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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 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.

 

 

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!  

 

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