Becca and I are excited to kick off our very first Sew the Show blog tour! We know that December can be a month full of craziness so people may not have the time or mental energy to tackle a brand new show. So we wanted to go with something simpler — movies! I love movies, and have a few that I MUST watch during December (Love Actually anyone??).
For our tour, we decided to have a little fun. Anyone remember the old parlor game, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? Or am I the only one old enough to have played that game?? Well, if you’re not familiar, the basic premise is that Kevin Bacon has had such an extensive and diverse career that any actor in Hollywood can be linked to him by no more than 6 degrees.
So beginning today and for the next two weeks, we will be bouncing around the sewing interwebs showing outfits inspired by movies. Movies that can be linked to the stop before it by one degree. Make sense?
If not, here’s what I mean! Becca, my partner in crime, started off today’s tours with an outfit inspired by the hit TV show Closer. Closer stars Kyra Sedgewick, who is married to Kevin Bacon (a 1-degree connection). And after Becca, I am showing off an outfit inspired by the movie … Juno:
Actor JK Simmons features in both Closer and in Juno — again a one-degree connection. Tomorrow we’ll jump over to A Jennuine Life, where Jenn will be sewing along to a movie that shares an actor with Juno. And so on!
But down to business. I’m going to admit here that while I really liked the movie Juno, I had’t seen it in aaaaaages! Luckily, the styles are pretty straightforward. I don’t think 16-year-old fashion has changed all that much since I was in high school!
I can never pass up an opportunity to make a good t-shirt, an I happen to have an extensive selection of stripes in my stash. Easy decision! This fabric is something I picked up ages ago from one of those deal-a-day websites. So long ago that I honestly can’t remember which site it was! The blue accents are also from my stash — remnants from my Poppy shirt this fall.
(Side note: I have been very impressed with how well I’m doing sewing from my stash this year!)
The pattern is my TNT fitted t-shirt — the Closet Case Files Nettie. Say what?? Isn’t the Nettie a bodysuit pattern? Yes, it certainly is, but I’m not so into bodysuits, and it makes a very nice fitted t-shirt. I cut off my pattern where the leg opening starts to turn it into a t-shirt. For this shirt I added another few inches to get some extra length. If I was pregnant like Juno, I would need it!
Another thing I never pass up these days is an opportunity to make jeans! This is the fourth pair of pants that I’ve made from the Ginger Jeans pattern (yep, an entire Closet Case outfit!), so I think that makes it a TNT by now.
I somehow managed to cut these jeans from piece of Joann’s denim rather than the luscious Cone Mills that I had set aside for them (a story for another day — at least it’s an opportunity to compare denim!). Jeansmaking really isn’t difficult, but the topstitching takes long enough that a bonehead move like that merits a count-to-ten moment.
For these jeans I used the low rise of View B with the skinny legs of View A. The View B rise is about perfect for me — always good to find that! These jeans are serviceable but not great. I will use my lovely Cone Mills to make a new pair of low rise skinny Gingers, so I imagine these will go the way of the dodo once I manage to finish those.
I hope you’ll follow along with our Six Degrees fun this month! Be sure to check in here and at the Sew the Show blog for the day’s stops.
We’d also love to see your own movie-inspired creations in our Facebook group! Movie (and TV) lovers unite!
- Monday Dec. 7: Free Notion | Creative Counselor
- Tuesday Dec. 8: A Jennuine Life | Climbing the Willow | Bonus Stops! Rebel and Malice | Cindy Parrett
- Wednesday Dec. 9: Lauren Fazio | Falafel and the Bee | Bonus Stop! That’s What She Crafted
- Thursday Dec. 10: Paisley Roots | The Wholesome Mama
- Friday Dec. 11: It’s Been Taylored | Mae & K
- Monday Dec. 14: Simple.Blessed | Pincushion Porcupine
- Tuesday Dec. 15: Call Ajaire | Lulu & Celeste
- Wednesday Dec. 16: Work Pray Sew | Pear Berry Lane | Bonus Stop! Adventures With Bubba and Bug
- Thursday Dec. 17: Ali Cat & Co | Feathers Flights | Bonus Stops! Friends Stitched Together | Knot Sew Normal
- Friday Dec. 18: MSL Creations | Creative Counselor | Bonus Stop! Make It Sew Seattle