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Working on it – Ginger Jeans

Working on it – Ginger Jeans

Hii there! Are there any sewists out here that never had a fear of sewing jeans? Is it just me or are we all a little scared of making pants? I was wondering where that fear may come from. For me it might be caused by my first pants making experience. When I just started sewing I made myself some shorts using a free Pinterest pattern. Back then I did not know how to adjust the fitting or where to find the right resources for help (found out that you can just google ‘pants fitting‘, duh…) so that was not really much of a success… So ever since that day…

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Sewingridd and the 7 gowns

Sewingridd and the 7 gowns

From the moment I started sewing my very first T-shirt, the item at the top of my ”to sew” list was an evening dress. Because isn’t it a huge treat to stride in such a beautiful garment?! And when you have made it yourself, it’s even more special and personal. Plus, you will get more bang for your buck because you can also enjoy the sewing process. No wonder my first evening dress soon followed my first seams. At the end of 2014, this purple A-line dress rolled from under the sewing machine. It wasn’t a masterpiece, but still a personal milestone. I had largely drawn the pattern myself, based…

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Sequin evening gown (B6146)

Sequin evening gown (B6146)

Occasionally I love special events on which you are expected to dress all up. While it’s nothing like what I’m wearing on a daily basis, you can probably agree that it is almost every girls dream to wear a glorious evening gown from time to time! I was blessed to have such an occasion once every year while celebrating the birthday of the students association I was part of. And even though I am no longer a member, this year I was invited to join the party once more. The perfect chance to make myself another evening gown of course, as every sewist would understand! I had some trouble thinking…

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Tutorial – How to apply woven ribbon to a stretch garment

Tutorial – How to apply woven ribbon to a stretch garment

Currently there’s a huge trend going on with stripes. You have probably noticed, ‘cause in every shop and every street you see clothes that have those sports stripes, striped elastic, striped ribbons on the sides, or striped cuffs. So when I was thinking of a way to brighten up my simple new summer dress (from last blog), this was the way to go. I decided to attach such a striped ribbon to the side & shoulder seams. The dress itself was namely a little too plain and boring to me. Adding such detail totally turned it into something modern and interesting! When I had bought the ribbon I thought it…

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One day dress

One day dress

It was the first beautiful day of the year. I was going out for dinner with some friends that night. While thinking about what I wanted to wear that evening, I came to the conclusion that I did not have a nice and easy to wear short dress! While preparing myself some breakfast, the idea of wearing a summer dress kept racing through my mind… I had the day off, nothing planned, a freshly bought fabric staring at me, and a pattern ready to use! Understand this, I suddenly had to make a dress that day! I used the same pattern as for my third Knipster outfit: the romantic navy…

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Sweet Romance – Trowback Knipster Competition & winner Catalina Dress pattern

Sweet Romance – Trowback Knipster Competition & winner Catalina Dress pattern

Last year I competed in a Dutch sewing competition called ”Knipster”. In my Knipster era I dedicated a lot of time sewing, created a lot of clothes, acquired a lot of experience, and obtained a bunch of nice pictures. Therefore I feel like this part of my sewing life should not miss on the blog. In this blog series we’ll look back on Knipster time and I’ll tell you how I feel about my outfits now, one year later! The third assignment we got was to make an outfit on the theme Sweet Romance. I had a lot of ideas for this theme. In first instance I wanted to make a…

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Catalina – A Summery Maxi Dress

Catalina – A Summery Maxi Dress

Read all the way down this blog to find out how you can win this pattern! In summertime we need dresses right?! Dresses that suit several different occasions all at the same time. Well, recently I came to the conclusion that for myself I particularly like the kind of dresses that are flowy, fun and flattering but not too sexy or revealing, just feminine. I’m getting older I guess…;) In my daily life I don’t often wear dresses, since they are not practical on my job (need to cover my legs in the laboratory). For me to wear a dress on the few occasions I can, a dress should check…

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The Pros and Cons on Sewing 56 Baby Pants

The Pros and Cons on Sewing 56 Baby Pants

Last year I have been working on a huge sewing project! It all started when Inge, the owner of Tiny Biscuits asked me to make a batch of baby pants. Tiny Bisuits is a Dutch webshop that sells all kinds of super cute baby stuff and some home decoration and postcards. She also wanted to start selling baby clothes, and there I came in. The aim was to make nine sizes in three colours, times two copies. While I knew how to calculate the number of pants that would be, I did not fully understand what I agreed to. I had never done anything like this before but decided to…

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Cosette Blouse – La Femme blog tour

Cosette Blouse – La Femme blog tour

There may be hiding a coupon code at the end of this blog… A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to test another pattern! This time it was a pattern for a blouse by Laela Jeyne Patterns. Once again I jumped right in because that is what I love. It’s actually one of my main flaws: I want to do it all! That’s why my agenda is always over flowing and I barely have time for my full time job, haha :p At least this time it delivered me another great garment to add to my wardrobe: the Cosette Blouse! The Cosette Blouse is a brand new pattern…

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Why I need more Skye joggers

Why I need more Skye joggers

You have probably seen the blog about my first pair of Skye joggers. Those were a huge victory for me, because they were my first well-fitting handmade trousers and so they slightly eased my fear of pants! Well, I don’t often use sewing patterns more than once (although I tend to more and more lately), but recently I’ve made myself another pair of Skye joggers. Of course, partly because I really liked my first pair. But most importantly, because that pair went missing! In February I went on a city trip to Prague with my former students association. Although it was super super cold, I really had a great time….

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