Hey Y’all - we tried something new and it has been AWESOME. Measure now has Ambassadors - or as we like to call them - Measure Makers! We’ve found 3 creative ladies to test out our fabrics so they can share their opinions and adorable design ideas! In today’s blog post we want to introduce these three awesome sewing bloggers and showcase what they’ve done so far...
Brittany J Jones
First, we’ll start with our unexpected neighbor - from all the way across the Talmadge Bridge we have Brittany J. Jones in South Carolina! Brittany is a “Georgia born, military spouse, stay at home mother of four, and a woman of God”. Despite being the busiest person I have ever seen (y’ all, she gets up every morning and works out before wrangling her kiddos and sewing all day - that’s motivation), Brittany leaped into her passion for sewing in 2014 and hasn’t put her machine down since Her style is cool, composed, but still laid back. We have yet to find any material she isn’t afraid to tackle. I mean, just look at those outfits -wow, right?- now remember a mother of 4 made them! My mind is blown by this fearless, motivated warrior of a woman
First, Brittany used our Aztec Pique Knit to make this fun and modern.
LOVE LOVE LOVE how well the lively print and the cool pattern Simplicity Misses 6413 work together perfectly.
Next, she wowed us by not only matching stripes but doing it on the BIAS. Our striped stretch shirting new top pattern made a fun twist on a classic blouse.
We love this Novelty Tweed by Milly but it's a little intimidating for some because it's ultra-bold. Don't worry- Brittany solved the puzzle, check out her blog here
Ultra-cute and classy, with a striking fun flair. And she just happened to have those awesome purple pumps to complete it - we knew we picked the right girl for this fabric!
I want to steal this look for myself because I could (and probably would) wear this every single day. She took our dreamy flowy rayon challis (all sold out) In case you didn't believe me that Brittany is our fearless warrior, here she tackles a LAMBSKIN MOTO JACKET. With no prior leather experience, she took a few of our lambskin hides and created this soft and supple leather throw-on piece; sure to be a great fall staple.
Next in our Sewing Blogger lineup, we have Sara Johansen from Salt Lake City, Utah. Sara is the mastermind behind The Sara Project, where she tests out patterns galore; jumpsuits, pajamas, childrenswear, and pants (my greatest sewing fear, but she makes it look effortless). She describes herself as a “wife, mama to two littles, BERNINA Ambassador, and creative innovator in-between”. Her style is chic and modern, with a hint of playful whimsy. She’s our pattern wizard for sure - a master at finding funky indie patterns that look like you bought them off the rack. Not only can she walk you through her fit alterations, but she’s also always on the lookout for free patterns that she will gladly try and share with you. I really appreciate her willingness to play with classics in an unexpected, fresh way. I am jealous of her eye for fabrics - every single one she's picked so far has sold out by the time we get to posting it; talk about soon on trend forecasting. Also, I'll always love all of her pants because pants are hard.
Sara started us off with this updated Kalle Shirt, which is a fun, cropped variation of a classic button-down. She used our sateen pinstripe suiting which sold out faster than I could write this blog post.
Finally, to round out our Sewing Blogger squad, we have our vintage enthusiast, Allie Jackson from Durham, NC. Allie loves retro patterns with romantic, feminine details and it’s helped her to create my…. I mean her… dream closet (I mean, if you ever make something 3 sizes too big, send it my way by all means). Allie describes herself as “a millennial maker building a fresh, feminine, vintage-inspired wardrobe” and I think she hit the nail on the head.
She can take any fabric, from a sporty pique knit to a bold graphic lace, and turn it into something fun and girly. Also, fun fact, she doesn't stop at garments, she makes undergarments too! Bras, slips, pajamas - you name it!
First, Allie made this sporty minty pique dress. She took an old vintage pattern and made it something totally wearable for today!
Allie also used our geometric lace for her next jaw-dropping skirt. Makes her look like the Femme Fatale we all aspire to be, right? Here's a helpful pattern link for the skirt. As you can see, we've got some talent on your hands with these three Measure Makers! We can't wait to send them fabric every month and see what their creative minds do with it. These ladies have plenty more in store for us, so be sure to follow them (links at bottom of page). Also, be sure to keep up with us on social media since we're always showing off their work. Know a sewing blogger who would be a great addition to the Measure Makers? We'd love to chat with them and see what talents they have in store! We're always looking for any fiber enthusiast and sewing blogger to add to the Measure family.
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