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Upcycled Kingston Jackets

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Last month, I decided to scrap my sewing plans and go for what my children wanted.  My youngest asked for a jacket she could put patches on.  We found the Kingston Jacket by Rebecca Page Patterns.  The girls wanted the add-on, so they could have fleece sleeves and a hood.  Next up, they went through ONE of the MANY boxes of old jeans I have saved and never used.  Ugh.  The girls picked and embroidery design for the back panel, and I got started.

     

 

Waffle Pants!

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Today, I finished my Sweet Potato Azuki Pants! They took forever...

I went all out.  I put in the zipper pocket, the flap pocket, the tool pocket, and the holster pocket.  It was alot.  I did make a muslin first.  I decided to make a size 40.  They are a bit too big, so next up I will be making a belt.  They are loose enough to be comfortable all the way around.  I used denim for the main fabric and a light canvas for the accents.  I wish I would have done some more embroidery work on them.

 

T-Shirt Week

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This week has been full of t-shirts.  The Sew My Style pattern for May was the Rio Ringer T-Shirt.  I made two of them.  This first one is awful.  The second one is awesome. 

One more Redwood Vest

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I made one more Redwood Vest, and I changed up the pockets. 

 

I grabbed the pocket pieces from my Bella Dress pattern.  I embroidered them and stuck them on the outside of the front pieces of the vest.  I REALLY like the pockets this way.  The dragons are from Urban Threads.

 

 

The other change I made was to use fold over elastic for ALL of the binding even when the pattern says not to do it :)  I like the bindings either way.  I think the FOE was a little more difficult, but not too big of a deal.

 

 

Redwood Sew-a-Long Day 4!

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Redwood Vest Sew-Long Day 4 - Zipper Shield and Front Zipper

 

When I last left you, we finished putting the collar and collar binding on.  Today we are going to install the front zipper. This is the part I always get nervous about.  However, on each of the vests I’ve made it has turned out fine.  I think I hear the word zipper and get nervous.

 

Take note: During this part of the pattern.  The seam allowance changes.

 

Redwood Sew-a-Long Day 3!

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Color Blocked Yoke

 

First off, I cut my lining quite a bit larger than the pattern piece.  This is because the first time I made this vest, my lining didn’t match up due to stretch and wonkiness.

 

Redwood Sew-a-Long - Hand Pockets!

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Day 2 Redwood Vest Sew-a-long 

 

Today we’re going to work through the hand pockets.

 

Since I last checked in, you found your size, decided on which version to make (color blocked or no), and decided on which pockets you want to add.  Now cut your pieces.  I elected not to cut my bindings yet.  I will cut the bindings as I need them.

 

 

Redwood Sew-a-Long Let's Gather Our Supplies

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Hey everyone, I'm Sarah.  Let's Begin!

 

Don't have your pattern yet?  Check your newsletter from Sew My Style for the discount code for the Redwood Vest from 5 Out of 4 Patterns.

 

Bella by Tessuti Fabrics and More

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Here is my un-ironed Bella Dress by Tessuti.  I really like the Tessuti patterns because they are very simple to sew.

 

 

The pattern itself is very straight forward.  I encountered no confusion or hang-ups at all.  This is a beginner friendly pattern.  When it came time for the neck binding, there is a link in the pattern to take the user to a blog post/tutorial for how to add the binding to the garment and join the ends.  It is a very clear and useful tutorial.

 

 

Newcastle Cardigan

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February came and went and kicked my ass in the process.  I feel like I barely sat at the sewing machine last month.  I'm sure that's not true, but that is how it felt.

 

The Newcastle Cardigan was the pattern I wanted to make during February.  I finished yesterday.

 

 

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