Santa Cruz is having its fair share of dreary grey days this winter similar to much of the nation. While it’s easy to let this get us down, it’s nice to find beauty in the weather and enjoy it. Walks along the stormy sea and views of fog rolling over the hills are helping to keep our spirits in check. This weekend, we’ll be taking our own self-care tip and sleeping in!
In the spirit of #sewnwithhart, Harts Fabric is spending the month of February making and collecting blankets and pillows to donate to our local SPCA! We put together a quick and easy blanket tutorial perfect for our four-legged friends! This blanket is super quick to sew and it a great size for fur-babies and human babies alike! Let’s get started!
We’re about half way through the first week of #sewwithhart and we are blown away by your posts and response. Thank you for joining in! If you missed the first few days, it’s not too late! The spirit of this month is to feel good. Post when you can or when it speaks to you. We love meeting new friends.
For the month of February we are focusing on self-care.
Let’s be real. Winter is a challenge. The past few months have been rough and chaotic. And yet, seeing the brilliance of people working together has shed some light, making us realize that we need to nurture, love and care for each other in order to emerge from the funk. Spring is coming, after all, so why not remind ourselves to slow down, love a little more, and bloom.
Phew! This has been a busy week. We have been buzzing around getting things in order for #sewnwithhart. Plus, we have been working to find more ways to engage with our lovely readers and customers. Some of you might have seen us live on Instagram and Facebook! Even though it’s been a bit of a rocky start, it was so great getting to meet you. If you have any questions you would like answered, or products you would like to see, let us know and we will go live for you!
Hello, Hart’s Fabric friends! I’m Alina from Alina Sewing + Design Co. I’m excited to share a pattern hack I’ve been envisioning and loving lately. Color blocking can be very trendy, but it can also look very classic. It’s also an easy way to give some personality to basic shapes. I’m using my Panama Tee Dress pattern in this tutorial, but you can apply these instructions to any pattern!
Ever since Coco Chanel incorporated nautical stripes into her 1917 collection, Breton-striped tees and dresses have been iconic. Often made up in navy, white, or black stripes, this look stays fresh and classic.
For a more fun and modern take on color blocking, you can also pair colorful stripes and polka dots or colorful solids. I’m going to show you how to color block the shoulders, but you could also do a section along the hems.
Let’s jump in!
You’ll need the front bodice, back bodice, and sleeve pattern pieces. I recommend tracing off a copy of each because we’ll be cutting the pattern apart.
First, decide where you want to color block. For this look, I drew my line just above the bottom of the armscye. Match the length of the seam line of the bodice and the sleeve to make sure that they will line up when sewn together.
As I sit here writing, history is changing.
Today is a big day for so many. Emotions are swirling.
Let’s bring light to the day with our links for the week. Happy weekend!
Everybody loves a good twirly dress.
This post really resonated with me.
I have lots of sewing to do this weekend. Good thing I’ve got a new book to keep me company!
Seems appropriate in the current state of affairs.
Tips for mental clarity are always welcome.
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