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.
Hey Readers, Jenny Rushmore from Cashmerette is here to tell you a little about her company.
Happy new year! All the planning and energy coming out of the sewing community has us feeling ready to take on the year. As we revealed earlier this week, we are super excited about our plans for #sewnwithhart. We have been working on this idea for a few months and we hope that it brings you joy.
On to this week’s links….
Lately, I find my sewing interests expanding internationally. It’s so interesting to think about how this community of sewers continues to grow globally and how the internet makes it possible for us to connect through blogs and Instagram. Language is no longer a barrier…thanks to google translate, and our pattern collection continues to diversify thanks to the addition of independent pattern companies from around the world.
As we move into the new year, expect to see more international influence in our pattern selection. We love suggestions, so don’t be shy, tell us what you would love to see!
Also, be on the lookout for some exciting plans for the month of February. We will start unveiling our vision early in the new year and our hope is to draw us all a little closer by igniting light into this community we love so much.
We hope you like the links!