Futuristic elegance : V1239 in coat version

If like me you’ve sewn your way up from Burda Easy, then this pattern seems like from another galaxy, intricate construction, unusual volumes, catwalk appeal…  in other words Haute Couture! The pattern is by Ralph Rucci and was presented at

Futuristic elegance : V1239 in coat version

If like me you’ve sewn your way up from Burda Easy, then this pattern seems like from another galaxy, intricate construction, unusual volumes, catwalk appeal…  in other words Haute Couture! The pattern is by Ralph Rucci and was presented at

Modern coat from old woollen blanket

The perks of sewing! We can turn old beloved fabric, high in emotional value and pretty at that, into clothing. Last summer we sold our beautiful little Swedish cottage, after 35 years… I kept loads of mementos, like this beautiful

Modern coat from old woollen blanket

The perks of sewing! We can turn old beloved fabric, high in emotional value and pretty at that, into clothing. Last summer we sold our beautiful little Swedish cottage, after 35 years… I kept loads of mementos, like this beautiful

Ceramics, a new passion

The astute followers will have gathered I love sewing. And painting. Yet I’ve been unfaithful… and taken up pottery on the side. But as soon as the sun returns to Belgium I’ll take some photos and post some of the sewing

Ceramics, a new passion

The astute followers will have gathered I love sewing. And painting. Yet I’ve been unfaithful… and taken up pottery on the side. But as soon as the sun returns to Belgium I’ll take some photos and post some of the sewing

Louis Vuitton cable turtleneck COPY

Ooo-oooh there is some gorgeous stuff out there, take this modern though traditional, feminine yet edgy sweater, by Louis Vuitton… I apologize to LV for copying it instead of buying it. Obvious r€a$on$, but also for wanting to try cables, and

Louis Vuitton cable turtleneck COPY

Ooo-oooh there is some gorgeous stuff out there, take this modern though traditional, feminine yet edgy sweater, by Louis Vuitton… I apologize to LV for copying it instead of buying it. Obvious r€a$on$, but also for wanting to try cables, and

Fleece Finn jacket

We were pretty smug when we picked a traditional and fairly unknown Norwegian name for our boy in 2014. So smug it backfired. By the time he was born, ‘Finn’ was number 10 in the NL- BE chart. Followed a cool stormtrooper named

Fleece Finn jacket

We were pretty smug when we picked a traditional and fairly unknown Norwegian name for our boy in 2014. So smug it backfired. By the time he was born, ‘Finn’ was number 10 in the NL- BE chart. Followed a cool stormtrooper named

Traffic safe beanie and scarf

Around here (Belgium) primary schoolchildren have to wear reflective neon vests in winter so as to be visible in the darkness/mist. These vests are not so pretty and thus not hugely popular. Especially older children and teens will not wear

Traffic safe beanie and scarf

Around here (Belgium) primary schoolchildren have to wear reflective neon vests in winter so as to be visible in the darkness/mist. These vests are not so pretty and thus not hugely popular. Especially older children and teens will not wear

Cool overall – but why this weird fit?

Help! Do any of my kind readers know why there’s a diamond-shaped-pull in the back? I get tons of compliments for this overall, and do feel glam in it, but I’m bugged by the ill-fitting back. Is it the zipper? The

Cool overall – but why this weird fit?

Help! Do any of my kind readers know why there’s a diamond-shaped-pull in the back? I get tons of compliments for this overall, and do feel glam in it, but I’m bugged by the ill-fitting back. Is it the zipper? The