Sewing Happy X-mouse

Sewing Happy X-mouse – Christmas decoration

Sewing Happy X-mouse is made for Christmas. I love sewing Christmas decoration. These three dolls are hanging since a few years for our window. Last year I made Chris Moose. A couple of days ago I was looking for inspiration for the Christmas Wreath I had planned to make. Then I came across a mouse dressed for Christmas and as a follow up on the word Chris Moose I found X-mouse a nice and funny idea. I went looking for a pattern that looked a bit like a rag doll.

Sewing Happy X-mouse

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10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017 – een uitdaging

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017 ik las erover op dit blog. Het idee komt van Nicole van Collie-Collie. Dit hele jaar heb ik al aardig wat van mijn stoffenvoorraad omgezet in kleding door dikwijls aan te sluiten bij uitdagingen met een thema. Uitdagingen met een thema hebben als voordeel dat er een focus kan ontstaan. Zo speelt ook zwart vaak een rol in mijn thema’s. Welke kant ik met deze uitdaging uit wilde gaan wist ik niet maar ik besloot mee te doen aan deze uitdaging. Met Sinterklaas in het vooruitzicht en uitstaande beloften ging ik aan de slag.

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017 – de uitdaging van MaMarieke

Marieke besloot de uitdaging een extra dimensie te geven: 10 kledingstukken/andere serieuze naaisels werd haar uitdaging. Zij besloot er een prijs aan te verbinden. Iedereen die het lukt om 10 compleet genaaide kledingstukken of andere serieuze naaisels af te hebben voor 1 januari 2017 dingt mee in de verloting van een leuke lap stof.

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017 – mijn uitdaging

Wat zijn serieuze naaisels en wat zijn lappen stof? Voor mij zijn ook afgedankte kledingstukken lappen stof. Ik heb ondertussen aardig wat afgedankte kledingstukken verzameld en aardig wat refashions gedaan. Hoe zorgvuldig ik ook probeer stof te kopen restjes heb je altijd. Ik vind het een uitdaging om ook met restjes stof hoe groot of klein iets te maken. Ook met een klein stukje is altijd wel iets te maken. Afsnijsels van de locker weggooien? Ik gebruik ze als vulmateriaal in kussens en knuffels.

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017 – hoever ben ik

Ondertussen heb ik zes creaties af: de Aster T-shirt, T-shirt voor mijn echtgenoot, Burdastyle crewneck sweater, Sinterklaas cadeautjes, Massimo Dutti overhemd en nu dan de Homemade Roll Pillow Cover Candy Style.

10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017 – nog vier te gaan

Nieuwsgierig naar het volgende? Ik zit ondertussen al weer achter de naaimachine. Het wordt deze keer geen kledingstuk maar wel iets voor mijzelf. Vind je het leuk om snel een overzicht te hebben van mijn invulling van ‘10 lappen verwerken voor 1 januari 2017’. Je kunt in ‘work in progress’ steeds een foto vinden van een afgerond werkstuk.

Homemade Roll Pillow Cover Candy Style

Homemade Roll Pillow Cover Candy Style – the idea

Homemade Roll Pillow Cover Candy Style is made as a storage unit for a duvet. Our youngest daughter has this duvet as a spare one. She only use it when it’s very cold. I visited her last week while she was clearing out her appartement. The duvet was lying on a small table because she didn’t know were to put it. I offered her to make a Roll Pillow with the duvet as stuffing so she could lay it on her bed. She loved the idea and when I was at home I went trough the leftover fabrics to find some suitable fabric.

Homemade Roll Pillow Cover Candy Style

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Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd

Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd – the pattern

Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd is made of a pattern that can be found in the first Dutch edition of the Spanish Patrones. It’s called Fashion Style and I showed it a while ago in this blogpost. The overhemd is described as a Japanese Styled dress shirt with dropped shoulder line, batwing short sleeves, added sleeves to make long sleeves and a Mao collar. I’ve made one alteration. The pattern has a straight front placket which seemed to be a bit odd in my opinion because the finished version has a kind of V-shaped neckline. I drafted a front placket that follows that shape. It was added to the front pattern while cutting and also cut twice to make the front placket for the buttonholes on the right side and for the buttons on the left side. My version of the Massimo Dutti Overhemd is made in size 38.

Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd Sewing Massimo Dutti Overhemd

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Day and Night Dress Challenge

Day and Night Dress Challenge – the invitation

Day and Night Dress Challenge is an initiative of the lovely Elizabeth from the blog Elizabeth made this. She asked me if I wanted to be a participant in the Day and Night Dress Challenge blogt our. I felt honoured and decided to join the challenge.

Day and Night Dress Challenge – my contribution

What will I make? That will be a secret for a while. One thing I can tell you already. I will be using one pattern to make both dresses. I’ve a few patterns that would be very useful for this challenge and I love making alterations to patterns to turn a garment into my style. The day dress is a real challenge for me because I hardly wear them. The night dress has to be a LBD and lucky me: LBD are my favourites. Elizabeth on the other hand has no LBD but want one when  because she wants to get back into performing with her violin.

Day and Night Dress Challenge

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Faux leather detailed pencil skirt

Faux leather detailed pencil skirt – the history

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.

Faux leather detailed pencil skirt

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Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016

Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016 – the idea

Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016 are made of discarded clothes and small pieces of leftover fabric. In the previous post I already showed the jeanius laptop cover made of a discarded jeans for our youngest daughter. These other two makes are for my husband and our eldest daughter.

Sewing Sinterklaas gifts 2016

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Jeanius Laptop Cover

Jeanius Laptop Cover – the idea

Jeanius Laptop Cover is made for our youngest daughter. She recently bought a new laptop that was a little bit smaller then her previous one. Time for a new laptop cover. I already told in this post that I want to reuse discarded clothes to make the homemade Sinterklaas gifts. I still had some parts left of a jeans that used to be worn by her. After some careful planning I had an idea how to cut it but also how I could use some other parts of the jeans like the coin pocket and belt loops.

Jeanius Laptop Cover

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Crewneck Sweater Burda 11_2015 112

Crewneck Sweater Burda 11_2015 112 – the crewneck sweater

Crewneck Sweater Burda 11_2015 112 is made of black fabric with velvet polkadots from my stash. I bought this fabric last year while I was in The Hague together with our eldest daughter. It will be Christmas within four weeks and I wanted to make something to wear on Boxing day. The dress for the first Christmas day is already hanging in my closet. Boxing day asks for a more comfortable wear and I decided that I wanted to make a top that I could wear with the trousers I had made at the beginning of this year. I also made a skirt of the same fabric so I can choose that day if I want to wear trousers or a skirt.

Crewneck Sweater Burda 11_2015 112 Crewneck Sweater Burda 11_2015 112
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Happy Saturday Evening Family Meal

Happy Saturday Evening Family Meal – the tomato soup

Happy Saturday Evening Family Meal started with tomato soup. Both our daughters decided to were home this weekend so we had a kind of family meal together. Our daughters love a cup of soup and a favourite is homemade tomato soup with meatballs. I started baking two onions and after they were caramelised I added four grated cloves of garlic. As soon as the garlic was coloured I added one big tablespoon of flower and after two minutes three liter of vegetable stock was added. Then a a tin chopped tomatoes, a 500 ml a pack of tomato pulp and a large ton of tomato paste was added. The soup was almost ready after a good stir. Now I had to make some meatballs. I decided to spice the meatballs with sweet chilisaus. The tomato soup was served with two sweet pointed peppers cut into small slices.

Happy Saturday Evening Family Meal

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