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Visible Mending – Jeans Rescue

Visible Mending – Jeans Rescue

It’s Fashion Revolution Week this week! But working on a more sustainable fashion industry we can do all year round. Things I try to pay attention to are, amongst others: 1) Holes / mistakes are easily repaired, 2) Wear pants until they are really worn out and fall apart. With those points, we come to my subject of today. I wanted to try visible mending for a long time already, and this was the time! I researched how to approach this and started off. In this blog I explain to you how I gave this jeans second life by embroidering fabric and plusses on it. Now I even think it looks so cool that I also want to do it on new jeans, haha!

Dog Weather – Cheerful Blouse

Dog Weather – Cheerful Blouse

Yes! Spring has finally arrived! High time for a new top indeed, made out of this cheerful crepe with dog print. The pattern I used comes from My Image issue #16, model M1811. The only change I made is adding an elastic band in the hem. In this blog I teach you how to do that to any pattern. I am very happy with the result, although there were some bumps on the road. It really fits well with my figure and the time of year!

Baby Burrito (free pattern)

Baby Burrito (free pattern)

Here’s another blog from me in the category of maternity gifts! This time I opted for a towel / burrito wrap for babies. It comes down to being two square layers of fabric, with a sort of hood at one corner. The raw edges are finished with contrasting bias tape. The method I used I mainly retrieved from madebymblog.blogspot.nl. But that blog has been removed (and it was Dutch), so here I’ll explain exactly what I did. The possibilities to vary are endless! What would you make?

Create your own super simple (Christmas) skirt made to measure!

Create your own super simple (Christmas) skirt made to measure!

Merry Christmas everyone! Oh wait haha, that was a while ago, right?;) Yet today I want to take you back to that time, which is already a month ago. Namely, in this blog I will tell you how to draw a skirt to your own measurements, as I did for my Christmas outfit this year. I re-experienced how easy and effective that is, so I would like to share the method with you! Let’s do a little throwback to that time: Christmas was approaching quickly, so I decided to start thinking about my outfit. Oops, that caused me some stress, because I couldn’t really find something suitable in my wardrobe….

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Happy Sew Year! – 2019 recap

Happy Sew Year! – 2019 recap

So, I don’t know about you, but my vacation is already over! I have been free for a week and a half and am going back to work today. At the start of the Christmas holidays I always have all kinds of plans, which mostly don’t work out as I imagined, because I was not as free as I thought, haha! Recognizable right? Yet the start of a new year is a good moment to look back. What has happened in the past year and what are the plans for the coming period? I found it so nice to see my overview from last year that I decided to make…

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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, it mostly resembles Secret Santa. Point is: I updated my Christmas sweater to also suit ”Sinterklaas”. That way I prolonged the holiday season for this sweater!;) I’m sorry, the details on how I made this are not available in English (didn’t think you would like to…

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Experiment Underwear

Experiment Underwear

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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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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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