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Eline Pellinkhof Lappenpoes patroon

Een vriendin van mij stuurde ruim een jaar geleden een foto op van een lappenpoes. Zij weet dat ik zo nu dan knuffels maak en deze poes leek haar wel iets voor mij. Deze lappenpoes staat in een boek van Eline Pellinkhof: Eline’s Buitenhuis. De bibliotheek in mijn woonplaats bleek over een exemplaar te beschikken. Ik nam het boek mee naar huis en trok de diverse patroondelen over. Ik had nog een restant sweater stof liggen van de Crafty Kooka luiaard en besloot dit voor deze lappenpoes te gebruiken. 

Eline Pellinkhof Lappenpoes patroon

A friend attended me on a rag doll cat. It can be found in a book called Eline’s Buitenhuis written by Eline Pellinkhof. I used a piece of leftover sweater fabric that was also used for the Crafty Kooka sloth.

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Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock

Jessica George is the designer behind Sweetbriar Sisters. She has just released her new animal patterns in E-book form. This Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock E-book contains sewing patterns for 5 cute birds with all kind of accessories. One can make a Swan, Ostrich, Peacock, Goose or Baby Bird. Kids can dress up the birds with ballerina slippers, tutu, feather boa, neck ruff, beaded necklace, crown or a tiara. This E-book also comes with instructions how to add a lace detail to bird belly or wing. 

Je vindt de Nederlandse versie na de Engelse tekst.

Sweetbriar Sisters Fancy Flock
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Father Christmas brings surprises

Sinterklaas has almost arrived in our part of the world but Christmas isn’t far away either. Time to start thinking about what to make for Christmas. Last year I shared some ideas for homemade gifts but also two lucky pigs. These pigs both had a zipper with a kind pocket for a small gift or money. This year I made a Father Christmas brings surprises. A great idea for kids to hide a small gift for them inside. I came across this pattern at Pinterest when I was looking for ideas to make for Christmas besides my wrath. But this Nikolaus Tasche looked so cute that I decided to make this one first.

Father Christmas brings surprises

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Fibre Mood Skinny Blake broekje LMV Bo Romper combination

I sew so now and then baby clothes for a charity organisation. This time patterns come form Belgian sewing magazine. Fibre Mood released in their first edition Blake, a cute pair of skinny baby trousers. Perfect choice for trying my second Fibre Mood pattern. The pattern for the romper was found in an old LMV magazine. 
This Fibre Mood Skinny Blake broekje LMV Bo Romper combination is suitable for a baby girl and made in pink and grey light weighted fabrics. 

Fibre Mood Skinny Blake broekje LMV Bo Romper combination

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Crafty Kooka Luiaard patroon #MDPM

De Maart Digitale Patroon Maand uitdaging zorgt deze keer voor mijn Crafty Kooka Luiaard patroon #MDPM blogbericht. Ik kwam op een FB-pagina een oproep tegen van MaMarieke om de ooit aangeschafte maar nooit gebruikte PDF-patronen te gaan gebruiken. MaMarieke was net als ik gevallen voor een € 2,00 Makerist sale. Deze Crafty Kooka Luiaard patroon is ongeveer een jaar geleden aangeschaft.

Crafty Kooka Luiaard patroon #MDPM

Waarom? Een verzekeringsmaatschappij had een paar televisiereclames met een luiaard erin. Leuk om naar te kijken en ik dacht ik ga op zoek naar een patroon om er één te maken. Het duurde enige tijd voor ik er één naar mijn zin gevonden had. Het idee verdween even totdat Makerist met de € 2,00 aanbieding voorbij kwam. Zij bleken diverse Crafty Kooka patronen te verkopen en ook het luiaard patroon zat erbij en voor € 2,00 was het zeker een goede deal.

Crafty Kooka Luiaard patroon #MDPM

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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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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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About

About – the start

I’ve started this blog in 2015 on May 2015. April 2014 I decided to make all my own clothes because I couldn’t find suitable clothes anymore. The gingham dress on this page was made by me while I was in primary school. My mother has kept this dress and she gave it to me when our eldest daughter was born. Both our daughters have been wearing this dress. The whole dress is sewn by hand.

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About – the next step

Sewing has always been a hobby for me. I’ve never had sewing lessons. Together with a friend I’ve followed a pattern drawing course. The pattern drawing course is a great help when I’m making sewing pattern alterations. I use sewing patterns form sewing magazines, the big four and Indie sewing pattern makers. Sometimes I draw my own sewing patterns. I try to use as much responsible and eco-friendly materials and discarded clothes as I can.

About – à la carte

Finding a name for a blog is something to think about. I decided to name my blog Sewing à la Carte because like in a restaurant it’s referring to separate items, rather than part of a set. I like to sew but I also love reading, rowing and running in my spare time. Cooking is something I do everyday and when I started this blog I decided to share all my others interests on some occasions as well with you.

About – wardrobe view

Wardrobe view is a showcase of everything I’ve made for myself since I started my blog in 2015 on May 10. I categorised all my makes in six groups. If you click on the picture you will see the makes belonging to the individual category.

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