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Stitching Students: Let's Get Sewing!

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Hello everyone! I'm back again, this time with another installment of Stitching Students. Today I am presenting the lovely young lady behind the blog Let's Get Sewing! She actually found me first, when she commented on a post, and of course I had to go take a gander at her blog. What she makes is really incredible! She's 14 years old and has created so many intricate, detailed, and sometimes self-drafted makes! Plus she knows her own style so well! It's truly an inspiration. Well, let's get to the interview.

Where are you from?
England

At what level of schooling are you? 
I'm going to be going into year 10, at secondary school, next year.

How do your studies affect your sewing, or vice versa? How do you balance and manage time effectively? (Ugh, I sound like an adult. Wait, I am one. Technically.)
I'm lucky enough to not have too many exams at the moment (my GCSEs don't technically start until next year) so I have lots of sewing time after school. I …

Stitching Students: Lauren of Lady Sewalot

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Hello, and welcome to the first installment of the Stitching Students series! Today I am presenting the lovely and talented Lauren of Lady Sewalot. Lauren was actually the first student blogger I ever found, and is the one who (unknowingly) inspired me to start my blog! Lauren's makes are always fresh and fun to read about, and sometimes use unconventional materials! Without further ado, let's get to the interview.


Where are you from?
England

At what level of schooling are you?
University

What are you studying?
I’m going to start my third and final year of a Costume Production degree at drama school in September.

Why did you choose this?
I decided that this was the skill I wanted to put my 10,000 hours into, to become a master of. 

How do your studies affect your sewing, or vice versa? How do you balance and manage time effectively? (Ugh, I sound like an adult. Wait, I am one. Technically.)
My studies are essentially sewing. I work in the costume room at uni from 10-6 Monday to…

Ninni Culottes for the Summer

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Hello! I'm back unusually soon. But I finally got pictures of something I've had done since March...
Presenting: comfy but fashionable elastic-waist pants! They're pretty versatile, as far as casual occasions go.

Pattern: Named Clothing Ninni Culottes


Size: I'm pretty sure I made a size 0. Technically, I would be a size 2 or 4, but there's so much design ease I sized down.


Materials Used: Modal rayon from JoAnn's, from the denim section.


Directions/Construction: It would have been a lot easier if I didn't choose rayon, haha, but I think we know by now I love rayon. I DID use the instructions (gasp, what?!) and they are nice and clear. I messed up one of my pockets-I think it's upside down--but the rest of construction went smoothly, aside from hanging these up to try and hem them evenly.



Alterations: I took an inch off the waist, since I am short. Like I've mentioned before, Named Patterns drafts for a tall girl, which I am not. I think I adjusted the po…

Stitching Students!

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Hello everyone, it's certainly been a while! I have been sewing, but I kind of need a beach setting for photos of my latest creation . . .

Anyway, so in the past half-year or so, I have noticed how there are a lot of specialized communities in the sewing blogosphere. Take the Curvy Sewing Collective, for example. It caters to a very specific community. And while I've found other communities as well, I've never found one meant for students. For me, it's always interesting to see what others around my age are doing, what trends they follow, why they live the life they do. . .though none of this information is necessary, it certainly livens up my blog and Instagram feed and makes me happy. And, surprisingly, it's hard to find other students who have sewing blogs! Usually I find them through chance and a bit of luck, not through a community or network.
I'm excited to say that I am going to remedy that ! At least a little bit. Introducing . . .


Stitching Students! V…