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,

Scandinavian / Japanese ceramics

I love drawing and painting, and often, whatever new hobby I start such as sewing or ceramic, I still somehow end up drawing or painting. The difficulty is then often increased, for example a fabric will absorb paint very differently

Scandinavian / Japanese ceramics

I love drawing and painting, and often, whatever new hobby I start such as sewing or ceramic, I still somehow end up drawing or painting. The difficulty is then often increased, for example a fabric will absorb paint very differently

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.

Anker’s Blues – a lovely yet discreet pullover.

My knitting world was momentarily turned upside down as this pullover is knitted top-down. Tricky,  as you cannot try it on after say 10 cm of knitting to see if the size fits, as you can when you start at

Anker’s Blues – a lovely yet discreet pullover.

My knitting world was momentarily turned upside down as this pullover is knitted top-down. Tricky,  as you cannot try it on after say 10 cm of knitting to see if the size fits, as you can when you start at

I tried baggy and failed, thus ending up fitted. Again.

Since I started sewing I’ve diligently tried working on a better fit. A part from a straight coat once, I had never ventured into the non-streamlined world of sewing. But there are so many beautiful clothes with interesting volumes… not

I tried baggy and failed, thus ending up fitted. Again.

Since I started sewing I’ve diligently tried working on a better fit. A part from a straight coat once, I had never ventured into the non-streamlined world of sewing. But there are so many beautiful clothes with interesting volumes… not

Simple knit – why not?

A childhood in Scandinavia and one deeply believes in the exclusive beauty of intricate knitted patterns. After a few stranded knits, (this or that), I realised that there is an essential beauty in a simple minimal knit too. Thank you

Simple knit – why not?

A childhood in Scandinavia and one deeply believes in the exclusive beauty of intricate knitted patterns. After a few stranded knits, (this or that), I realised that there is an essential beauty in a simple minimal knit too. Thank you

Vintage Burda Sunsuit

I sometimes use vintage patterns as I find them more flattering on the female body, especially the ones from the 50’s. They cleverly enhance some bits and hide others. My sweet teenage nephew had bought me the Burda 1950’s vintage

Vintage Burda Sunsuit

I sometimes use vintage patterns as I find them more flattering on the female body, especially the ones from the 50’s. They cleverly enhance some bits and hide others. My sweet teenage nephew had bought me the Burda 1950’s vintage

A re-run, a new piece and a muslin.

Firstly, a re-make of the LMV Lora dress from years ago. This time in a jersey and a badass print of Jimi Hendrix by Mies&Moos. I had bought it at the open air fabric market ‘Lapjesmarkt’ in Utrecht. I enjoy the

A re-run, a new piece and a muslin.

Firstly, a re-make of the LMV Lora dress from years ago. This time in a jersey and a badass print of Jimi Hendrix by Mies&Moos. I had bought it at the open air fabric market ‘Lapjesmarkt’ in Utrecht. I enjoy the

Big 4 pattern sizes..?#%&@??? Help!

I’m used to sewing mainly Burda, Knipmode, Lekala, La Maison Victor, where a part from minor alterations the fit is usually ‘my size’ = 36(-38) / S(M) in RTW. Then I took the plunge across the pond and ordered some

Big 4 pattern sizes..?#%&@??? Help!

I’m used to sewing mainly Burda, Knipmode, Lekala, La Maison Victor, where a part from minor alterations the fit is usually ‘my size’ = 36(-38) / S(M) in RTW. Then I took the plunge across the pond and ordered some