Category Archives: sewing

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,

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

Lekala 4279 or Madame Butterfly

Since my last ordeal with the Burda maxi dress, I didn’t just look at the technical drawing before making this Lekala 4279 dress with a flounce, I also looked up examples from bloggers. I only found one, but a good

Lekala 4279 or Madame Butterfly

Since my last ordeal with the Burda maxi dress, I didn’t just look at the technical drawing before making this Lekala 4279 dress with a flounce, I also looked up examples from bloggers. I only found one, but a good

Burda Bust Business

Dear Burda, Thank you for all the patterns you crank out every month, my wardrobe would look at lot more boring without you! Usually your patterns fit rather well, but there are exceptions. Such as the Wrap Dress 07/2016 #102,

Burda Bust Business

Dear Burda, Thank you for all the patterns you crank out every month, my wardrobe would look at lot more boring without you! Usually your patterns fit rather well, but there are exceptions. Such as the Wrap Dress 07/2016 #102,

Stylish, feminine yet relaxed…

If I think feminine, stylish yet relaxed, I think of the 70’s (glam… not hippie) I remember my Mom looking so beautiful with Charlie’s Angels hair, a cognac boot and a wrap dress. That look has been simmering for years

Stylish, feminine yet relaxed…

If I think feminine, stylish yet relaxed, I think of the 70’s (glam… not hippie) I remember my Mom looking so beautiful with Charlie’s Angels hair, a cognac boot and a wrap dress. That look has been simmering for years

Style Arc’s Cher Knit Dress – a lovely waistless time waister.

Recently I’ve tried challenging myself to try sewing not form-fitting dresses. The last one, ended up waisted. Then I picked this cool pattern by Style Arc knowing I would not be able to somehow turn it into a silhouetted dress.

Style Arc’s Cher Knit Dress – a lovely waistless time waister.

Recently I’ve tried challenging myself to try sewing not form-fitting dresses. The last one, ended up waisted. Then I picked this cool pattern by Style Arc knowing I would not be able to somehow turn it into a silhouetted dress.