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The Candy Corn Therapy Quilt! Continue turning the ruler and cutting to cut 4 triangles from the strip set. Cut 4 triangles from the remaining strips sets to make 32 triangles total. Half of the triangles will have the darker strip on the bottom, half of them will be a reverse pattern.
Sponsor Spotlight - Introducing Diane from Blue Dot Patterns Today we’d like to welcome Diane from Blue Dot Patterns, another one of our fabulous new sponsor of Indie Pattern Month! We caught up with Diane to learn a little more about her designs and b…
Behind the scenes at the Knitting and Stitching Show - Guthrie & Ghani Attending a big show like The Knitting + Stitching show is so much fun! For those who usually shop online with us its a great chance for us to meet you in person and you can feel the fabrics in real life. I love getting a chance to look around myself too, see the other stalls and galleries and catch up with old friends.
Blooming heart embroidery Okay so I know I'm the queen of delayed blogging with a whopping 50+ unblogged makes but I realised I never blogged this heart embroidery and it turned out so sweet that I wanted to share it.
SewFrosting Inspo from the Runway A fun inspirational post to take ideas from the SS19 runway to your closet for the #sewfrosting challenge!
2-Letter Monogram Makes a Mark To make a 2-letter monogram, all I need is the Monogram Tool in Toolbox where I quickly select a 2-letter monogram alphabet, type in my letters, pick a size and add a decoration. Scale to taste and voilà! Let's do it! Open your Toolbox software, and ready, set, GO!
Planning a Handmade Travel Wardrobe I've got two separate sewing queues going on at the moment. As well as the change in weather inspiring new sewing plans I've been thinking about warmer climates as I'm heading to South Africa and the Philippines in January and February! I'm incredibly excited about it as it is the kind of trip I've wanted to do for a long time.
Pale Pink Orchids When I designed this fabric, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I love the skirt from Vogue 4203 and wanted to pair it with Vogue 8701 to see how they would work together - I suspected things would go swimmingly! When I ordered my yardage, I mis-remembered how much fabric the skirt requires.
Sponsor Spotlight - Indiesew and Allie Olson Patterns The process has been a total blast. My style is casual 70's basics. I love high-waisted pants and button-up shirts. I'm also drawn towards minimalism as opposed to loud prints and complicated designs. Yes! This has been my favorite release to-date. Kila is fitted rib knit tank top with a slight racerback cut and a deep scoop neckline.
Roscoe Blouse Yet another item from the "things I made this summer and am just now putting on the blog" list, this Roscoe blouse is definitely a favorite new top for me. I frequently wear it with jeans now that the weather is cooler, but I also wore it quite a bit this summer with the off-white silk noil Cleo skirt shown in this post.
Black Cat Trick-or-Treat Tote Do you have a little costumed ghoul, monster, or super hero collecting Halloween treats? Make a simple Black Cat Trick-or-Treat Tote from WeAllSew!
Memento Mori Since I knew I wanted a black sweatshirt with black text, a seasonally-appropriate phrase seemed to fit the style and the month!
Hollywood trousers sew-along We're glad you're joining us for the sew-along. If you aren't ready to get started yet, rest assured the sew-along will still be here for you when you're ready to get going! We'll be working through the pattern over the next three days. Here's our schedule:.
My 5 Minute/5 Product Easy Makeup Routine As a busy mom of two I KNOW the struggle of getting ready in the morning. Someone is always crying, someone always needs milk and someone is usually running off with one of your makeup brushes! I've nailed my easy makeup routine down to a 5 minute/5 product process so even on my busiest mornings I can feel put together and ready to go!
Pattern Review: Cashmerette Harrison Shirt-dress and minor hack Overall rating: 5 - This dress, to me, is pretty much the holy grail of shirt-dresses. Once I make a few more, it is likely to become my personal uniform. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website.
Inspiration and fabrics for making your Ness skirt Have you fallen for the oh-so-stylish new pattern on the block yet? If you haven't, by the end of this post I guarantee our latest pattern, the Ness skirt, will have your heart skipping a beat! Ness will slot into any wardrobe seamlessly.
DIY Cute Corners Cosmetic Case The tutorial for the Cute Corners Cosmetic case is finally here - yay! And there’s something even bigger in the works too…
FMQ Spider Webs Spider webs are pretty incredible. They catch prey, provide shelter, and act as protective egg sacs. Some spiders even use a silken thread as a safety line while navigating tricky obstacles. Coolest of all? Webs can be used for flying!
IPM2018 Week Four: One Pattern, Two Ways, October 22nd-31st And here we are… WEEK FOUR; the final week of Indie Pattern Month 2018! Even if we don't always call it by the same name, the One Pattern, Two Ways theme has been a popular theme over the years and it's easy to see why - it's so much fun to see how one person can interpret a pattern in two completely different ways.
Warm and Kozy Kielo I have been sO inspired and amazed by all the creations that have been submitted for this week's challenge. So fabulous! Allrighty - so here is my entry for Around The World-the Named Kielo Wrap Dress…with the Free Sleeve!!
Japanese vibes I'm so glad I'm managing to squeeze in my make for this weeks challenge just before the deadline! I thought the 'around the world' challenge was a really fun idea and really pushed me out of my comfort zone.
Juliette Skirt by Ready to Sew Well that's enough of my GCSE French. I'm here to show you my 'around the world' challenge for week three of Indie Pattern Month. I've not exactly travelled far - just popped across the English Channel to get my sewing pattern.
Sponsor Spotlight - Waffle Patterns and the Pine Blouse Hello The Monthly Stitch readers! I'm very happy to join here again! I'm Yuki from Waffle Patterns. I want people enjoy to sew and wear handmade wardrobe everyday, not only for special occasions. So, the design of Waffle Patterns are basically everyday clothes.
Around the World in Yellow Flowers I'm cutting it a little fine with this make, but I don't care one dot because I am so happy with this coat. Being that I live in New Zealand, I do have pick of the bunch when it comes to patterns that aren't from my country! I ended up choosing The Chilton Trench by Cashmerette Patterns.
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