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Follow Creative Sewist: Gale Ortiz

Sometimes you happen upon other Creative Sewists  who just create in very inspiring ways.  Though I’ve never met her personally, when I receive an email that she has posted a new Blog, I GO THERE IMMEDIATELY!  I know for sure that I’m in for some inspiring work.  Gayle Ortiz is a fan of 2 of my favorite people:  Marcy Tilton and Diane Ericson.  During my shop years, I was so very lucky to have them both come to present at my store, and I owe them both SO much regarding the direction of my own sewing pleasure.


Gayle Ortiz Banner

Gale Ortiz has attended several of Diane Ericson’s Design Outside the Lines Retreats in the southwest – something for SURE on my own Bucket List!

Here are some photos from her recent work with T-shirts.


Vogue 9130 T Top
Vogue 9130_back
Vogue 9130_T-Shirt 2

Even though she used Vogue 9130, I can see what was done, and where fullness was added from the line drawings at Vogue – so I’ll be just using that ‘info’ and applying what I see pattern-wise to my own Terrific T Knit Top Pattern.  Cutting a pattern on a line you’ve drawn and adding seam allowances, slashing into a portion and adding flare at the hemline – not too hard!  Watch for my process in upcoming blogs.


LIne Drawings for Vogue 9130
Terrific T Knit Top pattern

Here is a collection of my favorites from Gayle’s creative sewing.  Comment to let me know what you think!


monochromatic hand stitching detail
stenciling and free motion stitching
bias plaid back section to Tunic
Coral combination T
Raw Edges Tunic
tie-Dyed T

Next week I PROMISE MYSELF that each morning I will SEW!!!  For MYSELF!!!!  The afternoons will find me teaching several girls in Spring Break Camp, and I think it will be inspirational to show them what I accomplish every day.

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