Number 19 done... Sooo close, crazy crazy!!! Wowzers, who would’ve thunk it 😉 I would say this year has been about the yarn and knitting needles. The quiet repetitive motion that my hands and brain needed 💛 Some easy makes and some hand knits that I never in my mind would’ve thought I could do, and did! Whoop whoop 🤗 It’ll be 20 pairs of hand knit socks amongst all the other fun wearable projects.
The calendar needs to turn. We are almost there. This year is one that has challenged me, changed me and made me stronger. I know this has been the case for a lot of people. Friends who have faced challenges they never expected. One thing I know for sure, we are surviving. Life shows us hurt sometimes but that’s what the tears are for, we need to cleanse our souls and make room for the goodness. Here’s to getting through it, being brave, being real and all the new great things yet to show themselves 😘🙌
#handknitsocks #socklady #knitsocks #wearhandmade #handmade #knit #makerslife #beblessed #bestrongandsurvive #getthroughit #roughyear #livingagoodlife #stronger #smarter #mytwohands
love? Love. Out of fabric rn, but I'm working on it ✨
We’re all mad here ❤️ Alice in Wonderland Romper listed just in time to preorder for Valentines Day @8trackthreads
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Okay guys! We just received the MOST gorgeous apparel fabric! It’s a Viscose/Line Noil and it’s so drapey and soft! My number one requirement for clothing I wear is simple. Do I want to wear it two days in a row including to bed? Yes?! That’s the standard that this Viscose Linen Noil is passing! And it comes in 6 scrummy colors (soft black not pictured, but swipe to see each color! And head to our stories to hear me talk a little bit more about this fabric!
Today’s special is pretty special! Rose statement studs and the Ferris wheel 😱
This pretty little skirt is going out to a fun girl in Utah today. She saw the first one I made for my daughter and wanted one too!
I changed it up this time and added tucks to the center of the removable sash and cut the waistband on the bias for a little pattern variation. I think this was more fun to make a second time on a smaller scale. And it can stand up on its own!
Pattern: self drafted
The first piece of my Winter Collection is DONE, and I've already worn it twice in the last few days. I've been so behind on posting my making process and final results lately. I've realized that the more I invest in the planning and making of these pieces, the more I love them simply for me. Seeing my dreams come to life is fulfilling enough in itself, so most of the time I forget to post or don't feel the need to get likes and comments. Then there are the small windows when I get so excited about what I make that I want to show literally everyone and their grandmother. Those excited moments are usually the ones you see here, and all the in between moments are me in the zone LOVING what I get to create.
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I'll post the fill body pic soon, but these are the #emersonpants
and the fabric is a viscose crepe from @wearethefabricstore.
Taking my new Morning Glory top on an outing to the theatre! The fabric is some @atelierbrunette
cotton lawn that I’ve been brooding over since I bought it on holiday a few years (!) back. I only got a small piece because I was on a frugal budget, and buying fabric for love, not practicality. This great free pattern by @sarkirsten
uses fabric economically but I dare say boldly – swipe to see the plunging back! 💁♀️
These beauties are handmade by @ceon.adorable_mode.
She is such a supportive business owner who never fails to recommend others when she sees an opportunity. We appreciate you @ceon.adorable_mode
LAGOS! One of the reasons you notice her products being showcased often and via so many of our stories, feed, etc is because she likes, tags, comments but most especially, encourages other businesses.
Are you doing same?
The thing about buying local is the connection you feel with the product and the care and attention to detail you get from packaging to product. This gorgeous Christmas ornament is going to be a necklace for me (because I don’t play by the clothing rules!) The kaka beak is a native putiputi (flower) in Aotearoa. Thanks @mudbird_ceramics
I love it and I can’t wait to build an outfit around it. Christmas decorations are like pets .... they’re not just for Christmas!! 😉 #buyhandmade #wearhandmade #aotearoa
I can show you post after post of our curated collection. Yet! It's nothing compared to what it looks like being touched and worn by you. To all our BWV women and girls. We thank you for your constant support. Your love and encouragement. Editing the racks and prepping everything with tags and our new shopping bags. Building a website just makes this dream of ours into the greatest reality.
I have so many designs to draft up in the new year as I'll be spending all my hours at the cutting table once the new studio is (finally) finished.
There's new facilities in the pipeline and in particular my new worktop is something that excites me the most. I currently work on a table 180x75cm and cannot wait to upscale!
For now I'm busy making a pair of jeans as a Christmas present for a very important man in my life. (No, not for @ben.garthfarm
) - have you got any sewing plans for your gifts this year? I'd love a few last minute ideas! 🎁