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, point is: I updated my Christmas sweater to also suit ”Sinterklaas”. That way I prolonged the holiday season for this sweater!;) I’m sorry, this post is not available in English (didn’t think you would like to make a Sinterklaas sweater yourselves) but here you can view the Dutch…

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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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Release day! – Maple T-shirt dress

Release day! – Maple T-shirt dress

I always find it really interesting to have a look behind the scenes of a company. As an outsider you often see little to none of the work that’s done before a product is delivered. There’s often soo much more to it than you think! That’s one of the reasons I like to test sewing patterns. This way you get involved in the development of a new product, and you get to see a little inside the company.  Due to moving and my trip to Australia, I had not sewn in the last couple of months. I’m not even sure anymore what my last project was. I think the Marbella…

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Black & Basic – Seamly Moto Sweatshirt

Black & Basic – Seamly Moto Sweatshirt

So now I’m finally back on Dutch soil, and I’m completely unjetlagged after my trip to Australia, I finally have time to finish this blog! Because in the since past summer I made this nice black sweater! It is my own Moto Sweatshirt! I wanted to have this pattern ever since it was released, but I didn’t buy it until it was on sale (genuine Dutchie yes). It took another while before I started the project. But now it is finally here! For this summer I wanted to have some sweats to pull over a Tee when I’m cold. So I wanted basic sweatshirts, but nothing too boring! I tackled…

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Life update

Life update

Hi I’m still alive! It’s been a while since my last post. Normally, I mainly write about my creations and sewing techniques, but I thought it might also be nice to give a little more insight in my life at this moment. So many things are happening and I do all kinds of fun things! Sewing Well… Since my boyfriend and I went on vacation in July, I barely had time to sew. I did a lot of fun things, so often my time was up before I realized. Many makes from before my vacation are waiting to be blogged, but haven’t yet. For example, I finally sewed the Seamly…

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Experiment Underwear

Experiment Underwear

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Lace weddingparty dress

Lace weddingparty dress

For a special occasion every now and then, I like to dress up. So when I was invited to the wedding of my dear German friends, my brain already started rattling. Of course, I could pick one of the beautiful dresses from my assortment, like this or this one… But soon I remembered the fabric I bought at Stoffenspektakel Den Bosch during the Knipster finals in 2017. I scored a gorgeous glitter lace and matching under layer. I think the lace is from Driessen Stoffen, and the terlenka from Budgetstoffen. If I would be attending a wedding again, I thought, I would make a dress out of it. The pattern…

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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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