Monday, 18 August 2014

I have my very own label!

It was my birthday last week and I got the coolest gift from the hubby.

With no prompting or even having spoken about my secret desire to get some woven garment labels to insert into my me-mades, hubby outdid himself and produced these.

I feel a bit cray-cray with an almost overwhelming desire to stick these babies in everything I've ever made, the entire back-catalogue. But I'll resist because that all feels a little narcissistic and self-congratulatory.


P did a pretty good job picking the colour and text without any input from me. TBH, I'd probably have chosen a different colour combo, but credit where it's due, P was trying to match the coral colour in my blog header. Choices were limited however and candy pink it is.

You might recognise that denim from my in-progress Alder - yep I'm up to speed with the sewalong.


I've performed my SBA on the pattern and have cut all pieces ready to go. I believe today's sewalong will see the button bands, darts and pocket placement completed. The pattern and instructions are perfectly adequate to get going by myself, but I'm really interested to see how Jen tackles some steps, so I'm happy to keep with the program.

In the meantime, I'm off to work out exactly how I prefer these babies sewn in... tight zigzag, gappy zig-zag or something else altogether?

P.S. In Australia and want your own? www.labelsandribbon.com.au

17 comments:

  1. OMG, J these look AWESOME! Epic work, el husbando!

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  2. He's one awesome fellow! Such a thoughtful gift.... I forget to sew mine in half the time, which leads to incidents like this morning when I wore my Elle ponte pants backwards for the first 5 minutes after I woke up and only noticed the alarmingly low 'back' after seeing my reflection in the bathroom mirror..... Would you believe I'm tertiary educated? Can't wait to see your alder too!

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  3. So cool! What a neat gift. Top marks for hubby!

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  4. He would be a keeper! Thank you so much for the link as well, of to investigate and put on my birthday list now..........

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  5. Awesome labels ... what a cool birthday gift. Both zig-zags look fine to me and It seems your Adler is coming along nicely!

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  6. Very cute! And a late happy birthday! I really like them zig zagged :)

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  7. What a great present! Happy birthday! Can't wait to see your Alder!

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  8. P.S. Are you on the list for frocktails?

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  9. Yes, Debbie, he's scoring some Brownie points!

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  10. Bahahahaha, I could do with these tags in the back of my Fave Top and Mandy tee, those backs are hard to tell from the fronts!

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  11. Thought the link might come in handy. I looked at a few other sites and I prefer the finish on these.

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  12. I think I like the wide zigzag, because the buttonhole type stitch really took a toll on the fabric. Alder definitely coming along well!

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  13. Thanks Kim! I like the zig zag too, I didn't like them stitched all around with a straight stitch.

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  14. I certainly am Kirsty. Looking forward to meeting you IRL. Do you think I'll be completely outcast if I wear RTW? Been torturing myself over the choice, but I don't "do" ie make evening/nicer wear. I'd have nowhere to wear it after and I have so little time to invest...

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  15. Yay. I'm so glad. I thought I saw your name on the email list. You definitely wouldn't be outcast but why don't you wear your new Alder dress ? I've started making a dress but now realise that I probably can't lift my arms in it so may need to rethink :)

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  16. Methinks not, lovely Kirsty. Alder is a very casual make indeed and I don't have the accessorising skills to bring that baby up to a night out standard. And I adore my RTW dress, and I've worn it only once before (a year ago, that's how infrequently I get out). Regarding yours... Do you need to lift your arms? LOL

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  17. Well done to husband and a happy belated birthday to you! Hope frocktails was a blast. I was still waaay too jet lagged to make any sort of narcolepsy free appearance but hope theres another get together soon.

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