Creating unique pieces to share on your blog or Instagram account to inspire others – the sew and social media combo is all the rage. And since the number of sewist-bloggers around the world is on the rise, Fibre Mood regularly presents a Sewista who has taken a Fibre Mood pattern and come up with a unique pattern hack. Meet Haydée from Lovelytelas and her #Lexi pattern hack. Find out more about her beautiful creation here!
Hello, everybody! First of all, thanks to Fibre Mood for counting on me for this new adventure in its blog.
My name is Haydée and I am the person in charge of Lovely Telas. I started sewing when I was a child, watching my mother and grandmother. But if sewing ever became my passion it was with the birth of my children. I couldn't find anything in shops out of pink for girls and blue for boys, very classic garments that had nothing to do with my style. From then on, sewing became a daily habit, I studied to be a children's dressmaker, and little by little it became my profession too.
I love Fibre Mood because I always find a pattern that suits my way of dressing; casual, comfortable for everyday work and running after the little ones. That's why when I saw the Lexi pattern I fell in love, but, as always, I wanted to give it a personal touch.
A guide to my Lexi pattern hack
Since part of my work is in a warehouse full of fabrics, with high shelves and heavy packages to move, the idea of a dress didn't convince me, so I decided to turn it into a sweatshirt and use the "colour block" technique with soft colours.
It's a pattern that is sewn in a snap. I started leaving the sweatshirt length at hip level and eliminating the pockets to prevent them from showing out the bottom of the sweatshirt. The last modification was to slightly ruffle the lower part of the sleeve and put a piece in a tubular cuff instead of the piece that comes in the pattern, to give it the puffed up touch that I like so much, et voilà! Sweatshirt ready!
I usually try to give a personal touch to all the patterns, sew them with an unusual fabric, make some modifications. It's been a long time since I decided not to buy clothes and this way I build, little by little, a wardrobe totally to my own taste.
On my table, there is always some project waiting to be sewn, right now a jacket and clothes for the kids are next. See you on social networks!
Interested in making your own Lexi? Buy the pattern here!