Tag: sewing

Homemade baby boy outfit size 50

I’m a member of two Facebook groups who sew for men and boys. One is an English group called ‘Sewing Blue’ and the other one is Dutch called ‘Naaien voor Heren’. When I decided about four years ago to make all my own clothes I didn’t had the intention to sew for my husband as well. My husband is tall and has always difficulties to find T-shirts and dress shirts that are long enough. On one fine day I offered to sew a few white T-shirts for him and one thing let to another. The English group has a monthly blog tour and I decided to participate in the Sewing Blue Blog Tour ‘Boys in Summer’ theme. I decided to make something for Stitching Creatief voor Babyspulletjes and this Homemade baby boy outfit size 50 with a maritime look is the result.

Homemade baby boy outfit size 50

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Vogue 9080 1980s dropped shoulder blouse

This May month is reserved for unselfish sewings. Making something for my mother because Sunday will be Mother’s day. This fabric was bought In February at Stoffenspektakel. I also found a design that I wanted to make for her. Although I had bought enough fabric after pre-washing there wasn’t enough. Next step was trying to find a suitable sewing pattern. I found in my pattern stash a pattern that I bought in the 80s but never used it. The envelope was damaged due to several relocations so over the years. Perfect for my UWYH project and I started making Vogue 9080 1980s dropped shoulder blouse for my mother.

Vogue 9080 1980s dropped shoulder blouse

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Orageuse Paris Top fitted jersey version

The April challenge of The Monthly Stitch is under the supervision of Miss Bossy. She told us to dig in our stash. Fabrics and patterns needed to be dusted off and showed. Let others decide what you’re going to make. My three suggestions came from my notebook. I try to use only fabrics from my stash and sewing patterns that have already purchased as well. This challenge was perfect to make a start with my Summer sewings. I choose three UWYH projects with sewing pattern suggestions. Although it’s always a little frightening to let other people decide what you will make but I had done this once before. And the winner: fabric one. Here is the result: the Orageuse Paris Top fitted jersey version.

Orageuse Paris Top fitted jersey version

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LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version

How many different sewing patterns can be made of a dress shirt? I bought the March/April 2018 La Maison Victor magazine while I was waiting for a connecting train to go home. The pattern of the LMV Bernie Hemd seemed to be perfect for my husband to make it out of some light fabric that I bought last year at Les Tissus du Chien Vert during a short stay in Brussels. I can highly recommended this fabric shop if you ever visit Brussels. As soon as I saw this fabric I knew it was perfect to make a short sleeve for my husband so I bought 1.25 meter. The only question was had I bought enough to make a LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version van te maken? The pattern suggested 1.60 meter for all sizes. 

LMV Bernie Hemd light blue version

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JLH Gable Top becomes Breton Style Top

A discarded dress was already waiting for a while to turn it into a new fashionable garment. The Sewcialists Love Me-Made May appeal came along and this appeal was the beginning of a new make.  I already wanted to turn the dress into a T-shirt in a nautical style. I als wanted to use a sewing pattern that easy to purchased for everyone because Sewcialists is an international sewing community. Not everyone has access La Maison Victor and KNIPmode or wants to copy a pattern from a pattern sheet or adding sewing allowances. Here is the story behind the JLH Gable Top becomes Breton Style Top project.

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asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt

There are times when you’re asking yourself the question: is there anything I don’t have in my wardrobe? I was looking for something different to wear with my new floral 5-pocket jeans. Elizabeth showed on her Elizabethmadethis Instagram account two pink combinations. I was inspired by her makes and decided to dig in my leftover stash looking for some pink fabric. Two odd shaped pink jersey fabric were found. You’ve probably read my blogpost about my floral 5-pocket jeans. In this blogpost I was already playing with some designs to make something different then the usual basic T-shirt.

asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt

I made a sketch and worked from there. I used my self drafted T-shirt pattern that was used for these four basic T-shirts. After some attempts I had almost a sewing pattern for my asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt idea.

asymmetrical pink cropped T-shirt

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Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans

You mostly see all kinds monochrome garments like black/white but also grey and sometimes blue. This time something completely different. Probably due the sunny weather we had the last a few days or my daily view on the bulb fields while travelling with the train.

Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans

I made a while ago a Flower Power outfit. The fabric I used for my Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans is from the same KNIPster sewing award 2016 period. I wanted to use it for the Maxima theme. But I made something complete different after listening to advise that Maxima never wears trousers when she’s going on a public visit. I then made a dress using a Vogue pattern designed by Rebecca Taylor. This fabric was put on my shelf and I decided that time has come to use it for a Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans version.

Floral printed Slim Fit 5-pocket Jeans

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