Thursday, March 31, 2016

Eyelet (not quite) Crop Top - Vintage McCall's 4933

Hello, all! Several weeks ago I made this blouse using vintage McCall's 4933. Then I stumbled upon Allie J's recent make using the same pattern, which she, coincidentally, purchased from my family's store, The Tin Thimble! Allie's version is darling and is just another exceptional example of how awesome this blouse pattern is. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Basics of Garment Construction: Facings & Linings

Hello dear readers!

I've been doing a lot of brainstorming and I am excited to announce the next series of Sewcabulary posts. Over the next few months, we'll be discussing the basics of garment construction. These are words that you'll see in clothing pattern instructions that, if you're a beginner sewist, likely don't know yet. 

We'll cover one or two techniques per post, but I would love it if you would comment with terms you'd like some help with, that way I can make sure we cover everything!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Open Back Altered Version of Vintage McCall's 7145

After seeing this dress in a post by The Fox & She on Instagram I dug through my pattern collection to see what I could use to replicate it. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sew Yourself a Super Simple Tote Bag! (And Learn How to Line it!)

Hello! Today I'll show you how to make a super, super, easy tote bag. This project is SO good for beginning sewists and to make with children. I use mine for trips to the grocery store every week! It's strong, and cute, and if you choose the right fabric, is totally machine washable. 

This tutorial is part 1 of a two part collaboration with So Sew Easy. If you'd like to learn how to line the bag, there will be a link to part 2 later on in this post. If you don't want to line your bag (which is fine!) then just ignore the link later. I'll make notations in green for the directions that are different for the lining.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Handmade Vintage McCall's 4933 in Vintage Fabric

This darling blouse was supposed to be a simple, 3 hour (tops!) project. Well, it turned out taking a lot more of my time, but gosh is it a cute pattern!

It's McCall's 4933 (there's one available here), made with a vintage print, and a new solid.