#dottieangel

Dress wot I made

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Getting ready to start my weekend project , the #dottieangelfrock. The pattern instructions are a bit overwhelming, but here we go! ✂✂
#simplicity1080 #dressmaking #grannychic #makersgonnamake #weekendsewing #letsdothis #dottieangel #dottieangeldress

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Definitely not a wearable toile but I can almost see the potential.

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#mmmay17 Day 19 🌹☔🌹 Rose corduroy #dottieangelfrock 😊 I bought this cute fine wale corduroy with pretty pink roses at Hobby Lobby on clearance a year or so ago. We've got Kels' 3 bébés all day & overnight so a comfy outfit was in order. Yay leggings & tunics! 😄 Happy FriYay Insta!
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#mmmay #memademay #mmmay🍓 #imadethis #imakemyownclothes #sew #sewing #seamstress #vintagestyle #kitsch #kitschy #dresscolourfully #kitschstyle #retro #roses #hunterboots #wellieweather #wellies #dottieangel #umbrella #auntielife #blessedbeyondmeasure #theseAREthegoodolddays

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Seriously underestimated my fabric requirements and I haven't got a clue how to quilt. But thankfully I'm making up for a skills and mathematical defecit with determination 💚✂️💚

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My next plans for #mmmay17 are two coordinating mini Dottie Angel frocks for the 4th of July. I don't have enough fabric in these prints to make one for me but I might have to remedy that problem.😉🎆

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I am a lucky human to have strong women to inspire me. This perfect dress was made for me by @knittingcatherine 💙💪🏽💙 I wore it hiking that day but it is also the perfect teacher frock. Present Moment 🌿 Perfect Moment. Next on the agenda is learning to make dresses from naturally dyed fabric.

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Usually when Mayer takes "Me Made May" pictures for me he takes bursts of as many as he can before I take the phone away. Then I have to go through 100+ to find a decent shot. I thought that was what he was doing this evening. Wrong- the pic on the left is the only one he took! 😝 My skirt is a Dottie Angel Simplicity 8153 made from fabric I got at a garage sale.
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#memademay17 #mmm17 #memademay #dottieangel #isew #simplicity8153

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Denim jacket with denim bias binding. Nice inside and out. Now I will embellish her with embroidery, trim, patches. She will be my 1970's self. The pattern is Simplicity 8298 Dottie Angel . It was featured in prequilted fabric. #simplicity_creative_group #dottieangel #simplicity8298 #widn #sewingforinstagram #mmmay17

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Apron dress completed. Now the fun begins.. I can never pass up a chance to embroider linen. The only challenge is what to embroider and where.
#dottieangel #dottieangeldress #dottieangelfrock #grannychic #simplicity8230 #aprondress #weekendsewing #imadethis

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Carried this kitten around in the pocket of my Dottie Angel Frock today. @christi113
#kitten #kittensofinstagram #dottieangelfrock #frock #dottieangel #greystitches #sewing #simplicity1080 #caturday

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Finally finished my tank top! Looking forward to making more of these...
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#memademay #memademay2017 #memademay17 #imademyclothes #dottieangel #louboxtop #modifiedpattern

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Pattern cut, fabric washed and prepped, let the weekend project begin. ✂
#weekendsewing #dottieangel #dottieangelapron #simplicity8230

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Tea break ☕️

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My Dottie Angel Smock - cute with a cardigan. It really changes the look of the top in to more of a tunic. Without a cardi, it looks kinda like a maternity top on me. So not sure how much summer where I'll get out of this one, which I'm kinda bummed about.

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I finished my first Dottie Angel Smock! I followed the pattern instructions (or at least attempted to) for the entirety of this garment. What did I think of this pattern? Well..... *I felt like it was over complicated. I've never encased raw edges in bias tape. And as nice as that looks on the inside, it's a lot of work. Basting tape in place, then top stitching from the front, then removing the basting. I understand this was written for beginners who perhaps don't have a serger, but I do and will be using that next time.
*speaking of bias tape - I could not for the life of me get my pocket edges to sandwich in my 1/4" double fold tape (which I've never used before). I liked the look of the narrow tape around the pockets, but I had to switch to my trusty extra-wide double fold after many failed attempts
*the top was a little too roomy for me so I had to take up the shoulder seems a bit.
*the armholes were weird. Trying to get the fabric to press on the fold line of the pattern...I don't know why this gave me so much trouble

I learned a few new techniques with this garment - some of which were fun, some not so much. Most of my criticisms are due to my skill level or preferences. I want to love this as I've seen so many cute versions of this pattern made up. But I'm a little concerned it may look like a maternity top on me. I have fabric to make a few more, so I'm hoping it grows on me with a little styling. Anyway, that's my smock and my two cents on the pattern.

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Lounging in hand stitched, negative reverse appliqué pants. Pattern from Sonya Philip. fabrics are organic jersey from Alabama Chanin and Organic Cotton Plus. Top pattern is a modified dress pattern from Dottie Angel. .
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#gatherandmake #mmmay17 #memademay2017 #handmade #imakemyownclothes #sonyaphilip #theschoolofmaking #organiccottonplus #dottieangel

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Still working on this one... a Frankenstein #dottieangel #louboxtop tank top from some dotted cotton with lightweight denim straps and binding. It's starting to get warmer and I feel like this style might really make a dent in my stash... .
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#memademay2017 #wip #mmmay17 #imademyclothes #memademay

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Daily mom uniform in thrifted batik fabric with rad colors and my wip tee #mmmay17 #mmm17 #mojipants #seamworkmag #colettepatterns #curiousandcoe #wip #batik #workinprogress #converse #marimekko #dottieangel

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My #dottieangelfrock in tunic length for today's #mmmay. Photo credit to my daughter! #littlefieldbirch #lifeofamaker #mmmay17 #dottieangel #handmade #slowfashion #whomademyclothes #grannychic

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Some sewing has happened. More pics on the blog, link in profile... #dottieangel

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I'm sure faux taxidermy isn't quite what Cathi from @gertrudemade had in mind when she designed the amazing range of Outback Wife fabric but I'm loving my blue floral barkcloth Unicorn!

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