Chelsey and Cierra here! Chelsey is the seamstress and fashion student and I just look stuff up and make her make it! We hope you enjoy our blog.

 

The body measurement charts on the backs of sewing patterns:

raspberryxocoatl:

sewambitious:

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This is so true. Like, since when was a UK size 12 a 68 cm waist??? I’m a size 8 in shops and have a 70cm waist.

The amount of wasted time, energy, and fabric because of those charts is ridiculous!

cknightcosplay:

Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine.

cknightcosplay:

Never underestimate the power of a woman with a sewing machine.

standaloneaftermidnight:

I lived in Germany in 2007-2009. It was a really amazing experience, but I only made a few projects because of how hard it was to find fabric stores that didn’t cost an insane amount per yard. So I spent most of those two years at school, reading, at the library, playing soccer, or just wandering with a few really good friends of mine. I also watched a ton of movies because of how the tv channels were set up. Most often, I watched Sex and the City. It was on a channel that played like 10 movies a month, but ended up circulating those 10. 

I’m not too familiar with the show. I think it ended when I was 13, then the second movie when I was 15. But Carrie Bradshaw could be considered a fashion icon…sometimes. No other outfit of hers (besides her amazing wedding gown) has stuck with me except her tutu dress.

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I have no idea why I love it so much. I think it might have been because of how fun and playful she made it seem in the movie. It could be because of how simple it looks, and open to modifications. But I love it. So I want to do one somewhat like this.

I would change the colour most definitely. White just isn’t a good colour on me when it’s the only colour I’m wearing. I’d love to have a very simple tank dress, just to protect the underneath, with a beautiful tulle on top with a simple ribbon. I see purple for some reason. So maybe I’ll stick with purple. 

Seeing as Chelsey is a huge SATC fan, this deserves a reblog.

lobstercockroach:

Finished Fushimi Military 2.0 from Project K/K project

going to be debut for Anime Weekend Atlanta

themetaphorgirl:

Cinderella pieces are cut!
I firmly believe in the art of frankensteining- mixing and matching pattern pieces to assemble the desired piece. So this is a combination of three different patterns, plus some of my own calculations!
Simplicity 1873 view C bodice front (2)
Simplicity 1873 view C bodice back (4)
Simplicity 4236 view A skirt (1 on fold, 2 on selvage) (it’s just a circle skirt piece, so you can find tutorials pretty easily)
Simplicity 2443 sleeve (2) (although any basic sleeve piece will work; I just grabbed the nearest pattern)
4 pocket pieces (I don’t even know what pattern it’s from. I just keep a pocket pattern piece in my sewing kit in case of pocket emergencies.)
1 apron skirt: fabric width by 15”
1 apron waistband: waist measurement by 5”
2 apron waist ties: fabric width by 5”
And also a cat. Thanks, Hiccup.

Frankensteining!!! It has a name! Thanks!!!

themetaphorgirl:

Cinderella pieces are cut!

I firmly believe in the art of frankensteining- mixing and matching pattern pieces to assemble the desired piece. So this is a combination of three different patterns, plus some of my own calculations!

Simplicity 1873 view C bodice front (2)

Simplicity 1873 view C bodice back (4)

Simplicity 4236 view A skirt (1 on fold, 2 on selvage) (it’s just a circle skirt piece, so you can find tutorials pretty easily)

Simplicity 2443 sleeve (2) (although any basic sleeve piece will work; I just grabbed the nearest pattern)

4 pocket pieces (I don’t even know what pattern it’s from. I just keep a pocket pattern piece in my sewing kit in case of pocket emergencies.)

1 apron skirt: fabric width by 15”

1 apron waistband: waist measurement by 5”

2 apron waist ties: fabric width by 5”

And also a cat. Thanks, Hiccup.

Frankensteining!!! It has a name! Thanks!!!

youthinkucantellheavenfromhell:

So instead actually doing my math homework i just spend two hours making this thing so i can attach my triangular ruler (or whatever you call that thing) to my binder. It’s kinda practical but now it’s two hours later and I still haven’t done my math hw and I really should stop procrastinating

I like the way you think.

youthinkucantellheavenfromhell:

So instead actually doing my math homework i just spend two hours making this thing so i can attach my triangular ruler (or whatever you call that thing) to my binder. It’s kinda practical but now it’s two hours later and I still haven’t done my math hw and I really should stop procrastinating

I like the way you think.

softlyswinging:

Did i do dissertation research today? No… I spent the morning designing dresses and working out how to make them/ what materials I need. I put the pro in procrastination.. #dress #dressmaking #sewing #sketches

softlyswinging:

Did i do dissertation research today? No… I spent the morning designing dresses and working out how to make them/ what materials I need. I put the pro in procrastination.. #dress #dressmaking #sewing #sketches