Great Things in Sewing This Week

Something to sew

Don’t you love a free sewing pattern, especially when the pattern maker is modelling an awesome garment made with it?

I was already impressed by Deer and Doe and their sewing patterns for women and not men men, but this new free t-shirt sewing pattern is really cool. You’d have to sign in to download it, but the pattern looks like it’s worth it.

free tshirt sewing pattern deer and doe

I’ve bought a thick raspberry-pink jersey in my last holiday and this looks like a good project for it.

Something to think about

I really like Laurwyn’s post about body image. I think many of us don’t know how good looking they really are. We are taught and used to thinking females are only beautiful if they look like whatever the era’s models look like. Curvy, slim or supper skinny, tall, but not too tall, shorter than most males, but not too short etc. Instead of looking at ourselves, we look at what’s missing.

It’s refreshing to change the tune for once.

Something to do

wardrobe architect

I like Sarai’s new project, Wardrobe Architect and the exercises she suggests.

Week two’s assignment is creating a collection of images that describe your core style. Sarai takes you on a self-discovery journey of personal style and then helps you pick 5 words that best describe your style. Mine are tomboy, natural, comfortable, feminine, bicycle. Bicycle?? Why is that there? Well, I was struggling to find a fifth word to describe how I dress and since I use my bike everyday, that affects how I dress.

I won’t wear anything polyester for example because I need fabrics that breathe on their own. I won’t wear short skirts or too short shorts because that won’t be comfortable. I won’t wear a jacket that’s too fitted, because it would bother me on the bike. And I don’t like to be bothered 🙂

That’s all from me, for now. How about you? What did you sew? What did you think about? What did you do this week?

  • Thank you so much for mentionning Deer&Doe! I just wanted to precise that we make patterns for women (and not men ^^), and that the gorgeous woman that is modeling the garments is not me but Camille, a dear friend of mine 🙂

    • sky

      It’s true, I live in my own world! Sorry, I will edit the post 🙂
      I noticed from the comments Camille has quite a fanbase already 😉
      Also, you commented on this 30 seconds after I published it, do you have superpowers?

      • Ahahah, no I just got the ping from your blog ^___^. Camille has indeed a huge fanbase, she is also super fun and have a sewing blog now in english 🙂 : http://en.decoudvite.com/

        • sky

          Hey, thanks for the link, I will check it out!

  • The feminine tomboy look? Sounds interesting. 🙂

    • sky

      It’s difficult to explain 😀

  • I’ve been following The Wardrobe Project and I think it’s a great initiative.

    • sky

      Would love to see your Pinterest board on this, Maddie. Do you have one?

  • Thanks for mentioning me! I had never come across your blog but I really like it! It’s crazy how many blogs there are!
    I did two Plantains and I am planning on making more, I am looking for a nice and light linnen knot for that. It’s going to be a regular summer favorite of mine!

    • sky

      Ah, looking forward to seeing your next posts on Plantains (or other sewing related things)! Thanks for the kind words

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