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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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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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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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Catalina – A Summery Maxi Dress

Catalina – A Summery Maxi Dress

Read all the way down this blog to find out how you can win this pattern! In summertime we need dresses right?! Dresses that suit several different occasions all at the same time. Well, recently I came to the conclusion that for myself I particularly like the kind of dresses that are flowy, fun and flattering but not too sexy or revealing, just feminine. I’m getting older I guess…;) In my daily life I don’t often wear dresses, since they are not practical on my job (need to cover my legs in the laboratory). For me to wear a dress on the few occasions I can, a dress should check…

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Cosette Blouse – La Femme blog tour

Cosette Blouse – La Femme blog tour

There may be hiding a coupon code at the end of this blog… A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege to test another pattern! This time it was a pattern for a blouse by Laela Jeyne Patterns. Once again I jumped right in because that is what I love. It’s actually one of my main flaws: I want to do it all! That’s why my agenda is always over flowing and I barely have time for my full time job, haha :p At least this time it delivered me another great garment to add to my wardrobe: the Cosette Blouse! The Cosette Blouse is a brand new pattern…

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Why I need more Skye joggers

Why I need more Skye joggers

You have probably seen the blog about my first pair of Skye joggers. Those were a huge victory for me, because they were my first well-fitting handmade trousers and so they slightly eased my fear of pants! Well, I don’t often use sewing patterns more than once (although I tend to more and more lately), but recently I’ve made myself another pair of Skye joggers. Of course, partly because I really liked my first pair. But most importantly, because that pair went missing! In February I went on a city trip to Prague with my former students association. Although it was super super cold, I really had a great time….

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I conquered my fears! – Skye Joggers

I conquered my fears! – Skye Joggers

I have some good news today: I conquered one of my biggest fears! The fear of making pants. After two not too well experiences with making pants it was about time for success. Third time’s a charm they say and indeed: it totally worked out just right this time. It all started with Blank Slate Patterns calling for sewing pattern testers. I never tested a pattern before but am always open to new experiences. The pattern to be tested were joggers. A while ago I already concluded that I was in need of new ‘chill pants’ since my current pair are reeaaally emaciated, worn out, and at least 5 years…

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Austin Tee – Blogging for Blank Slate Patterns: Behind the scènes!

Austin Tee – Blogging for Blank Slate Patterns: Behind the scènes!

You might have seen it already, but I’m happy to tell you again: I am one of the bloggers on the Blank Slate Patterns sewing team this year! So in the coming year I will post 3 (paid) posts on Melly Sews blog.🎉 Super exciting! Blank Slate Patterns is an American pattern company runned by Melly. She designs sewing patterns for women and kids. Every week one of the members of the sewing team shows a creation with one of her patterns on the blog. In the team are all kinds of ensewciastics. Some of them I had never come across, but some others I already followed and admired on Instagram for a while….

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