Category Archives: sewing

Vintage Sewing – a 1950’s apron blouse

A girl’s best friend is probably gay, as they’ll think of giving you vintage sewing magazines instead of a toaster as a wedding present . Thank you Marc and Henk! Here’s the first make, a fabulous apron-blouse, for hosting in true

Vintage Sewing – a 1950’s apron blouse

A girl’s best friend is probably gay, as they’ll think of giving you vintage sewing magazines instead of a toaster as a wedding present . Thank you Marc and Henk! Here’s the first make, a fabulous apron-blouse, for hosting in true

Summer holiday wardrobe

Too many items to post, I’ll make a special summer holiday bundle if you don’t mind. It was our first proper holiday in 4 years, so reason enough to make some new items! First up: the Va-va-voom maxi dress. Casual

Summer holiday wardrobe

Too many items to post, I’ll make a special summer holiday bundle if you don’t mind. It was our first proper holiday in 4 years, so reason enough to make some new items! First up: the Va-va-voom maxi dress. Casual

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