• Image: Fifi pyjamas by Tilly and the buttons.
    Clothes refashioning,  My projects,  Patternreview,  Sewing

    Successes and difficulties with silk – Fifi pyjamas and a blue camisole

    Fifi I found this big silk blouse from a flea market and, since it costed only 3 €, I couldn’t resist buying it to see whether I could refashion it into something useful for me. I browsed through pattern sites and finally decided on Fifi pyjamas pattern by Tilly and the buttons. Fifi consists on a camisole and a pair of shorts and it has sizes ranging from UK 6 to 20 (EUR 34 to 48). I chose to make the size UK 10 which is my usual size and matched best my measurements. The blouse was a basic short sleeved button up and I started with unravelling all the…

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    White Quilted Sweater for my daughter

    Hi there! This time I want to show some pictures of my daughter with her new animal friends. She is is wearing her new quilted sweater I made using a pattern from Finnish magazine Suuri Käsityö (9/2016). I used the same fabric as I used before to make myself a sweater. The original pattern had bound neckline and gathered hem but I chose to make a simpler version and just turned the neckline and the hem and used my cover stitch machine to finish them. The sleeves have cuffs that have slits in them. My children’s second cousin has two dogs and a horse that just had a foal this year.…