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Amy Rumbarger  Professional pixel pusher, collector of hobbies. Mostly sewing, food, and travel photos. πŸ“Chicago

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Yesterday I finally finished my third @grainlinestudio Hadley top - I cut it out weeks ago immediately after I finished my last version, but it got pushed back for Halloween sewing and vacation.
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This beautiful mossy green tencel twill is from @blackbirdfabrics and it is a delight to sew and wear. The color is kinda hard to capture but the first picture is the most accurate. I combined the high neck and straight back of both views for this pattern - my head fits through the neck opening so I didn't bother adding a closure. Swipe for a couple detail shots!
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My iron made a weird mark right on the front chest that I'm hoping will come out in the wash (you can sort of see it on the right side of photo 2). It's not super noticable but it's still frustrating! Photo 3 is a close-up of the hem facing.
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I love this pattern because I can feel very put together and still feel supremely comfortable in it. Today we are off to celebrate my ~fiancΓ©'s~ birthday and I wanted to look a little nicer than I usually do on the weekends (read: like a garbage person) but still cozy, so this is my perfect outfit. πŸ’š
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#grainlinestudio #grainlinehadley #blackbirdfabrics #sewing

Mourning the end of a dreamy vacation, but with so much to celebrate - we got engaged a few days ago! πŸ’ Thanks so much for all the messages and love from those of you who saw the news on my story the other day. πŸ’•

Happy Halloweekend! πŸŽƒ I randomly bought these adorable pincushion shoes (from @katyperrycollections) because how could I not? I was immediately inspired to make my Halloween costume based on them…sooo I'm a tomato pincushion! πŸ…πŸ‘‹πŸ»
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Deets: The base of this costume is a @christinehaynes #emerydress, and I used this opportunity to finally perfect the fit! I worked out some neckline gaping issues and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I snagged some perfect tomato red viscose flannel and voile lining from @moodfabrics so it feels really cozy. I made the over skirt out of green felt and sewed on green yarn and pom poms for the "pins." It was looking reaaaal Christmas-elf-y for a while there but I think it turned out okay. The best part is that all the stuff on the dress is removable, so I will probably dye this a darker red when Halloween is over and wear it as a normal dress. πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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#handmadehalloween #halloweencostume #halloween #sewing #moodfabrics #christinehaynespatterns #moodfabrics

Oh hey! Haven't done much sewing for the past few weeks but I finally got around to making something this weekend: my second version of the @grainlinestudio Hadley top. I love my first one so much and want to wear it every day, so I figured I'd better make some more! This one is a designer cotton/silk bengaline print from @califabrics. It has more structure than my rayon poplin version, which gives it a slightly more dramatic look. I also did the v-neck this time and again shortened the sleeves. I already started version 3 last night!
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#hairgetoutofmyface #grainlinehadley #grainlinestudio #sewing #califabrics

My sister @rachelrummy and her husband recently bought a house, so I offered to make them a quilt as a housewarming/birthday/Christmas/all upcoming holidays gift! πŸ˜† Knowing she's more of a solids gal, I did digital mock-ups of a few different quilt options using these #bellasolids shades of blue and this is the version she picked. I love it so much that if Rachel doesn't like it, she can send it right back to me! πŸ˜‰
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I used @suzyquilts #trianglejittersquilt and sized it up to queen size using math that I was totally unprepared to do, but thankfully worked out well! As usual, @crinklelove did a great job on the long arm quilting - and she suggested this variegated thread which is perfect for the ombre theme of this quilt. I ran with it and used ombre fabric for the binding. The backing is solid teal. All fabrics are by @modafabrics from @fatquartershop.
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If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of Suzy's quilt patterns - they're modern, bold and designy so they really appeal to me as a designer myself. And they're simple to use, which is important to me as a relatively new and infrequent quilter without a lot of patience. I highly recommend her patterns and blog for anyone looking to get into quilting!
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#quilting #sewing #suzyquilts #modafabrics #fatquartershop

I made another @mccallpatterncompany #M6044 shirt for @ghostcarpress, just in time for our trip to Mackinac Island. If you've ever been here, you know that this bicycle print is oh-so-apropos for island life - cars aren't allowed here, so biking is the transportation of choice. 🚲
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The fabric is a high quality shirting from @blackbirdfabrics with a little stretch to it, which is definitely an upgrade from the other versions I've made him from quilting cotton! I actually found it a bit tricky to work with because it was so finely woven - I ended up switching to my finest needle to prevent snags - but it turned out beautifully. Not much more to say about the pattern since this is the fourth time I've sewn it…it's so fun to make these for Pranas! πŸ’™
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#sewing #sewingformen #mccallpatterncompany #mackinacisland #shirtmaking #blackbirdfabrics

Grabbed a hotel balcony pic of my new @cashmerette #dartmouthtop that I sewed for this trip…because what's vacation without a little bit of last-minute self-imposed deadline sewing? πŸ˜‰
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Deets: Sewed this up in a deliciously soft, solid black double brushed poly from @califabrics. As with my Appleton dress, I had to go up a cup size to fit on the Cashmerette size chart. This was somewhat less successful in the Dartmouth because of the fixed wrap - I have quite a bit of excess fabric up top, but it doesn't bother me much with the forgiving knit as I can just adjust to my liking. I also lengthened the short sleeves by a couple inches for personal preference. Really love this style and it'll be perfect to wear with skirts and cardigans as the weather gets cooler!
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#cashmerettepatterns #califabrics #sewing

#fancyfriday comin' atcha! πŸ’πŸ» Wearing my new @grainlinestudio #grainlinehadley top in this gorg rayon poplin from @blackbirdfabrics.
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I really have been needing tops like this that can be casual or dressy depending on fabric choice and styling, so I'm really thrilled with this pattern. This is view A with the pleat/keyhole back. The only changes I made were to chop the sleeves at elbow length because the long sleeves were a bit overwhelming in this print, used a button instead of hook & eye at the back - and of course lengthened the bodice because #sewingtall. This will get a lot of wear in all seasons! #sewing #grainlinestudio

Three years ago today, we adopted this little ball of energy and love. She is the exact opposite of our other cat and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. One of her favorite things is when Pranas holds her like a baby. Her other favorite thing is to try to knock frames off the walls at 4am. So basically life with Pixel is a rich tapestry of snuggles and sleepless nights. ❀️ #😻 #pixelversary #catsofinstagram #cats

I recently had the pleasure of making baby quilts for two of my wonderful co-workers and their new additions! Now that they're both gifted, I can share the cuteness. Swipe for more pics πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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Details: I used @suzyquilts #fishingnetquilt pattern, which was so fun and fast to make. And of course the best part about making baby stuff is picking cute fabrics - I used primarily @cottonandsteel along with some coordinates. I did some simple straight line quilting to finish them off. I love how these turned out and so happy that the recipients do too!
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#quilting #cottonandsteel #sewing #suzyquilts

Last night, I almost let an extremely rude stranger ruin my night. But then I looked back at this picture I took and I was like, it was a perfect summer night in this beautiful city and this is how I wanna remember it. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum ✌🏻😎 #chicago

Yesterday I bought a blow torch just so I could make this s'mores pie. πŸ”₯ #worthit - my @backinthedaybakery cookbooks never steer me wrong. #baking #smores #meringue #pie

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