inthefolds inthefolds

549 posts   14378 followers   997 followings

In the Folds  Creating sewing patterns and tutorials to help you become a more confident dressmaker ✂️ hello@inthefolds.com

http://www.inthefolds.com/shop/

I've been spending a lot of time (probably too much) in my head lately trying to work out what the best plan of action is going forward. I read books and articles, listen to podcasts, talk to people, ask questions and allow my brain to spin and spin. But there's just so much information available that it begins to feel a little overwhelming. And then I come across something that has this sentiment and suddenly I remember what I have to do. Action beats intention every time. This is what resonates with me. This is what I believe in. I have to get out of my head and just put in the hours and do the work. The answers will come when they're supposed to. There really is no "productivity hack" or work-around (or at least not in the business I've chosen to be in). It's about making the mistakes, learning the lessons and just putting one foot in front of the other, day after day. So today I wrote a list of the things that needed to be done and I started by doing the thing that I wanted to do least (but was the most important) and that felt like a win. And I'll do the same tomorrow. And hopefully the day after that too. And I'll just keep reminding myself that even the smallest steps over time can make a huge difference. One day at a time.

Last week I made the pattern sample for the Spring issue of @peppermintmagazine (which I'm really exited to share with you soon) and in a brief moment of quiet I thought to myself, "this is my superpower." I may be terrible at sport, clumsy in the kitchen and unable to sing in tune, but when I'm sewing, everything (or almost everything) comes naturally and I feel totally at ease. How incredible to be able to make a garment that can be worn, loved and cherished, all in a single day. It's easy to forget how amazing it is, but when I do take a moment to reflect, I feel in awe of this skill that I have learned and practiced and all the places it has taken me. Sewists of the world, you are all superheroes 💪

Lovely Peplum Top made by @sew_susie 👌 I love the way she's hacked the pattern. It's just perfect ❤️❤️❤️ Pattern available for free download. Direct link in profile.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#Repost @sew_susie ・・・
Loving 💛💜 my new @inthefolds peplum top. I've got a few of these so this time I made it with a v-neck front and gathered the peplum at the sides and back only. Love this free pattern

A very special Acton made by @mdelilahcarlson to accommodate a growing bump. To me this is what conscious making is all about... A beautiful dress that works perfectly during pregnancy and beyond 👌❤️#actondress .
.
.
.
.
.
#Repost @mdelilahcarlson ・・・
My @inthefolds #theactondress! #maternityfashion now and non-maternity fashion later. #memade #isewmyownclothes

On the blog today we're talking hand-stitched button loops. Although the #collinstop pattern features a bias cut button loop, I thought it would be a good opportunity to create this tutorial, just in case you wanted something a little bit fancy or just wanted to learn something new. Head over to the blog to check out the post. Direct link in profile. 📷@sakijanesews

Two beautiful Collins tops made by @katarinahessler 👌❤️️ Both are just perfect. Anyone else got a Collins Top on their cutting table this week? (I wish I did, but it's far too chilly here in Sydney at the moment!) Get the pattern now if you're lucky enough to be enjoying some warmth at the moment ☀️☀️☀️Direct link in profile. .
.
.
.
.
.
#Repost @katarinahessler ・・・
Two new favorites: #collinstop by @inthefolds in a drapey viscose and a crisp, black and white, #striped cotton shirting.

On the blog today for the #collinstop sew-along we're binding the neckline. Check it out. Direct link in profile. 📷@sakijanesews

Beautiful red Rushcutter made by @katilulemakes ❤️❤️❤️ #therushcutter

Sleeves please😊👌 Check out these great Peplum Tops with added sleeves made by @teawithjamandbread and @beckie_girl If you'd like to give it a go, you can download the Peplum Top pattern for free and then use the tutorial from my site to add sleeves too! Direct link in profile. Enjoy ✂️📐✏️

On the blog today as part of the #collinstop sew-along, I'm showing you how to sew the sleeves. The way the sleeves go into the Collins Top is really my favourite thing. Super easy and fun to do, and gives you a really interesting shape! Head to the blog now to check out the post. Direct link in profile. 📷 @sakijanesews

Over on the blog today I've got something a little bit different and a little bit special! Late last year I started looking for someone to take the sew-along photos for the blog for me (it is one of the tasks that I like the least and struggle at the most) and @sakijanesews reached out. I was pumped that she was willing to give it a go (it was new territory for us both) and I am pleased to say her beautiful photos will be gracing the blog for the #collinstop sew-along in the coming days. But first, a little Q and A. I'm sure most of you already know her, but I promise it's worth a read and you're bound to learn something new. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her responses and I hope you do too! Direct link in profile. Fabric for both tops is from @thedrapersdaughter

As you may have noticed, the #collinstop includes a lot of panels! I really love playing with panels during my design process (as you probably have noticed if you have used any of my patterns). I think they provide an opportunity to create simple shapes with interesting details. To make the process of working with colour blocking or stripes easier, I have created a little planning template that you can download so you can have a play with markers (or even fabric swatches) before you get started. Free download. Direct link in profile.

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags