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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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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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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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