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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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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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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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