Today we have the final Showcase from our outgoing team of 2021-2022 Aurifil Artisans. In honor of the recently completed #MeMadeMay, we challenged our artisans to do a bit of garment sewing or visible mending.
If you are unfamiliar, “Me-Made-May is a challenge designed to encourage people who make their own clothes to develop a better relationship with their handmade wardrobe. You set the specifics of your own challenge to make it suitable and useful for YOU.” @sozoblog
I revamped a pair of denim shorts with some visible mending and further stitching using 12wt cotton.
Me Made May project. I was looking forward to this challenge because I was a garment sewer before I started quilting. Forgot how much fun it is to sew clothes! I decided to make some summer crop pants.
Visible mending has always been something on my list of “things I’d like to try”, especially as I love sashiko style stitching so much. Then I had the perfect excuse to bump it up the list because the May Aurifil Artisan challenge theme is visible mending.
To mend a hole in my denim jeans I added a fabric patch behind the hole and then stitched the fabric to the jeans using a mix of rows of running stitch, running stitch circles and simple crosses, all using Aurifil 12wt.
Me Made May is always a fun time a year! This year I decided to sew a spring/summer classic a shirred dress. It’s a little nod to my first ever Aurifil Artisan project.
This Hinterland Dress is made of 100% linen, in a black & white mini windowpane pattern. It features Aurifil thread in Black #2975, in 50 wt for assembling the body of the dress, and 28 wt for hand-stitched button holes.
Over the past 12 months we have seen a stunning array of projects and creations from the Artisan team, and we’re a little heartbroken that we won’t be actively collaborating with a few of them for another year. As always we encourage you to follow along with these amazing makers!
Do you do any garment sewing?