Happy Mother’s Day everyone! A hug to the people who don’t (anymore) have their mother close by. For all other people: enjoy each other today! Have a nice video call, door-distance-wave-visit, and spoil her with a gift. A handmade gift. Because what radiates more love than something you have invested time and care in?! I also started making something for my mom immediately after seeing this super cute pattern on the Pattydoo blog. I got really excited, dug in my closet and found all the materials there. You only need (skai) leather, a zipper, ring, and wonder tape! I didn’t have wonder tape myself so i tried fabric glue, which…
Spring has just come around, but I already got summer vibes again. Every now and then it is already nice and warm outside, and for those times I would like to wear something that looks dressed, but in which my arms still get a bit tanned. It was time for Marbella 2.0. I chose a different lace back option, because I didn’t have any racerback tops yet. Now I do! Now I want to make at least 10 more… Luckily this pattern also turns out to be a perfect scrap buster!
It’s Fashion Revolution Week this week! But working on a more sustainable fashion industry we can do all year round. Things I try to pay attention to are, amongst others: 1) Holes / mistakes are easily repaired, 2) Wear pants until they are really worn out and fall apart. With those points, we come to my subject of today. I wanted to try visible mending for a long time already, and this was the time! I researched how to approach this and started off. In this blog I explain to you how I gave this jeans second life by embroidering fabric and plusses on it. Now I even think it looks so cool that I also want to do it on new jeans, haha!
Yes! Spring has finally arrived! High time for a new top indeed, made out of this cheerful crepe with dog print. The pattern I used comes from My Image issue #16, model M1811. The only change I made is adding an elastic band in the hem. In this blog I teach you how to do that to any pattern. I am very happy with the result, although there were some bumps on the road. It really fits well with my figure and the time of year!
The result of my #isewlation: both a pair of short and full length joggers! The patterns that I used both are from Blank Slate Patterns: the Skye Joggers and Barton Shorts. Both patterns I already used before, so I mostly knew what to expect. That really is an advantage of reusing a tried and true pattern. Now I have two super comfortable pairs of chill pants in a cool print! One for summer, one for the rest of the year.
Here’s another blog from me in the category of maternity gifts! This time I opted for a towel / burrito wrap for babies. It comes down to being two square layers of fabric, with a sort of hood at one corner. The raw edges are finished with contrasting bias tape. The method I used I mainly retrieved from madebymblog.blogspot.nl. But that blog has been removed (and it was Dutch), so here I’ll explain exactly what I did. The possibilities to vary are endless! What would you make?
It is painful to admit, but by now I have reached a phase in life in which more and more of my friends are having babies. Of course that’s great, so I like to celebrate with them! And I also like to celebrate that from behind my sewing machine. Because what could be nicer than gifting something handmade?! So when I heard that several people around me were expecting babies all at the same time, I decided it was time for action. I thought it would be more efficient to do some batch sewing. Sewing the same item for several children at once, is often faster than when you go…
Sometimes you have these fabrics in your stash, you just don’t know what projects to use them for. Fabrics that you love, but never got a purpose. That’s what I had it with this fabric. After the Knipster sewing competition, it was in the goodie bag of Nooteboom Textiles. It is a thin denim look fabric with embroidered border design. I think it’s a really cool material! But not something I wear every day. I have often had nice ideas to process this gem, but it just never really happened. Until I saw the tester call from Petite Stitchery & co two weeks ago. They wanted to release a new…
The #REFEBULOUS challenge that was hosted on Instagram this month by fellow Knipster candidate (also justified winner!) Marlies inspired me to write this blog after all. The purpose of the challenge is to inspire each other to reuse, renew, refashion, repair, recycle, you name it.
During the Knipster competition the 4th theme was: Do it with Denim. From used jeans I made a cropped jeans jacket from BurdaStyle: pattern 02/2010 # 109.
Merry Christmas everyone! Oh wait haha, that was a while ago, right?;) Yet today I want to take you back to that time, which is already a month ago. Namely, in this blog I will tell you how to draw a skirt to your own measurements, as I did for my Christmas outfit this year. I re-experienced how easy and effective that is, so I would like to share the method with you! Let’s do a little throwback to that time: Christmas was approaching quickly, so I decided to start thinking about my outfit. Oops, that caused me some stress, because I couldn’t really find something suitable in my wardrobe….