Sewing Superstar: Jess of CINO

A few weeks ago, I brought back my Sewing Superstars series with a feature of Hungie Gungie. (Learn more about this fun series HERE!)

Today our Superstar is Jess Christian of Craftiness is not Optional, who does simply amazing work. Jess is a fellow blogger and pattern designer and I’ve featured her before on this blog as part of the KNITerview series and the Lotus Pond extravaganza, but I really wanted to feature her again as part of the Superstar series because the woman is a mad genius with the Geranium Dress pattern:

CINO geraniums
above: top left / top right / bottom left / bottom right

Jess’ three daughters are impossibly adorable, and she’s been taking gorgeous photographs of them for years (they have a little brother now…GAH he is too cute!!!). I always swoon when she makes a new Geranium for one of them. Check out her blog to see all of the amazing Geranium Dresses she’s made over the years, as well as all of her other adorable creations. She’s one impressive lady!

You can follow Jess online:
Craftiness is not Optional blogFacebookInstagram, Pinterest and #cinosews

See even more MBR patterns and projects at these links:
Flickr: Geranium Sewing Pattern Pool / Rae Made Me Do It Pool
Instagram: #geraniumdress#raemademedoit / #madebyrae.

It inspires me so much to see what you are making with my patterns! Please feel free add your own photos to the photo pool(s) or tag your pics with #raemademedoit or #madebyrae so I can see what you’re making. I’m excited to feature more Sewing Superstars here soon!

Sewing Superstars: Hungie Gungie

I’ve been so inspired by so many awesome sewing enthusiasts making great stuff with my patterns lately, so I’m bringing back my Sewing Superstars series this fall (Learn more about this fun series HERE)! Today it’s twice the fun, because we’re featuring Erin and Caroline, the sister duo who hail from the corner of the internet called Hungie Gungie. I cannot remember how long I’ve been following their blog, but it’s been a really long time. I think I may have discovered them during one of the Spring Top Sewalongs, but it’s really hard to remember back that far. Suffice it to say that their work has been wowing me for years (even if I do have a really hard time telling them apart in photographs, hee!). You can read more about them on their about page.

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above: top left / top right / bottom left / bottom right

hungie geranium duo
above: left / right

Erin and Caroline have sewn prolifically for themselves and their kids for years, and their photos and posts are entertaining, candid, and down to earth. They clearly have a lot of fun together, and I’m thrilled they’ve chosen to work with so many of my patterns both for themselves and for their kids. Their fabric choices are colorful and fun and their creations perfectly embody what I hope my patterns are for everyone: versatile, comfortable staples for everyday wear. If you browse around on Hungie Gungie, you’ll see that almost every garment they make has some little modification or personal touch. Those details are so fun. Another thing I’ve always loved about their blog is that they keep it real, including sharing with readers that Wes, Caroline’s little guy, had neuroblastoma a couple of years ago, and updates on how he was doing. He’s doing great now and is in remission, by the way!

The Made By Rae sewing patterns in this post are: WashiSpring Ruffle Top free tutorial (wow, haven’t thought about that in awhile!), RubyBeatrix, and Geranium Dress

You can follow Erin and Caroline online:
Hungie Gungie blogFacebook, Erin’s InstagramCaroline’s Instagram,  Flickr, and #hungiegungie

See even more MBR patterns and projects at these links:
Flickr: Geranium Sewing Pattern Pool / Rae Made Me Do It Pool
Instagram: #beatrixpattern#washidress#geraniumdress / #rubypattern#raemademedoit / #madebyrae.

It inspires me so much to see what you are making with my patterns! Please feel free add your own photos to the photo pool(s) or tag your pics with #raemademedoit or #madebyrae so I can see what you’re making. I’m excited to feature more Sewing Superstars here soon!

Sewing Superstar: Rachel of Stitched Together

It’s time for me to introduce you to our next Sewing Superstar! (Learn more about this fun series HERE.)

Today we’re featuring Rachel, who blogs over at Stitched Together. She has five kiddos who get to wear an astonishing number of handmade clothes, and her versions of the Geranium Dress have been catching my eye from the get-go. Her candid photographs are always beautifully shot, in and around their home in Texas.

stitched together superstar mosaic

above: top left / top right / bottom leftbottom right

Don’t you just love all of those Geranium Dresses? Rachel has made so many of them; good thing she has so many daughters to wear them! She reports that this gorgeous blue one with yellow piping gets tons of compliments in real life, and look how sweet the photos in this blog post are.

Meanwhile, I honestly haven’t thought about the sunsuit in awhile, but I’m swooning over this gold one. Double gauze is such a perfect material for a baby sunsuit, and it’s no secret that Cotton + Steel Bespoke collection gets me every time. You can find my free baby sunsuit tutorial here. Don’t you think this little sunsuit deserves its own hashtag? Whaddya say… who wants to be the first to use #madebyraesunsuit?

Follow Rachel online here: Stitched Together blog / Instagram

You can find more projects here:
Flickr: Geranium Sewing Pattern Pool / Rae Made Me Do It Pool
Instagram: #geraniumdress / #raemademedoit / #madebyrae.

It inspires me so much to see what you are making with my patterns. Please add your photos to the photo pool(s) or tag your pics with#raemademedoit or#madebyrae so I can see what you’re making. I’m excited to feature more Sewing Superstars here soon!

Sewing Superstar: Rosemary Mornings

It’s time for me to introduce you to our next Sewing Superstar! (Learn more about this fun series HERE.)

Today’s Sewing Superstar is Leslie of Rosemary Mornings. Leslie is an excellent seamstress and her blog is fun to read. She tells the stories behind the clothing she makes and shares the occasional photo of projects-in-progress, which I always love because it gives us a little peek behind the scenes. I actually know Leslie in real life because she came to one of the weekend garment workshops I hosted at my studio in Ann Arbor last year (she was one of the first people to try out my Josephine sewing pattern before it was even released). It wasn’t until after we’d met that I started following her online, and it’s been so fun to read about the clothing she makes!

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Leslie sews mostly for her cute kiddos but also for herself, and the photos she posts on Flickr often catch my eye. I love the fabric combos she used in the Geranium Dress (top right) and Charlie Tunic (bottom right).

You can follow Leslie online on your social media platform of choice:
Rosemary Mornings Blog / Pinterest / Flickr

For more projects, check out the Josephine Sewing Pattern Pool, Geranium Sewing Pattern Pool, and Flashback Skinny Tee Pool on Flickr; and search on Instagram for the tags #josephinepattern, #geraniumdress, #flashbackskinnytee#flashbacktee, #raemademedoit, and #madebyrae.

It inspires me so much to see what you are making with my patterns. Please add your photos to the photo pool(s) or tag your pics with #raemademedoit or #madebyrae so I can see what you’re making. I’m excited to feature more Sewing Superstars here soon!

Sewing Superstar: Teri Dodds

Allow me introduce our first Sewing Superstar! (Learn more about this fun series here.)

I’m not sure when I stumbled across Teri of Fa Sew La, but I think it was last year after she started making oodles of Washis. She has made 11 Washi Dresses or Tunics (4 of them for friends), plus so many other great garments for herself. I’m particularly fond of the Josephine Blouse / Washi Expansion Pack mashup on the bottom right.

teri x5

She’s also wearing a Ruby Top (top left) and three variations on the Washi Dress. The version with the bow (bottom left) can be made with the Washi Expansion Pack.

Teri sews prolifically for her kids too. Her boys love their Fanfare Flannel Parsley Pants, and her new baby girl will surely grow up in Geranium Dresses. All her Made By Rae posts are here.

You can follow Teri online on your social media platform of choice:
Fa Sew La Blog / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest / Flickr

See what others are making:
Flickr pools  Josephine Sewing Pattern, Ruby Dress & Top, and Washi Dress.
Instagram tags #washidress#josephinepattern#raemademedoit, and #madebyrae.

It inspires me so much in my own sewing to see what you are making with my patterns. Please add your photos to the photo pool(s) or tag your pics with #raemademedoit or #madebyrae so I can see what you’re making. I’m excited to feature more Sewing Superstars here soon!!