Ottobre SS2015#20 rain coat

Most of my rainproof coats by North Face or Happy Rainy Days, though lovely, need to be treated frequently with special products to remain water resistant. Meh. So I looked at truly 100% waterproof raincoats, but most shapes were bulky

Ottobre SS2015#20 rain coat

Most of my rainproof coats by North Face or Happy Rainy Days, though lovely, need to be treated frequently with special products to remain water resistant. Meh. So I looked at truly 100% waterproof raincoats, but most shapes were bulky

Sapporo coat – zipped!

Another attempt at going oversized! I had bought a chambray-looking soft shell fabric years ago and have been looking for a suitable pattern for a while. The soft shell is a bit stiff which makes it fun to try more

Sapporo coat – zipped!

Another attempt at going oversized! I had bought a chambray-looking soft shell fabric years ago and have been looking for a suitable pattern for a while. The soft shell is a bit stiff which makes it fun to try more

Delpozo inspired dress

Small prints make me queasy, and sewing only with plain fabrics can be a bit boring. I’ve often painted my own fabrics in the past, but have now treated myself to a Bobbinhood ‘silk-screen’ printer so I can achieve a

Delpozo inspired dress

Small prints make me queasy, and sewing only with plain fabrics can be a bit boring. I’ve often painted my own fabrics in the past, but have now treated myself to a Bobbinhood ‘silk-screen’ printer so I can achieve a

Another Chloë coat…

… not from the brand Chloé unfortunately but the Chloë pattern by La Maison Victor. It’s a simple raglan coat, which let’s the fabric scream. Years ago I had transformed an old and cherished wool blanket into a coat, here,

Another Chloë coat…

… not from the brand Chloé unfortunately but the Chloë pattern by La Maison Victor. It’s a simple raglan coat, which let’s the fabric scream. Years ago I had transformed an old and cherished wool blanket into a coat, here,

Knitted sweater inspired by a dream

I dreamt that I met a witch. A proper witch with supernatural powers. She oozed power, I felt rather intimidated. But her power was good, deeply rooted in nature. I met her in a blossoming apple orchard, she had short

Knitted sweater inspired by a dream

I dreamt that I met a witch. A proper witch with supernatural powers. She oozed power, I felt rather intimidated. But her power was good, deeply rooted in nature. I met her in a blossoming apple orchard, she had short

The Starlist or the Blackwars?

My staying home for 8 weeks now in lock-down justifies some geeky behaviour right? Binge watching series, pondering their content, discussing theories with my husband dreaming up (and sketching!) parallels with other films and series. So here’s a thought for

The Starlist or the Blackwars?

My staying home for 8 weeks now in lock-down justifies some geeky behaviour right? Binge watching series, pondering their content, discussing theories with my husband dreaming up (and sketching!) parallels with other films and series. So here’s a thought for

HEIM : the homely home-staying sweater

First of all: I hope you and yours, dear reader, are doing well in these bizarre times! In January I had itchy fingers, itching to knit, and I found this gorgeous pattern by Drops: Heim. It’s a rather modern pattern,

HEIM : the homely home-staying sweater

First of all: I hope you and yours, dear reader, are doing well in these bizarre times! In January I had itchy fingers, itching to knit, and I found this gorgeous pattern by Drops: Heim. It’s a rather modern pattern,

Help! I need a new sewing machine, what do you recommend?

Help, my 10 year’old sewing machine is now gone beyond repair, and I was wondering what you amazing sewing ladies would recommend? Or what you use and are happy with… As a student I started with a mechanical Elna, in

Help! I need a new sewing machine, what do you recommend?

Help, my 10 year’old sewing machine is now gone beyond repair, and I was wondering what you amazing sewing ladies would recommend? Or what you use and are happy with… As a student I started with a mechanical Elna, in

Burda ruffle dress for girls

I enjoy that my daughter has a girly side at times. She was allowed to pick a pattern and a fabric for a new summer dress. The pattern she chose is for a simple dress with a simple ruffle Burda

Burda ruffle dress for girls

I enjoy that my daughter has a girly side at times. She was allowed to pick a pattern and a fabric for a new summer dress. The pattern she chose is for a simple dress with a simple ruffle Burda

Check the checkered pants!

An image from Pinterest can haunt you. Like these pants. Geeky, classic, masculine, cute. Neither such pants, nor such a fabric could I find in the area or online… until my local pusher fabric shop Fairy Taylors had a very similar satin

Check the checkered pants!

An image from Pinterest can haunt you. Like these pants. Geeky, classic, masculine, cute. Neither such pants, nor such a fabric could I find in the area or online… until my local pusher fabric shop Fairy Taylors had a very similar satin