I had wanted to sew something from a Japanese sewing book for a while, and finally had some time to do it during my study break. I chose a loose, boxy dress with frill detail in a rust coloured cotton linen fabric.
We all know meditation and mindfulness are beneficial to our wellbeing, but incorporating them into our busy lives can be a challenge. As someone who needs to add “meditate for 10 minutes” to my To-Do list to get it done, it can start to seem like a chore—quite the opposite of what meditation is supposed to achieve!
For all us crafters who like to keep our hands busy, we can find ourselves practicing meditation and mindfulness when we immerse ourselves in making. That’s why I wanted to chat to yoga teacher and craft lover, Emma from Beach Gypsy Yoga & Crafts, to explain her understanding of the connection between crafts, meditation and mindfulness.
A shirt dress sewing pattern is a timeless addition to your handmade wardrobe. Rather than a trend-based and fussy dress design, a shirt dress is a classic piece that will stand the test of time.
Here are 9 shirt dress sewing patterns with chic lines and simple cuts to last you for the long haul.
Do you want to sew clothes that show off your unique style, personality and inviduality? Are your current clothes failing to reflect who you are? Your dream handmade wardrobe should consist of carefully considered pieces you love wearing. Mindfully making your own clothes is a wonderful way to relax and rediscover your creativity.
You can quickly translate fabrics in Japanese to English, with this handy chart. I’ll also show you some examples of the most commonly used fabrics in Japanese sewing patterns!