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Sew Outside the Lines


I stumbled upon the work of Jody Pearl (I know,  soul sister in name right?), over on flickr, where she posts lots of great images including a recent self portrait with flaming pink hair (I know, hair sister too!)…


Turns out Jody — who goes by Reinventing Fashion (soul sister of craft!) — has a full-on web site where she sells her wonderful patterns, fabrics, and trims. I fell in love with the Piece of Cake dress, pictured in this post, and emailed her to ask  just how piece-of-cakey it might be for a fledgling sewist such as yours truly.

My guess is that regardless of the answer to my question, I’ll be giving this a try… it’s just TOO tempting. Visions of thrifted and vintage fabrics dance in my head, along with an entire wardrobe of funky, handmade tunic tops to wear with leggings and skinny jeans. Anybody want to mentor me on this (you know who you are…)? Here’s a link to the pattern, but don’t miss these pattern packages which also include some of her lovely fabrics.


8 Responses to Sew Outside the Lines

  1. Cindy Righter says:

    Sew adorable! I too, love the piece- of- cake one with the siderweb and birds in the print! I think you can do this with no problem!

  2. Jodi says:

    I appreciate your faith on me! I’m collecting up some fabrics but have to wait for the pattern to arrive from australia!

  3. Cindy Righter says:

    Hmm, wonder if I have any fabrics you would like…I’ll dig around!

  4. Jodi says:

    I never thought to ask, but I bet you do!! Let me know… And thanks! I bet you have some vintage in yr stash! I’m intersted in barkcloth… Anything. Send photos? Xoxo

  5. Dorie says:

    LOVE the dress–I’m coming over to check it out!

  6. Jody Pearl says:

    Thankyou for this wonderful out-of-the-blue surprise!
    Pattern package is on it’s way.
    Looking forward to seeing your creations!

  7. jodi says:

    Jody, you are so welcome and I can’t wait to start sewing. I will probably do a second fabric post soon… I’ve discovered Spoonflower. OMG… have you seen it? Stay tuned; I think you’ll flip if you don’t know about it all ready. xoxo

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