Rainbow Stripes by Katie Kortman
Okay, Okay so maybe not everyone wants to look like they just went to Mardi Gras or stepped off of a parade float when they go to a party. Not everyone does.... But I DO! I remember thinking holiday dresses needed to look a certain way, once upon a time. No MORE! I have freed myself from all the social norms and I am living my most authentic life, which means lots of color and crazy pipe cleaner crowns okay??
And look! I'm not...
A Pile of beautiful striped fabric and a washi-tape wall. What will become of these?
After making this dress, I looked at that wall (that normally pains my eyes) and saw striped potential. I busted out a bunch of washi-tapes I'd bought in Japan and got to work making striped magic!!!!
When I received this gorgeous striped silk cotton from Measure Fabric---- I was floored. It looked pretty in the photos, but the "hand" was even better. It was flowy, had a slight texture, and just...
For years I've been wanting to translate my paintings into fabric. After I finished my BFA in Painting and Drawing at BYU, I filled out applications to all the coolest MFA textile design programs in NYC (a place I'd always dreamed of living). I had a blip in that application process that turned into me not actually submitting any of them, and instead going on to work as a display artist for an Anthropologie store outside Chicago.
Life takes on different paths and I firmly believe that God...
Made by Rae has been on my radar since my early years of sewing. I remember when I had my first daughter and sewed up a free shirt pattern (it wasn't a pattern, more like step-by-step instructions) from her site. Its been fun to watch how her blog turned into a business and gave her so many different opportunities!
For Round 5 of #thehandmadehustle on my Instagram account, I sewed up this combo of patterns from Mrs. Rae herself. I was excited bc I've been needing a dress like...
I have been wanting to make the Washi Dress PatternÂ ever since I had my old blog (so its been a LONG time), but for whatever reason didn't. I finally bought the pattern right before I had my 4th baby with the intention of doing a nursing hack like I'd seen Alina do. Â But.... it never happened.
Fast forward to last summer when I was visiting Jill on our epic cross-country trip. We loaded up our 4 kids (each) and drove to Texas to meet up and sew. Yes, we each drove around 22 hours one way just to hangout with...