How exciting is it that Reef is now in our full size range?! We’re pretty stoked about it! If you saw the first post in the Reef sewalong, you’ll know that in the development of Reef Curve some tweaks were made to the pattern such as the adding of darts! In today’s blog post we are going through the couple of extra steps that Curve sewers will need to do before moving onto the facing & seams. So let’s get started!
Whether you’ve been sewing for decades or have only just recently joined the party, you’ll have realised that sewing and collecting fabric go hand in hand! You might have a fabric stash because you like to plan ahead or maybe because plans change and projects get put on hold. Maybe it’s because you fell in love with some fabric and haven’t quite decided what it’s perfect for yet…and sometimes all you know was there was a sale and you walked in and next minute you’re on your way home with a big bag of fabric (it happens!). The fact of the matter is, if you sew, you’re going to have a fabric stash! So how do you store your fabric stash?
Do you have a meticulously organised and categorised collection? Or do you take a more relaxed approach to all? So much depends on the space you’ve got, the amount of fabric you have, and the way you interact with your fabric – whether you need to be in and out of it all the time or only once in a blue moon.
Today on the blog we’re delving into the stashes of our team! Each of us with our own way of organising and storing. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to manage your own collection you might find some useful tips and if you’re looking for reassurance that you’re not the only one with a big stash – you’ll definitely find that too! We love sharing hacks & knowhow here at MN so don’t forget to get involved in our comments section if you’ve got any great advice to share! [Read more…]
So recently I just finished off a gorgeous pair of Opal shorts and they are everything I’ve been needing this summer and more! They’re made from this gorgeous thick linen twill that’s to die for and that I had been in love with since the moment I laid eyes on it. That tends to happen to me a lot. The falling in love with fabric thing. My fabric addiction is fully fledged and I know a lot of people can relate to that – but to make it worse, I also happen to work in a fabric store.
Do you ever fall in love with a pattern and suddenly start seeing fabric for future versions everywhere you look? That’s currently me with Rowan. Every stretch fabric I see is just another potential Rowan, waiting to happen. Since making my first Rowan tee at the very start of this year, the situation has snow-balled. My current count is sitting at around 11 completed tees, with 2 half made and fabric bookmarked for around 3 more – making Rowan, without a doubt, my most repeated make ever. I just can’t stop & frankly I don’t want to.
Do you have sewing day-dreams? Those moments when you zone out of life and into that little world in your head where all your great ideas float around, hoping to one day be made. The idea of a Rowan ringer tee has been floating around my imagination for a while now, and with the release of our updated sizes this month I decided it was finally time to make those dreams reality!
What’s a ringer tee you ask? It’s a retro style tee that’s found it’s way back into our wardrobes again – think 70’s youth, gym classes and rock & roll. Ringer tees are simply t-shirts which have neckbands and sleeve bands made in a contrasting colour to the rest of the tee. They’re such a cool style and are super fun and easy to make, so I thought I’d take you guys through 3 different methods to turn your new Rowan tee into a ringer!