10 June 2014

Your Makes!

One of the most exciting parts of designing sewing patterns... no, wait... THE most exciting part of designing sewing patterns is seeing what you guys make with them! I'm oohing and ahhing multiple times a day (behave) as tweets, comments and emails pop up on the internets with your amazing creations. It's so great to see how you interpret a pattern and make it your own, whether it's simply through the choice of fabric or a clever design touch that you've added. Here are a few recent highlights...


The Mimi blouse pattern seems to be going down particularly well amongst Love at First Stitch readers. Lauren made this pretty version in mustard yellow bird print lawn, while Zoe added a contrast yoke and piping to hers. I love them!


Indulge me here, because I couldn't resist showing you one more Mimi blouse - Marilla drew a hand print onto hers. Isn't it just stunning? This totally blew me away. And Marie made her second Lilou dress, this time in a floaty viscose, which looks totally different to her first version in a more structured fabric. So pretty.


Luana made two short sleeved versions of the Coco dress for Summer - take a look at her gorgeous sixties style houndstooth print Coco too. Stevie looks stunning in her emerald green Coco dress - such an incredible colour. And Jeanne's Maritime Coco is just perfection... I want!


Louise made the Mathilde blouse in a gorgeous stripy fabric - she's wearing it here as a beach cover up! Take a look at her blog to see the amazing silver nautical knot buttons down the back. And how cute is Teri's Mathilde blouse hack? She shortened the sleeves and added a peplum. I'm very tempted to copy this!


Zoe - seen here with mini model Dolores - shared a tutorial for how to hack the Coco pattern for breastfeeding. Great minds obviously think alike, as Kaili sent me a photo of her own nursing Coco dress the same week!


A few more from Love at First Stitch... How awesome is Heather's panda print Megan dress? I mean, it's a PANDA PRINT Megan dress! Ooh and a lady called Megan made the Megan dress too - she looks so pretty in it. Ruth made the Clémence skirt in this summery seersucker - I love how she cut the waistband on the bias so the stripes (checks?) are diagonal.


Johanna made this pretty Miette skirt to go with her Miette cardigan for a full on Miette fest! And one of the ladies at the Spool Fabric shop made this gorgeous version out of indigo denim - swoooon...


Jane made her second Delphine skirt in Liberty twill - just gorgeous! And Debi looks beautiful in her two-tone Lilou dress - love these colours.

There are plenty more pics in the maker galleries on Pinterest - Love At First Stitch, Coco, Miette and Mathilde. Go take a look!

If you've made something from one of my patterns and would like it featured on the maker gallery, you can:
  • tweet me
  • leave a comment on a blog post or page about that pattern (your comment may not show up immediately as I monitor comments on old posts for spam, but I'll get to it!)
  • email lookwhatImade@... (my web URL)
Unfortunately I can't pin from Instagram (unless anyone knows a way of getting round this?). And not all images work well on Pinterest or my blog - large, bright, focused photos are bestest!


By the way, thanks for all the bag-and-badge set orders I've had to do TWO emergency restock operations to meet the demand! A batch of orders went out yesterday and another load will go out today. Remember you've got until Thursday 4pm GMT to get in any bag, book or pattern orders before I take a few days' business break (any orders placed after then will go out on 24th June).

Keep your maker gallery submissions coming in, you talented lot!

[Soundtrack: 'Why Can't We Be Friends?' by War]

22 comments:

  1. Hello Tilly!
    I sent you a comment somewhere but maybe it got lost. After sewing a Mathilde Blouse and learning a lot of notions by doing it, I had to buy your book! It was the best thing I did!
    As a teacher myself, I can say that you are an amasing one. Thanks to you I managed to do my first project WITHOUT any unsewing and it is a real succes! (you can see it here: http://lekaffeeklatsch.blogspot.fr/2014/05/mimi-trop-mimi.html).
    In french, "mimi" means cute, lovely... Thank you for such a mimi pattern!

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    1. J'adore! Elle est tres jolie ta blouse!

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  2. I love seeing how other people interpret the same pattern! I could scroll through photos of different makes of the same pattern FOREVER. And the panda print! That is so cool.

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  3. These are all wonderful, it is so nice to see other people's sewing!

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  4. Thanks for adding me! Love all, but seriously in love with the Spool indigo denim Mietta. You are obviously doing something very right inspiring all these wonderful makes! X

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  5. Tilly, to grab/download/Pin instagram images... go to http://instagrabbr.com/ , type in the username and you can then do your thing :-)!!

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    1. I have found out another way, if anyone is interested ~ right-click anywhere on the Instagram page with photo (e.g. http://instagram.com/p/pEWkNLuwbj/) and select the option "View page source". On this page (e.g. view-source:http://instagram.com/p/pEWkNLuwbj/) find the line 38 (with "og:image") and if you enter the link next to it into the browser -- ta-daa -- this one can be pinned.

      I checked the website. It definitely looks fancier. But this is CODING, people!
      ;)

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  6. So many lovely makes. Have just taken out a subscription to LoveSewing magazine, so am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my subscription gift: LoveAtFirstStitch :-)

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  7. So excited to be featured on your lovely blog! Oh, I really want a Miette skirt in wool for the winter too... Thanks for the lovely pattern :) Just look at all these adorable outfits and garments though! I love seeing the versatile things get up to. You must be so proud :)

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  8. Tilly, thank you for featuring my peplum Mathilde blouse! I am anxiously awaiting your book release here in the US so I can make more of your lovely patterns.

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  9. Lovely! Some very talented ladies. I need some new pjs, so I'm going to be making those tonight.

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  10. You can pin direct from Webstagram as well :)

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  11. Thanks for featuring me Tilly! I love the patterns from your book and I've finished a Lilou now and I'm just selecting fabric for a Megan. So much Sewing to be done! x

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  12. Thanks Tilly for the lovely shout out! xoxo

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  13. It's always good to see how different people have used patterns! Thank for including me - actually wearing my Clemence skirt right now, it's great for this lovely sunny weather!

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  14. hi tilly :) my megan dress can be found on my blog - http://www.sewingsoothesthesoul.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/love-at-first-stitch-one-make-month.html?m=1. i loved making it, thank you for such a brilliant pattern and book :) beth

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    1. Oh my goodness, it's gorgeous, Beth!

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    2. thank you :) i've made a lilou dress as well now, out of the fabric i bought at guthrie and ghani when i met you in may! http://sewingsoothesthesoul.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/love-at-first-stitch-one-make-month.html?m=1

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  15. I am enjoying working my way through Love At First Stitch as a total beginner and have just made my Margot pyjamas. I am confused though by the ribbon measurement given in the book. Where I want my PJs to sit (lower than my waist) I measured at about 90cm (although my actual waist is 71cm). Half of this plus 50cm (the direction given in the book) is 95cm. I used 1m of ribbon and it leaves me about 5cm each side which is nowhere near enough to tie a bow! I have re-read and measured and calculated again and again and I cannot see how half your waist measurement plus 50cm could ever be enough ribbon. Had I used my actual waist measurement I would have even less. Surely I need my whole 'waist' measurement of 90cm plus about another 50cm to make a decent bow. I conclude that I must be missing something glaringly obvious - can anyone help?!

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    1. Hi Kirsty, thanks so much for pointing that out. I've just checked the book and see there's a mistake in there - the optional ribbon should be your waist measurement (not half your waist measurement) plus 50cm. So sorry for the confusion! :)

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