Posts Tagged: sewing

Curvy sporty dress by Ottobre

Heels and a pencil skirt are not the best for running after a 18 month old. Enter sporty dresses, so the running seems intentional. The pattern is from Ottobre Woman 2/2105. The fabric is a medium thick cotton jersey, it looks

Curvy sporty dress by Ottobre

Heels and a pencil skirt are not the best for running after a 18 month old. Enter sporty dresses, so the running seems intentional. The pattern is from Ottobre Woman 2/2105. The fabric is a medium thick cotton jersey, it looks

Original 1950’s pattern dress! Advance 5672

As often my creations start with a vision, a very specific one. Hours of surfing follow to find the closest pattern. Brief = a shirtdress. With 3/4 flipped-up sleeves, a narrow waist and fullish skirt. A collar which stands up a

Original 1950’s pattern dress! Advance 5672

As often my creations start with a vision, a very specific one. Hours of surfing follow to find the closest pattern. Brief = a shirtdress. With 3/4 flipped-up sleeves, a narrow waist and fullish skirt. A collar which stands up a

Elegant shorts, using selfpainted fabric

Shorts. Not my favourite, also after 40 a certain age, I feel a bit self-conscious wearing shorts (or mini’s). Enter the elegant shorts: Scarlet from  La Maison Victor May-June 2015. They look so stylish I don’t feel bad showing so much (pale) leg. I painted the

Elegant shorts, using selfpainted fabric

Shorts. Not my favourite, also after 40 a certain age, I feel a bit self-conscious wearing shorts (or mini’s). Enter the elegant shorts: Scarlet from  La Maison Victor May-June 2015. They look so stylish I don’t feel bad showing so much (pale) leg. I painted the

50’s inspired dress – free pattern

Here’s a lovely free pattern “vacances romaines” from the French magazine Avantages. I found curtains on sale a lovely fabric at Nekkertex in Mechelen. Botanical jars with a japanese touch. It’s a comfy, figure flattering dress. I wore it today

50’s inspired dress – free pattern

Here’s a lovely free pattern “vacances romaines” from the French magazine Avantages. I found curtains on sale a lovely fabric at Nekkertex in Mechelen. Botanical jars with a japanese touch. It’s a comfy, figure flattering dress. I wore it today

La Maison Victor – New sewing magazine!

Big news in the Dutch or French speaking sewing world, there’s a new sewing magazine out, resolutely fresh and hip with lovely photography. La Maison Victor. They also sell patterns online. From their winter issue I made this summer (!) dress

La Maison Victor – New sewing magazine!

Big news in the Dutch or French speaking sewing world, there’s a new sewing magazine out, resolutely fresh and hip with lovely photography. La Maison Victor. They also sell patterns online. From their winter issue I made this summer (!) dress

70’s bedsheet maxi dress

Many thanks to my mother-in-law for giving me her old vintage bedsheets. I used Burda’s maxi pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/smocked-maxi-dress-022013, which I tought would fit the 70’s feel. After zig-zag smocking the 30 odd lines, tying tiny knots etc, I could finally sew

70’s bedsheet maxi dress

Many thanks to my mother-in-law for giving me her old vintage bedsheets. I used Burda’s maxi pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/smocked-maxi-dress-022013, which I tought would fit the 70’s feel. After zig-zag smocking the 30 odd lines, tying tiny knots etc, I could finally sew

curtain dress

The curtains from the house we bought were just too lovely to throw away, if Scarlett O’Hara and Maria von Trapp could do it…

curtain dress

The curtains from the house we bought were just too lovely to throw away, if Scarlett O’Hara and Maria von Trapp could do it…