Couture explorer: Beading and tambour embroidery
If you have ever looked at haute couture fashion shows, you have seen the breathtaking embroidery designs that combine thread, sequins and beads to create fantastic elaborate designs that decorate evening gowns, collars or perhaps jacket cuffs. In haute couture, those intricated patterns are created by hand. Sometimes whole skirts are full of intricate swirls of both beads and thread. How are those made?
Gertie’s shirtwaist dress with hacks
I tried making the Shirtwaist dress from the Gertie's New Book of Better Sewing without making a toile. This taught me a lesson! The fit was not so good...
Megan Nielsen Acacia underwear
I made two pairs of panties using the free Acacia underwear pattern by Megan Nielsen. Check out my review and my modifications to the pattern!
Kate dress by Sew Over It
I tested the Sew Over It Kate dress pattern. The hidden button placket and the 4 slits in the skirt bring this vintage inspired dress into the 21st century.
A list of 10: Inspiration from autumn fabrics
The warm autumn colours suit particularly well with my skin tone so I'll end up stashing a lot of fabric for the following seasons. Join with me to go through my stash and plan some autumn projects!
Bubbles with bubbles (Ottobre 4/2011 Glow-worm top)
The 1 metre of bubble print jersey was enough to make both a sleeveless top using the Ottobre 4/2011 34. Glow-worm top pattern and a matching skirt.
Teeshirts and summer holiday memories from my old hometown
Back to my Sensible Sewing Challenge! I made these teeshirts using M6886 already in June but for some reason did not post these. However, I have been wearing them a lot.
Burda style cardigan and how to handle thick knits
I sewed a cardigan using Burda style 8/2017 Girl's cardigan pattern. Check my tips on how to deal with thicker knitted fabrics!
Alpi trousers and a refashioned blouse à la Indiana Jones
I managed to grab literally the last Alpi trousers pattern from Named clothing. I was lucky since I had planned on making these trousers for a while. However, don’t bother trying to buy this pattern, at least from Named. Some of their retailers might still have some of these pattern left even though this pattern is fairly old. Anyway, I like the basic look of these trousers. They are quite masculine, pretty loose and have a bit lower waistline than in most of the trousers I have lately made. I got some nice army green cotton sateen in a nice bargain from Materials, Helsinki. The fabric has a tiny bit…
Make you own lunch bag (FREE pattern!)
I designed this handy little bag that can easily be carried or fastened onto your purse. It fits the plastic box with a lid from Clas Ohlson that is about 19 cm long, 15 cm wide and 9 cm tall.