Category Archives: sewing

Potato print shorts

Finding pretty prints is hard, or am I difficult? Most shops abound with cute childish prints, granny paisleys and harsh modern geometric shapes. And then we haven’t even gotten to colours and size of said prints. So I’ve started making

Potato print shorts

Finding pretty prints is hard, or am I difficult? Most shops abound with cute childish prints, granny paisleys and harsh modern geometric shapes. And then we haven’t even gotten to colours and size of said prints. So I’ve started making

African wax coat

The lovely Lesley from Sew sleep deprived made this stunning outfit and skirt. She gave me the courage to go for bold African Wax prints, despite my pale complexion. The inspiration for this coat/dress came from the Gugu dress by Demestik (one

African wax coat

The lovely Lesley from Sew sleep deprived made this stunning outfit and skirt. She gave me the courage to go for bold African Wax prints, despite my pale complexion. The inspiration for this coat/dress came from the Gugu dress by Demestik (one

Ceramics opening – the dress!

Though I’ve only been busy with ceramics for a year, my pieces were allowed in the local exhibit! An opening calls for a wow dress, right? The dress and fabric are stunning… the models less so. Please don’t look too

Ceramics opening – the dress!

Though I’ve only been busy with ceramics for a year, my pieces were allowed in the local exhibit! An opening calls for a wow dress, right? The dress and fabric are stunning… the models less so. Please don’t look too

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

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

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