Trying something a little different this year with Me Made May, by sharing weekly recaps for you. I think this is going to be a better way to share my weekly insights and pattern thoughts without trying to remember it all month long. Week 1 has been pretty much a breeze, thanks to a wardrobe of handmade, but I know as the month progresses it is going to get more difficult. But I love the challenge and the knowledge that comes from this month of pushing myself.
You can find my thoughts on the challenge in these posts from 2015 and 2016
I am a creature of habit when it comes to sewing. If I find a pattern that I love I will keep making it over and over in all the fabrics. When I lengthened the Laurelhurst for my Fall Collection post, I discovered just how much I love that pattern, like so much I want to wear one every day. The natural thing to do is sew up a bunch so that I can in fact wear one every day.
You always know it is the start of the school year when your lovely little kiddos bring home germs for you 🙂 Thankfully sick or not I can still sit back and enjoy the pictures of all the awesome remixes filling my inbox.
Joining us today for Remix the Stitch – Day 8 are three pretty fantastic ladies who have mad sewing skills.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a big birthday celebration for Sophie’s 5th birthday on Saturday, filled with lot of food, friends and family so needless to say the rest of the weekend involved relaxing.
But I am back at it this morning to share with you the three lovely sewist joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 6!
Welcome to the first day of the Remix the Stitch Blog tour, I hope you are just as excited as I am to see what these ladies have come up with.
Let me quickly share all the nitty gritty about some things and then I will throw it over to the first two bloggers sharing their makes for Remix the Stitch – Day 1, they are insane in such a good way!
I love my testers! After completing every test I just marvel at the luck I have with every test. Many of these ladies keep coming back and I couldn’t be happier to be creating a core group of testers. But bringing in new testers every pattern keeps things fresh and gives me new perspectives on things.
When releasing my newest pattern Laurelhurst, this group of ladies were the patterns biggest cheerleaders. Which is why it is crazy it has taken me this long to get this post up to share the love of these testers.
There are so many times when I see something in the store and think ‘I can make that’. Just ask my mom and sisters, I say it all the time. When you have the skills to make it yourself why not put that knowledge to use.
I have been on the hunt for the perfect layering wrap to wear in the strange weather we have been experiencing lately. I wanted something that was slightly fitted while still being flowy and ultimately comfortable. I am especially excited to share with you my newest pattern, Laurelhurst! It couldn’t be more my style.
I hope everyone is having a great time sewing for themselves. Some of us don’t do it nearly enough so setting aside a week to sew things that have been on our list is always fun. I love seeing what everyone is sewing up.
Since I powered through a long night making the Evergreen Jacket for Day 1 I knew Day 2 was going to be sort of a rest day for sewing. I am also in the middle of pattern testing my next pattern, Laurelhurst, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to sew up the latest tester version of the wrap to see how the fit was evolving.
My next pattern, Laurelhurst, is all ready for testing! (Wow, I am not sure that fabric could be more wrinkled)
Laurelhurst is a casual wrap available in sizes 0-24 that has both long and 3/4 sleeves and can made in a variety of knits. Included in the pattern are two optional button placements to change up the look of the wrap.
Testing will begin Friday the 6th with photos and feedback due to me by Thursday the 12th.
This is also a great opportunity to do a little sewing for yourself next week during Selfish Sewing Week, and it’s a really quick sew, which is always great.