Categorie: sewing

Sew Magazine Clementine Cat well-dressed

I’ve a few new sewing projects but also some sewing techniques on a ‘I want to make/do list’. So now and then I sew soft toys like a sloth, pig, fox and a rag doll.
Until now all these soft toys weren’t able to move their arms or legs. So on my sewing techniques list was exploring how this can be done. 
A while ago I saw this Sew Magazine Clementine Cat. This cat has visible buttons joints for arms and legs. Perfect item for my technique project.

Sew Magazine Clementine Cat well-dressed

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Chique Homemade basic Autumn dress

Youngest daughter and I went again to Holland Stoffenhuis in Leiden. I had a Elle Puls pattern that needed to be tested and had to buy suitable fabric. We always take a look in the remnant bin and youngest daughter found a piece of fabric with wybert pattern in ecru, black and gold. She’s very pleased with her Homemade basic T-shirt dress and asked me if the piece of fabric was enough to make another one. Lucky for her it was just enough. So now we had both a suitable fabric and after paying we went back home.

Chique Homemade basic Autumn dress

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Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version

It isn’t easy to say goodbye to beautiful Summer days. Days without caring about raincoats, warm sweaters and shawls. The weather still is nice and a T-shirt still can be worn although a cardigan is sometimes needed. Now for my second ‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ blogtour contribution I decided to transform a blouse pattern into a T-shirt. Let’s go to my Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version

Style Arc Blaire Shirt T-shirt version

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Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version

After a long and sometimes hot summer Autumn is peeping around the corner. Now the Summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere and days are slowly getting shorter so evening and nights are slowly getting longer. Sometimes September but also October can bring some nice, warm days. So I made a Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version for the ‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ Blog Tour.

Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version

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Style Arc Blaire Shirt size 8

This Style Arc Blaire Shirt size 8 is for my mother. Recently Style Arc had a 25% discount on their patterns. The Blaire Shirt had caught my eye and with 25% discount it was a very good deal. When you order a Style Arc patterns you get three sizes. I wanted size 4 so with my order size 6 and 8 were included. I want to use this pattern for the Let’s Sti(c)k Together September theme but need to work out some more details. In the meantime I started testing a new Elle Puls pattern. You can see this Thursday what it will be. A generous piece of the fabric was left after testing and was just enough to make a Style Arc Blaire Shirt size 8 for my mother.

Style Arc Blaire Shirt size 8

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Fibre Mood Oversized Frances Top Free Pattern

Today a new sewing magazine has been released: Fibre Mood. It’s has his roots in Belgium and to get into the Fibre Mood one can download the te Fibre Mood Oversized Frances Top Free Pattern. The Frances Top is an oversized top made from a lightweight woven fabric. It has short, loose gathered sleeves. The neckline is wide, round and at the back slightly deeper then the front. And the back hem has a slightly round finish. Sizes run between XS (size 32-34) until XXXL (size 56-58-60). Pattern are marked with stars to show the difficulty of the sewing involved (one for beginner until five for expert). This Fibre Mood Oversized Frances Top Free Pattern has one star.

Fibre Mood Oversized Frances Top Free Pattern

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WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top floral print version

Clothes with floral prints can be seen each year on the catwalk. A floral print can give a plane looking skirt, jeans or plane looking blouse a complete different look. This floral print came from my stash. I bought this fabric more then four years ago soon when I started making my own clothes. This remand was about one meter, a soft and light cotton with a little shine. This fabric came several times on the table but I never found a suitable pattern for it. A few weeks ago Wardrobe by Me offered several of their patterns with 20% discount. I had spotted the Summer Tulip Top and decided to make it from floral print fabric.

WardrobebyMe Summer Tulip Top floral print version

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Grainline Scout Tee two fabric version

If one does a search on the internet can see many different versions of the Grainline Scout Tee. Scout Tees made of the suggested woven fabrics but also a few made of jersey fabric as well. Besides changing the fabric you also can see altered necklines, Peter Pan collars and Tunic versions. I’ve even seen versions with a breast pocket. I couldn’t resist to do some alterations as well. My Grainline Scout Tee two fabric version is made of woven and jersey fabric. Crepe for the front and sleeves and jersey for the back.

Grainline Scout Tee two fabric version

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