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Giorgia M | Dressmaking

Colour enamoured Italian with rapunzel addiction, at large in London - sewist and yogi padawan in pursuit of beauty.

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by @1stitchforward
2 days ago
#sewphotohop - handmade holiday! Just come back from a 4-day work-ish trip just outside London and packed a selection of me-mades and rtw. I picked one colour palette (in my most flattering shades) and could get quite a lot of wear pf each piece since it was a breeze to coordinate pieces together. This has been so easy since I had my colours done! Thanks @houseofpinheiro and @schnittchenpatterns #memadeeveryday #memade #colouranalysis #truecolors #sewing
by @1stitchforward
3 days ago
#sewphotohop close-up! I can't believe how many of these I've missed! Oh well, will catch up as I go :) for day 15 the theme is "close-up" and the tiny details of this lusciously soft liberty lawn are to die for. I've got it on their sale and I have already decided what to make with it but for the time being I'm limiting myself to take it out and stroke it 😍 Thanks @houseofpinheiro and @upcraftclub!
by @1stitchforward
3 days ago
Almost there! Thanks to @fabrickated for the prompt, I have fallen slightly out of instagram these past couple of weeks due to some other exciting stuff happening (watch this space!). And yet here it is, my cropped #EZYokeKAL jumper in all its glory 😍You can't really see it from the pictures but there is some funkiness in the shape of the neck, and I've been debating for days if I should frog it and re-do it.. in the meantime I've settled on a rolled hem for neck and sleeves and a contrasting sewn hem for the waist. Then it's bath time for this baby! Many many thanks to @colourmartyarns for the amazing purple merino wool and to the always lovely @fabrickated for the extra colours, patience and advice. On a side note: coordinated mitts? Yay or nay? πŸ€” #knitting #knittinglife #knittingpattern #elizabethzimmermann #knittersofinstagram #knitsweater
by @1stitchforward
1 week ago
Wherever this lady goes, I sew. Simple as it can be. On the kitchen table, the office desk, the garden! You can tell where I have been sewing by the loose threads littering the crime scene πŸ˜… One day maybe we'll settle down, but for today we'll stay true to our nature and wonder in search of the right spot for inspiration. If you could now provide a horse please, I'll ride into the sunset. Thankyou. Day 6 of #sewphotohop for @houseofpinheiro #notasewingspace #sewing #sewingthescene #sewingwonderlust
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Choices, choices, choices... now that my #EZYokeKAL is almost completed (!!) I'm looking at the next knitting endeavour. Top L: @andisatt Mary Mead cardi Top R: Marilyn Jumper (inspired by @zoesews' amazing blue one!) Bottom L: thanks to @camillavaddk for the inspiration! Bottom R: since I ended up having an entirely different pattern for my yoke, shall I go for this one now? (But do I really need 2 Yoke jumpers?!) #knitting #knittinglife #knittingpattern #knittersofinstagram #toughchoices
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Day 6! #sewphotohop Knowledge Hub. People are a great knowledge hub mostly because, unlike books, they are interactive, meaning you can ask them stupid questions and get clever answers. BUT, I wold invite everyone to stop by at the *largest* fashion & costume Library in London, Chelsea Library. Not only they have the dreamiest Vogue collection, but once a member you can also use an impressive wealth of online resources, including fashion magazine archives , and have all the cool books such as Love at First Stitch and the Fabric Manipulation series. Plus! the free corridors double up as art gallery for emerging artists. What else can you ask? πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ @houseofpinheiro and @mariadenmarksewing, thank you!
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Apologies people, this must be the most boring post for day 5 of the #sewphotohop! I, to put it simply, suck at planning. I am very much a woman of instant inspiration, dominated by urgency. I wish a beautiful bullet journal or an carefully arranged stack of fabric would keep me in check, but they don't. I have therefore ended with a considerable stash and a growing dissatisfaction for not giving all those beautiful fabrics the realisation they deserve. A couple of weeks ago I felt determined to cure myself of this vicious cycle and put together a really boring and extremely thorough spreadsheet, cataloguing fabrics and specs, patterns and giving me the chance to link the two so any time I am possessed by the itch to make I go here, instead of fabric shopping. I can arrange my sheet based on fabrics that are already destined to a particular projects, fabrics for this/next season and only shop for notions which keep me motivated as they pop through the letterbox. I completely understand you if you think this kills creativity! Thanks again @houseofpinheiro and @seamworkmag for sponsoring. I'm a big fan of your capsule wardrobe series and often refer to it! #sewing #sewcialist #spreadsheets #killingthemood πŸ˜…
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Day 3 of #sewphotohop - Seasonal colours. In taking this pic I realised that in the context of season I think of colour together with texture and shape. Everything changes with seasons - light, temperature, mood...our bodies respond accordingly and it's fun to play along. As I leave ruffles and flares I look at simpler lines: a-lined pleated skirts, chunkier knits jumpers, cropped blazers and v-neck blouses. Irresistible are russet colours (which I have to be careful to use sparingly!), but also teals, greens and deep purples. White is a legacy of summer and the floatiness of this crepe matches along. Thanks to @houseofpinheiro and @fabricgodmother to give such a splendid opportunity for reflection 😊 #sewing #truecolors #seasons #sewcialist #fabricporn
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Day 2 of #sewphotohop - Essential Kit! Here a few things I've learnt to love and couldn't do without anymore. 1 Prym amazingly long ruler with loads of curves and useful measurements (it didn't fit the pic πŸ˜…) 2 frixion pens! The write on almost every fabric, leave minimal mark and disappear with heat. 3 pinking shears. 4 magnetic pin dish. Because I drop pins, a lot. I've been thinking of getting a wrist version as well πŸ€” Thanks @houseofpinheiro and @larasanner!!
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Day 1 of #sewphotohop! I'm Giorgia and this is Giselle. I blog on Onestitchforward, I come from Naples (but live in London) and I learnt to sew to have something in common with my Mom. I hate posing and my partner has the patience of a saint. I love pattern drafting and my sewing nightmare are sheer fabrics. Hello everyone! 😎thanks @houseofpinheiro for organising 😁
by @1stitchforward
2 weeks ago
Couldn't ask for a more delightful thought than my summer @simplesewuk mini Kaftan today 🌧🌧 just uploaded on the Simple Sew Blog 😎 #sewing #sewcialist #kaftans #notwinter
by @1stitchforward
3 weeks ago
Quite the heart-warming #makedoandmend today. My mom was wearing this skirt the day the doctor told her she was pregnant with little me. ❀And today I had to make the same adjustment she did to it, taking in the waistband. She is the one who told me this trick (swipe to see): open a section at the back and slip in some elastic measuring how much you need to take it in by. Then secure the elastic with two vertical line od stitching (the blue dots) and one horizontal line in the middle to distribute the gathers (in pink). Then slipstitch it shut again. Straight from the year I was born this skirt is perfect for the #belovedvintagechallenge 😎
by @1stitchforward
3 weeks ago
#EZYokeKAL update!! I don't know why I tried second guessing @fabrickated suggestions to compliment my purple with pinks.. after so much pondering it is just perfect! The grey got in as I didn't have enough pale pink (which I'm going to use at the neck) and considering frogging the last few rows as the drastic diminutions make so that my zig zagging doesn't match as I wanted... Thoughts? #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittinglife #colourwork #yokesweater
by @1stitchforward
1 month ago
I think we are getting somewhere @fabrickated! Still... I can't swear I won't sneak some yellow in at some point πŸ˜‡ (also will have to see if I can handle the colourwork!) #EZYokeKAL #knittersofinstagram #knittingpattern
by @1stitchforward
1 month ago
Such a cheerful bunch! @fabrickated has generously given me colourful yarn to use for my #EZYokeKAL! Swipe to see some of the combinations we put together over lunch. Any favourites? #knittersofinstagram #knittinglife #leftoveryarn
by @1stitchforward
1 month ago
#EZYokeKAL update!! Body & sleeve 1 done, sleeve 2 coming along nicely. If all goes well starting colour work this time next week 😎Thanks @fabrickated for the reminder! #knittersofinstagram #nopatternknitting #yokesweater