Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Hello! I have a new Lady Skater dress to show you made in pineapple knit fabric! I have been eyeing this pineapple fabric from Girl Charlee for a long time. My mom surprised me with it after I finished all my finals a few weeks ago and I decided to make a new dress for myself.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
|I am so happy that this semester is finally over!!|
Monday, December 8, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
This is the Wildflower Top from Blank Slate Patterns. It's a knit top pattern with a choice of short sleeves, bell sleeves, or long sleeves. For this turquoise top, I chose the bell sleeves and I love how it drapes so nicely. The under bodice is layered under the deep V front bodice and it is perfect because it adds extra coverage without too much bulk.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Street Fair Skirt pattern is from marie-madeline studio and it is a very versatile and practical pattern! I received the pattern quite a few years ago as a gift and finally made it (three times!) this summer. It is an A-line shape with a yoke and invisible zipper. It can be made in two different lengths with optional pockets, optional piping trim and an optional bottom band.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Top: Reversible Shoreline Boatneck in cotton gauze (unblogged)
Skirt: Fiona Faux Wrap Skirt (unblogged)
I really love this outfit and it is one I would not have worn if I wasn't participating in MMM! I made the skirt about 3 years ago when I first got into sewing clothing, but I have only worn it once or twice. Part of the problem is I don't have very many tops that go with it and it is cotton, so it's not a great choice for MN winters. I will be wearing it more this summer now that I know I actually like wearing it!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
I'm also hoping that I will wear some of my me-made items that just sit in my closet and never get worn. Then I will be able to see if I should really keep holding on to them or not.
Here's what I've been wearing this month:
Monday, April 28, 2014
Here is my pledge:
I, Elizabeth of The College Seamstress (thecollegeseamstress.blogspot.com) sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '14. I endeavour to wear me-made items only (excluding undergarments and coats/jackets) each day for the duration of May 2014. I will also see how long I can go before repeating an outfit.
I wear a lot of my handmade clothes already, so I wanted to make my pledge a bit challenging. There are things I don't wear, so this will be great incentive for me to wear them. Although posting pictures aren't necessary as part of the challenge, I also plan to post weekly updates on my blog and post in the flickr and/or pinterest group.
If you want to read more about Me-Made May or sign up with your own pledge you can go to Zoe's post here.
Are you participating in MMM '14? What is your pledge?
Saturday, April 26, 2014
I'm so close to winning and it would really make my day if you could send some votes my way. I have never won any type of online sewing competition so this is kind of exciting for me. You can go here to vote and you have until tomorrow (Sunday) morning.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Hello everyone! Believe it or not, the skirt I am wearing was once a pair of jeans on the $1 rack at Salvation Army. They were very sad and lonely on that rack, so I being the seamstress that I am, bought them intending to use them for fabric. The jeans were very unflattering and uncomfortable and I was reminded why I never wear jeans. I decided that they could be made into something much more cute and wearable...a skirt!
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Just Add Jeans collection from Pattern Anthology may just be my favorite collection of women's top patterns. This is the Parisian Top and the second one I've sewn from the collection. I liked it so much that I had to make two! The Parisian was designed by Andrea, of Go To Patterns, featuring a peter pan collar and 3/4 length sleeves. For my first top, I decided to use a cotton interlock fabric from my grandma and contrasting black hembands.
Monday, March 24, 2014
I was so excited when I found out that Pattern Anthology was coming out with a collection of four knit top patterns for women! All of the designs are so cute and tops are lacking in my handmade wardrobe, so these patterns are perfect! My mom and I both decided to make the Day Tripper top, by Shwin Designs first.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I forgot to take pictures of the items I sent to my partner, but her favorite color was green. I sent her a green fat quarter with different words on it, green embroidery floss, green buttons for the surprise, and green peppermint candies. I'm not sure if she has received it yet, but I hope she enjoys all her treats!
Lisa, from Sweet Little Pretties had my name and she did a wonderful job of picking out items in my favorite color...turquoise! I love the pretty wrapping she packaged every thing in...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I just wanted to say, thank you so much for reading my blog and commenting! I appreciate each of you and am blessed with all the friendships and people I have met through the blogging community. I am amazed everyday with the blogging and sewing community. Everyone is so wonderful and they are willing to share their experiences, creativity, ideas and support. I am always so inspired by what everyone is creating!
I have come a long way since my first post two years ago, and I am still learning about blogging all the time. I'm glad you're here for the ride!
Have a wonderful day and thank you again for reading my blog!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
|Do you wanna build a snowman??|
Here's the back. I have always been afraid of sewing with plaid, but I did it! And the back seam matches up!!
I received the plaid wool from a friend and have had it for a few years. I knew I was keeping it for a reason! It is so warm and pretty thick. I bought the flannel at Jo-Ann Fabrics when it was on sale, and I was able to use a gift card, so I only ended up spending $15 for 4 yards of flannel. That's a deal!
|Oh, you know, just contemplating life. :) |
Would you wear a cape?
Monday, February 10, 2014
I thought the Rose T-Shirt from Blank Slate Patterns would be perfect. There are so many options when it comes to sewing this T-shirt. You can choose from four different sleeve lengths and two different shirt lengths.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Today I am doing a guest post for my sister Elizabeth. My aunt showed me how to do this awesome craft! It is a decorated plate.
First, I needed to get gather my supplies which are:
|Some of my supplies|
Next, I took some permanent markers, stencils, and a white plate. I wasn’t exactly sure what to draw, so I just started drawing but I didn’t like it, so I wiped it away with a Clorox wipe. It took me about twenty times until I knew exactly what I wanted to draw!
|My awesome plate!|
Now I can use the plate to eat off of. I would only use it for non juicy things. The plate is not dishwasher safe.
|Plates made by my older brothers|
|Plates made by my younger brothers|
Thank you, K!! Didn't she do a wonderful job? I just love how her plate turned out. I made a plate too with quotes from the Hobbit written all over it for a friend. These make great gifts and there are so many possibilities! Plain white mugs are another option if you don't want to do a plate. It was a very inexpensive project too - we found the plates at the dollar store.