Categorie: sewing

Green Greener almost Greenest Garment Combination

I’ve been thinking for a while what to make from this fabric. I had spotted the Closet Case Charlie caftan a while ago and wanted to use it for this pattern. Closet Case has some great designs. The Kalle shirt is a perfect example of a Closet Case pattern that I’ve used already twice in a hack. I decided to make a toile first. The fit wasn’t what I was looking for and I didn’t had any idea what I had to change for a better look. In the meantime I made this two-piece refashion combination and wrote a blogpost about plastic free sewing. One thing let to another and this two piece Green Greener almost Greenest Garment Combination is the result.

Green Greener almost Greenest Garment Combination

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Two discarded clothes turned into new two piece summer set

Our youngest daughter told me several times I should wear something else then a jeans during hot summer days. My last summer skirt has left my wardrobe a while ago. When it’s hot I usually wear my refitted GBSB Drapey Knit dress but that’s only for one day. The next day I want some fresh clothes.
So I was thinking for a while what to make for those tropical sunny days? What to wear instead of jeans that is comfortable when it’s hot. While I was re-organizing my discarded clothes stash I found this dress. I made this dress for our youngest daughter about 10 years ago. I also found a Top that belonged to our eldest daughter. The re-fashionist in me woke-up: Two discarded clothes turned into new two piece summer set.

Two discarded clothes turned into new two piece summer set

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Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse

This Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse is made of a pattern from the Burda Plus Size collection. This pattern was also released in the February edition of the Burda Style magazine. I bought this magazine to make this blouse for my mother. My mother had asked me to make a relax fitted blouse out of striped fabric. Sadly enough my previous bought fabric had a higher shrinkage percentage then I expected. New fabric was found at A.Boeken in Amsterdam where I also bought the fabric to make the LMV Aspen poloshirt. This is a 100% cotton striped fabric. 

Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse

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Elle Puls ShirtBOX pattern

Elle Puls is a German independent pattern designer. I made a few of her patterns and also did some testing for her. Elle Puls also has designed some pattern for taller women. This is great news if you’re taller then average. The side seam/hem construction from the Tunika Elle was already used twice in a pattern hack. The first time for the Closet Case Kalle shirt and the second time for the refashion of the LMV Carrie jurk. This time I’me testing a pattern for her: the Elle Puls ShirtBOX pattern.

Elle Puls ShirtBOX pattern

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LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt

My husband is this time the subject of my sewing projects. I made for him a striped version of the LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt. The LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt is the third time that I’m using the LMV May/June2018 edition. It doesn’t happen often that I use a sewing magazine three times but this edition really had some great designs I could use. My LMV Malmö broek was worn at least once a week since I made it and also once in combination with the LMV Oslo blouse. A while ago I also made a poloshirt for my husband that he likes to wear. I decided not to use that pattern again but make this LMV version because my husband like the fit of his LMV Cliff hemd and LMV Bernie hemd.

LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt

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LMV Carrie jurk meets Elle Puls Tunika Elle

We start at the begin. Last year I was one of the participants in the make a shirt dress challenge. I made my version of the LMV Carrie Jurk. And here comes my confession: I only wore this dress twice. The first time was for the photo shoot and the second time to a birthday party. This LMV Carrie jurk wasn’t my dress just like many other dresses. This year the  Sew Together For Summer dress challenge is back with a wrap dress. I was tempted but decided to be wise and let this challenge pass. Instead I decided to do something with my LMV Carrie jurk. A blouse was the best option and came up with the LMV Carrie jurk meets Elle Puls Tunika Elle idea.

LMV Carrie jurk meets Elle Puls Tunika Elle

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LMV Oslo Blouse French Terry version

This LMV Oslo Blouse French Terry version also comes from the LMV May/June 2018-edition. The Top is named after another Scandinavian city namely the capitol city of Norway. The LMV Oslo Blouse is a cropped Top with long sleeves. LMV made in a denim version. The same fabric is also used for the LMV Malmö broek. You end up with a beautiful one colour two piece outfit. The pictures shows a pretty looking outfit but for my taste it was to much denim. I prefer a two colour outfit and decided to use a large piece of leftover fabric.

LMV Oslo Blouse jersey versie

This odd shaped piece was leftover after making the DPStudio Le002 Pull. It would take me some time but I had the feeling it was doable to make the LMV Oslo Blouse French Terry version  out of the leftover fabric.

LMV Oslo Blouse French Terry version

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LMV Malmö Broek jeans-style

The May/June 2018 edition of the Belgium La Maison Victor is filled with sewing patterns that have names of cities from all over the world. This LMV Malmö Broek is one of them. Its’s a trouser in jeans-style. Jeans are classic, a must have. Something to have in your wardrobe. I decided to give this LMV Malmö Broek pattern a go instead of my TNT self drafted jeans pattern. My LMV Malmö Broek jeansstyle is also made of jeans fabric with a small amount of the stretch just like the magazine suggested. This fabric comes form my stash.

LMV Malmö Broek jeans-style

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MeMadeMay 2018 showing homemade clothes

During the previous month you could follow on a daily base what I was wearing on IG. In April 2014 I decided  to make all my own clothes. Every time when I’ve to say goodbye to a RTW garment it’s replaced by a new homemade item. About 75% of my wardrobe is already handmade. This is third time that I’ve joined this IG MeMadeMay happening. I even managed to wear complete 100% outfits in 2015. So how was I doing this year? Time for a small review of my MeMadeMay 2018 showing homemade clothes. 

MeMadeMay 2018 showing homemade clothes

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Easy Sewing Homemade Basic T-shirt dress 

Our youngest daughter and I went a while ago to Holland Stoffenhuis in Leiden. I was looking for lining for my Fashion Style blazer. They hadn’t the lining I was looking for but our daughter found a coupon that was 1.40 meter long that she liked. She asked me if I could make a Summer  Homemade basic T-shirt dress out of it with an exposed zipper.  She has a few of this dress types in het wardrobe that she loves to wear.  Who can refuse such a request? Not me so after paying the coupon it was in her bag.

Easy Sewing Homemade Basic T-shirt dress 

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