May Outfits, Week 4
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by Rae Hoekstra
4d ago
What I wore this fourth week of May!(see previous weeks here and here and here)… I’m not tired of wearing handmade things, but I admit I am getting a little weary of photographing the outfits and writing these posts. Sooooo….just a warning this might be the last of my MMM2024 outfit (and hence Surprise Sale) posts. As far as what I wore? It got pretty warm this past week so I found myself preferring Cleo skirts and sleeveless tops like Ruby and Gemma rather than Rose pants and Citrine cardigans. Just a quick fun update on Gemma: I have been working to update the Gemma tank pattern, which in a ..read more
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May Outfits, Week 3
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by Rae Hoekstra
1w ago
Notes from this week in handmade outfits…(see previous weeks here and here) May is such an interesting month to document outfits because the weather can change significantly from day to day, and even from morning to evening. One day this week for example, I started out in my pale purple puffy sweater and by evening had swapped it out for short sleeves. This week I started to lean more on non-MBR handmade items that I own (two outfits featured Sew Liberated patterns!), but Rose and Citrine were still strong players. ?SURPRISE SALE REMINDER? On Fridays this month I'm posting the handmade thing ..read more
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Garnet Sewalong: Steps 10 & 11
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by Rae Hoekstra
1w ago
Welcome to the last day of the Garnet Sewalong! Today we’re going to finish the sleeves and hems and you’re going to have a finished Garnet, woot woot! {If you’re just joining us, check out the Garnet Sewalong Intro post here} Want to see me sew all of the steps on video? Join the Cosmic Sewing Club via the paid tier of my Substack to get access of the sewalong posts with BONUS VIDEO!! NOTE FOR SEPARATE CUFFS: Before we start, if you’re finishing your sleeves with the separate (flat) cuffs rather than with the elastic casings shown in this sewalong, follow the steps in this tutorial to finish ..read more
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Garnet Sewalong: Add the Tucks
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by Rae Hoekstra
1w ago
Welcome to this BONUS POST of the Garnet Sewalong! (the main post for Day 4 is here) In this post I’m going to show you how to add tucks to the sleeves and body of the Garnet pattern, ala “view b,” which is Step 8 of the pattern instructions. The tucks are optional - you don’t have to add them if you don’t want to. I chose not to add them to the sample top for the Garnet sewalong to keep things as simple as possible, but they are a really fun feature so if you have a chance to add them, definitely do!! They look especially great in a solid fabric or near-solid print that will allow the tucks ..read more
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Garnet Sewalong: Steps 7 & 9
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by Rae Hoekstra
1w ago
Welcome to Day 4 of the Garnet Sewalong! Today we’ll be attaching the sleeves and sewing the side seams. If you’re adding the tucks, you’ll also need today’s bonus post: Adding the Tucks. {If you’re just joining us, check out the Garnet Sewalong Intro post here} Want to see me sew all of the steps on video? Join the Cosmic Sewing Club via the paid tier of my Substack to get access of the sewalong posts with BONUS VIDEO!! STEP 7. ATTACH THE SLEEVES If you didn’t already gather the tops of the sleeve caps between the notches, it’s time to do that now. With your machine set to the longest stitch ..read more
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Garnet Sewalong: Steps 5 & 6 AKA BURRITO DAY!
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by Rae Hoekstra
1w ago
Welcome to Day 3 of the Garnet Sewalong! {If you’re just joining us, check out the Garnet Sewalong Intro post here.} Want to see me sew Garnet on video? Join the Cosmic Sewing Club via the paid tier of my Substack to get access of the sewalong posts with BONUS VIDEO!! Today we’ll be sewing the main yoke and yoke lining together, and….drumroll, please!!!…tackling the burrito method for attaching the bottom of the yoke lining. Where. Is. BURRITO. EMOJI. Nvmd found it: ? If you’re following along in your pattern, this is Steps 5 and 6. STEP 5. SEW NECKLINE It’s time to take your yoke lining and ..read more
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Garnet Sewalong: Steps 3-4
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by Rae Hoekstra
2w ago
Welcome to Day 2 of the Garnet Sewalong! {If you’re just joining us, check out the Garnet Sewalong Intro post here} Want to see all me sew all of the steps on video? Join the Cosmic Sewing Club via the paid tier of my Substack to get access to the sewalong posts with BONUS VIDEOS!! Today we’ll be gathering the front and back (and sleeves!), and attaching them to the main yoke. STEP 3. GATHER FRONT AND BACK Set your machine stitch length to the longest setting, and sew two lines of stitches along the top edges of the front and back, 3/8” [10 mm] and 5/8” [16 mm] away from the edge. You can als ..read more
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Garnet Sewalong: Steps 1-2
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by Rae Hoekstra
2w ago
Welcome to Day 1 of the Garnet Sewalong! {If you’re just joining us, check out the Garnet Sewalong Intro post here} Want to see all me sew all of the steps on video? Join the Cosmic Sewing Club via the paid tier of my Substack to get access of the sewalong posts with BONUS VIDEO!! Today we’ll be cutting out our pieces, attaching the interfacing, and sewing the yoke shoulder seams together. Just a reminder: For this sewalong, we are making the simplest version of the Garnet top: view b with one fabric, no tucks and the elastic casings for the ends of the sleeves. For that reason, if you’re maki ..read more
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May Outfits, Week 2
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by Rae Hoekstra
2w ago
I’m feeling much better this week, hurrah!! Notes from this week in handmade outfits: I wear a lot of Jade tees and Lunas in the spring since they’re super casual and easy. I added a couple Rose outfits (thanks to reader Eva for the request to see how I wear them) and remembered how comfy they are! PS it was rainy yesterday so I couldn’t wear those cute suede red flats all day ? ?SURPRISE SALE REMINDER? On Fridays this month I'm posting the handmade things I've worn that week, and put all of the PDF patterns from those outfits on sale (25% off) in my pattern shop for just a week, until the n ..read more
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Get ready for a Garnet Sewalong!
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by Rae Hoekstra
3w ago
Let’s make a Garnet together!! Each day next week starting Monday, I’ll be posting step-by-step photos of Garnet, so you can sew along with me and make a beautiful gathered top with sleeves and a square yoke! If you’ve been following my Surprise Sale posts, you know that right now you can get the Garnet pattern 25% off (it will automatically apply to your cart) - so if you’ve been wanting to sew one up, now’s your chance. But DON’T DELAY - the surprise sale resets every Friday this month, and if I don’t wear a Garnet that week it won’t be on sale (for more on how the Surprise Sale works, read ..read more
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