My V8346 wool coat is finally finished. I look back and go through the materials and the biggest obstacles and triumphs during this coat-making journey.
To finish the wool coat, there were some draping issues to be fixed. There was also some hemming and little finishing touches that were done by hand.
How to cover the cups of a teeshirt bra. How to add lace to the cups and how to cover bra straps with fabric? Here is how I made my teeshirt bra.
I already made the Sade blouse from the new book, Breaking the pattern, by Saara and Laura Huhta of Named clothing. My next make from this book was the Saraste dress. I love the frilly detail at the collar and I found just a perfect Atelier Brunette viscose fabric from Salapakka, Helsinki. Saraste pattern comes in three versions: a long-sleeved blouse, a shirt dress and a sleeveless top. The sizing goes from 1 to 9. After looking at the size chart, I chose to make the size 3 that corresponds to the European size 38 and the UK size 10. This ended up being the right choice for me, although…
Here is a list of 10 sewing related items that I found very useful during the year 2018.
I was lucky to be sponsored by Spoonflower to test their Cotton Poplin Ultra fabric so that I could share my experiences with you, my dear readers. To test the fabric I made Named clothing Helmi tunic dress.
The Dutch Label Shop had contacted me a while ago and offered some labels for me to test and I jumped to say "Yes!". This is what I got with the voucher they gave me.
My big project for this autumn will be a long and warm winter coat. For a project this size, it is a good idea to start with the planning.
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?
I sewed a camera strap and a leather wrist strap for my new Nikon D5600 DSLR to replace the ugly one that came with the camera.