Welcome to the first blog tour of 2019!!!!
This year we are going to be stepping through some reSEWlutions. For me a resewlution is the desire to try or learn something new. There are so many things that can stand in our way of trying something new in our sewing and in our lives. Time, fear of failure, lack of materials, time, lack of knowledge, kids, life, time, other commitments, feeding the kids.... oh and TIME! Heck, I get it. If you are anything like me, sewing is a safe space, a place of fun, escape, and 'me time'. It is so hard for me to break out of what I know I can do well and accomplish in a set amount of time to try something new, something that might not work, something that might make me frustrated and cross eyed. But when I do step beyond myself and what I think I can accomplish - in those rare moments, I tent to create my favorite things.
In 2013 I went way outside my comfort zone by applying to be a participant in Project Run and Play, I sewed my heart out and discovered that what I made resonated with those around me in a way I never expected. In 2014, I released my first pattern as WWD leading me on this amazing journey of being a pattern designer. Each year I have tested my hand at new techniques and new ways to grow my drafting and design. There are still things that feel easy and comfortable to me, and things that I'm scared of screwing up. It doesn't matter how long you've sat behind a machine or stared at fabric, how many times you've threaded a needle or cut into fresh yardage, how many successful creations you've made or how many failures you have thrown into the recycling bin. When it comes to sewing, there is always room for growth and something new to learn or try.
This week we are going to look at Plackets. There are a wide variety of placket types - attached plackets, like on the Button Up, Satara, and Day Dreamer Dress; Self Overlapping Plackets, like on the Day by Day dress, Henley Plackets, like on the Henleys, Blithe, and Cozumel, and many others. Our bloggers this week have each tackled a placket of a different type, many for the first time. Stick with us and gain to confidence, inspiration, and new knowledge about plackets this week!!!
Our Bloggers today are Laura of Custom Made By Laura and Aurelie of Maglic&So.
Laura of Custom Made By Laura has sewn up a beautiful version of the Women's Button Up that has be dreaming of spring....considering my world of white at the moment, that is a long way off. The Women's Button Up features an attached placket and is a great placket for an adventurous beginner to try. If you don't love buttons and button holes, you can switch out for snaps to make the endeavor slightly quicker. Check out all of Laura's pictures and hear her thoughts on sewing up a placket on her blog.
Aurelie come to us from France and is guest posting here at WWD but shares all of her amazing work on her Face Book Page Maglice&So. Aurelie has sewn up the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Henley (known around these parts as the EBTKS) to go with the Kids Free PJ Pants to create the most adorable set of PJ's ever. I mean, just check out that adorable embroidery that matches his adorable pup!!!!
Hi I'm Aurelie and I am very honored to be here today to talk about my creation for Suzanne's Blog Tour.
This is the first time I have sewn a placket and it was so easy with the explanation and images included in the pattern. My son needed pj's and I wanted him to be classy. So the EBTK "HENLEY" was perfect for that.
In this sewing project I had many first time experiences which were a real challenge: beautiful placket, perfectly connected stripes, welt pocket, and I used a Japanese hem for one more detail.
While I am not perfectly bilingual, the instructions and good illustrations made the entire project easy to follow. And my son wont stop wearing his new pajamas!
Je suis très heureuse de pouvoir vous parler de mon défi couture pour le Blog tour de Suzanne Winter. Il y a plein de 1ère pour moi dans ce pyjama, 1ère patte de Boutonnage, 1ère couture avec autant de rayure à raccorder, 1ère poche passepoilée, et 1erourlet réalisé en ourlet à la japonaise. Je ne suis pas parfaitement bilingue mais les pas à pas sont si bien illustrés que tout devient facile. Et mon fils ne quitte plus son nouveau pyjama!
Don't miss any of the stops on the reSEWlutions: Plackets tour!!!