Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane

Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane – The idea

Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane started when the back pockets of the second discarded jeans were lying on the table. I had some difficulty to threw them away and also what was left of the jeans trying to make the most out of her well beloved jeans. These pockets had a lovely topstitch design. I was wondering if I could use them in a project. A while ago I came across this airplane and I immediately imaged that both pockets would be wonderful to use for the wings. This airplane doesn’t take a lot of fabric to make it. I copied the pattern and start playing with the leftover parts of the jeans to make the airplane.

Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane Jeanius Refashioners 2016 Airplane

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Dertig Dagen

Dertig Dagen – het boek

Dertig dagen is geschreven door Annelies Verbeke. In de dertig hoofdstukken die dit boek heeft, beschrijft zij dertig op een volgende dagen uit het leven van Alphonse beschrijft. Het boek begint met 30 en telt af naar 1. In hoofdstuk 30 maken we kennis met Alphonse. Alphonse is afkomstig uit Senegal en woont met zijn partner op het Vlaamse platteland van West-Vlaanderen. Hij is schilder, stukadoor en behanger. Hij geeft zijn klanten kleuradvies en terwijl hij zijn werk doet luistert hij naar hun verhalen. Zo probeert hij twee ruziënde buren weer tot elkaar te brengen en helpt hij een oudere dame van de geest van haar overleden broer af.

Dertig dagen

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Jeanius Denim Softy Pig

Jeanius Denim Softy Pig – The start

Jeanius Denim Softy Pig is made of the butt section of the jeans donated by our youngest daughter. She loved this jeans and was sad to let it go. After making the jeanius sewing notions bag the upper part of the jeans was leftover. The only suitable fabric I could use was the butt section. This fabric had become soft and has different shades. I decided to make something for her using elements of this well beloved jeans. This fabric had become soft and has different shades. In this post I also said I wanted to do something with the instant jeans button and the rivets.

Jeanius Denim Softy Pig

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Jeanius sewing notions bag

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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Jeanius refashion relaxing neck pillow

Jeanius refashion relaxing neck pillow – refashioners 2016

Jeanius refashion relaxing neck pillow is my contributions for refashioners 2016. This years theme was jeans only. The challenge was though. Jeans aren’t easy to refashion. Jeans fabric has a kind of stiffness and there are heavy seams to deal with. I had three jeans I could use. At least that was what I thought. They were all women jeans. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Most women jeans nowadays do stretch. There was only one with no stretch. The other two had a different percentage of stretch. Making something to wear was impossible. After a good night sleep I decided to make something to use. Sleeping and relaxing a good way to combine with a useful pillow.

Jeanius refashion relaxing neck pillow

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Cardigan styled Chanel jacket

Cardigan styled Chanel jacket – the final piece

Cardigan styled Chanel jacket is the third make in my three piece Autumn outfit during the Sew Long Summer Blog Tour. I’m wearing the complete outfit because this is my last post for this blogtour. Melissa Evans of mahlicadesigns did a great job hosting this blog tour again. This year 25 bloggers joined this event. Sewers from all over the world. I decided to split my outfit in individual makes and showing each in a separate post. Today I’m showing my last make which is the Cardigan styled Chanel jacket.

Cardigan styled Chanel jacket

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Basic Never Failing Top Pattern 

Basic Never Failing Top Pattern – The Story

Basic Never Failing Top Pattern is made of my TNT Top pattern. It’s also my second make for the Sew Long Summer Blog Tour. After sewing version one and two of my own drafted pattern and some fitting alterations I now have a good basic Top sewing pattern that never fails. I think that everybody sewer makes some alterations to patterns to achieve the perfect fit. I’ve drafted this Top pattern after making a block body pattern. You can find some good instructions on internet if you want to try it for yourself too.

Basic Never Failing Top Pattern

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Signature style jeans

Signature style jeans – the idea

Signature style jeans is the first part in my three piece outfit for the Sew Long Summer blogtour run by Melissa Evans. I decided to make all my pieces using fabric from my stash. I’ve chosen colors that I can use for Autumn. All the pieces I’m making will be basics garments that can also be worn with clothes that are already in my closet.

Signature style jeans

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De Stamhouder – Alexander Münninghoff

De Stamhouder – Alexander Münninghoff – De Oude Heer, de grootvader

De Stamhouder – Alexander Münninghoff vertelt het verhaal van drie generaties Münninghoff. De schrijver, Alexander Münninghoff is de kleinzoon van de Oude Heer. De Oude Heer, van oorsprong Nederlander, heeft fortuin gemaakt in Letland. Dankzij het fortuin van de Oude Heer  en de achtergrond van diens vrouw, een Duits-Russische gravin, verkeert de familie in de hoogste kringen van Letland. De Oude Heer heeft veel connecties niet alleen zakelijk maar ook op politiek terrein. Dankzij zijn politieke connecties weet de familie op tijd Letland te ontvluchten kort voor het uitbreken van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Alle bezittingen moeten worden achtergelaten. Zij komen terecht in buurt van den Haag en ook daar bouwt de Oude Heer weer aan een nieuw imperium. Ook hier toont de Oude Heer zich wederom als een gewiekste man. Hij heeft connecties met zowel de Nazi’s als het verzet en drijft met alles en iedereen handel. Tijdens de oorlog is er geen gebrek aan eten. In een vooruitziende blik heeft de Oude Heer veel etenswaren in blik opgeslagen in de kelder. Het huis biedt in deze periode ook onderdak aan onderduikers. Zo verwierf de Oude Heer in deze periode een doos sigaren en ook hier doet hij zijn voordelen mee. 

De Stamhouder - Alexander Münninghoff

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