Tag: request

Youngest daughter wears Orageuse Paris Top

Last year I made this two piece combination: a pleated skirt and the Orageuse Paris Top. Our youngest daughter really liked the look of the Paris Top and asked me if I could make her one too.
She was very lucky. There was just enough fabric left to make her one but also some of the black lace that I had used for the triangle shaped yokes.
But then after our Holiday Autumn came, turned into Winter but the request wasn’t forgotten. Spring brought some sunny days so time to make my daughters Paris Top.

Youngest daughter wears Orageuse Paris Top
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Stretch structure fabric Homemade pencil skirt

Youngest daughter loves pencil skirts and specially when they are homemade. Last time I made two out of Ponta di Roma. This one is made of stretch structure fabric in black. light blue and ecru. This fabric was also bought at Holland Stoffenhuis and was found and their remnant bin.
This new pencil skirt is also made of this TNT pencil skirt pattern. Everyone can draft a pencil skirt and I can highly recommend to do it. A commercial pattern is made for an average size and always asks fr alterations. With the same effort you can easy draft your own pattern.

Stretch structure fabric Homemade pencil skirt
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Cardigan jOne from Pruella

When I visited the Stoffenspektakel I was also looking for some fabrics for my mother. She wanted a new cardigan and sweater. It’s always a bit tricky buying fabric for someone else with a few indications. She wanted no back or grey but red, mustard yellow or green.
My first purchase for her was a kind of jeans coloured fabric with a with a low relief bubble texture. Perfect for the cardigan. I also started looking for possible patterns in sewing magazines but also did a search on the internet.
The Pruella Cardigan jOne looked something my mother would like and after looking at all the patterns she decided to go for the jOne.

Cardigan jOne from Pruella
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Chique Homemade basic Autumn dress

Youngest daughter and I went again to Holland Stoffenhuis in Leiden. I had a Elle Puls pattern that needed to be tested and had to buy suitable fabric. We always take a look in the remnant bin and youngest daughter found a piece of fabric with wybert pattern in ecru, black and gold. She’s very pleased with her Homemade basic T-shirt dress and asked me if the piece of fabric was enough to make another one. Lucky for her it was just enough. So now we had both a suitable fabric and after paying we went back home.

Chique Homemade basic Autumn dress

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Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version

After a long and sometimes hot summer Autumn is peeping around the corner. Now the Summer is coming to an end in the northern hemisphere and days are slowly getting shorter so evening and nights are slowly getting longer. Sometimes September but also October can bring some nice, warm days. So I made a Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version for the ‘Sew Long Summer 2018’ Blog Tour.

Zonen09 Theo overhemd poloshirt version

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Two homemade babyshower gifts

Our youngest daughter asked me a while ago if I could make a gift for het sister in law who was expecting her second child. Her sister in law is always admiring the clothes I made for my daughter. Flattered by this words so obviously I couldn’t refuse her request. The parents already knew it was going to be a boy again. Our youngest daughter had no suggestions so I started looking for inspiration. And then I saw this giant sloth on Instagram tegen een luiaard aan in de vorm van een knuffeldoek. I already had this pattern because I came across it while I was looking for patterns to make a soft toy sloth. After printing and finding fabrics I could start making it. Finally I ended making Two homemade babyshower gifts.

Two homemade babyshower gifts

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Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse

This Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse is made of a pattern from the Burda Plus Size collection. This pattern was also released in the February edition of the Burda Style magazine. I bought this magazine to make this blouse for my mother. My mother had asked me to make a relax fitted blouse out of striped fabric. Sadly enough my previous bought fabric had a higher shrinkage percentage then I expected. New fabric was found at A.Boeken in Amsterdam where I also bought the fabric to make the LMV Aspen poloshirt. This is a 100% cotton striped fabric. 

Burdastyle 2018-02 #128 3/4 Sleeve Blouse

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LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt

My husband is this time the subject of my sewing projects. I made for him a striped version of the LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt. The LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt is the third time that I’m using the LMV May/June2018 edition. It doesn’t happen often that I use a sewing magazine three times but this edition really had some great designs I could use. My LMV Malmö broek was worn at least once a week since I made it and also once in combination with the LMV Oslo blouse. A while ago I also made a poloshirt for my husband that he likes to wear. I decided not to use that pattern again but make this LMV version because my husband like the fit of his LMV Cliff hemd and LMV Bernie hemd.

LaMaisonVictor Aspen poloshirt

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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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LMV Cliff mannenhemd korte mouw versie

Ik maakte ruim een week geleden mijn vierde versie van Zonen09 Theo overhemd patroon. Altijd leuk om een patroon meerdere keren te gebruiken maar het werd ook tijd om eens om te zien naar een ander patroon. Manlief wilde graag nog een overhemd met korte mouwen en tijdens een verblijf in de buurt van Klarenbeek kwamen we langs de zojuist geopende Javro stoffenwinkel in Epse. We vonden daar de Dapper stoffencollectie. Een er van werd goedgekeurd en ging mee naar huis. Ik had tijdens mijn zoektocht voor de Stik Belgique oktober maand mijn oog al laten vallen op een patroon van LMV: het Cliff mannenhemd. En aldus werd de zojuist gekochte stof gebruikt voor het maken van een LMV Cliff mannenhemd korte mouw versie.

LMV Cliff mannenhemd korte mouw versie

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

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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

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

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Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

The Dutch phrase for this Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt would be ‘mijn man heeft een streepje voor’: This time my husband was in my good books. The funny part in the Dutch phrase is ‘streepje’ – ‘stripe’. Sometimes it isn’t possible to write a blog post in two languages and making the ‘playing with words’ happen. I came across this fabric some weeks ago while I was buying haberdashery. I haven’t any suitable fabrics for my husband in my fabric stash so every time I see something suitable for him I buy it. Stripes never loose style and a T-shirt made of this fabric would look casual and smart on his jeans.

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

The pattern

I used the male underwear TNT T-shirt for this Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt. It was also used to make this T-shirt as well. I started making my husband white underwear T-shirts in December 2015. He still isn’t happy with the fit because he wears them under his dress shirts in his spare time. The leisure wear version are always a bit looser and they always seem to have a perfect fit. I still need to work a little bit on the perfect fit for the underwear version.

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

The fabric

This fabric can be used on both sides. I decided to play a little bit with the stripes and to make it not to much I used the plane side instead of the one with the small stripes. This fabric was also a little bit heavier then the usual fabric I use for his T-shirt but it still has the same stretch. It looks a bit like a light weight Ponte di Roma but the shop assistant told me it wasn’t. The ticket on the fabric wasn’t of any help either.

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

The make

Pocket, neckline and sleeves are finished with some plane black jersey. I first used the the other side of the fabric but knowing my husband he would prefer the plane details above the other side of the fabric. I spend a lot of sewing time to let the stripes running perfect. The IDT-syteem on my sewing machine helps to control the fabric so it’s fed evenly from both top and bottom. The fabric doesn’t slip while sewing although a few pins are still needed and some basting helps too. Three sewing evenings later and the Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt was ready to wear.

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

The fit of the Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

My husband is pleased with the fit of his new leisure T-shirt. It looks great on his jeans. He already asked me to make another one but this time he wants some more lighter colours. I think we need to spend some time to go to a few fabric stores and see what we can find.

Time and Costs:

Time: cutting 1 hour (this time getting the stripes right is the time consuming part of the cutting process), sewing 8 hours (I basted the T-shirt this time)
Costs: Fabric € 15,00, Yarn € 3,00

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

Mijn man heeft deze keer een streepje voor. Ik probeerde het in het Engels ook over te laten komen maar dat lukte niet. Soms is het onmogelijk een woordspeling in beide talen te laten slagen. Ik kocht deze stof enkele weken terwijl ik op zoek was naar fournituren. Mijn stoffenvoorraad bestaat uit stoffen die voor mij geschikt zijn dus iedere keer als ik iets tegen een stofje aanloop dat geschikt is voor hem dan koop ik het. Strepen zijn tijdloos en een T-shirt van deze stof zou het goed doen op een zijn jeans.

Het patroon

Ik gebruikte het witte TNT T-shirt patroon voor deze Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt. Dit patroon is ook gebruikt  voor dit T-shirt. Ik begon met het maken van zijn witte T-shirts in december 2015. Hij is nog steeds niet tevreden over de fit omdat de T-shirts onder zijn overhemden worden gedragen. Vrije tijd T-shirts zitten altijd wat losser en lijken wel de perfecte pasvorm te hebben. Ik zal dus nog wat tijd moeten steken in de witte versie om de perfecte pasvorm te krijgen.

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

De stof

Deze stof kan aan twee kanten gebruikt worden. Ik besloot wat te spelen met de strepen en gebruikte de kant met de gewone strepen en niet de kant met de smalle streepjes. Deze stof is iets dikker dan de gebruikelijke T-shirt stof die ik normaak gebruik maar het heeft wel dezelfde rek. Het lijkt een beetje op een lichte kwaliteit Ponte di Roma maar de verkoopster verzekerde mij dat het geen Ponte di Roma  is. Het label aan de stof zelf gaf niet veel informatie.

Maakproces

Het borstzakje, de hals en mouwen zijn afgewerkt met effen zwarte jersey stof. Ik wilde hiervoor de andere kant van de stof ervoor gebruiken maar mijn echtgenoot kennende gaat hij eerder voor een ‘rustig’ ogende afwerking. Ik stak veel tijd in het perfect laten doorlopen van de strepen. Het IDT-syteem van mijn naaimachine zorgt ervoor dat de stoflagen zowel onder als boven gelijkmatig worden getransporteerd. De stof verschuift hierdoor niet al zijn een paar spelden en rijgen geen overbodige luxe. Drie avonden later was de Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt klaar.

Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

De pasvorm van de Jeans Blue/Black vertical stripes Mens T-shirt

Mijn echtgenoot is ook deze keer weer tevreden met zijn nieuwe vrije tijd T-shirt. Het T-shirt staat geweldig op zijn jeans. Hij heeft alweer gevraagd om iets nieuws te maken maar deze versie wil hij in een lichtere kleurstelling hebben. Ik denk dat we samen maar eens wat tijd moeten gaan steken aan een zoektocht in een paar stoffenwinkels.

Tijd en Kosten:

Tijd: knippen 1 uur (het goed laten doorlopen van de strepen heeft wat aandacht nodig), naaien 8 uur (ik rijde deze keer het T-shirt)
Kosten: Stof € 15,00, Garen € 3,00

Homemade Black White striped asymmetric cut Top

Homemade Black White striped asymmetric cut Top is designed for my mother. She wanted another Top after I made this one for her. She told me she wanted a Black White stripe fabric or Blue White stripe. I asked her if she liked an asymmetrical look and made a sketch to show her what I had in mind. My mother loved the idee so I took the sketch with back home.

Homemade Black White striped asymmetric cut Top

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

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Four Homemade white suits

Four Homemade white suits is a request sewing project. Our youngest daughter used to be member of The Royal Student Rowing Club “Njord” in Leiden when she was a student. After rowing a couple of years at the annual NSRF last rowing races of the season she now is a member of the organisation committee. The championships are held at the Bosbaan in Amstelveen. Members of the organisation committee wear white suits. Six weeks before the championships our youngest daughter asked me if I could make her a white suit and for two of her fellow members. Although they originally wanted a suit jacket they decided to have a jacket like the one I had made a while ago. The jackets have a dark blue lining in the jacket and piping. I also made a mens jacket for one of the male fellow members.

Four Homemade white suits

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

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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

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

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KNIPmode kokerrok augustus 2016 model 13

Our youngest daughter wanted a new pencil skirt. She wears pencil skirts at work. I made this one for her and also this one but this time she wanted a more stylish looking skirt. KNIPmode showt this model in augustus 2016 edition. This pencil skirt has two triangel shaped panels. Both triangel shaped panels give the pencil skirt an asymmetrical look. The figure darts in the front are moved to these triangel shaped panels. The figure darts of the back pattern are moved to the side seams. This pencil skirt comes with a slit at the back. I bought some beautiful dark grey light weight Ponti di Rome to make this KNIPmode kokerrok augustus 2016 model 13. This type of fabric has just enough stretch to give this skirt a comfortable fit and makes it easy two wear.

KNIPmode kokerrok augustus 2016 model 13 KNIPmode kokerrok augustus 2016 model 13

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Februari roundup bucket list 2017

Februari roundup bucket list 2017 is about what I did during the second month of 2017 with my fifteen items on my 2017 bucket list. I’ve been sewing, started knitting and the daily cooking but also kept walking and we’ve visited two museums.

Februari roundup bucket list 2017 – cooking

I’ve used some of the recipes that came from the magazine I showed last month. The leek clafoutis was made twice because everyone loved it. I also started baking something sweet each week. The ‘Boer zoekt Vrouw’ show started two weeks ago and just like last year I make something sweet. All recipes are chosen from the countries were the farmers are living. You can read about all my makes when the farmers have chosen the one they will hopefully share the rest of their life with.

Februari roundup bucket list 2017

Februari roundup bucket list 2017 – The knitting

One of the bucket list items is to knit at least one item using yarn from my stash. I started almost three weeks ago and I’m using this pattern. The shawl will be rectangle but without the triangulair beginning and end. This shawl has short rows sections. Knitting short rows is something I’ve done only once so this a real challenge for me.

Februari roundup bucket list 2017

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Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe 

Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe is made for our youngest daughter. She loves rabbits and a while ago I made two sleep shirts for her using rabbit fabric. I also made this crazy apron and this lovely cushion for her. She was in need for a new morning robe. I found some lovely blue rabbit fabric that felt soft and warm last year and seems to be perfect to make a new morning robe. Cotton and polyester is the base of this fabric combined with 4% Elasthan. The inside has fine soft alpine fleece. I finally had time to draft a pattern and started sewing.

Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe  Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe 

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Sewing male underwear part 2

Sewing male underwear part 2 is my search to draft the ultimate sewing pattern for a round neck T-shirt and boxershort for my husband. I started sewing T-shirts and boxershorts for my husband almost a year ago and still he isn’t 100% satisfied with the result. He wanted another T-shirt length, some neckline changes and also some minor changes on the fit of the boxershorts. I drafted two new patterns and started cutting and sewing.

Sewing male underwear part 2 Sewing male underwear part 2

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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 White Round Neck Male T-Shirts

Sewing White Round Neck Male T-Shirts – the following versies

Sewing White Round Neck Male T-Shirts is all about sewing the perfect White Round Neck Male T-shirt for my husband. After the last make he still had some issues that he wanted to be changed. First was the length of the T-shirts and secondly the shape and the finishing of the neckline. The length was the easiest to alter but the shape and the finishing of the neckline is a challenge to find out what he (really) wants.

Sewing White Round Neck Male T-Shirts Sewing White Round Neck Male T-Shirts

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BFL 2016 Zorgenvriendje

BFL 2016 Zorgenvriendje – tweede versie

BFL 2016 Zorgenvriendje is mijn tweede bijdrage voor zieke kinderen op de kinderoncologie afdeling van het UZ in Gent. Bij BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers schreef ik al dat ik er ook een voor een jongen wilde maken. Ik gaf hem een naam terwijl ik eraan werkte. Billy Blue vond ik op de een of andere manier wel toepasselijk. Billy Blue is een stoerdere versie van de eerste versie. Ook voor deze versie werden de reststofjes aangesproken en ook de rits kwam uit de voorraad.

BFL 2016 Zorgenvriendje

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BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers

BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers – het idee

BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers kwam ik tegen op bloglovin in mijn dagelijkse mail. Ik las het artikel om te kijken wat het verhaal hierachter was. De Vreetz’oppers zijn bedoeld als zorgenvriendjes. De Vreetz’oppers nemen de ziekte niet weg en lossen ook de problemen niet op. De Vreetz’oppers zijn bedoeld om de kinderen de ruimte te geven om hun gedachten en zorgen te tekenen of op te schrijven. Het briefje gaat daarna in de mond van het zorgenvriendje en de rits zorgt ervoor dat ze geparkeerd en veilig opgeborgen zijn. Ik besloot ook een bijdrage te leveren. Genoeg reststofjes in huis om zo’n zorgenvriendje te maken voor een kind op de kinderoncologie afdeling van het UZ in Gent. Wil je meer weten over deze actie? Hier vind je het verhaal.

BFL 2016 Vreetz’oppers

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Sewing More Mens Wear Part 1

Sewing More Mens Wear Part 1 – the T-shirts

Sewing More Mens Wear Part 1 starts with my husbands white T-shirts. Almost a year ago I offered my husband to make his T-shirts. The T-shirts he bought were always to short. I just finished making version 4 and still there are some points of improvement in his opinion. He is happy with the finished neckline. I finished the neckline this time the same as I did with my last five top sewings. I also sewed at the hem V4 on both T-shirts. It’s hard to see the difference between all the versions and this way I can tell the versions apart. I’ve already bought some new white jersey at Stoffenspektakel recently to sew version 5. After pre-washing and finishing other projects I’ll start making them.

Sewing More Mens Wear Part 1 Sewing More Mens Wear Part 1

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Jeanius Urbanears Cover refashion

Jeanius Urbanears Cover refashion – the story

Jeanius Urbanears Cover refashion is my second make for Refashioners 2016. I made the Jeanius Urbanears Cover refashion for our eldest daughter. When I started unpicking a jeans for the Jeanius refashion relaxing neck pillow our eldest daughter asked me if I could to do some alterations on one of her coats. I said I could but in return she had to do the unpicking of the jeans. She agreed and while I was fishing the Jeanius refashion relaxing neck pillow she saw what was left of the jeans. She asked me if I could make a cover for her just bought Urbanears out of it. I had also some long terry fabric on the table that came from a discarded hoodie. The same hoodie were I got the red ribbon from. She wanted the long terry fabric to be used for the inside.

Jeanius Urbanears Cover refashion

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Two male chino trousers 

Two male chino trousers are made for a friend of us. He told me a while ago he couldn’t buy his favorite style chino trousers anymore. He wants them with a pleat in the front and also with an easy fit. So he asked me if I could make for him two new trousers. He gave me the oldest one with holes in the knees. The chino was taken apart and after that I copied all the pieces of the chino trousers. Another point is the color that has to be a kind of natural. I started looking on the internet and found two shops were they had this kind of fabric. I showed my friend both fabrics and they were approved.

Two male chino trousers 

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Two Scrap fabric sewings

Two Scrap fabric sewings was done while other fabrics were pre-washed and drying. I decided to look for some sewing projects that could be made from scrap fabrics and therefore reducing my scrap fabrics. Two bags of fabrics are standing under my desk. One bag is filled with leftover fabrics and the other basis filled with scarps fabrics. I always try to find good use for both of them. My previous project was made using leftover fabric. I used scarps of discarded dress shirts for this project. Discarded dress shirts are often used to make the inner pockets in jeans and as a result of that fabric scraps.

using fabric scraps

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Two Women’s Sleep Shirt

I made these two Women’s Sleep Shirt for our youngest who loves to sleep in a shirt. She also loves rabbits. I made some handcrafted items with a rabbit theme for Sinterklaas and Valentine. She wanted fabric with images of rabbits on it. Finding that kind of fabric wasn’t easy. When I was searching for elastic for the boxer shorts I came across a fabric shop where I saw a couple of fabrics with images of rabbits on it. .

Two Women's Sleep Shirt - the request

Ik maakte deze Two Women’s Sleep Shirt  voor onze jongste dochter die ervan houdt om in een shirt te slapen. Ook vindt zij konijntjes erg leuk. Voor Sinterklaas en Valentijn maakte ik ook al eens wat met konijntjes voor haar. Het vinden van de juiste stof was een uitdaging. Terwijl ik op zoek was naar elastiek voor de boxer shorts liep ik in een stoffenwinkel tegen stof aan met konijnen erop.

Two Women's Sleep ShirtTwo Women's Sleep Shirt

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Four Mens Boxer Shorts

Four Mens Boxer Shorts were made after I had been making this sample for my husband. Although he was happy with the sample I decided to make a few changes to the pattern when I saw him wearing the sample. All four are made different (I’m searching for a good way to sew them to get the best fit and outcome), but they are all sewed using a overstitch sewing machine. Two of them have elastic in the waistband using small elastic.

Four Mens Boxer Shorts zijn gemaakt nadat ik dit proefmodel had gemaakt. Ofschoon hij tevreden was met de uitkomst besloot ik toch een paar veranderingen aan te brengen toen ik zag hoe de boxer short zat.

Four Mens Boxer Shorts

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Personalized Rowing Socks

Personalized Rowing Socks – the request

Personalized Rowing Socks are made for ten female students who are also rowing at W.S.R. Argo. One of the members is a daughter of a friend of mine and a while ago I made this jacket for her. Now she asked if I could embroider a couple of socks with the name of the rower on it. The socks are not used as they are intended to be used, but rowers do use socks to carry a water bottle. The sock prevents damage to the thin skin of a rowing boat. During rowing the water bottle will start to roll in the boat over the soft skin. A sock is a good way to avoid this kind of damage. A personalized sock will also help you to find your own water bottle back after rowing.

x vlag en sokken

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Sewing Menswear

Sewing Menswear is about making some T-shirt and boxers for my husband. My husband is very tall and lots of his RTW T-shirt are to short for him. I offered him to make some new T-shirts for him with the desired length. Besides the T-shirts I also offered to make his Boxer-shorts. A while ago he bought some new Boxer-shorts, but when he was wearing them he found the legs to tight. An earlier bought Boxer-short had much wider legs, but sadly these weren’t available anymore. Last week I copied this Boxer-short and in my pile of discarded T-shirts I found one big enough to sew a sample.

Sewing Menswear

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Thirty fabric blue Tulipomania

Thirty fabric blue TulipomaniaThirty fabric blue Tulipomania was a request for making thirty fabric blue tulips for some guests coming to the Netherlands. It concerns a visit from Maori men and women who are coming to Leiden for a Waka-meeting.

Thirty fabric blue Tulipomania was een verzoek om dertig blauwe tulpen van stof te maken. In dit geval waren het zowel mannen als vrouwen van de Maori stam die Leiden bezochten voor een Waka-meeting.

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KNIPster sewing ambitions

KNIPster sewing ambitions – Last weekend

KNIPster sewing ambitions is the titel of this post.

KNIPster

Does it ring bell? I don’t think so. Last weekend was a crazy. It all started a week ago when I received an email from KNIPmode that I was selected for the KNIPster competition 2016. The competition concerns making each week an outfit matching a theme.

KNIPster sewing ambitions als titel voor een bericht. Wat zegt dat? Het was een waansnit weekend. Het begon allemaal met een mail van de KNIPmode dat ik geselecteerd was voor de KNIPster naaiwedstrijd 2016.

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Fabric Tulips for New-Zealand

Fabric Tulips for New-Zealand are made to go to New-Zealand. A few Dutch who are going to New-Zealand would like to give their hosts something typical Dutch. They were looking for something durable and that would endure the flight.

Fabric Tulips for New-Zealand zijn gemaakt van stof en gaan naar Nieuw-Zeeland. Een paar Nederlanders die naar Nieuw-Zeeland gaan willen hun gastheren graag iets typisch Nederlands geven. Zij waren op zoek naar iets wat de vliegreis zou overleven.

Fabric Tulips for New-Zealand

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Over the cast customized pants

IMAG0193 aanThis pants are customized to go over the cast for our eldest daughter. A couple of weeks she has been operated a and has two legs in cast. Most of the times she wears a pair of jogging trousers, but she wanted a pair suitable pants to wear outside the house.

Deze broek is onze oudste dochter aangepast. Eee paar weken terug is zij geopereerd aan beide benen en die zitten nu in het gips. Meestal draagt zij een joggingbroek, maar van buitenhuis wilde zij graag een nette broek.

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Big Bold Beauty

x Schermafbeelding 2016-01-06 om 16.29.26The Big Bold Beauty is a triangle shaped scarf special made for our eldest daughter. After seeing lots of big bold triangle shaped shawls in the shops our eldest daughter asked me if I could knit a x IMAG0205 half zij omsimilar scarf for her.

De Big Bold Beauty is een driehoekige sjaal die ik gebreid heb voor onze oudste dochter. Na het zien van grote driehoekige shawls in de winkels vroeg onze oudste dochter aan mij of ik zoiets voor haar kon breien.

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Happy Feet or how to keep toes warm

IMG_3047A couple of weeks our eldest came to me and told me she had do be have an operations on both of her legs. After the operations both legs would be on cast for a couple of weeks. She asked me if I could knit her these toes-sock.

Een paar weken geleden vroeg onze oudste dochteren aan mij of ik dit tenensokje voor haar kon breien, omdat ze aan beide benen geopereerd zou worden. Na de operatie zou haar been in het gips gaan en alleen haar tenen zouden nog vrij zijn.

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Striped pencil skirt

voor 5 xA couple of days ago I was searching for some fabric in my leftovers for a project when our youngest daughter came into the room. She saw a piece of leftover fabric from this jacket that I made a while ago for our eldest daughter. It was my first entry for the Monthly Stitch.

Een paar dagen geleden zocht ik in mijn reststoffen voor een naaiproject toen onze jongste dochter de kamer binnen kwam. Zij zag een stuk overgebleven stof van dit jasje dat ik enige tijd geleden voor onze oudste dochter had gemaakt.

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A grey pencil skirt

voor xLast year our youngest daughter made herself a pencil skirt from a pattern I had drawn for her. She really wanted a new one, but she is in lack of time because she is about to finish her study and doing her last internship at this moment. She asked me to if I could make one for her. The brief was a skirt made out of light grey stretchy fabric. 

Vorig jaar heeft onze jongste dochter een kokerrok genaaid van een patroon dat ik voor haar had getekend. Zij wilde er graag nog een, maar heeft zelf niet echt de tijd ervoor, omdat zij bezig is haar studie af te ronden.  Zij vroeg of ik tijd had en dat haar voorkeur uitging naar licht grijze stretch stof.

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Repairing and Wearing

IMG_2360A while ago our youngest daughter came home with one of her sweaters. It had a tear and a whole in one of the sleeves and she asked me if I could mend it for her. She really loved this sweater so if it could be done she would be over the moon.

Een tijdje geleden kwam onze dochter thuis met een van haar truien met daarin een gat en ophaal in een van de mouwen. Zij vroeg of ik het kon repareren, omdat het een van haar lievelingstruien is. Als het zou lukken zou zij erg blij zijn.

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Knitting to raise money

knitting for the elderlyIn February 2014 our eldest daughter came home with a bottle of Innocent with a little knitted hat. It’s a annual event started by Innocent in 2003 in the UK with the idea to raise money for older people. It involves knitting little hats that are put on the smoothie bottles.

Vorig jaar februari kwam onze oudste dochter thuis met een flesje Innocent met een gebreid mutsje. Innocent startte in 2003 in Engeland met een actie en doneert ieder jaar geld aan het ouderenfonds, met gebreide mutsjes op de flesjes.

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A coat for a faithful companion

zijOne of my friends send me a photo of her dog. Her dog was wearing a coat and she asked me if I could make a similar one for dog. Her dog is getting older and she told me that when dogs are getting older they have some difficulty to keep themselves warm. After some discussion with her we decided to make it from fleece instead of terry.

Eén van mijn vriendinnen stuurde mij een foto van haar hond met een jas aan. Zij vroeg mij of ik zoiets voor haar hond kon maken, omdat nu zij een dagje ouder wordt soms moeite heeft om warm te blijven.

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What is a smile worth or The restoration of a duvet cover

Our youngest daughter and I share the same habit: the lake of throwing away of clothes, things made out of fabric and other stuff in general. I probably inherited it from my father. Everything was reparably in his eyes. He could make lovely stuff from scratch while I repaired his clothes. Repairing is caring. I can’t throw away good clothes that can easily be repaired.

Onze jongste dochter en ik hebben dezelfde gewoonte: geen van beide kunnen we afscheid nemen van kleding en andere zaken. Waarschijnlijk heb ik deze gewoonte overgenomen van mijn vader. in zijn ogen was alles te repareren. Hij kon prachtige dingen maken van waardeloos materiaal, terwijl ik zijn kleren repareerde. Ik kan gewoon geen kleding weggooien die gemaakt en weer gebruikt kan worden.

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repaired with care

Each three or four weeks our youngest daughter comes home with one or more jeans that need to be repaired. She’s really attached to all of her Tommy Hilfiger jeans so restoring and repairing is a frequently returning request from her. Not being a fan of distressed jeans every tear needs to be repaired. Usually it’s the crotch that is showing wear and tear, but sometimes in the but area there is also some wear and tear. Repairing clothes can be a satisfying job. 

Elke drie of vier weken komt onze jongste dochter thuis met een of meer broeken die gerepareerd moeten worden. Zij is zeer gehecht aan Tommy Hilfiger jeans dus herstellen van deze broeken is een terugkerend verzoek ook al omdat zij geen fan is van distressed jeans. Meestal zitten de slijtage in het kruis, maar soms ook op de bilpartij.

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Tulips and herring or famous dutch products

IMG_1619At this moment our eldest daughter is working for accountants firm. Yesterday her firm was having a business company promotion. It was the annual network and herring party. When she told us about it she said that the men were wearing oranges ties but that there wasn’t an orange item for the ladies. I offered her to make a fabric orange tulip for her and turn it into corsage/brooch. She loved the idea and told her two other female colleagues, who also would be present at the promotion. They asked her if I could make two more.

IMG_1641 x kMomenteel werkt onze oudste dochter voor een accountantskantoor. Gisteren had dit bedrijf een promotiedag. Het was de jaarlijkse netwerk en haringparty. Toen ze ons erover vertelde zei ze dat de mannen oranje stopdassen zouden dragen, maar dat er geen oranje voor de dames was. Ik bood aan om voor haar een oranje tulp van stof te maken, die ze als broche kon dragen. Ze vond het een prima idee en vertelde het aan twee van haar vrouwelijke collega’s dat zij een tulp-broche zou dragen op die dag. Zij vroegen haar of ik er nog twee kon maken.

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LBJ with a twist

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Our youngest daughter loves to wear jacket. This red chanel jacket was made almost 4 months ago. This time she wanted a black jacket with a kind of animal print lining which she saw when we buying lining for 4 in a row. The black fabric for the LBJ (Little Black Jacket) is a little bit stretchy.

Onze jongste dochter houdt ervan om jasjes te dragen. Dit rode chanel jasje heb ik bijna 4 maanden geleden voor haar gemaakt. Deze keer wilde zij graag een zwarte jas met een soort tijgerprintje als voering. De voering zag zij toen wij voering gingen kopen voor 4 op een rij. De zwarte stof voor de LBJ (Little Black Jacket) is een beetje elastisch.

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