Category: wardrobe planning

LMV Aster Trui Winter versie

Mijn derde bijdrage voor ‘Stik Belgique’ is de LMV Aster Trui Winter versie. Wie kent dit patroon niet. Sommige hebben meerdere versies van de LMV Aster Trui in de kast hangen. Ik maakte al eens een T-shirt versie van dit patroon. Ik gaf al in het blog bericht van mijn T-shirt versie aan dat ik waarschijnlijk in de toekomst een trui versie zou gaan maken. Het kostte bijna een jaar en de ‘Stik Belgique’ uitdaging maar hier is dan mijn winter versie.

LMV Aster Trui Winter versie

There is also an English version. Please scroll to the end of the Dutch version.

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Nanoo Lillian dress inspired refashion Top

Our eldest daughter recently was moving to another apartment and she was clearing out some of her clothes. Among the clothes that weren’t going back in her closet was a big white Top with small black stripes. I always sort these piles of clothes into three. One suitable for refashion. The second for the charity shop and the third one aren’t suitable for a refashion or to be sold. While I was working on this T-shirt for my husband I already had an idea how I wanted to ‘play’ with the stripes and when I saw this pattern both came together and my Nanoo Lillian dress inspired refashion Top was ready to draft. The original Top was unpicked and all fabric pieces were washed. In the meantime I started drafting the pattern.

Nanoo Lillian dress inspired refashion Top

Er is ook een Nederlandse versie. Deze vind je aan het eind van de Engelse tekst.

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Style Arc Cassie Pant

Style Arc Cassie Pant is described as a fashionable pull on ankle length pant with knee patch. Style Arc Cassie Pant looks a bit like a legging but the added details makes this pant less boring. Choosing the right fabric is probably the hardest part when you start making this Style Arc Cassie Pant. I used a very stretchy black fabric that was also used to make this dress.

Style Arc Cassie Pant

Style Arc Cassie Pant – alterations

I made a muslin first because this is the first time I was making a legging type of pants. The first muslin didn’t fit. The legs were to tight. A whole life of swimming, rowing, cycling and running is perfect to keep your body in shape but it also means that upper legs and calves are very muscular. You can find all kinds of alterations on the internet to solve this problem. I’ve given the front upper leg and back under leg more space by adding a kind of diamond shape in both pattern parts. I’ve added a drawing of this method. My second muslin had a perfect fit. I now had a pattern so it was time to start making my version of the Style Arc Cassie Pant.

Style Arc Cassie PantStyle Arc Cassie Pant

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Autumn 2017 sewing plans

You can see in another todays bog post my version of the Mondsee scarf. September 1th is the beginning of the meteorological Autumn. There’s a gap of three weeks between the meteorological Autumn and the astronomical Autumn. At the beginning of this week we still had Summer weather. Lots of sunshine and high temperatures. But the weather changed dramatically on Wednesday. It was raining almost the whole day and temperatures dropped. The next day was also grey and cold. It felt like we had a taste of Autumn already. I decided to start thinking about clothes to make for the upcoming astronomical Autumn while wearing my Mondsee scraf. I now share some of my Autumn 2017 sewing plans.

Autumn 2017 sewing plans

Autumn 2017 sewing plans – my patterns

I decided to take a look at patterns I all ready have due to my ‘Use What You Have’ mission. I’ve found at least two patterns I want to use. This jeans from a recent KNIPmode magazine and the RDC Gerard manteau. I’m still looking in my pattern stash for sewing patterns suitable for a cardigan, a sweater and a pattern to knit another scarf.

Autumn 2017 sewing plans

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Elle Puls Bethioua Back Yoke Raglan Top

Elle Puls Bethioua Back Yoke Raglan Top sounds like a mouthful but there’s no better way to describe this ingenious designed Top. This pattern was in my stash for a while now. I also had some leftover black/white stripped fabric from this make. Put this two together and you have my version of the Elle Puls Bethioua Back Yoke Raglan Top. Sounds easy. It only takes some sewing time. So here we go and read more about my experience with this pattern.

Elle Puls Bethioua Back Yoke Raglan Top

The design of the Elle Puls Bethioua Back Yoke Raglan Top

This top is designed for knitted fabrics like French Terry, Jersey and Sweater Knit. It has a long-sleeved raglan at the front and a curved back yoke with a center back seam. All this elements give you all kinds of possibilities to play with stripes, mixing different fabrics or colours. The hem is slightly lower at the back and the top has a scoop neck. Elke Puls made some different sleeve lengths. The tutorial can be found here. There’s also a dress version and a tutorial to make a bell sleeved version. The pattern comes in size 34 – 54. You can find two measurements in the sewing instructions: one to choice the size and one for the actual finished size.

Elle Puls Bethioua Back Yoke Raglan Top

Er is ook een Nederlandse versie. Deze vind je aan het eind van de Engelse tekst.

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Elle Puls Tunika Elle meets Closet Case Kalle Shirt

Elle Puls Tunika Elle meets Closet Case Kalle Shirt is a so called Hack. You often find pattern hacking term on sewing blogs. It’s a bit of mixing and matching with a pattern or patterns. The cropped and boxy look of the Kalle shirt are todays style features. I decided to mix the Tunika Elle with the Kalle shirt. The cropped version of the Kalle shirt has just like the Tunika Elle a wide faced hem. Both patterns have a hidden button placket, an optional breast pocket and band collar. After a night sleep I had some idea of how I would be mixing both patterns. I also had a test model of a welt pocket that I made more then two years ago on a shelf. This pocket was the perfect detail for my hack.

Elle Puls Tunika Elle meets Closet Case Kalle Shirt Elle Puls Tunika Elle meets Closet Case Kalle Shirt

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Back Buttoned Polkadot Top

You probably saw this Back Buttoned Polkadot Top for a long time in my work in progress item. It’s finally finished. I used the same fabric for this Back Buttoned Polkadot Top as I did for this one. A piece of fabric was left which was just enough to make a short sleeved Top. The Top would have a seam at the center front or center back. This fabric was a gift from Nooteboom textiles during my participation in the KNIPmode 2016 sewing award. Named, an Indie pattern designer, has the Quinn blouse in his collection. I decided to use the idea of button plackets that are a little bit shorter then the actual blouse and do a twist by placing it at the back.

From idea to pattern

Having an idea is one thing but the key is how to to turn the idea into a good sewing pattern. I started with drafting a pattern that looked more like a blouse then a T-shirt. I decided to add a Peter Pan collar, a button placket and make a slightly high/low seam as well. The last step was choosing contrast fabric to make the collar and button placket.

Back Buttoned Polkadot Top

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Homemade classic shirt dress

Shirt dresses are great to wear and can easily be transformed from a work outfit with a belt into a more casual wear just by changing your shoes and no belt. Shirt dresses look great with the button front, collar or collarless, front pocket, high/low hem. There are so many great styles around. I used a medium weight grey cotton to make my Homemade classic shirt dress. A mens dress shirt is most likely to be made a of this type of fabric. I had some ideas and details in my head that I wanted to use for my Homemade classic shirt dress. A classic mens dress shirt would be the base of my dress.

Homemade classic shirt dress Homemade classic shirt dress

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Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 welcome June sewing plans

It’s time to say Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 and say welcome to my sewing plans for the rest of this year. Fashion trends are changing fast, faster then I can sew. I’ve already shared a couple of times that I love to wear classic, casual and comfortable clothes. I call it my C3 wardrobe. My C3 wardrobe has Chanel styled jackets, jeans and jeans styled pants, tops, blouses, sweaters, three LBD’s and cardigans. So Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 welcome June sewing plans is about what I’ve learned this year from my May showcase and what my June sewing plans will be.

Goodbye MeMadeMay2017 welcome June sewing plans
jackets

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Striped Maxi Tank Dress becomes Breton Top

Striped Maxi Tank Dress becomes Breton Top is another refashion project. Our eldest daughter bought this Striped Maxi Tank Dress two years ago and never wore it. The price ticket was still on the dress. She asked me if I wanted the dress and I said of course yes although I had not idea what I was going to do with it.

Striped Maxi Tank Dress becomes Breton Top

Reuse Recycling Refashions

I love doing refashions. Refashion and upcycling are a great way to repurpose clothes that can be given a new second life. My family and friends are always bringing their discarded clothes to me first before sending them to the charity shop. The Striped Maxi Tank Top Dress was hanging on a clothes hanger for a while waiting for inspiration. I watched a couple of weeks ago Krabbé zoekt Picasso (Krabbé in search of Picasso) on the television. Pablo Picasso is wearing a Breton top in one of the episodes. A Breton top is a classic and timeless sweater. I also see a lot of Breton Tops and striped tops in the shop windows this year so why not use the Striped Maxi Tank Dress to make one.

Striped Maxi Tank Dress becomes Breton Top Striped Maxi Tank Dress becomes Breton Top

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