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- Been working a bit differently in the last few weeks. Always refreshing and inspiring to step outside the comfort zone and try a new way of doing things. . . #creative #creativeprocess #creativelife #designprocess #maquette #thinkingoutsidethebox #adifferentapproach #sustainablesewing #designchallenge #mockingup #3dthinking #thinkingthroughmaking #newbook #newproject #nevernotmaking #nevernotthinkingaboutmaking #problemsolving #howisthatmade #howcanimakethatA few shots of that pieced shirts dress on before I subject it to the dye. Sod's law I'm looking at it with fresh eyes now and thinking "I really like that" but trying to not be too precious and just go for it. And to think this almost went in the "wave bye bye" pile when I had my recent stash sale.....🙄 How often have you made something, been a bit "meh" about it and then loved it when you dug it out again months later?! Worries me a bit as I'm in my new "efficient" phase of - if it's not getting used it has to go - and my strict "1 in 1 out" approach to life.....🤔 . . #dilemmasdilemmas #sustainablesewing #thoughtfulsewing #piecedclothes #piecedshirts #piecemaking #remadewardrobe #remadefashion #remadeclothes #recycledshirts #recycledclothes #sustainablefashion #sustainabledressing #oneofakind #fashioningpatchwork #leavenotrace #leavenowaste #recycledclothing #secondlife #treasurenottrash #remakeit #secondchanceclothing #beforeshotI made this dress from old shirts years ago. Dug it out of a storage bag this afternoon, tried it on and loved it all over again 🥰 I'm going to do a little experiment on it though ...... I'm ordering some dye.... . . #sustainablesewing #thoughtfulsewing #makedontstash #piecedclothes #beautifulscraps #remadewardrobe #remadefashion #remadetextile #remadefabric #recycledfabric #recycledtextiles #sustainablefashion #sustainabledressing #oneofakind #wearablepatchwork #fashioningpatchwork #leavenotrace #leavenowaste #recycledclothes #recycledshirts #recycledclothing #secondlife #treasurenottrash #remakeit #workinprogress #secondlifeclothes #remaking #refashioningThat's one gorgeous #felixsweatshirt from Sewing Basics for Every Body and that's one lucky Mr @faberwood_com 🖤 . REPOST @faberwood_com Another week gone by, not quite, getting through things I want but I secretly made this sweatshirt for @briantrevaskiss 😊 When you need to hide all evidence during the making which is why I couldn’t share on here 😁 It’s the fab #felixsweatshirt from #sewingbasicsforeverybody book by @thatwendyward in my all time favourite brushed sweater knit fabric from @organic_textile_company I have a huge photo and blog sesh list...must get on with that! 🖤 Happy Birthday Mr T X 🎂 X . . #basicsforeverybody #makeyourownbasics #sewyourownbasics #wardrobebasics #corewardrobe #genderfreefashion #unisexfashion #fashionforeverybody #sewingbasics #sewingbook #unisexpatterns #makeyourclothes #makedontbuy #sewyourclothes #handmadefashion #handmadeclothes #wearhandmade #wearwhatyousew #everydaydressmaking #everydaysewing #everydayclothes #clothesforeveryday #clothesforeverybody #unisexsewing #diyclothes #sewyourown #sewyourownstyle #makeyourownfashion #sewingbasicsforeverybody
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The ever-popular, ever-versatile Fulwood is back in stock and now it’s better than ever!
the t-shirt (above in woven and knit).
The instructions also now explain how to extend the sleeves of the bodice to make the batwing dress (above).
The PDF version of the pattern has also been updated with these improvements and if you had already bought the PDF you will by now have received an email telling you that an updated version is available to download.
I’ve been wearing my one piece dress in black ponte roma loads, it’s comfortable to wear and easy to dress up or down. Yes I have a grey on in the planning and yet more hacks! Watch this space.
If you’re starting to plan your autumn/winter sewing, this one is the perfect dress for layering and looks great with a long sleeved top underneath and worn over tights or leggings. What are you waiting for? Get yours now!
And if that wasn’t enough, watch out over the next few days for news of a Fulwood kit……!!
Kate Brookes is a sewing blogger based in Sydney Australia, but she’s originally from…..yes, you guessed it, Sheffield!! All good things come from Sheffield!
She’s now written a lovely review of them which includes some Sheffield nostalgia, sewing, squeezing a pint out of a half pint pot (in fabric terms) and inspiring one of her 11 year old sewing students to also make a Brightside Shrug!
It’s a great read, have a look.
Hooray, you can now buy the Wisewood pattern as a PDF download and get sewing instantly!
I have to confess I love this pattern (is it a bit weird to say that about one of your own patterns?!) That sleeveless dress version in the picture above? I wear it soooo much in the summer, it’s comfortable and flattering to wear and can easily be dressed up or down.
The pattern has 2 cowl options – a standard depth cowl that you could probably wear without the need for a vest underneath or a dramatic deeper version that falls into lots of luxurious folds and drapes. Shown above is the top with the deeper cowl and the dress with the regular cowl.
The pattern includes 2 different ways to finish the deeper cowl: simply left to drape through the whole of the dress front, or with the bottom part stitched out to give a more fitted dress below the waist which emphasises the beautiful drape of the cowl neck, like the one below:
Both dress and top versions are included in the pattern and the instructions will walk you through inserting sleeves or how to add a beautifully professional finish to the sleeveless version as well as the different ways to finish the cowl.
8 sizes are included in the pattern ranging from bust size 80cm to 111cm (31.5″ to 44″) and hip size 88cm to 119cm (34.5″ to 47″). This pattern is sized based on body measurements not dress sizes and includes full details of finished garment measurements for each size to make sure you get the right size first time.
Here is a lovely selection made by my students in sewing classes at MIY Workshop:
There’s more inspiration on this dedicated Wisewood Pinterest board.
Get your Wisewood pattern now for just £9 and start sewing tonight.
If you’re not a fan of PDF patterns, the Wisewood is also available as a paper pattern here.