I bought this fabric at Stoffenspektakel. Stoffenspektakel is one of the great fabric markets that’s held twice in a year: a Spring and Autumn Tour. One can visits these events on many locations in the Netherlands but also in Belgium and France. I wanted to use this fabric for a short coat but sadly they gave me less then I asked for and not only that it was also not cut straight. The alternative came when I had to say goodbye to two jackets: I decided to make a new Chanel style jacket.
A while ago I across a remnant that already has turned into the Blackwood cardigan. My version of the Blackwood cardigan is made of bouclé fabric that has all kinds of pale colours like pink, light blue, green and yellow. I wanted to make a matching T-shirt because I’ve a lot of grey and black T-shirts but no pink or light blue. My fabric stash isn’t that huge but between my leftovers I found a piece of suitable pink jersey that really matched beautiful with the bouclé fabric. I decided to make JLH Gable Top pink version.
The Blackwood cardigan is a pattern from Helen’s Closet. I bought a while ago a coupon for another project but sadly the coupon wasn’t enough to make it. Then came the Breaking Ground Blog Tour around. I decided to try if it was possibly to use the knitted bouclé fabric for this pattern. It was doable with some small alterations.
Youngest daughter loves pencil skirts and specially when they are homemade. Last time I made two out of Ponta di Roma. This one is made of stretch structure fabric in black. light blue and ecru. This fabric was also bought at Holland Stoffenhuis and was found and their remnant bin. This new pencil skirt is also made of this TNT pencil skirt pattern. Everyone can draft a pencil skirt and I can highly recommend to do it. A commercial pattern is made for an average size and always asks fr alterations. With the same effort you can easy draft your own pattern.
SewOver50 asked their followers to show makes of sewing patterns with an older person modelling the make. I decided to take a look at my 2018 makes and to see if these patterns were using an older model for the photoshoot.
Gillian started in 2012 the Sewing Top Five serie. The Sewing Top Five has 5 categories: hits, misses, highlights, reflections and goals. She writes individual blogposts with each categorie as subject. I liked the idea but decided to make a mixture of all these categories in just one block of five. Why? Because I didn’t had many misses (no selfmade project was destroyed in the wash, never worn or when it failed it was unpicked and got another look). So here we go in no particular order.
Christmas is over and it’s almost New Year. I’ve been wearing a dress on the first Christmas Day but the second day I wore my version of the Ensemble Patterns Sunday Everyday Sweater. It’s an oversized model. Something to wear while reading a book or cleaning the house after the Christmas meal. I made my cropped version using a jeans coloured sweater fabric that was bought at the beginning of this year.
When I visited the Stoffenspektakel I was also looking for some fabrics for my mother. She wanted a new cardigan and sweater. It’s always a bit tricky buying fabric for someone else with a few indications. She wanted no back or grey but red, mustard yellow or green. My first purchase for her was a kind of jeans coloured fabric with a with a low relief bubble texture. Perfect for the cardigan. I also started looking for possible patterns in sewing magazines but also did a search on the internet. The Pruella Cardigan jOne looked something my mother would like and after looking at all the patterns she decided to go for the jOne.
This is my final homemade sewing project for Christmas. I ended up having small scarps of fabric lying on the table after making my five other Christmas makes. I decided to see if I could find a small project for fabric scraps to make another Christmas item. Sewing4Free has all kind of useful ideas and this Christmas stocking zipper pouch is one of them. A cute looking small stocking that has just the right size for gift card.