Ik kan kostuumnaaien

Ik kan kostuumnaaienIk kan kostuumnaaien kreeg ik een aantal dagen geleden van onze oudste dochter. Het is een prachtig geïllustreerd boek met ouderwets taalgebruik en spelling. Het exemplaar dat ik kreeg is de derde druk en is uitgegeven in 1910. Het begint al met het titelblad: de uitleg onder de titel van het boek en de vogel met de tekst. Het is genaaid, gebonden en de band is van linnen. De voorplaat geeft een goed beeld van de tijd: veel handwerk en wat naaimachinewerk. Het boek was bedoeld voor zowel de geoefende naaister als voor zij die niet of nauwelijks naald en draad konden hanteren.

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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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Jagtlust

Jagtlust is een boek geschreven door Annejet van Zijl. In dit boek beschrijft zij het leven van Fritzi die gedurende de jaren vijftig en zestig in villa Jagtlust woonde. Annejet van der Zijl studeerde kunstgeschiedenis en stuurde af in massacommunicatie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, gevolgd door een masterstudie International Journalism in Londen. Korte tijd daarna weer zij redactrice bij HP/De Tijd, waar zij artikelen ging schrijven over bijzondere gebeurtenissen en personen.

boek Jagtlust

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Sewing Menswear

Sewing Menswear – the start

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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Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016

Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016 – the challenge

Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016 is the end story of wearing only homemade clothes during the month May. I really liked taking part in this challenge and sharing my makes on Instagram and Pinterest. Did I wear all my homemade clothes? Now there are still a few pieces that did’t came out of the closet. I haven’t been wearing some of my clothes made for the KNIPster 2016-sewing award and for the SSW1-challenge. In one of my next posts I will write something about the SSW1-challenge, sharing photo’s of my makes and will tell something about the pieces I made and how I made them.

Roundup Homemade May wearings 2016

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May wearings fifth week

May wearings fifth week- day to day

May wearings fifth week has only three days. Sunday was the monthly 10.000 steps walking day. This 10.000 steps walking day is every last Sunday of the month to encourage people to do move more. It was a beautiful day with sunshine and a good walking temperature. The weather for the following two days was also great with sunshine and a pleasant temperature.

May wearings fifth week

May wearings fifth week bestaat uit slechts drie dagen. Zondag was de maandelijkse 10.000 stappen wandeldag. Deze10.000 stappen wandeldag wordt iedere maand gehouden op de laatset zondag en is bedoeld om mensen aan te moedigen meer te bewegen. Het was een prachtige, zonnige dag met een aangename wandel temperatuur. Ook de twee volgende dagen waren aangenaam met zonneschijn en prettige temperatuur.

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May wearings fourth week

May wearings fourth week – day to day

May wearings fourth week will be opened telling you what I was wearing for the lunch in a restaurant. Just like last week temperatures were going up and down.  A couple of days with sunshine and then a couple of days with grey, cold and rain. Sunday wasn’t the best day for the lunch. When we arrived it was still dry. The walk in the city and a coffee on the terras were done in dry, a little bit sunny weather. After looking at some shops it was time to find a nice restaurant for a lunch and just when we were sitting down on the terras it started to rain. After the lunch we ran back to the car, but when we passed a forrest we decided to use the umbrellas for a small walk. Under the trees and with the umbrellas it wasn’t as bad as in the city. On Thursday the weather changed and Friday and Saturday was sunny with nice temperatures.

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Soft Slouchy Summer Sweater

Soft Slouchy Summer Sweater – the inspiration

Soft Slouchy Summer Sweater is inspired on this McCall 6400 top and the fact the weather is letting us down in the Netherlands: it’s more autumn then spring. Asymmetrical tops and odd shaped patterns like one piece patterns are things I’m also looking after and the lack off sunshine made me wanting to make something warm and cozy. Mixing these two was my challenge.

Soft Slouchy Summer Sweater is geïnspireerd op deze McCall 6400 top en het feit dat het weer ons een beetje in de steek laat: het is meer herfst dan lente. Asymmetrische tops en ongelijke gevormde patronen zoals kleding uit een patroon zijn altijd dingen waar ik naar op zoek ben. Het gebrek aan zon maakte dat ik op zoek was naar iets behaaglijk en warm. Deze twee dingen samen brengen was de uitdaging.

Soft Slouchy Summer Sweater Soft Slouchy Summer Sweater

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May wearings third week

May wearings third week – day to day

May wearings third week was the third week I was trying to wear only selfmade clothes. After the first two weeks I found it was still easy to find new wearable combinations. The weather this week was a factor to consider about. One day it was warm and sunny and the next day it was cold and rain. Sometimes going away from home it was and cold and when it was about lunchtime the weather had changed and the temperature was about 22 °C.

May wearings third week

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