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THE WINNER OF SEWING INDIE MONTH’S

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RACHEL OF THE BRODRICK DESIGN STUDIO!

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Her mashup of By Hand London’s Anna bodice and Sinbad & Sailor’s Raven Shorts tickled your fancy! That playsuit is envy making!! Check out her blog post to see how she did and stay tuned when her prizes start rolling in!

Thanks for playing, everyone!

I have been sewing. I swear! If can manage to catch the good weather on a day when I have times for photos, you’ll see I’m telling the truth. In the meantime, I’m reading like crazy and FINALLY organizing some neglected areas in my apartment.

Oy! Hate it!  😉

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Sewing Indie Month, Coming to a Close

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 You’ve got one more day to get those Indie Sewing Month projects entered!

To do so, go to THIS post, and click the little image at the bottom of the post.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 8.16.00 PM Good luck!!! Those are some excellent prizes!!

As for me, I suffered a little bit of inspiration overload! Sorry if I overwhelmed you with all of those awesome options 😉

Despite that, I’ve been a busy sewing bee, but I think I will be turning in early, tonight.

Mixed, Matched, Modded & Mashed Up

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Nettie + Raven Shorts

8961dfdb5e5685085d1514e92a6fc3b2Summer Concert Tee + Nettie Skirt

6a43d1567be44313aa96e1d27797e01cJust a Tank + Starter Skirt

f43b4045c4d14d02e95b97b848cdb4e3FREE Yellow Tail Cami + PB Jam Leggings

aa3544e5b9e6b48b5490caf26c6a270cCoco Tee + Paula Pleat Skirt

d2bdba97d64f265cf5b86e2558a99152Nettie + Starter Skirt

a9ed44230a0d1519808acb27233c9512Coco + Raven Shorts

61c1cd3ebbdfe1ef29aad60b5d563faeCami Dress + Giselle Dress

d936b43ca134395641fa4cc39168023cDerby Dress + Winnie

a23b866afbc2521fc123f2fa08e20c2dVictoria Blazer + Birgitte Tee

d4165c1be42e248b092495d1b958ce47Birgitte Tee + Giselle Dress

b12f465fd21b15e42e7c069e2118b78eEmpire Waist Blouse + Giselle Dress

9fccc4cc4d0c3bf17445d637ec5d4d5aDandelion Top + Starter Skirt

8df160110253a814d111b22e524bd63fVictoria Blazer + Starter Skirt

I really love these combos!! BUT I am most excited that I figured out an easy way to get that denim jumpsuit!! I’m in vacation sewing mode and that soooo needs to be in my weekender bag!

Don’t forget, you to add your Indie Love entries to THIS post!!

Maravilloso Malvarosa

This one was a nail biter….
Would I like that chic drop waist look on me?

The smile says

HELL YES!!!

Sewing Indie Month: Maravilloso MalvarosaI really, really love this dress!!!! It’s so comfy I’m still wearing it while writing this. And I hate wearing outside clothes, inside my home! I’m so pleased with the fit. I tried sewing this shape before, using a vintage pattern in my stash. It was a disaster! I forced myself to size up from what I would have normally gravitated to, with the thought (from the last experience) that loose would definitely be better than tight. I traced size 36 and made it up exactly as is.

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I did struggle with the facings, which I ALWAYS DO. SIGH. I was hesitant to switch to bias bindings, which I have more success with, as I was unsure of how it would work with the unique (and SOOOOO cool) sleeve shaping. Plus, I think the slight bulk of the facings gives the sleeves structure that binding wouldn’t. I did leave off the pockets. I never put things in dress pockets and I hate when they sit open.

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Full disclosure: I also worried about things lining up properly with all that gathering. I really suck at even gathers. But I rocked it this time!! This is the perfect amount of fullness. I don’t feel swamped, just flow-y!

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I serged all of the seams and the edges of the facings and along the hem which I handstiched. I just couldn’t put any top stitching on this beautiful blank, linen canvas! I think this is the first time I’ve sewn with it and it most definitely won’t be the last.

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Sewing Indie Month: Maravilloso MalvarosaWorking with it has been a real lesson in fabric selection. This is heavier than what I would have chosen if I saw it in person. It was gifted to me by the folks at Britex, so I only saw it online. It was also very stiff prior to pre washing it. That wrinkly, post wash texture was so pleasant, though. And, as you can see, it sewed up perfectly!

Great pattern. Great color. Great drape. Great dress!!

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Obligatory swishy shot 😉
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And the winner is….

NETTIE-Closet Case Patterns

Rachel!! From the blog, A Study in Stitching!!

 

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There were 40 comments on the blog post, but both Heather’s of Sonja’s comments were not counted.

Thank you all for entering!!

I can’t wait to see what everyone makes! I have a couple more inspiration posts, planned. Look for more Indie Love mash ups, including more freebies and tutorials!

I’m going to continue to bask in the afterglow of a stupendously awesome day (at work, where a project I worked REALLY hard on went so, SO well), an awesome time at drinks afterwards and then the grande finale at Jen’s superb party (where I got squeeze all of my NYC best girls and met some for the first time!)!!

It was a day that won’t be topped for a long while!!

 

 

Mix & Match Indie Love + GIVEAWAY

I took a stroll around my Pinterest boards to mix and match indie pattern silhouettes. These were all already on my boards and now I’m this much closer to making some of these looks happen!!

Take a look and tune in at the bottom for the giveaway!!

Closet Case Patterns Nettie + BHL Tutu Tutorial

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BHL Victoria + Maria Denmark Winnie + Closet Case Patterns Vneck Nettie

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Sleeveless Closet Case Patterns Nettie + Charlotte Skirt

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Cropped  Closet Case Patterns Nettie + BHL FREE Pleated Skirt Tutorial

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Cropped LS Nettie + BHL FREE Circle Skirt Tutorial

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Closet Case Patterns Nettie + BHL Tutu Tutorial

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Dixie DIY Concert Tee + BHL Charlotte

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BHL Victoria Blazer + Maria Denmark Winnie

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Sinbad & Sailor Raven + Dixie DIY Concert Tee

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Dixie DIY Summer Concert Tee + BHL Pleated Skirt Tut

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Tilly & the Buttons Coco + Sinbad & Sailor Raven

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   Now that I’ve shown you an abundance of ways to rework Nettie, here’s your chance to win one!

Comment, below. Tell me your favorite look, favorite pattern from the Indie Sewing Month participants, or whatever you want!

You have until midnight, tomorrow!

 The Giveaway is Over!! Thanks for entering!!