Sewing male underwear part 2

Sewing male underwear part 2 is my search to draft the ultimate sewing pattern for a round neck T-shirt and boxershort for my husband. I started sewing T-shirts and boxershorts for my husband almost a year ago and still he isn’t 100% satisfied with the result. He wanted another T-shirt length, some neckline changes and also some minor changes on the fit of the boxershorts. I drafted two new patterns and started cutting and sewing.

Sewing male underwear part 2 Sewing male underwear part 2

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Nergens thuis in het huis van mijn vader

Nergens thuis in het huis van mijn vader – de schrijfster

Nergens thuis in het huis van mijn vader is geschreven door Fatima-Zohra Imalayen. Zij schreef dit boek onder de pseudoniem Assia Djebar. Imalayen werd geboren in Cherchell een havenstadje 89 km ten westen van Algiers in Algerije. Zij was een schrijfster, vertaalster, filmregisseuse en historica. Zij behoort tot een Berber familie. Haar vader was leraar Frans, die haar stimuleerde om verder de studeren. In 1957 verscheen haar eerste roman ‘La Soif’ (‘De Dorst’). ‘Nergens thuis in het huis van mijn vader’ verscheen in 2007 in het Frans onder de titel ‘Nulle part dans la maison de mon père’. Imalayen overleed in 2015 in Parijs.

Nergens thuis in het huis van mijn vader Nergens thuis in het huis van mijn vader

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Day and Night Dress Challenge your makes

Day and Night Dress Challenge your makes – the challenge

Day and Night Dress Challenge your makes runs until Saturday January 28th. Some of you may already have started sewing. Others are perhaps still thinking about if they want to take part. The rules to enter this challenge are very simple. You sew two dresses. These dresses must be for yourself. One dress with a day look. The second dress is the night look and has to be black.

Day and Night Dress Challenge your makes – inspiration

You are perhaps looking for inspiration?. This Pinterest board shows some beautiful dresses to make night look. This Pinterest board gives lots of inspiration for the day look. The seamstresses of the blog tour all have there unique dress style. They can give you perhaps some inspiration too. Some of them used two patterns, others one pattern to make both dresses or they’e drafted their one patterns. You haven’t seen all the makes yet or want to see them again? One click on their names in the next subject and you’ll see a beautiful dress show.

Day and Night Dress Challenge your makes

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Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes – the dresses

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes is my contribution for the the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour run by Elizabeth. I decided to use the LBD as the starting point of my pattern choice. A LBD is a stylish and timeless dress design that can be worn on my occasions. A well chosen simple designed dress combined with only one jewellery is the key to have a fabulous outfit. I decided to use the RDC Ludivine robe pattern for this challenge because this pattern has a strong stylish and timeless design. Both dresses have size 38 for the bust and size 36 for the hips.

Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes Sewing Two RDC Ludivine robes

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RDC Ludivine dress pattern

RDC Ludivine dress pattern – the day and night dress challenge

I decided to use the RDC Ludivine dress pattern for both versions of the day and night dress challenge run by Elizabeth. The pattern is easy to sew together and the clever use of the bust dart in the side front panel gives the dress a crisp and neat finish. I used the pattern as it is for the day dress and for my night LBD look I made fitting changes in the side seams but also in the seams of the center front panel, center back panel and side front panels. The day dress version is made of sweater fabric and the LBD version of Punte di Roma.

RDC Ludivine dress pattern

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Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview

Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview – the start

Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview is where I’m showing the progress in my makes for the Day and Night Dress Challenge. The Day and Night Dress Challenge started when I received an invitation from Elizabeth from the blog Elizabeth made this. She asked me to become a participant in the Day and Night Dress Challenge blog tour. I accepted the invitation and started with looking for a pattern that I wanted to use and also the fabrics. The night dress has to black and because I love LBD therefore the night dress was no problem for me. A day dress however is something I rarely wear. First challenge was to find an usable pattern.

Day and Night Dress Challenge Preview

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Bucket list 2017 goal settings

Bucket list 2017 goal settings – why

Bucket list 2017 goal settings are my personal goal settings for 2017. In 2015 I made a bucket list too. I had 10 items on my bucket list and at the end of 2015 I had done 5 of them. One of them was starting my blog. Last December I decided to make a bucket list for 2017. During 2016 I had some personal ambitions that were still unfulfilled and I decided that I wanted to assign this open-ended goal settings.

Bucket list 2017 goal settings

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Overview 2016 #ninebest2016

Overview 2016 #ninebest2016 – the highlights

Overview 2016 #ninebest2016 is a showcase of my nine best of 2016. On IG you can see a lot of people showing their nine best of 2016. Everyone has his own subject that he or she wants to show. Overview 2016 #ninebest2016 in my case are sometimes based on popularity (likes or re-pins), requests or personal preference. In no particular order they are:

  • reaching 200 IG-followers
  • request to sew two male Chino trousers
  • my participation in the KNIPster 2016 sewing award (Looking Like Audrey Hepburn is my personal favourite)
  • sewing ‘zorgenvriendjes’ for UZ-Gent
  • these new bought shoes
  • Jeanius Denim Softy Pig refashion (> 201 re-pins)
  • sewing a T-shirt from leftover fabric inspired by the YSL Mondrian dress
  • walking an average of 10.000 steps a day and having unexpected views
  • cooking with 5 ingredients

Overview 2016 #ninebest2016

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10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017

10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017 – het begin

10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017 begon voor mij op 20 november. Ik heb een stoffenvoorraad die ook nog aangevuld is met afgedankte kleding. Uitdagingen om beide te verwerken zijn dan ook erg welkom. Het verhaal op dit blog bood mij weer eens een goede motivatie om de laatste 6 weken van 2016 met deze uitdaging te vullen. Sinds een paar jaar maak ik altijd het een en ander voor Sinterklaas. De belofte aan mijn echtgenoot om voor hem weer een paar T-shirts te maken stond ook nog. Ik had dus wel een paar naaiprojecten staan waar ik deze 10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017 uitdaging mee kon invullen.

10 afgeronde naaiprojecten voor 1 januari 2017

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