I bought this multicolour print last year in Haarlem during the Stoffenbeurs Spring event. I wanted to use it for a short sleeved Summer T-shirt but it turned into stash when Autumn arrived. My wardrobe was cleared out at the beginning of Spring and some of my most worn T-shirts had to go. Going through my stash looking for fabrics to make some new ones this multicolour print popped up too. It took some carefully playing around with my pattern pieces but it was doable to make a long sleeved T-shirt.
I cleared out my wardrobe and some of my well worn T-shirts had seen better days. My fabric stash is slowly decreasing but lucky me I found a small amount of light blue jersey bought at Sikkes for the first make. My second fabric was found in the discarded clothes stash. A never worn dark blue Tank dress that was given to me. Time to start cutting my two basic blue T-shirts.
I bought this fabric at Stoffenspektakel. Stoffenspektakel is one of the great fabric markets that’s held twice in a year: a Spring and Autumn Tour. One can visits these events on many locations in the Netherlands but also in Belgium and France. I wanted to use this fabric for a short coat but sadly they gave me less then I asked for and not only that it was also not cut straight. The alternative came when I had to say goodbye to two jackets: I decided to make a new Chanel style jacket.
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.
You probably read it in one of my previous Nikolaus Tasche that I wanted to make a gnoom using discarded socks. A gnoom is part of the Scandinavian history and culture. He also has a place in their Christmas tradition as well. Time to make one. One can easily find enough patterns to make one out of fabrics but not out of socks. I made a kind of sketch and a proof model using pins. When I had something looking like a gnoom I made a paper pattern using the model as a guide line. After the pattern was made, the body was cut and sewn together. My gnoom also has a base in the form of a circle.
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.
We already had some hot sunny days and in the meantime my summer wardrobe also started growing. I’ve to admit wearing a skirt is far better then a jeans. This Orgaeuse Paris Top Hello Sunshine combination is my contribution for the ‘Lets Sti(c)k Together July challenge. The theme was this time ‘holiday’. You want to know how this combination fills the theme? This combination will be in my suitcase of course but fabric and pattern choose are also part of the this July theme.
I’ve been thinking for a while what to make from this fabric. I had spotted the Closet Case Charlie caftan a while ago and wanted to use it for this pattern. Closet Case has some great designs. The Kalle shirt is a perfect example of aCloset Case pattern that I’ve used already twice in a hack. I decided to make a toile first. The fit wasn’t what I was looking for and I didn’t had any idea what I had to change for a better look. In the meantime I made this two-piece refashion combination and wrote a blogpost about plastic free sewing. One thing let to another and this two piece Green Greener almost Greenest Garment Combination is the result.
During the previous month you could follow on a daily base what I was wearing on IG. In April 2014 I decidedto make all my own clothes. Every time when I’ve to say goodbye to a RTW garment it’s replaced by a new homemade item. About 75% of my wardrobe is already handmade. This is third time that I’ve joined this IG MeMadeMay happening. I even managed to wear complete 100% outfits in 2015. So how was I doing this year? Time for a small review of my MeMadeMay 2018 showing homemade clothes.
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 SummerHomemade 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.