Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Owl Blessing Dress

I made a dress to bless the owls!
 I designed a simple princess seam knit dress that is comfortable and flattering.
 With block printing.
Here is Colette's inspiration and tips on block printing:https://blog.colettehq.com/inspiration/creating-a-block-print-lily-5-tips-tricks
 Also with side pockets because I always need to carry the cell phone.
"Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you."
David whyte

Saturday, January 14, 2017

First Ever Bra - Watson!

I an SO EXCITED about my first bra I ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My dear Watson http://clothhabit.com/watson-sew-along/ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 I am in love! I didn't even do a muslin! But I couldn't have done it without Lauren's GREAT HELPFUL blog posts https://lladybird.com/2015/09/15/completed-blue-lace-watson-bra/ and her tips on bra making https://lladybird.com/2015/08/28/bramaking-tips-tricks-ive-learned-along-the-way/ !!!!!!!!! Lauren has been my inspiration and so so so helpful as I have learned to sew!!!!!!!!!!! 
It fits me perfect! Much better than it fits my red girl! And, still I did make some alterations; 
The sewing is far from perfect but I had to do some figurando in order to make it to my specs. I have always hated the scratchy feel of lace, seams, and some elastics so I covered the cradle seams and side seams on the inside with a nice soft strip of white knit fabric. This is why you can see two rows of topstitching on the cradle instead of one row. 
I put in bra cups and covered that with the opaque stable bra lining whichI also used for the cradle lining. 
 I didn't have the proper underarm elastic and so I used a decorative elastic and folded it over the seam. My seam would have been too fat folded over (as is in the directions) because of the bit of bra cup that was in the seam. 

I got my bra making supplies from Bra Makers Supply https://braandcorsetsupplies.com.
AND I just ordered some more supplies from https://www.etsy.com/shop/TailorMadeShoppe?ref=pr_faveshops  and beautiful stretch lace from https://www.etsy.com/shop/LingerieFabrics?ref=pr_faveshops for my next bras.
Sweet Darkness
"....The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing.
The world was made to be free in.
Give up all other worlds
except the one to which you belong."
David Whyte