Sewing · Slow Fashion

Swayback Alteration for T-shirt

It wasn't until I started taking photos of myself that I realized how much I was ignoring fit. Even if you aren't a blogger, I think it is super helpful to take a lot of photos of your outfits so you can study and analyze fit. The first thing I noticed about my poor fit… Continue reading Swayback Alteration for T-shirt

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Sewing · Slow Fashion

True Bias Lander Pant in Chino Twill

Quick post about the final version of my True Bias Lander Pant. I'm still undecided about whether or not I like the fit of these pants. The style is VERY different for me. I made the pant using 8 oz. chino twill from Sellfabric.com: https://goo.gl/UYMfe4. The chino twill fabric is a very study bottom-weight fabric… Continue reading True Bias Lander Pant in Chino Twill

Sewing · Slow Fashion

True Bias Lander Pant Muslin Fittings

As much as I love wearing the same things over and over again, I really need to provide more style to my wardrobe. Last month I challenged myself with sewing a pair of Ginger skinny jeans, so this month I am tackling the super popular True Bias Lander pant! Size Based on my measurements (waist… Continue reading True Bias Lander Pant Muslin Fittings

Sewing · Slow Fashion

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans in 9.5 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim

I am overwhelmed with emotions after finishing my first pair of Ginger Skinny Jeans. I'm astonished I could do something like sew jeans and I've shed a few tears of joy, because I've never had a pair of jeans fit so well. Notions Store: Threadbare Fabrics Fabric: 9.5 Oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim in Indigo… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans in 9.5 oz Cone Mills S-Gene Denim

Sewing · Slow Fashion

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

I did it! I resisted the urge to make another muslin and just cut out my denim fabric. Here's how the baste fitting looks. These will eventually turn into my first pair of Ginger Jeans. Now I have miles of topstitching to look forward to. Can I just say, I melted when I first put… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Baste Fitting

Sewing · Slow Fashion

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3

Like my dad says, there's no home improvement project that doesn't take at least three trips to Home Depot. The last issue with muslin #2 was that the leg around the knee was super twisted. Now let's talk about how I fixed the issue? Bow Legged vs. Knock Kneed Here's where we left off with… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3

Sewing · Slow Fashion

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2

Time to make the dreaded pattern adjustments. From experience, making pattern adjustments really do need to be done one at a time, because the adjustments you make can have a cascading effect on the rest of the fit. Let's get right to it, here are the key fit issues I talked about in my first… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2

Sewing · Slow Fashion

Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #1

It's no fear jeans month, and I'm 1000% on board! Let's do this. Over the weekend I watched Closet Case Patterns "Sew Your Dream Jeans" online workshop. It was just the boost I needed to kick off the no fear jeans month. In between watching the videos, I traced out my pattern pieces and got… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #1

Crocheting · Slow Fashion

Big Easy Pullover in Caron Simply Soft Super Duper Yellow

I choose Yarnspirations Big Easy Pullover because there is a crochet along associated with the pattern. You can find the pattern here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/spinrite/pdf/CARON-SIMPLYSOFT-C-BigEasyCrochetPullover-WEB.pdf The online crochet along has been posted on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vckx3Av9LS8 https://youtu.be/z3crFFSvPqY https://youtu.be/reRPxEYeiiI As far as fit goes, I've already made some edits to the pattern. I didn't like the wider neckline, so… Continue reading Big Easy Pullover in Caron Simply Soft Super Duper Yellow