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Tessa Springate  Sound Designer. Composer. Teacher. Mama. In love with sewing, knitting, cooking, travel, and sound.

Fall fabric haul after a little shopping excursion with @moutonblondknits 😍 This woman is so good with colour....look at this gorgeous capsule! There's nothing like pretty fabric to get the #sewjo back up and firing. I'm especially excited about the mustard melton wool which is slated for a #sapporocoat for me but there are also a few #carsondress for the two of us and a black denim #mnbrumby for her planned as well. πŸŽ‰ .
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Fitting issues: I'm a noob when it comes to fitting knits (Shouldn't it just fit me perfectly cuz it's stretchy?? πŸ€”πŸ™ˆ) and I need some help. This is the #larktee which I'm hoping will become my perfect fitted layering tee and as you can see it's not great. I think I need a swayback adjustment, and perhaps to go up a size for the shoulders, but how do I deal with the drag lines off the bust combined with the weird excess fabric there in the front view?! Hoping the amazing IG sewing community hive mind can help! .
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I'm home from the cottage, and can finally share what is maybe my fave make this summer; a(nother) @grainlinestudio #willowtank ...this is my 4th. I'm addicted. I used a really lovely linen I've been hoarding and by adding front and back centre seams was able to have some fun with the stripes. Swipe through to see the back neckline mod. I've been wearing this constantly...so comfy and fun! .
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Some beautiful batiks I spotted at the little quilting shop in town. Guess which came home with me! (Also, it makes me sad that a lot of these small community fabric shops are going the way of the dodo. There's something so wonderful about having physical spaces committed to makers)
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I'm at the cottage for the next few weeks (no sewing 😭) and I'll be wearing pretty much all #memade Yay!! I'm sure this #santafetop by @heyjunehandmade will be in heavy rotation; it's the perfect easy to wear summer tee. .
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So very happy with where this is going! I've been carefully hoarding and occasionally petting this beautiful yarn-dyed linen, so I'm pretty happy to see it finally made into something I'm so excited to wear! .
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As you may have noticed, I am slightly obsessed with a good ruffled peplum. I feel like me when I wear them :) This is the latest iteration to join the stable; with a @grainlinestudio #willowtank as the base pattern. I cropped the main body, and added a CB seam to squeeze it out of the metre of poly crepe I had, and I think I did a calculation wrong somewhere down the line because unlike all my other Willows this one is a bit tight around the arms and bust. πŸ€” I'll likely wear it anyways though, because this puppy is going to go with EVERYTHING! (Worn here with my trusty #hudsonpants )
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My joyful little girl in her #naturaldyed tunic loving the sunshine, her cousins backyard, and her new rain boots! 😍
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(Thanks to @moutonblondknits for the pic!) #naturaldye #handdyed #elemenopatterns #mamamade #handmade #handmadekids #maker #diykids #naturaldyeing #handmadebaby #creativelife #handmadechildrensclothes #hesterandleigh

My newest attempts at #naturaldyeing with avocado have yielded a lovely little stack of linen and viscose. I'm happy with the results on this batch, although I feel as though I'm muddling about in the dark with the #shibori folds....can anyone suggest a good resource for that? Swipe through to see what I ended up with 😊 .
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I was asked #widn by @sunflowerknit (Thanks Ash!) and the answer is what I've been doing all day: experimenting with #shibori style folds in my #avocadodye pot. I have no idea what I'm doing, but it's so much fun to see what comes out at the end 😍 Check my stories to see a glimpse of how this one turned out. @stitchandcappuccino @biancaajohnston @sewbytheseaside I would love to know what you're up to if you care to share! .
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I have a few @closetcase.patterns in my stash, and I'm addicted to the blog (of course!), but strangely enough this #charliecaftan is the first pattern I've actually sewn up. There will be more! Likely more Charlie's. I sort of kind of for real never want to take this frock off. Consider me #teamcaftan for life! Also, this fabric! Not my usual jam, but it reminded me so strongly of my step mum's wedding dress that I couldn't resist. πŸ’™
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