Categorie: leftover fabric

asymmetrische zalmkleurig T-shirtje

Soms vraag je je zelf wel eens af: ontbreekt er nog iets in mijn garderobe? Zo was ik op zoek naar een T-shirtje dat ik kon combineren met mijn bloemenprint jeans. Elizabeth liet op haar Elizabethmadethis Instagram account twee keer achter elkaar een roze combinatie zien. Geïnspireerd geraakt door deze twee combinaties besloot ik iets te gaan met de restanten zalmroze jersey stof. Ik schreef er over in mijn bloemenprint jeans bericht. De behoefte aan een basis T-shirtje was er niet. Zeker als het warmer is jasjes en vestjes niet gedragen worden is het wel zo plezierig als een topje een blikvanger kan zijn. Ik maakte eerst een schetsje van het idee om het daarna uit te werken.

asymmetrische zalmkleurig T-shirtje

Ik gebruikte het zelfgetekend T-shirt patroon van de vier basis T-shirtjes die ik onlangs maakte. Na wat tekenwerk had ik een patroon voor een asymmetrische zalmkleurig T-shirtje.

asymmetrische zalmkleurig T-shirtje

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asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt

There are times when you’re asking yourself the question: is there anything I don’t have in my wardrobe? I was looking for something different to wear with my new floral 5-pocket jeans. Elizabeth showed on her Elizabethmadethis Instagram account two pink combinations. I was inspired by her makes and decided to dig in my leftover stash looking for some pink fabric. Two odd shaped pink jersey fabric were found. You’ve probably read my blogpost about my floral 5-pocket jeans. In this blogpost I was already playing with some designs to make something different then the usual basic T-shirt.

asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt

I made a sketch and worked from there. I used my self drafted T-shirt pattern that was used for these four basic T-shirts. After some attempts I had almost a sewing pattern for my asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt idea.

asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt

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Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans

You mostly see all kinds monochrome garments like black/white but also grey and sometimes blue. This time something completely different. Probably due the sunny weather we had the last a few days or my daily view on the bulb fields while travelling with the train.

Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans

I made a while ago a Flower Power outfit. The fabric I used for my Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans is from the same KNIPster sewing award 2016 period. I wanted to use it for the Maxima theme. But I made something complete different after listening to advise that Maxima never wears trousers when she’s going on a public visit. I then made a dress using a Vogue pattern designed by Rebecca Taylor. This fabric was put on my shelf and I decided that time has come to use it for a Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans version.

Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans

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homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys

Melissa Evans is the host of the Breaking Ground Tour. The rules are simple. You’ll be Breaking Ground by sewing a pattern from a new to you pattern designer/company, a lesser known pattern company. That can be preferably an Indie pattern, but if you’ve never sewn from one of the big four this is good choice as well. My first contribution was made from a Kwik Sew pattern but for my second contribution I used a Flosstyle pattern. Flosstyle offered free patterns for Breaking Ground Tour participants. I decided to accept the offer and took a look at the Flosstyle website. The Flosstyle Babies First Toys looked so cute and making a few would be my second entry. You can see below all my homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys.

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Kwik Sew 3484 pattern poloshirt hack

My Let’s Sti(c)k Together March challenge was making a poloshirt for my husband. I’m also a participant in the Breaking Ground Tour and decided to combine both challenges. First step: finding a suitable pattern for this make. I did a search on the internet with ‘poloshirt male sewing pattern’. The result was a bit disappointing and one of the suggestions was a Kwik Sew pattern.

Kwik Sew 3484 pattern poloshirt hack

I’ve never heard of Kwik Sew but this company seems to be founded in 1967. They design patterns for ‘real people’ and easy-to-follow sewing instructions. Kwik Sew 3484 is a dress shirt but I decided to challenge myself and turn the pattern into a pattern suitable to make poloshirt. The back body needed no alteration and the center front body pattern was also drafted on the pattern. Time for the Kwik Sew 3484 pattern poloshirt hack. I only made button plackets.

Kwik Sew 3484 pattern poloshirt hack

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Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern

Have you already heard of the Wearable Studio? The Wearable Studio is a new independent patternmaker based in Australia. I was privileged to be a pattern tester for their first pattern. It’s called the Franki Top. This Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern can be made in a causal version but also in an chique and elegant version. The Top can be finished with a flirty ruffle hem and three-quarter sleeves with pretty ties or with short sleeves. Both Tops have a high-low hem. You can make a drapey version by choosing leightwoven fabrics such as rayon, viscose, voile or silk. Looking for a more boxy-look? Cotton or linnen is perfect.

Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern
The Franki Top is perfect for the Summer. I used a non glimmen artificial silk with a flower pattern in beautiful old pink, with bordeaux red and ecru. The fabric is leightwoven and has a beautiful drape. This floral choice is something different them my usual monochrome fabric.

Wearable Studio Franki Top pattern

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homemade red/white gingham kitchen textiel 

My February item for the Let’s Stick Together monthly challenge are potholders. We painted the kitchen during our Christmas holidays so a new set of potholders would be very welcome. I never made potholders. The potholders aren’t the only kitchen textiel items that came from under my sewing machine. I started looking for leftover fabrics to make them and found a large piece of red/white gingham. We have a red roller blind in our kitchen and this red/white gingham was the perfect match. You want to know what I made besides the red/white gingham pot

holders? Keep reading and find you more about my homemade red/white gingham kitchen textiel items.

homemade red/white gingham kitchen textiel 

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Day&Night Dress uitdaging 2018 stofkeuze

Ik vertelde in mijn Day&Night Dress uitdaging 2018 bericht over een patroon dat mijn coffee date jurk zou gaan worden. Helaas de toile was een nachtmerrie. Of het nu het patroon is of de stof of een combinatie van deze twee of gewoon niet mijn stijl: ik weet het niet. Het werkte gewoon niet. De tijd begon ondertussen wel een beetje te dringen en misschien zou het helpen als in ieder geval één andere keuze werd gemaakt namelijk mijn Day&Night Dress uitdaging 2018 stofkeuze. Stap 2 dus. Een stofje zoeken. De stof voor de coffee date jurk komt uit mijn als inmiddels als maar slinkende voorraad. Ik maakte afgelopen vrijdag een schetste met het idee van de ‘twee verschillende kanten van stof’ thema in mijn achterhoofd. Het schetsje zag er zo uit. Een horizontale en verticale lijnenspel met een asymmetrische look.

Day&Night Dress uitdaging 2018 stofkeuze

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monthly sewing plans 2018

I wrote in my Round-up Bucket list 2017 that I was looking for another challenging bucket list 2018. On Instagram some sewists shared their #2018makenine sewing plans. I decided not to take part in this challenge because I find it hard to make at the beginning of a year sewing plans with patterns to use them throughout a year. Flaflinko came up with an idea that suited me more. She suggested to have a monthly sewing or blog related intention. My first idea was to let my monthly intention start with the first letter of that month.

maandelijkse zelfmaak voornemens 2018

The list looked like this but I decided to make some changes. The blogpost about the price ticket for homemade clothes and the given comments gave me some new ideas for my monthly sewing plans 2018. (meer…)