In the studio we've been laughing about the neverending Sienna Maker Jacket
content... it feels like we've discussed and explored this pattern way more than most (just see our Montreal Maker series here
for proof) and we're not quite done yet. Alex shared her glorious upcycled denim version
earlier this week, and today I'd like to talk about my latest take on Sienna, one that involved hours upon hours of hand embroidery.
I've yet to make myself a cropped Sienna (I'm planning to make a classic denim version with a cozy shearling lining in the spring) but...
Hello sewists, Alexis here, ready to show you all the details of my very own Sienna Maker Jacket
, guts included!
In the studio this fall we had a bit of an ongoing joke about how many maker jackets a person could possibly sew. We actually started developing this pattern well over a year ago and there were, of course, many muslins sewn up while we tweaked the design before sending Sienna off for testing. With the three different views, and our new extended size range, this meant we had a lot of samples to sew for our photoshoot, as...
Last week we shared our ideas for handmade gifts
that you can make for others with stuff you might already have laying around. Today we are sharing some of our favourite items we've spotted over the last year that we would LOVE to find under the tree with our name on them. Whether these are gifts for a sewist or maker in your life, or some ideas you would like to forward to Santa for yourself, we have you covered. From books to tools to some fun little extras, giving someone anything that sparks creativity or makes their...
Hello! Amy here. As the holidays are quickly approaching I always have the same panicked response: "QUICK! Buy all the things!" This is ridiculous. As a generally very frugal person who favours me-made garments over RTW, thrift store finds and lovingly framing my kids' paintings, why would I start compulsively online shopping just because it's the beginning of December?! While shiny new things are lovely and often appreciated (stay tuned next week for our annual Sewist Gift Guide), this year I'd also like to give presents that align more with my rest-of-the-year-aesthetic: resourceful, handmade, unique and made with love.
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Amy and Celine are tag-teaming this, so hi from both of us! When we were planning the Sienna Maker Jacket
it was really important to us that it be an accessible project. After all the layers and tailoring involved in our Jasika Blazer
, we wanted to create a relatively quick sew without too many steps to intimidate beginner or intermediate sewists. That said, as soon as we launched we got a lot of questions about adding a lining! While Sienna is specifically designed as a light layer without a lining, you...
Hey y'all! Amy here. When we were planning the blog content and samples for the Sienna Maker Jacket
launch and we were all choosing our fabric / views / mods for our own versions I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I have an old army surplus jacket that has a fuzzy removable lining and it was something I have been wanting to try construction wise. This jacket won't get me all the way through our Montreal winter but the addition of a little warmth certainly can stretch it into December! Heather and I...