It’s time for Sew Saturday Snippets #12! This series is all about highlighting cool makes, sewing community challenges, contests, and sewing videos. Check out all the previous Snippets in the navigation bar above or here! If you’re interested in being featured on an upcoming edition of Sew Saturday Snippets, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sew Saturday Snippets #12
Jackets and coats and vests, oh my!
Here in the Northern Hemisphere we’re in that awkward part of the year where it’s not quite Spring yet, but Winter is starting to lose it’s frosty bite. As such, I have jackets on the brain. Outerwear is not only one of my favorite things to sew, a good jacket goes a long way in adding a little warmth to a look when it’s not quite warm enough to bust out the short sleeved everything. Here are some of my favorites I’ve seen lately!
Lynne of Ozzy Blackbeard makes a vivid red Rumana coat with some beautiful tailored extras like bound buttonholes and sleeve vents. I always think if you’re going through the trouble to make a coat, it should be in a memorable color, and this one is a standout!
Kirstan made a very polished Saler Jacket from Pauline Alice. This blazer is so crisp looking, and it looks so nice with jeans! Pauline Alice did such a nice job on making this a really feminine looking blazer with the curved fronts and higher up closures. If the fitting on Kirstan’s is any indication, this is a really nice pattern!
What I’ve been sewing
I made this faux fur motorcyle vest to go with my coffee dress for The Day and Night Dress Challenge. It’s actually proving to be a handy little jacket as I’ve been pairing it with most of my closet these days. It’s accessorizing my pajamas at the moment!
Contests/Sewing Community Challenges and News
The Sewing With Threads podcast talks about Patterns vs. Real Women’s Bodies.
Check out Sewing the Seventies. Katie of Sew Old Fashioned clued me in on this one. She writes, “The #sewingtheseventies challenge and it’s all about embracing the forgotten fabulousness of seventies fashion. To take part, people need to sew (or knit) an outfit from a 1970s pattern or inspired by the 1970s in some way. There’s a fabulous prize bundle of fabrics and vintage patterns on offer and the challenge ends on the 26th of March.”
Thank you so much to everyone who has participated and followed along. It’s been a great challenge this year, and I can’t wait to start planning next year’s challenge!
This week on SewTube
Stock and Barrel Co gives some tips for sewing with leather. This video is geared towards people with industrial machines, but there’s good advice to be had for all.
I show you how to make DG Patterns new Margareth top. I’ve had this under my hat for a while, but I’m now part of DG Patterns team and I’ll be the video girl for them. The teacher in me can’t stop squeeing!
Go behind the scenes with Angela Wolf as she talks about the business of sewing, sweater knits, design and more.
What are you looking forward to as we Spring ahead?