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Twin it to win it

Twin it to win it

It’s about high time for a new blog post! I’ve been busy but sewed some new items that I will show you soon. To start with this nice T-shirt. I made it in the same fabric as my boyfriend’s tee, since the remnant was gifted to me. Not really planning on twinning though, although that may be in fashion :p

Lace Racerback Tank – Marbella 2.0

Lace Racerback Tank – Marbella 2.0

Spring has just come around, but I already got summer vibes again. Every now and then it is already nice and warm outside, and for those times I would like to wear something that looks dressed, but in which my arms still get a bit tanned. It was time for Marbella 2.0. I chose a different lace back option, because I didn’t have any racerback tops yet. Now I do! Now I want to make at least 10 more… Luckily this pattern also turns out to be a perfect scrap buster!

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!

Mini & Maxi

Mini & Maxi

The result of my #isewlation: both a pair of short and full length joggers! The patterns that I used both are from Blank Slate Patterns: the Skye Joggers and Barton Shorts. Both patterns I already used before, so I mostly knew what to expect. That really is an advantage of reusing a tried and true pattern. Now I have two super comfortable pairs of chill pants in a cool print! One for summer, one for the rest of the year.

Release day! – Mickie Joggers

Release day! – Mickie Joggers

Sometimes you have these fabrics in your stash, you just don’t know what projects to use them for. Fabrics that you love, but never got a purpose. That’s what I had it with this fabric. After the Knipster sewing competition, it was in the goodie bag of Nooteboom Textiles. It is a thin denim look fabric with embroidered border design. I think it’s a really cool material! But not something I wear every day. I have often had nice ideas to process this gem, but it just never really happened. Until I saw the tester call from Petite Stitchery & co two weeks ago. They wanted to release a new…

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#REFEBULOUS – Do it with Denim – Knipster Throwback

#REFEBULOUS – Do it with Denim – Knipster Throwback

The #REFEBULOUS challenge that was hosted on Instagram this month by fellow Knipster candidate (also justified winner!) Marlies inspired me to write this blog after all. The purpose of the challenge is to inspire each other to reuse, renew, refashion, repair, recycle, you name it.
During the Knipster competition the 4th theme was: Do it with Denim. From used jeans I made a cropped jeans jacket from BurdaStyle: pattern 02/2010 # 109.

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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Green Panter

Green Panter

New year, new plans! Last year I bought a few fabrics that are somewhat trend sensitive, but which I had not yet used. That’s why I worked myself through my huge stock of pattern magazines last week, looking for nice patterns to use with those fabrics. And at the same time looking for potential basic patterns of course, like I mentioned in my previous post (more on that later). It was quite some work and I did not find suitable patterns for all the fabrics, but I still made some nice combinations that I can work with. As I wrote on Instagram, I can’t handle all the uncertainties of new…

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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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