Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Olivia's Burnside Bibs

Chances are you've seen some versions of the Burnside Bibs from Sew House Seven floating around the internet. We are so in love with Olivia's take on the pattern that we had to share it with you!

This pattern has been on our list of things to sew since its release back in June 2017. The Bibs are an updated, more feminine version of classic overalls, with a gathered waist and ties. Great for all seasons and occasions, these can be made up in linen, rayon, denim and more - choose your own adventure!

Pattern options: Mix and match between Version #1 (rounded neckline, back pockets and side zipper with darts) and Version #2 (square neckline and gathered with no closure or back pockets), with a cropped or full length pant leg.

Olivia opted to make the cropped Version #1 with an invisible side zip, darts, and rounded neckline, omitting the back patch pockets. 

Personalized details: Olivia used contrasting topstitching thread to make these Bibs her own. This thoughtful design choice has a big visual impact and sets the handmade garment apart from ready-to-wear. We love how this detail especially pops against the white stripes on her shirt.  

Details we love: We're digging the roomy, curved patch pockets on the front. Pockets always make us happy! The curved design has a vintage feel, especially with Olivia's topstitching. 

Another detail we love is the adjustable and convertible straps that transition into ties at the back. These can be worn in a number of ways - crossed or uncrossed, tied at the front or back, tied in a bow or not. It's fun to have options - more ways to make the garment your own!

Thanks Olivia for sharing your Burnside Bibs with us! And if you're feeling inspired to make your own, you can find the pattern in our shop here!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Summer 2018 Snapshots

Summer is coming to end, and while this means the end of longer days and warm nights, we welcome the start of fall. There's nothing better than layering ourselves in even more beautiful handmade clothes! To celebrate this change in the seasons, we've pulled together some summer makes by you, our amazing customers, and a few from our incredible staff. It's been a productive season for all of us and a great chance to challenge ourselves to try new patterns and make our wardrobe dreams come true. Well done, everyone! And thank you for sharing with us.

@babybluelightning in a Wiksten Kimono made from silk noil and Cotton + Steel lawn

@sewliberated in a Metamorphic Dress made from ikat and linen

@fabriclady3 in a Stasia Dress made from our polyester stretch crepe

@notaprimarycolor in a Willow Tank by Grainline Studios in Silk Noil and self-drafted linen culottes.

@milkpillowblog in a dress made from one of our gorgeous knits.

@pompombandana in a sweet linen ensemble, including the Made By Rae Cleo Skirt.

@threadbeargarments in a Wiksten Kimono made from our Handwoven Ikat.

@sewinglikemad in a top made from one of our eco bamboo knits.

@elisejoy in the Sew Liberated Arenite pants in silk noil.

@nkdesignz wears the Hilo Dress from Friday Patterns in a rayon knit.

@mchannersews in a Colette Zinnia Skirt made in a tencel twill.
@atelier_frances in a lovely two-tone top made in linen.

@knitgraffiti in Sew Liberated Arenite Pants made with our sandwashed rayon kit

@ecarolinewalters in a cotton Closet Case Kalle Shirtdress in a tunic length.

@sew.on in a jacket made from our tencel twill.

@nosharpsnoflats in a Sew House Seven Tea House Dress.

@roxyintransit took a class at Hello Stitch and sewed a summery dress made up in one of our cotton ikat fabrics.

We always love to see what our wonderful customers create! Use the hashtag #stonemountainfabric when sharing your projects on Instagram & Facebook so we can see your amazing Stonemountain makes.