Before I started sewing, if someone mentioned TNT, I would think of bombs and explosions. You know, trinitrotoluene, the stuff that is used to detonate things and would show up in cartoons, usually blowing up Wiley Coyote. How misguided I was…
In the sewing world, TNT actually stands for Tried’n’True patterns, i.e. a pattern that you have made loads of versions of and has stood the test of time, fit and wear, to become a wardrobe staple.
Why are we talking about this now?
November is TNT month over at the Sewcialists, the online sewing community. So I wanted to give you my take on them as well. Join the conversation with #sewcialistsTNT.
Guys, beware! The jumpsuit season chez Sewrendipity has begun! Again! Yes, that’s a few good months to go until #JumpIntoJune hopefully kicks off again. But as I was saying in my previous post, sometimes a fabric + a pattern just equal love, and you have to go for it! And I do love my jumpsuits, and as a matter of fact, my culottes too!
Remember I keep talking about this teal scuba fabric? I made culottes out of it here and then I was telling you about how I decided to fix them and they ended up in pieces here? Well, this is the same fabric that rose like a Phoenix from the scrap basket to become a pretty wearable dress, even if I do say so myself…
Hello sewosphere, how is everyone? I myself just recovering from the final bit of the wedding celebrations, our little UK pub bash to celebrate with the friends and family that did not join us in the Caribbean. And I’m not even joking, but it was more stressful than the actual wedding… I mean, those of you who went through this, how in the world do you get to speak to all the guests? We only had 50 and I feel like I was just running from one group to another like a headless chicken… Maybe it’s just me…
Anyhow, now back to a little bit of sewing… This is the first project that I managed to finish after the ginormous wedding dress debacle, a palate cleanser if you will… I had cut it out before I left, together with about 5 other UFOs that are lingering in my drawers. I know, all that procrastination left marks in the sewing room. You might remember this little number, which I made out of an old wedding dress, using Vogue 9075, one of my favourite patterns from this year. A while ago, I had seen these culottes made by Nikki over at Beaute J’adore, and I just had this idea in my head that they would work great in scuba. I have a deep ingrained obsession with scuba and when I found this teal one, I just had to buy in bulk!
Hello sewing boys and girls! Here we are with a potentially incoherent post tonight, as I am suffering from intense self inflicted sleep depravation… I had a very interesting weekend, to say the least and really pushing myself to finish this post and officially join the Jump into June ladies.