June 12th, 2014
Next week is the Happy Homemade Sew-along! You bought the book, you picked out the fabric, laid out all your other supplies neatly, and now you are just waiting for Cherie and I to tell you to start. Well, probably not. More likely that you’ll run to the library this weekend to get the book and grab some fabric from your stash that is good enough. Either way, the sew-along starts Monday! We have a schedule and everything:
Happy Homemade Sew-along: June 16-20
Monday: Trace pattern pieces and add seam allowance
Tuesday: Cut out fabric and prepare
Wednesday: Sew sleeves and hood
Thursday: Attach hood
Friday: Finish up!
Cherie is going to do Mon, Wed, Fri and I will do Tues and Thurs. Stop by either blog each day and we’ll tell you where to find all the information you need! But you don’t need to do exactly what we do everyday. You can sew the hoodie at your own pace. If you are participating be sure to posts some in-progress shots on Instagram and tag them #happyhomemadesewalong. You can add them to the flickr group too!
Sharing your finished hoodie:
If you’d want your pictures included in our round-up or entered into our sew-along prize giveaway, make sure to add your photos to the flickr group by the end of the day, Monday, June 23. That way you have the weekend to finish up and photograph your hoodie! Please only upload photos that you are comfortable with us sharing on our blogs. Now let’s talk about the awesome prize package!!
June 10th, 2014
1. momo, linen mochi dot: teal 2.kaufman yarn dyed essex linen blend: denim blue 3. andover fabrics, chambray: garden 4. kaufman essex linen blend: sunshine 5. robert kaufman, chambray: indigo ships 6. cotton chambray dots
The Happy Homemade Hoodie sew-along is next week! You got the book, but now you need the fabric! What are you going to make you hoodie out of? This hoodie pattern works with a so many different fabrics. My favorite for summertime is linen; chambray runs a close second. After a hot day at the beach nothing feels better on your skin than linen. The Robert Kaufman yard dyed essex linen is everyone’s favorite and it is perfect for this hoodie pattern.
June 5th, 2014
Are you guys excited for the Happy Homemade sew-along?! Do you have the book? If not, Cherie has a great post about where to get it. If you do (or if it’s on the way) then you are ready to start dreaming about what you are going to make. The pull-over parka (I just call it a hoodie) is a great pattern to play around with. Cherie did a post today about the changes you can make to the pattern, but you don’t have to make any changes to make a great hoodie.
May 30th, 2014
1. skirt as top 2. you and mie 3. the joy of cooking 4. microbesofunusualsizes 5. a happy stitch 6. damsel_fly
So many lovely photos for May’s creative assignment. Everyone tried to capture light in different ways. I love how in the first photo it is if the light is coming toward you and away from you at the same time. I’m reading a few books about light at the moment and the Greeks believed light emanated from the eye. We saw things because they were lit from the fire within ourselves. It’s called the emission theory and though it has obviously be disproved, it’s still kind of lovely to think about.