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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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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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Sora Sweater & winners blog launch giveaway

Sora Sweater & winners blog launch giveaway

This week my blog went live, and we opened with not just one but two pattern giveaways! You had the chance of winning the freshly released Skye Joggers and Sora Sweater pattern by Blank Slate Patterns. I have already extensively shown you the Skye Joggers I’ve made, but still owe you all details about the Sora Sweater! That’s what I’ll show you in this blog. But even more importantly I’ll announce the lucky winners of both patterns. The pattern The Sora Sweater is a pattern for a cardigan or pullover style sweater. Both styles feature a lovely shawl collar, side gussets and curved hemline. You can also choose between short…

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I conquered my fears! – Skye Joggers

I conquered my fears! – Skye Joggers

I have some good news today: I conquered one of my biggest fears! The fear of making pants. After two not too well experiences with making pants it was about time for success. Third time’s a charm they say and indeed: it totally worked out just right this time. It all started with Blank Slate Patterns calling for sewing pattern testers. I never tested a pattern before but am always open to new experiences. The pattern to be tested were joggers. A while ago I already concluded that I was in need of new ‘chill pants’ since my current pair are reeaaally emaciated, worn out, and at least 5 years…

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Austin Tee – Blogging for Blank Slate Patterns: Behind the scènes!

Austin Tee – Blogging for Blank Slate Patterns: Behind the scènes!

You might have seen it already, but I’m happy to tell you again: I am one of the bloggers on the Blank Slate Patterns sewing team this year! So in the coming year I will post 3 (paid) posts on Melly Sews blog.🎉 Super exciting! Blank Slate Patterns is an American pattern company runned by Melly. She designs sewing patterns for women and kids. Every week one of the members of the sewing team shows a creation with one of her patterns on the blog. In the team are all kinds of ensewciastics. Some of them I had never come across, but some others I already followed and admired on Instagram for a while….

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