It all started with a pattern testing request. I showed the Misusu Patterns Doris skirt to our youngest daughter and she really liked the design. She likes wearing skirts. This Misusu Doris Skirt Ladies version was immediately purchased has soon as it was introduced. I made first a version for myself using a remnant bought at Holland Stoffenhuis. This fabric has the right amount of stretch for this 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.
After making three pleated skirts without a pattern I decided to go searching for a pattern with some interesting details.
And lucky me I came across #greatbigpatternswap on IG. Someone was offering a BurdaSyle. She was offering the May 2012 and showed the content of the magazine. Skirt 118 looked very attractive, showed my interest, gave my address and a few day laters I was the lucky owner of this BurdaStyle magazine. There was a little note on the magazine wishing me lots of pleasure with the magazine. The next step was finding suitable fabric for my next skirt.
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.
Our youngest daughter told me several times I should wear something else then a jeans during hot summer days. My last summer skirt has left my wardrobe a while ago. When it’s hot I usually wear my refitted GBSB Drapey Knit dress but that’s only for one day. The next day I want some fresh clothes.
So I was thinking for a while what to make for those tropical sunny days? What to wear instead of jeans that is comfortable when it’s hot. While I was re-organizing my discarded clothes stash I found this dress. I made this dress for our youngest daughter about 10 years ago. I also found a Top that belonged to our eldest daughter. The re-fashionist in me woke-up: Two discarded clothes turned into new two piece summer set.
I decided to give this May month a kind of mother theme. My previous make was this 80s Easy to Sew Vogue 9010 blouse for my mother. Daughter sews something for her mother. This time I made something for my daughter. Mother makes clothes for her daughter. These two new homemade pencil skirts are made of this pencil skirt pattern.
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.
Faux leather detailed pencil skirt is made during a sewing challenge. I decided to make a monochroom black-white outfit. There was some fabric left from this make but I hadn’t enough wide left to make the seam allowances for the skirt. I decided to add some faux black leather fabric bought for this make that also has some stretch. The faux leather stripes are 4 cm wide. This size gives the best outcome in balance between the skirt and the faux leather detail. When I showed the pencil skirt to the other contestants I had requests to share how I made it. Recently I wore the pencil skirt with my crewneck top. A few were interested if I had made the skirt and also wanted if so how it’s done. So here we go.
May wearings first week was my first effort trying to wear only selfmade clothes. When I decided to enter the MMM-challenge I had no idea how many of my clothes are selfmade. Well I could have made an educated guess, but I decided to count all my clothes and categorize them into RTW and selfmade. I really was surprised when it was 40selfmade/60RTW. Most of my selfmade clothes are T-shirts for the summer. When the week started with cold weather I thought it was going to be tough but suddenly on Thursday the weather changed and it was 18 °C.
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Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness is my fourth make for the KNIPster 2016 sewing award run by KNIPmode. Voting for this theme is open now and runs until Wednesday 12.00h C.E.T. The contestants had to make an outfit with flower design fabrics. Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness is a combination using a fabric with flower print combined with element of the Flower Power period of the previous century.
Flower Power TRIO Love Peace Happiness is de vierde invulling voor de KNIPster 2016 naaiwedstrijd van KNIPmode. Van nu kan er tot woensdag 12.00 uur gestemd worden op dit thema. Het onderwerp van thema 4 besloot ik te combineren met de Flower Power periode van de vorige eeuw door de kledingstijl uit die tijd in mijn outfit te verwerken.
A 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.
Last 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.