I made this dress last Christmas for the Party Hardy theme on the Sew It Up blog, this year they had a ‘Less Black, More Glitter’ theme so even though it is black, it’s definitely sparkly. I ordered the fabric without really thinking about what I wanted to make. Like usual when I don´t have fixed plans, I had only ordered 2m . With a bit of creative pattern tetris I managed to squeeze this dress out of the fabric with only scraps to spare. I started this dress december 23th 2014 and I finished it about an hour or … Continue reading No such thing as too much glitter
I made the necessary adjustments to my bodice and decided to use it for a dress. After a lot of thought, I kept coming back to the Washi dress by Made by Rae (I´ve made it a few times and I like it a lot) I deciced to swap the front and back bodice by the Lekala bodice and just add the Washi skirt pieces. I added 3cm to the centre front of the bodice to get the bodice the same length as the Washi bodice and then I lengthened the entire bodice by 2,5 cm so it wouldn´t look … Continue reading SWAP Project 3: Linnen Washi Hack
My quest continues. I´m still looking for the perfect tunic pattern to wear over all my black leggings. I thought my search had ended when I saw Lekala 5772. I bought the pattern, taped it together and made a muslin. I initially wanted to swap the front ties for a front button placket so I could wear the entire thing closed over a pair of leggings. In the end it took 7 muslins to get to a point where I liked the thing on me and apart from the arm scye, there is really nothing left of the original pattern. … Continue reading SWAP Project 2: The ´7 muslins´cover-up
Yesterday I finally decided to stop planning and start sewing. Clothes don´t sew themselves or I could just as well go back to buying them. I started with a very ´selfish´ project. Nobody apart from my husband (and daughters) is ever going to see me in these pyjamas and he prefers me not wearing any at all 😉 But still, I want to feel pretty when I crawl in bed next to him. I thought some ´silk´ boxers would be a good starting point so I set out to make 2 pairs of Darcy Boxers shorts. It´s a free pattern … Continue reading SWAP Project 1: Darcy Boxer Shorts
While January and February were really productive sewing wise, March was not. The baby is awake more often and asking for attention (happy to oblige), I had planned on making my hubby some clothes for this birthday but didn´t feel like it and because I felt guilty about it, I didn´t get in the mood to sew for myself (birthday is today, no clothes, whatever). Researching my size and shape has spiraled out of control 😀 But things are clearer now, I just need to find a way to incorporate it into my sewing. This skirt is just the start … Continue reading Winter striped Bettine skirt
February´s theme for Sew It Up was Evening Wear, because all the big awards seem to be handed out in February.
I love evening wear but my current life style doesn´t really call for it.
But I really wanted an evening gown…
Preferably in a knit because… secret pyjamas and all.
So it sounded like my Sewingskillz had to come to the rescue…
Accompanied by my Googleskillz and my Pinterestskillz!
(Seriously, how did people get inspiration or tutorials in the days before the internet)
But I do not have the time nor the place in my closet for 20 dresses.
So… A convertible dress that can change look/model in a blink of an eye… HELLZ YEAH!
Sometimes when you´re wandering through a fabric store, fabric just jumps into your arms and it would be rude of you to ignore its pleas to go home with you.
That´s exactly what happened when I saw this heathered grey sweatshirting with pink sparkly pineapples printed on it. I took home 1.5m and just knew I wanted to make a Grainline Linden sweatshirt.