Categorie: sewing

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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Made to measure T-shirt for my mother

After making the Easy to Sew Vogue 9080 blouse this time a T-shirt for my mother. This fabrics is also bought while I visited the Stoffenspektakel in February. This time I carefully measured the sizes of my mother after the failure that I had with the Vogue blouse. I had to do some pattern alterations like a rounded back alterations. I decided to draft a pattern instead of doing the alterations on a commercial sewing pattern. It would probably take the same amount of time.

Made to measure T-shirt for my mother

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Homemade baby boy outfit size 50

I’m a member of two Facebook groups who sew for men and boys. One is an English group called ‘Sewing Blue’ and the other one is Dutch called ‘Naaien voor Heren’. When I decided about four years ago to make all my own clothes I didn’t had the intention to sew for my husband as well. My husband is tall and has always difficulties to find T-shirts and dress shirts that are long enough. On one fine day I offered to sew a few white T-shirts for him and one thing let to another. The English group has a monthly blog tour and I decided to participate in the Sewing Blue Blog Tour ‘Boys in Summer’ theme. I decided to make something for Stitching Creatief voor Babyspulletjes and this Homemade baby boy outfit size 50 with a maritime look is the result.

Homemade baby boy outfit size 50

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Vogue 9080 1980s dropped shoulder blouse

This May month is reserved for unselfish sewings. Making something for my mother because Sunday will be Mother’s day. This fabric was bought In February at Stoffenspektakel. I also found a design that I wanted to make for her. Although I had bought enough fabric after pre-washing there wasn’t enough. Next step was trying to find a suitable sewing pattern. I found in my pattern stash a pattern that I bought in the 80s but never used it. The envelope was damaged due to several relocations so over the years. Perfect for my UWYH project and I started making Vogue 9080 1980s dropped shoulder blouse for my mother.

Vogue 9080 1980s dropped shoulder blouse

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Orageuse Paris Top fitted jersey version

The April challenge of The Monthly Stitch is under the supervision of Miss Bossy. She told us to dig in our stash. Fabrics and patterns needed to be dusted off and showed. Let others decide what you’re going to make. My three suggestions came from my notebook. I try to use only fabrics from my stash and sewing patterns that have already purchased as well. This challenge was perfect to make a start with my Summer sewings. I choose three UWYH projects with sewing pattern suggestions. Although it’s always a little frightening to let other people decide what you will make but I had done this once before. And the winner: fabric one. Here is the result: the Orageuse Paris Top fitted jersey version.

Orageuse Paris Top fitted jersey version

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LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version

How many different sewing patterns can be made of a dress shirt? I bought the March/April 2018 La Maison Victor magazine while I was waiting for a connecting train to go home. The pattern of the LMV Bernie Hemd seemed to be perfect for my husband to make it out of some light fabric that I bought last year at Les Tissus du Chien Vert during a short stay in Brussels. I can highly recommended this fabric shop if you ever visit Brussels. As soon as I saw this fabric I knew it was perfect to make a short sleeve for my husband so I bought 1.25 meter. The only question was had I bought enough to make a LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version van te maken? The pattern suggested 1.60 meter for all sizes. 

LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version

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JLH Gable Top becomes Breton Style Top

A discarded dress was already waiting for a while to turn it into a new fashionable garment. The Sewcialists Love Me-Made May appeal came along and this appeal was the beginning of a new make.  I already wanted to turn the dress into a T-shirt in a nautical style. I als wanted to use a sewing pattern that easy to purchased for everyone because Sewcialists is an international sewing community. Not everyone has access La Maison Victor and KNIPmode or wants to copy a pattern from a pattern sheet or adding sewing allowances. Here is the story behind the JLH Gable Top becomes Breton Style Top project.

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