Categorie: pattern

one pattern two dresses Day&Night Dress challenge 2018

Just like last year I used one pattern for both my Day&Night dresses. I gave a sneak peak of both designs on Instagram but also my fabrics choices for both dresses in this Day&Night Dress Challenge 2018 fabric choice blogpost. Both dresses are made of a self drafted T-shirt pattern that was altered into a dress pattern. Lots of designers have clothes with and asymmetrical look. This look is one of the 2018 style features. I decided to incorporate this feature in both my dresses. Time to reveal both my dresses and show you more of my coffee dress and cocktail dress.

één patroon twee jurken Day&Night Dress uitdaging 2018

 

Day&Night Dress Challenge 2018 fabric

I told in my Day&Night Dress challenge 2018 post about having a pattern for my coffee date dress. Sadly the toile was a nightmare. Wrong pattern, no suitable fabric, a combination of both or just not my pattern? I’ve no idea. Time was not on my sight so perhaps making a Day&Night Dress Challenge 2018 fabric choice for my toffe date dress would be an idea to help me out. The fabric for my coffee date dress came from stash. I made a sketch last Friday according to my ‘the different sides of a fabric’ theme. This is the rough sketch. Horizontal and vertical lines are dividing the dress into two parts and giving the dress an asymmetrical look.

Day&Night Dress Challenge 2018 fabric

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Seven House Toaster Sweater #2

I started with my version of the Seven House Toaster Sweater #2 after having contact with Ann. We both had the same reaction when we almost simultaneously published a blogpost about our last finished sweaters. Ann made a version of the Seven House Toaster Sweater #2 and I the Named Talvikki sweater. We saw each other sweaters and were wondering how bog the difference is between both designs. Ann and I wrote to each other and we decided to make the other design as well and write a blogpost about the other make as well to share our experiences and thoughts about the other design.

Seven House Toaster Sweater #2

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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…)

three hours fabric shopping Antwerp

My mother saw my Named Talvikki sweater and she asked me if I could make one for her. She first wanted a black one but when she saw my second version of the Talvikki sweater she told me she preferred a grey grey melee one too. I visited Belgium this week and Antwerp was on my list as well and had about three hours left to do something else. I decided to use it for fabric shopping and I found some addresses on the internet. The Belgium Let(s) Stick Together Facebook group gave me some advices too.

drie uur stoffen shoppen Antwerpen

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price ticket homemade clothes versus RTW clothes

Is it possible to make a price ticket for homemade clothes? This question came up after several remarks that probably my homemade clothes were cheaper then RTW clothes. Are homemade really cheaper then RTW clothes. Time to answer the price ticket homemade clothes versus RTW clothes question.

prijskaartje zelfgemaakte kleding bepalen

price ticket homemade clothes versus RTW clothes where to begin

One of the advantages of a sewing blog is an overview of what has keeping you busy. You can see the finished garment and also read how much time it took me to make it but aso how much I spend. I started with making an overview of the time and costs of all the garments I made this year and try to find a answer for the question: price ticket homemade clothes versus RTW clothes

prijskaartje zelfgemaakte kleding bepalen

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Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

After making the first two basic T-shirts I decided to make two more basic T-shirts. Someone gave me a black/white striped jersey fabric because she knows I love wearing black/white clothes. I also knew there had to be a small striped black/white jersey fabric in my stash. After a quick look this fabric was found too. I could make a start with my second serie homemade basic T-shirts.

Second serie homemade basic T-shirts

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Nine best 2017 projects

You can see at the end of each year all kind of overviews. Lots of subjects but also elections like the best sportswoman, sportsman and sports team of the year. The best book, the best watched movie: the queu can be endless. This one comes from IG. You can find there for example these hashtags: #bestnine2017, #ninebestof2017, #2017bestnine en #hetbestevan2017. I joined this IG challenge last year and decided to take join this year as well and make an overview of nine special projects. Below you can read something about this selection of Nine best 2017 projects.

Negen beste 2017 projecten

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Two new homemade basic T-shirts

I’m a big fan of T-shirts. Comfortable to wear under a sweater but also in combination with a jacket or cardigan. I love wearing them because T-shirts are made of jersey fabric and stretch unlike blouses. You must’t think I’ve a lot T-shirts on my shelves. I’ve ten and some are bought and some are homemade. Sadly some of them were worn and faded. Time to replace them. I first looked in my stash to find some fabric and found some beautiful soft light grey jersey. I bought the second fabric in Leiden so I was ready to start maken my two new homemade basic T-shirts.

Two new homemade basic T-shirts

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