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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.

 

 

Let's Finish Up Our Redwood Vests!

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Welcome back everyone!  Let's finish up today.

Cut your arm hole binding according to the chart on the pattern.

 

Sew the short ends together.

 

 

Fold in half wrong sides together.  Zig Zag the raw edges together.

 

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 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.

 

Ilford Jacket

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This wonderful recycled hemp canvas fabric has been in my stash awhile.  As soon as I saw the Ilford, I knew it was what I was using.  Unfortunatly, this pesky MOTH got embroidered on the left front upside down.  UGH, mistake #1.  There wasn't enough fabric left, so I ordered more.  It's a little different - different weave - different color.  Here's the moth right side up on the new batch of canvas.  Thank you Hemp Traders!  

 

 

Sew My Style 2020 and My Year of Embellishments

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Here we are again at the beginning of a new year of Sew My Style.  I decided to make the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen this month.  I wanted to make the longer view, but I am challenging myself to use my stash for Sew My Style this year.  That's not going to work for all the patterns throughout the year, but if I can, I want to use what I already own.  I chose a cool linen print for my Tania, but there was not enough fabric to make the longer version, so shorts it is!  

 

Kwik Sew 3796

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Kwik Sew 3796

 

I bought some Home Decor Fabric at Colorado Fabrics way before we knew it was going to close.  I had nothing in mind to make with it, so I just bought a couple yards, washed it and put it on the shelf.  Usually that type of buying results in the fabric sitting around for a few years.  Not this time!  I barely squeezed this pattern out of the fabric I had, and thank goodness since there's no place to go to get more.

 

 

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