Category: wardrobe planning

DP Studio Fashion Pull Asymétrique Maille LE 002

DP Studio Fashion Pull Asymétrique Maille LE 002 is a pattern from DP Sudio Fashion, a French pattern designer brand. I came this pattern company when I saw this make on Kollabora. The Pull asymétrique has a twist that looks a bit like this Pattern Magic Top. I really liked the look and decided to purchase the pattern.

DP Studio Fashion Pull Asymétrique Maille LE 002

DP Studio Fashion Pull Asymétrique Maille LE 002 – the pattern

The pattern arrived four days later and comes in a beautiful box. Two pattern sheets and sewing instructions with illustrations in French and English are inside the box. I decided to trace size 38 (hips 94cm) based on my hip measurements (90 cm). The Pull asymétrique is described as a sweater with a contemporary style and easy to make. This Pull calls for a knit fabric that is not too stretchy.

DP Studio Fashion Pull Asymétrique Maille LE 002 DP Studio Fashion Pull Asymétrique Maille LE 002

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Oversized Top becomes wearable V-neck Top

Oversized Top becomes wearable V-neck Top is a refashion project. This wearable V-neck Top is made of a XL H&M Top. Our eldest daughter gave this top together with some other discarded clothes. I tried it on and really liked the shape of the V-neckline. I decided to use the V-neckline as a starting point for my refashion top. The original top also had a beautiful hem shape that I wanted to use as well.

Oversized Top becomes wearable V-neck Top Oversized Top becomes wearable V-neck Top

Oversized Top becomes wearable V-neck Top – the make

A successful executed refashion starts with a sketch. I used my self drafted TNT Top pattern to make this refashion. I unpicked the original top, laid each piece flat on the table and folded the front and back piece double. The first step is making the front and then the back. The back has a pleat and when this was finished I sewed in my usual manner.

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Early 60s styled High-necked Top

Early 60s styled High-necked Top is made of some leftover fabric. This dress is made of the same fabric. I saw in one of the episodes of Endeavour a top with princess seams and a crew boat-ish neckline. Endeavour is a British television detective drama series and is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse. The Endeavour serie is set in Oxford just like the Inspector Morse serie. I really liked the look of this top and decided that I wanted to try to make my version of that top. This top in a shop window looked a bit like the one from the television just like this knitted version found on the internet.

Early 60s styled High-necked Top

Early 60s styled High-necked Top – the fabric

The piece of leftover fabric was about 80 centimeters and also one odd shaped piece so I was limited by the amount of fabric. I decided to turn the fabric 90° because it is a 4-way stretch. I now had a little bit more fabric to play with but there still wan’t enough to make a full sleeve length. A cuff solved this problem.

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Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes – the dresses

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes is my contribution for the the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour run by Elizabeth. I decided to use the LBD as the starting point of my pattern choice. A LBD is a stylish and timeless dress design that can be worn on my occasions. A well chosen simple designed dress combined with only one jewellery is the key to have a fabulous outfit. I decided to use the RDC Ludivine robe pattern for this challenge because this pattern has a strong stylish and timeless design. Both dresses have size 38 for the bust and size 36 for the hips.

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes

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RDC Ludivine dress pattern

RDC Ludivine dress pattern – the day and night dress challenge

I decided to use the RDC Ludivine dress pattern for both versions of the day and night dress challenge run by Elizabeth. The pattern is easy to sew together and the clever use of the bust dart in the side front panel gives the dress a crisp and neat finish. I used the pattern as it is for the day dress and for my night LBD look I made fitting changes in the side seams but also in the seams of the center front panel, center back panel and side front panels. The day dress version is made of sweater fabric and the LBD version of Punte di Roma.

RDC Ludivine dress pattern

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Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview

Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview – the start

Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview is where I’m showing the progress in my makes for the Day and Night Dress Challenge. The Day and Night Dress Challenge started when I received an invitation from Elizabeth from the blog Elizabeth made this. She asked me to become a participant in the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour. I accepted the invitation and started with looking for a pattern that I wanted to use and also the fabrics. The night dress has to black and because I love LBD therefore the night dress was no problem for me. A day dress however is something I rarely wear. First challenge was to find an usable pattern.

Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview

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10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017

10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017 – het begin

10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017 begon voor mij op 20 november. Ik heb een stoffenvoorraad die ook nog aangevuld is met afgedankte kleding. Uitdagingen om beide te verwerken zijn dan ook erg welkom. Het verhaal op dit blog bood mij weer eens een goede motivatie om de laatste 6 weken van 2016 met deze uitdaging te vullen. Sinds een paar jaar maak ik altijd het een en ander voor Sinterklaas. De belofte aan mijn echtgenoot om voor hem weer een paar T-shirts te maken stond ook nog. Ik had dus wel een paar naaiprojecten staan waar ik deze 10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017 uitdaging mee kon invullen.

10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017

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Personalised College Scarf

Personalised College Scarf – the history

Personalised College Scarf takes me back to my school days. When I went to high school it was fashion to wear a college scarf. Even in those days I loved wearing a classic non fashion style of clothes. I didn’t wear many grey pleated skirts but instead I was wearing jeans combined with beautiful stylish Kerko dress shirts and lovely soft pink and blue cardigans. I even had a dark blue double breasted college coat. A college scarf was perfect to finish this look. These type of scarfs are made of wool and still available. Many years ago I bought a brown-camel version (which you can on the IG-image) for my husband to wear it together with his suede jacket. The one I had is gone.

Personalised College Scarf Personalised College Scarf

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Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd

Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd – the pattern

Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd is made of a pattern that can be found in the first Dutch edition of the Spanish Patrones. It’s called Fashion Style and I showed it a while ago in this blogpost. The overhemd is described as a Japanese Styled dress shirt with dropped shoulder line, batwing short sleeves, added sleeves to make long sleeves and a Mao collar. I’ve made one alteration. The pattern has a straight front placket which seemed to be a bit odd in my opinion because the finished version has a kind of V-shaped neckline. I drafted a front placket that follows that shape. It was added to the front pattern while cutting and also cut twice to make the front placket for the buttonholes on the right side and for the buttons on the left side. My version of the Massimo Dutti Overhemd is made in size 38.

Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd

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Faux leather detailed pencil skirt

Faux leather detailed pencil skirt – the history

Faux leather detailed pencil skirt is made during a sewing challenge. I decided to make a monochroom black-white outfit. There was some fabric left from this make but I hadn’t enough wide left to make the seam allowances for the skirt. I decided to add some faux black leather fabric bought for this make that also has some stretch. The faux leather stripes are 4 cm wide. This size gives the best outcome in balance between the skirt and the faux leather detail. When I showed the pencil skirt to the other contestants I had requests to share how I made it. Recently I wore the pencil skirt with my crewneck top. A few were interested if I had made the skirt and also wanted if so how it’s done. So here we go.

Faux leather detailed pencil skirt

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