Thursday, September 13, 2012

Travel Handmade: My Class Outfit

Travel Handmade with The Sewing Summit
It's time! Travel Handmade is here, with Sewing Summit just around the corner! Travel Handmade is a fun series on all things traveling handmade: bags, travel projects and even garments! Today I'm sharing with you two of my travel handmade projects!

Sewing Summit: Class Outfit by Jeni Baker
Sewing Summit: Class Outfit, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
So, here it is! My class outfit! I wanted something special to wear when I teach my class at Sewing Summit, and the Washi Dress pattern by Rae Hoekstra totally fit the bill! I've been wanting to try out this pattern, and I picked up my favorite print from Indie by Pat Bravo last month with it in mind.  I love this print, it has such a Fall feel to it.  It's a great medium scale, and the color is great for clothes.

Washi Dress by Jeni Baker
Washi Dress, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The pattern is great! Really easy to follow and a pretty quick sew as well.  I cut out the  pieces over the weekend, and stitched it up today.  I think the sewing was around 3 hours, which also included time to eat a peanut butter sandwich!

Washi Dress by Jeni Baker
Washi Dress, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
The fit in the top is perfect!  I was worried about the top, since it is a pretty form fitting style.  I did a quick muslin of the top and ended up making the size that my measurements fell into.  It turned out just right!  I may take a bit off the sides of the skirt, it's a bit too full for me. We'll see how it hangs after I wash it! Chances are I'll just leave this one as is and change the next one!

I'll definitely be making more Washi dresses! I already know I want one that's sleeveless and a few tops as well! You can find the pattern here.

Log Cabin Pouch by Jeni Baker
Log Cabin Pouch, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
To match my new dress, I figured I needed a sweet clutch for my phone, room key and honestly, some candy! That's what every girl needs during class, right?  I wanted something patchwork-y, but wasn't feeling like improv, so I dove into my craft books for inspiration! I ended up finding a pattern for this sweet pouch in Modern Log Cabin Quilts! It actually has a whole chapter with log cabin bags! So right up my alley!

Log Cabin Pouch by Jeni Baker
Log Cabin Pouch, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
It's a great size! I quilted it with my walking foot using my favorite color Aurifil thread, #2310 50wt! I love how it almost glitters!  I used prints from Indie for the pouch too!

Sewing Summit: Class Outfit by Jeni Baker
Sewing Summit: Class Outfit, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I am so happy with how my teaching outfit turned out! I love wearing handmade clothes, it's been such an adventure sewing garments! Last year I wore a handmade skirt for my class, so it feels like I'm upgrading with a dress this year :)

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll follow along for the rest of our Travel Handmade series, we're just getting started! You can find all the posts here!

36 comments:

  1. You look great! I haven't gotten into sewing clothes yet, but the Washi dress just might the one to start with. Have a great time at Sewing Summit!

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  2. Adorable Jeni! Perfect fabric choice and I love the matching pouch. :)

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  3. It's adorable on you! You'll definitely be travelling in style!

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  4. So cute!! Can't wait to see it in person. :)

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  5. You look great in your new dress! Good luck at Sewing Summit!

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  6. I love this! Every time someone makes one, I feel the need to make one myself. And I think yours just sealed the deal for me. Thanks!

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  7. PS - Great idea to have a little bag to hold candy. Candy is important.

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  8. That dress looks great and I love that pouch!

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  9. Such a perfect fit, Jeni! I love it, and your new clutch, too.

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  10. Dress looks classy and love your new clutch. Judith, Texas

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  11. Great job on the dress, it is so cute! (and the pouch as well..) I have been thinking about this dress, glad to hear it is an easy sew.

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  12. Love how your washi turned out! And clutch is so pretty! Now I want to go buy that log cabin book just for the clutch!

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  13. Cute! Love the dress and your clutch is awesome! I might just have to make one of these....

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  14. I think yours is my favourite Washi dress I've seen so far! Wish I could go to your class!! :(

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  15. Such a cute dress and I love the clutch. Isn't Susan's book great!!

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  16. Very cute :) HOpe you have fun at sewing summit! Maybe I'll get there next year... darn it.

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  17. Your dress is so cute! I need to find the faric...Love, love, love the bag!!!!!

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  18. Fab makes, looking forward to seeing them in class :o)

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  19. This is cute. I just downloaded this pattern. I'm wondering how you like the cutout on the top? I'm afraid it might be a bit too revealing and wondering how you like it?

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  20. Oh Jeni -they are fabulous. You look beautiful in that dress!

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  21. Love the dress Jeni, you look great! You're right, that print is perfect for clothing. The clutch is really cute too, I want one :)

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  22. Love your dress and bag. You are so adorable! The dress is awesome, great fabric and print. You look like a teacher on the go to me :) Have fun!

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  23. SO SO CUTE, JENI! Wish I was going to Sewing Summit!!!

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  24. You're looking so pretty!! Hope I will make something similar some day.. Now I'm in "primary" sewing :D

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  25. So beautiful Jeni, the dress and the model! Just chatted about your handmade outfit on our blog :)

    Happy Sewing,
    Lindsay

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  26. Very cute dress Jeni! I think its great you are making so much of your own clothing. All the tanks, skirts and now this cute dress! I sure ya'll will have fun at Sewing Summit!!

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  27. You have done a great job, Jeni. The fabrics on your clutch are beautiful, however, an apple print fabric would have worked just as well; an apple for the teacher!

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  28. Love the dress and the fabric. May have to give it a try.

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  29. Love the dress and the fabric you picked is gorgeous. I love the pattern too, but the fit of the top has me to scared to try it yet.

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  30. I found your website the other day and after reading a handful of posts, thought I would say thank you for all the great content. Keep it coming! I will try to stop by here more often.

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