sweatshirt one day (left) and felt so frumpy. So I gave it to my daughter (right) and she looks great in it! Unplanned unselfish sewing. All my sewing is usually selfish. #sewcialist  #ilovesewing  #sewing 
First project of 2018. My first Grainline Linden sweatshirt, in supersoft cotton knit from @freemanscreative  I will shorten the sleeves a little next time, and use a bulkier fabric. Serger makes short work of it. #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #memademostdays #sewcialist
First project of 2018. My first Grainline Linden sweatshirt, in supersoft cotton knit from @freemanscreative I will shorten the sleeves a little next time, and use a bulkier fabric. Serger makes short work of it. #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes  #memademostdays  #sewcialist 
Finished the Fit for Art tunic. Next time I will lengthen the central portions and shorten the sides a bit. I like it but I don’t love it. This slippery knit was The Devil to sew. #handmadewardrobe #sewing #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing
I had big plans for the 4 day weekend. Skin cancer removal Friday morning, then hide out at home till Tuesday sewing up a storm. Got this Fit for Art swing side tunic started yesterday afternoon. Swipe to see what I woke up to this morning! Eye swollen shut and pain. ☹️ One-eyed sewing not going well. Had to unpick the neck band twice so far. #ilovesewing #imakemyclothes #memademostdays #handmadewardrobe
I had big plans for the 4 day weekend. Skin cancer removal Friday morning, then hide out at home till Tuesday sewing up a storm. Got this Fit for Art swing side tunic started yesterday afternoon. Swipe to see what I woke up to this morning! Eye swollen shut and pain. ☹️ One-eyed sewing not going well. Had to unpick the neck band twice so far. #ilovesewing  #imakemyclothes  #memademostdays  #handmadewardrobe 
Here are my plans for 2018. #makenine2018 #2018makenine
I am so chuffed, as the Brits say, with my latest make - a chambray Liberty shirt. This beautiful textured chambray is from Durham’s new delite, Freeman’s Creative @freemanscreative  Buttons from the fabulous Mulberry Silks @mulberrysilks  #handmadewardrobe #sewing #imakemyclothes #ilovesewing
I am so chuffed, as the Brits say, with my latest make - a chambray Liberty shirt. This beautiful textured chambray is from Durham’s new delite, Freeman’s Creative @freemanscreative Buttons from the fabulous Mulberry Silks @mulberrysilks #handmadewardrobe  #sewing  #imakemyclothes  #ilovesewing 
Finally finishing a fall wardrobe staple long overdue, it’s another Archer. Swipe for full view. Love the buttons from Arrow Mountain. #handmadewardrobe #sewing #ilovesewing
Finally finishing a fall wardrobe staple long overdue, it’s another Archer. Swipe for full view. Love the buttons from Arrow Mountain. #handmadewardrobe  #sewing  #ilovesewing