Theo overhemd weekend versie

Theo overhemd weekend versie is the first version in a serie of three makes. Zonen09 is a Belgium brand. They design patterns for men and boys. Melissa Evans is the host of the Breaking Ground project blog tour. She has hosted this one as well. I had no idea what I wanted to make for the blog tour but after a while I decided to make menswear for this blog tour. I’ve made some menswear before like these T-shirts, boxershorts and chino’s. This weekend versie was also a kind of test version but the fit is almost perfect so it turned out as a very wearable make.

Theo overhemd weekend versie

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Early 60s styled High-necked Top

Early 60s styled High-necked Top is made of some leftover fabric. This dress is made of the same fabric. I saw in one of the episodes of Endeavour a top with princess seams and a crew boat-ish neckline. Endeavour is a British television detective drama series and is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse. The Endeavour serie is set in Oxford just like the Inspector Morse serie. I really liked the look of this top and decided that I wanted to try to make my version of that top. This top in a shop window looked a bit like the one from the television just like this knitted version found on the internet.

Early 60s styled High-necked Top

Early 60s styled High-necked Top – the fabric

The piece of leftover fabric was about 80 centimeters and also one odd shaped piece so I was limited by the amount of fabric. I decided to turn the fabric 90° because it is a 4-way stretch. I now had a little bit more fabric to play with but there still wan’t enough to make a full sleeve length. A cuff solved this problem.

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Februari roundup bucket list 2017

Februari roundup bucket list 2017 is about what I did during the second month of 2017 with my fifteen items on my 2017 bucket list. I’ve been sewing, started knitting and the daily cooking but also kept walking and we’ve visited two museums.

Februari roundup bucket list 2017 – cooking

I’ve used some of the recipes that came from the magazine I showed last month. The leek clafoutis was made twice because everyone loved it. I also started baking something sweet each week. The ‘Boer zoekt Vrouw’ show started two weeks ago and just like last year I make something sweet. All recipes are chosen from the countries were the farmers are living. You can read about all my makes when the farmers have chosen the one they will hopefully share the rest of their life with.

Februari roundup bucket list 2017

Februari roundup bucket list 2017 – The knitting

One of the bucket list items is to knit at least one item using yarn from my stash. I started almost three weeks ago and I’m using this pattern. The shawl will be rectangle but without the triangulair beginning and end. This shawl has short rows sections. Knitting short rows is something I’ve done only once so this a real challenge for me.

Februari roundup bucket list 2017

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Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe 

Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe is made for our youngest daughter. She loves rabbits and a while ago I made two sleep shirts for her using rabbit fabric. I also made this crazy apron and this lovely cushion for her. She was in need for a new morning robe. I found some lovely blue rabbit fabric that felt soft and warm last year and seems to be perfect to make a new morning robe. Cotton and polyester is the base of this fabric combined with 4% Elasthan. The inside has fine soft alpine fleece. I finally had time to draft a pattern and started sewing.

Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe  Rabbit Fabric Morning Robe 

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Overspel

Overspel is een boek geschreven door Paulo Coelho. Ik heb al meer boeken van deze schrijver gelezen en de titel intrigeerde mij. De cover ziet er prachtig uit met de rode kersen. Het boek werd afgerekend en ging dus mee naar huis.

Overspel – de inhoud

Linda is de hoofdpersoon in dit boek. Zij heeft alles wat haar hartje begeert. Een man die veel van haar houdt, twee kinderen, een prachtige woning en een leuke baan als journaliste. En toch knaagt er iets aan Linda. Zij ervaart haar huidige leven als een sleur en is ook depressief. De spanning en uitdaging is weg maar dat verandert als zij Jacob, een oude jeugdliefde, ontmoet. Jacob is ondertussen een succesvol politicus en net als Linda getrouwd.

Overspel

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Home printing PDF sewing patterns Costs

Home printing PDF sewing patterns Costs is about the price of printing a PDF sewing pattern at home on your home printer. I never bothered about the costs until I printed a new PDF sewing pattern that I wanted to use. This pattern was 40 pages so it was a large package of paper. When I was holding all this paper sheets in my hand I started thinking about costs.

Home printing PDF sewing patterns Costs – the print price

I always end a sewing post with the costs of a project. I never thought including printing costs so with this just printed pattern I started a little research on the internet. Printing costs starts with the type of printer. The cheapest printer is a laser printer. A PDF-print of a sewing patterns doesn’t take many inkt so the paper costs are the highest. We have a laser printer so after some calculation one printed paper sheet would costs probably something like € 0,05.

Home printing PDF sewing patterns Costs Home printing PDF sewing patterns Costs

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Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling is one of the eight baby animal patterns from the new Hopeful Hatchlings PDF ebook. The Hopeful Hatchlings PDF ebook has also patterns to make a fried egg, a zipper egg and a Mamma’s nest.

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling – the pattern test

I love making soft toys and everything time Jessica George is looking for pattern testers I apply. She always has lovely designs that are adorable, cute and fun to make. Paddy the Penguin and the zipper egg were a joy to make. The instructions are clear and well written and lot’s of good illustrations to support the written instructions. Both pattern came easy together and the instruction for zipper egg sewing was a very useful.

Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling Sweetbriar Sisters Penguin Hatchling

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Chambray Japanese cross back apron

Chambray Japanese cross back apron is made for a dear friend of mine. She came to me more then a year ago and told me about an apron she had seen in a shop. The apron had a cross back, no ties and was easy to put on and take off over the head. She asked me if there would be a pattern available to make one. We did some search on the internet and when I showed her the Japanese cross back apron she told me that was what she was looking for. I also found a free pattern to make one and gave her the link.

Chambray Japanese cross back apron

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Je hebt wel iets te verbergen

Je hebt wel iets te verbergen is een boek dat gaat over je privacy op sociale media. Wat er gebeurt als je iets op zoekt op internet of rond loopt met je telefoon. Wat gebeurt er met je gegevens en wie wordt er wijzer van.

Je hebt wel iets te verbergen – het boek

Je hebt wel iets te verbergen is prima te lezen. Het boek is goed opgebouwd en geeft goede informatie over wat er met je gegevens gebeurt. Aan de hand van voorbeelden, anekdotes en verhalen wandel je van het ene onderwerp naar het ander. De twee schrijvers van het boek gaan langs bij diverse deskundigen die een en ander nader toelichten.

Je hebt wel iets te verbergen

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