Marbella Tank – New Horizon Designs Summer Blog Tour

Marbella Tank – New Horizon Designs Summer Blog Tour

I finally made the Marbella Tank! This pattern by New Horizon Designs has been on my wishlist ever since it was released. Summer is coming our way so quickly now, I had to make it, just to be prepared. Today it’s my turn in the New Horizon Designs Summer Blog Tour and I’ll tell you all about my top. Make sure you read all the way through, because there’s a huge giveaway and discount code at the end of this post! Also nice to know: all patterns used in the Summer Blog Tour are currently on sale through Saturday the 8th of June 2019. The Marbella Tank is a super…

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#MEMADEMAY 2019 – DAY 17-31

#MEMADEMAY 2019 – DAY 17-31

That’s it! My first #MeMadeMay has passed! Looking back, it was a quite long month. Thinking about it: a month is one twelfth of a year, so it’s not surprising that it felt long. I think my month was successful overall, although there were some exceptions. Sometimes I just didn’t have the right handmade items for the occasion. For example when I went away on a 3 day course for work. There I wanted to dress appropriately, but also be prepared for all possible temperatures and situations. That was not always possible using handmades. Some other days I just really wanted to wear something RTW (ready to wear). This already…

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#MeMadeMay 2019 – Day 1-16

#MeMadeMay 2019 – Day 1-16

It’s #MeMadeMay! This has been a thing for 10 years already. The idea is that you wear handmade items as often as possible for one month. This will refresh your view of your handmade items, and come up with new ways to combine them. You can even make it a personal goal to help you achieve this within the month of May. It’s the first time I’m participating in MeMadeMay. In previous Mays I tried to join in for some of the days, but this year I figured that I should have enough handmades to dress myself in for a whole month! So, my goal for this month is to…

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Tutorial – A serged blind hem in just 5 steps

Tutorial – A serged blind hem in just 5 steps

Last week I showed you how to easily sew flat felled seams on your serger! A fun technique that gives a very cool, sporty effect. Back then I promised you to also show how to do an easy blind hem using just your serger. In just one move you cut off the raw edge, overlock and stitch the hem! This technique is comparable to a blind hem on your sewing machine, but now the edge is finished at the same time. That saves time! Such blind hem you sew in just 5 steps: 1. Double fold the edge of your fabric, like in the picture. You’ll sew on the wrong…

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Tutorial – How to sew Flat Felled Seams

Tutorial – How to sew Flat Felled Seams

I always assumed that you would need a coverstitch machine to sew those sporty visible seams. But after reading Sweeter Than Cupcakes’ blog it became clear to me that that isn’t the case. With a normal overlock machine or serger you can just do this! It’s called ”flat felled seam” or ”flatlock”. I immediately tested this new to me technique on the horseriding leggings I sewed (here you can find a link to the full blog about that). It was so much easier than I thought! Now I’m soo enthusiastic about this, that I HAVE to show you how to do this, and what to pay attention to. So hereby! 🙂 First, I’ll give you some…

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The winner of the BSP Fairelith PDF pattern!

The winner of the BSP Fairelith PDF pattern!

Happy Saturday to all you lovely people! Yesterday night the giveaway for the PDF pattern of the Fairelith top by Blank Slate Patterns closed, so here I am to finally announce who won! Watch the clip below to see who’s the lucky winner. Drum roll….. Congratulations! I’ll contact the winner today. Think this pattern will really suit her! For all of you who weren’t that lucky today, the Fairelith top pattern is always available in the Blank Slate Patterns webshop. Talk to you soon! Enjoy your weekend!

Fairelith Top – Happy Birthday Giveaway

Fairelith Top – Happy Birthday Giveaway

Hip Hip, hooray! Happy birthday! And no, not to me this time, but for my blog! Today it’s exactly one year ago that I launched this blog, so let’s celebrate! With a new post of course, but also with a real giveaway. So continue on reading! At a birthday party, you wear a nice festive outfit of course. So especially for this occasion I sewed one up! I chose to make the Fairelith top by Blank Slate Patterns. A pattern that I had never used, but had caught my attention before. And now the right moment, fabric and pattern coincided. Fairelith Because a basic does not always have to be…

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Coat upcycling

Coat upcycling

Today no new garment, no flashy pictures, but a boring upcycle on the blog! Still I wanted to share this with you, with regards to my growing sustainability and fashion consciousness. What did I do? I installed a new zipper in my winter coat. Not the easiest or most fun thing to do… So why don’t go out and buy a new coat? Mostly, this is my favourite coat (I also have another ‘’car’’ winter jacket). But this one is really warm, feels nice, and is waterproof. Despite it being with me for a number of autumns and winters already, it really was too good still to say goodbye to….

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Tutorial – How to set in sleeves

Tutorial – How to set in sleeves

My grandma used to be a professional seamstress. She’s always very enthusiastic when I show my own creations. And when we talk she often tells sewing tales of her own. Nowadays she unfortunately can’t see well enough anymore to thread a needle, but she still has the knowledge! So one day she was helping me with the fit of a garment and figured the sleeve was the problem. That day my grandma taught me some basic rules for setting in sleeves. I soaked these up, wrote them down and carved these into my brain. From that day on when I’m setting in sleeves, I use my grandma’s tips. Because they’re…

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Structured – Summit Peak Hoodie

Structured – Summit Peak Hoodie

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