Tag: refashion

Red Jeans Homemade Christmas Stocking

Christmas is only 84 sleeps away. Time to think about gift ideas, stocking fillers, Christmas stockings to put them in, decorations and other fun homemade items. I show this month some homemade Christmas ideas and I start with a Red Jeans Homemade Christmas Stocking. I’m not only making Christmas ideas. Sue Stoney will also show and share some lovely decoration.

Red Jeans Homemade Christmas Stocking

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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

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Back2School Homemade Jeanius Lapjeskat potloden etui

Let’s Sti(c)k together heeft deze keer Gepakt&Gezakt en Terug naar School als themas’s. Ik besloot beide te combineren. En zie hier: Back2School Homemade Jeanius Lapjeskat potloden etui. Back2School Jeanius Lapjeskat potloden etui maak je van de favoriete, te klein geworden jeans van de kinderen. Wie kent het niet? Denk eens terug aan je eigen schoolperiode. Na een super zomervakantie van 6 weken blijkt ineens dat je een paar centimeter langer en wat breder bent geworden. Je paste je kleren aan samen met je moeder en kreeg te horen dat die jurk en broek nu toch echt te klein waren geworden. Misschien zag je je kleinere zusje dan ineens in jouw lievelingsjurk rondlopen. De tranen prikte achter je ogen. Maar wat als je moeder nu eens voor je achter de naaimachine ging zitten en er iets van maakte dat jij kon gebruiken tijdens je nieuwe schooljaar.

Back2School Homemade Jeanius Lapjeskat potloden etui

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Let’s Sti(c)k Together Zon, Zee, Strand

Ik liep toevallig enige tijd geleden op een Nederlandstalige naai-uitdaging die loopt bij de zuiderburen. Marjolein van Flaflinko is bedenker van Let’s Sti(c)k Together, geïnspireerd door de sew challenge van Davina. Ik besloot te reageren of ik als noorderbuur mocht aanhaken en werd van harte verwelkomt en zo doe ik mee aan Let’s Sti(c)k Together Zon, Zee, Strand thema.

Let’s Stick Together Zon, Zee, Strand thema

Ik besloot een tas te maken van een lap zonnige gele reststof en bestelde het een en ander aan materialen. Helaas ging er het een en ander mis dus plan B. Plan B moest nog wel even bedacht worden. Ik dacht terug aan dit bezoek aan het strand en zo ontstond het nieuwe idee. Zon, Zee, Strand, walvis kijken, ijsje eten.

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Let’s Sti(c)k Together Zon, Zee, Strand

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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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sewing my own clothes

Sewing my own clothes was a decision I made three years ago. I wasn’t happy anymore when I was buying RTW clothes. The fit, the poor make and the quality of the fabrics: it was time for a change. A search on the internet brought me to sewing bloggers from all over the world. The first thing I made is probably this version of the Sorbetto top. This pattern has just been updated and comes with a few more options then the first version.

sewing my own clothes

Makers for Fashion Revolution

Last week In the Folds started Fashion Revolution week. This blogger started an Instagram photo challenge with each day another subject. I decided to take part and use the subjects to show some of my reasons why I sew my own clothes. As seamstress I consider myself as a maker of clothes. I sew my own clothes because I want reliable clothes. Clothes that have a proper fit, buttons that don’t fell off, seams that don’t loosen or zippers that tear while I’m at work.

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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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Homemade Easter Decorations

Homemade Easter Decorations is a sewing project using leftover fabrics and discarded clothes. I made the last years some Christmas decorations and decided to do the same for Easter. I found a lot of inspirations on Pinterest and decided to make some flowers, a bunny and a fabric egg.

Homemade Easter Decorations – the fabric tulips

Our youngest gave me a couple years back two long glass vases. They are standing a few years on our windowsill. I had already decided that I wanted to make some fabric flowers for them using leftover fabrics. I found some blue fabrics in my leftover stash and used this TNT pattern to make them. All fabrics are a kind of denim so this was a little bit harder to work with then the usual fabric. Two evenings later six tulips were standing in both vases.

Homemade Easter Decorations

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Overview 2016 #ninebest2016

Overview 2016 #ninebest2016 – the highlights

Overview 2016 #ninebest2016 is a showcase of my nine best of 2016. On IG you can see a lot of people showing their nine best of 2016. Everyone has his own subject that he or she wants to show. Overview 2016 #ninebest2016 in my case are sometimes based on popularity (likes or re-pins), requests or personal preference. In no particular order they are:

  • reaching 200 IG-followers
  • request to sew two male Chino trousers
  • my participation in the KNIPster 2016 sewing award (Looking Like Audrey Hepburn is my personal favourite)
  • sewing ‘zorgenvriendjes’ for UZ-Gent
  • these new bought shoes
  • Jeanius Denim Softy Pig refashion (> 201 re-pins)
  • sewing a T-shirt from leftover fabric inspired by the YSL Mondrian dress
  • walking an average of 10.000 steps a day and having unexpected views
  • cooking with 5 ingredients

Overview 2016 #ninebest2016

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Sewing Happy X-mouse

Sewing Happy X-mouse – Christmas decoration

Sewing Happy X-mouse is made for Christmas. I love sewing Christmas decoration. These three dolls are hanging since a few years for our window. Last year I made Chris Moose. A couple of days ago I was looking for inspiration for the Christmas Wreath I had planned to make. Then I came across a mouse dressed for Christmas and as a follow up on the word Chris Moose I found X-mouse a nice and funny idea. I went looking for a pattern that looked a bit like a rag doll.

Sewing Happy X-mouse

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