We haven’t checked in on this recently, so I wanted to highlight some of the wonderful makes that have popped up on Instagram recently. There’s a fair bit of activity on the hashtag, so head over and check it out to keep in touch!
In the meantime – check out these brave and wonderful sewists who have made things out of the precious:
A stunning rainbow creation from @thanksimadethem. This photo telegraphs happiness!
I loved finding these two makes in the same precious fabric, though a different colourway
This Rifle Paper Co print has definitely been popular and it looks gorgeous in both of these makes.
The blue dress is by @heart_plant and was a refashion when they didn’t like the first dress they made – proof that persistence pays off when you want to make the most of the precious! The red dress is from @distractedbygold and is a hack of the ever popular Ogden Cami now they have an expanded size range.
Proof from @sewfanciful that #SewThePrecious isn’t only about dresses or about going slowly. This Harriet bra was made from start to finish in a night!
This spotty number from @annablep is a great example of a lovely modern linen fabric and how a great fabric shines with a simple pattern.
This border “print” dress from @eatcodesew is a fabulous example of how to use the design of a fabric to best effect. Intriguingly, this isn’t actually a border print but ribbon which is appliqued onto the fabric – check out the post on IG to see a close up of that.
A great way to use a precious fabric is to make a top – which you can dress up or down to get the maximum out of your beautiful fabric.
@a.little.quiet says they made four versions of this Bento Tee before it fit perfectly – great use of this lovely blocky stripe on this one! And it’s version number 3 of the Sagebrush top for @sewdoitemma in a viscose from Atelier Brunette. Both tops proof of the quest for both the perfect fit and fabric!
It is worth a little patience to ensure the precious is used for something you will love, and that you know it will suit that pattern. @_theslowsewist used velvety cord to make this Wiksten jacket.
The cord gives such a lovely sheen, but it must have taken care with pressing and placement!
And finally, when is a jumpsuit not a jumpsuit?
When it’s a mash up of a pants (Emerson) and top (Ogden)! @unpochitochueco made this great “jumpsuit” from a viscose twill in animal print.
So that’s a quick look at a few of the lovely #SewThePrecious makes I saw when browsing the hashtag. I have to confess that it’s October and I haven’t made much traction on sewing with the precious fabric I had in mind at the start of this challenge – the move away from needing so much office wear has thrown me a bit.
LOTS of inspiration on Instagram if, like me, you haven’t really started on your #SewThePrecious make yet! Looking forward to seeing more makes as the year progresses.
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