Categorie: sewing

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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Visiting Stoffenspektakel plus Stoffenbeurs Spring 2018

Last week two big fabric markets were held in my neighbourhood. The Stoffenspektakel in the Haarlemmermeer and the Stoffenbeurs in Haarlem. Both fabric markets are held twice a year and visit all kinds of places in the Netherlands but also in Belgium and France. I always attend both markets because a few fabric shop owners are present at both markets. This time I wanted to buy some fabric for my mother and husband because I’ve planned for both them projects in my Let’s Stick Together Monthly Challenge. In this blogpost I give you an impression of both markets but I also show the fabrics I bought during my Visiting Stoffenspektakel plus Stoffenbeurs Spring 2018.

Visiting Stoffenspektakel plus Stoffenbeurs Spring 2018

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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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