sewmanju sewmanju

627 posts   2513 followers   313 followings

Manju  Adventures in sewing. Experiments in fashion. A love affair with fabric and the pursuit of the perfect fit. Email: sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

https://sewmanju.wordpress.com/

Sewed my bodice lining and all seems ok so proceeding to cut out the fashion fabric for the dress. Using this beautiful #fuschia #triplecrepe from @minervacrafts hopefully it's not going to fray too much 😬#simplicity8292 #simplicitypatterns #isew #imakemyownclothes #maker #diyfashion #dressmaking #sewists #sewistsofinstagram #sewing #sewmanju #sewcialist #sewcialists #handmade

Trying to make the most of the sun today. Wearing an old make: #simplicity2444 made from an eyelet cotton I bought in Paris a few years ago. Looking at the fit there are a few things I would tweak but I still love it. #simplicitypatterns #simplicitybyme #sewcialist #summerdress #sewcialists #sewists #sewing #sewmanju #sewistsofinstagram #isew #imakemyownclothes #imadethis #maker #diyfashion #fortyplusstyle #whitedress

If you're a pattern tracer look away now 😆I rarely, if ever, trace and like to #tissuefit whenever possible. Anyway, thanks to @dream.cut.sew and @fashionbehindtheseams because I think I did what you both suggested yesterday, cutting the pattern off at the waistline and taping the part I cut off to the bodice, and I think it looks like it might work. Next: the standard (for me) FBA. #simplicity8292 #simplicitybyme #simplicitypatterns #sewing #sewmanju #sewcialist #sewcialists #sewists #sewistsofinstagram #patternalterations #maker #isew #imakemyownclothes #sewingblogger #curvysewing

#sewcialists #sewistsofinstagram #sewists advice required: I want to make this #simplicity8292 dress, but I really don't like empire line styles. Do you think I can just lengthen the bodice to hit at the waist? Or is it not that simple? 🤔#sewing #sewcialist #sewingpattern #sewingadvice #maker #simplicitybyme #simplicitypatterns #isew #imakemyownclothes #diyfashion

Took my new #kwiksew4015 #waterproofjacket #anorak for its first outing today to the #lakedistrict. For once it didn't actually rain so cannot verify how waterproof the coat is! 😄I am sure I will find out soon enough. #isew #imakemyownclothes #imadethis #maker #memade #handmade #handmadewardrobe #ks4015 #kwiksewpatterns #sewing #sewists #sewmanju #sewingblogger #sewistsofinstagram #sewcialists #sewcialist #diyfashion #floralprint #fortyplusstyle

The lovely Sam from @sewnowmag sent me a copy of the latest #sewnow #sewingmagazine which comes with #m7542 but I already have this pattern (swipe to see my version). So if anyone would like the pattern only (keeping the magazine for myself 😆) I will post out to the first person to comment below. UK residents only. This envelope has all sizes 6 - 22. #mccallspatterns #sewing #sewists #sewistsofinstagram #sewcialist #sewcialists #sewingpattern

After work sewing: the skirt is just pinned to the bodice here but fit wise it's looking ok. Still got a heap of hemming, attaching the bodice to the skirt and zipper to put in. #kwiksewpatterns #ks4111 #kwiksew4111 #isew #imakemyownclothes #sewing #handmade #handmadewardrobe #diyfashion #sewists #sewistsofinstagram #sewcialist #sewcialists #sewmanju #sewingblogger #fortyplusstyle #green #floral #dress #dressmaking

This green colour was my late paternal grandmothers favourite colour. She would have called it parrot green. When I saw this crepe fabric on @fabricgodmother IG feed a week ago or so I couldn't resist and bought it straight away. I wouldn't say it's my favourite colour (I love all the colours!) but sewing this colour and #floral print makes me happy. #kwiksew4111 #sewing #sewcialist #sewcialists #sewists #sewistsofinstagram #ks4111 #kwiksewpatterns #sewmanju #sewingblogger #maker #handmade #handmadewardrobe #green #dress #isew #imakemyownclothes #imadethis #fortyplusstyle #diyfashion

Most Popular Instagram Hashtags