Mini & Maxi

Mini & Maxi

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.

Baby Burrito (free pattern)

Baby Burrito (free pattern)

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?

Project maternity present (free pattern)

Project maternity present (free pattern)

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…

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Release day! – Mickie Joggers

Release day! – Mickie Joggers

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…

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#REFEBULOUS – Do it with Denim – Knipster Throwback

#REFEBULOUS – Do it with Denim – Knipster Throwback

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.

Create your own super simple (Christmas) skirt made to measure!

Create your own super simple (Christmas) skirt made to measure!

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….

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Green Panter

Green Panter

New year, new plans! Last year I bought a few fabrics that are somewhat trend sensitive, but which I had not yet used. That’s why I worked myself through my huge stock of pattern magazines last week, looking for nice patterns to use with those fabrics. And at the same time looking for potential basic patterns of course, like I mentioned in my previous post (more on that later). It was quite some work and I did not find suitable patterns for all the fabrics, but I still made some nice combinations that I can work with. As I wrote on Instagram, I can’t handle all the uncertainties of new…

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Happy Sew Year! – 2019 recap

Happy Sew Year! – 2019 recap

So, I don’t know about you, but my vacation is already over! I have been free for a week and a half and am going back to work today. At the start of the Christmas holidays I always have all kinds of plans, which mostly don’t work out as I imagined, because I was not as free as I thought, haha! Recognizable right? Yet the start of a new year is a good moment to look back. What has happened in the past year and what are the plans for the coming period? I found it so nice to see my overview from last year that I decided to make…

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Crafting my Sinterklaas Sweater

Crafting my Sinterklaas Sweater

Here in The Netherlands on 5 December (and the three weeks before) we celebrate ”Sinterklaas”. This is a festivity mainly for kids, but in my family (amongst many others) we love it too. Every year we buy presents for one other family member, craft something appropriate for that person to stuff the present in, and write a poem. It’s kinda hard to explain well, it mostly resembles Secret Santa. Point is: I updated my Christmas sweater to also suit ”Sinterklaas”. That way I prolonged the holiday season for this sweater!;) I’m sorry, the details on how I made this are not available in English (didn’t think you would like to…

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Mica T-shirt (Free pattern)

Mica T-shirt (Free pattern)

Do you know the term ‘’UFO’’? No, then I don’t intend spaceships. Online this term is often used to describe UnFinished Objects: Sewing projects in which you get distracted halfway and lay in the closet unfinished. I personally have a few UFOs laying around. Some of them even are a couple years old already. In most of those cases I gave up hope to ever finish them, because the result will probably not be worth it… The T-shirt I’m showing you today, was a UFO for a couple of months as well. Luckily for this one, it always was the plan to still finish it, but my rehousing and trip…

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