Monday Sew – What are you Sewing

Looking over my to do list. It’s Monday morning and I’m inspired to create clothing items for my upcoming trips to Tennessee and the UK. When traveling to teaching I like to wear clothing that I have created. Today I sew not out of necessity but because I love to create clothing. I have many styles in which I enjoy wearing. When I go to the clothing stores many times I’m frustrated because I am unable to find clothing that fits me in the fabric that I would enjoy wearing.

So today and for the rest the remainder of 2018 I have decided to make all of my clothing. I started this venture the first day of 2018. As of today I have been successful in making all of my ready to wear clothing items. Here are a few of the items I have created thus far.

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Stay tuned I had so much more to show you. I am jumping in all feet first in looking at vintage patterns. Fashion is what you make it and I plan to make it everything it can be and more….

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

Monday Sew – Sashiko Hand Stitching Handbags & Clothing

Sashiko

What is Sashiko? It is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching

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Here I have mended these children’s jeans with patches made from small fabric pieces.
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Here is my good friend and amazing artist, Hillary Goodwin. She is wearing the commissioned custom Sashiko jeans I created just for her.
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Sashiko was developed out of practical need during the Edo era.
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Here you can see the top I created. I added the clamshell pattern to create a beautiful summer top.
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Denim and Boro hand stitching with black leather handles.
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Messenger Bag – Denim and Boro hand stitching with leather belt handles.
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Denim and Boro hand stitching with brown leather handles.
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Stitching only the area of the sleeve pattern.
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Front of the top.
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I use WonderFil threads.
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McCall’s Pattern.

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I made an overnighter bag.

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From the Publisher of Somerset Studio & Belle Armoire – Haute Handbags – Autumn 2016
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Jeans Reimagined page 66-70
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It all starts here. I get my jeans from everywhere.

 

I Love Jeans and the Color Blue!…..

 

Here a great number of disabled people used to lie–the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.- John 5:3