I sewed these retro jackets about 8 years ago for my son and my daughter wore them after him. I made the both jackets with matching caps out of old tablecloths I found from flea markets. What I love about this kind of retro projects is the pattern matching. The big patterns from the 60s and the 70s are both a challenge and an inspiration. The look of the garment changes completely by placing the pattern pieces on the fabric in a different way. The pattern for these jackets came from vintage Elsebeth Gynther’s pattern book called Ompele Lapselle (translated from a Danish book: Börnetöj du selv kan sy). I…
Immediately after seeing the Simplicity 1587 pattern I fell in love with the bodice. After I made the dress I started wondering if I could turn the pattern into a blouse. I used a well-fitting blouse pattern as a guide to draw a pattern for the lower half of the blouse and used yellow viscose fabric.
I had bought this nice knit fabric with colourful raindrop pattern to make something for my daughter. I chose the Shy Bear dress pattern from Ottobre 04/2017 that I like a lot.
I made a pair of linen 1940s overalls using a pattern from Wearing History. I made a lot of alterations to achieve a good fit and the exact look I was after. I am very happy how these overalls turned up.
Laura from PatternReview.com contacted me late December to ask me if I wanted to be interviewed for a Member in Focus blog post they publish every month. I was very flattered by this request and said yes! The interview was published today.
I tested the newest pattern from the French sewing company Orageuse. This long-sleeved loose-fitted blouse pattern has a turtleneck collar with buttons in the back and an optional deep v-neck opening in front. I made my version out of floral polyester satin.
Here is the pattern and a tutorial for the tetrahedral bean bag. It is super simple and easy to sew, although the folding stage may boggle your mind before you try it.
This dark blue Liberty Tana Lawn has been waiting in my stash for a while. Finally I decided to make another Mélilot blouse using one of my favourite patterns by Deer & Doe.
I made the I am Orion blouse that is a loose fitted top with a Peter Pan collar. I really liked the pattern but wanted to make sure that my white collar stayed white. So instead of sewing the collar on my blouse I made an old fashioned dickey that snaps onto the blouse neckline.