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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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Happy Sew Year! – 2018 recap

Happy Sew Year! – 2018 recap

It’s the end of the year! (Obviously, haha) That can only mean one thing: time for lists and looking back. 2018 was the year for me to start a blog. Although I’m not always posting regularly, and not solely post on my own blog, I do really enjoy it. I hope you do too! Because I love overviews I’ve made a list of the items I’ve created this year. To also be able to draw a lesson here, I tried to list the top 5 items I’ve worn most. Hoping this will help me to be able to decide on forehand what I’ll make and eventually actually wear! Happy new…

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My contribution to The Refashioners 2018

My contribution to The Refashioners 2018

Hi there! This year I’m joining The Refashioners 2018 community challenge! This is an online challenge hosted by Makery. We’re challenged to refashion unloved or thrifted garments into something new, to show and experience ”how cool, creative and ecologically and ethically sound refashioning old garments actually is!” I could not let that opportunity slip (especially after last week’s blog;))! I started out with this pink velvet knitted cardigan I had in my closet. I bought it at the end of last winter’s season. I don’t really know why I bought it, but probably just because it was super soft, one of my favorite colors and only €5, oops… It was…

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Slow Fashion October

Slow Fashion October

It’s the fourth year already Karen Templer is hosting Slow Fashion October. We take a month to make up our minds about our closets, style and shopping behavior. Although I’m not actively participating in #slowfashionoctober, it still made me think and I felt like I needed to share some thoughts. I hope to inspire you with them, but if you completely disagree, you’re welcome to tell me why. (Small disclaimer before we start: first off, I’m in no shape or form an expert in slow fashion and certainly not a great role model. I found the subject very interesting and thought I would take you guys along for the ride…

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Jungleprint Batwing Tee

Jungleprint Batwing Tee

Is it just me, or are your fabric stashes also growing so big that you cannot clearly oversee it all? For that reason I was organizing my fabric stash a while ago, when I bumped into this jungle print tricot. I had bought the fabric recently at www.stoffenbestellen.nl. My expectation was it to be black/white or brown, but in reality it appeared to be more greenish. That’s why I did not really know what to do with it, until seeing it next to this army green fabric while cleaning. This solid tricot I actually bought to make a T-shirt for my boyfriend, but now I first used it for something…

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Tula dress tunic

Tula dress tunic

Today’s blog features a super freshly updated pattern! Although the weather is significantly colder already than in summer time, I made something sleeveless. It’s the Tula dress pattern by Laela Jeyne Patterns which was re-released this week. Huh, but your creation is somewhat short to be called a dress, right!? That’s true, because I made the tunic version. One of the things that’s nice about this pattern is that it looks like a nice and simple sleeveless A-line dress or tunic, but you have plenty of style options! And by plenty, I mean plenty… You can tweak this basic pattern completely to your likings. There’s a dress or tunic length;…

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Meet the maker – five fun facts

Meet the maker – five fun facts

Hi there, nice to meet you! While you might have read some of my blogs, I figured that I have never properly introduced myself, oops! To change that I came up with this post. I listed 5 fun facts about myself, so you get a better idea whose blog you are reading! 1. I work full time in a laboratory. There I’m researching the interaction of bacteriophages (those are viruses that kill only specific bacteria) and bacteria used in the dairy industry. 2. I sew rather slow. Wanting to double check my every single stitch. On top of that I’m also better at starting a project than to finish them….

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Ginger Jeans = finished!

Ginger Jeans = finished!

My jeans are finisheedd!! After 6 months of doubting, procrastinating, pushing through, topstitching, seam ripping and a lot of other projects, it’s finally done! And the result is not just a pair of pants, no, it’s a high waisted jeans made to MY measurements! While the result was worth all the effort, I’m also relieved that it’s behind me now. So without using too many words, I’d just like to extensively show it to you guys! If you want to read more about the whole sewing process, just check this blog. I’m proud of what I accomplished, because I reached my goal: I can say that I am able to…

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