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.
As part of my Sensible Sewing Challenge I made a stripy Lago tank top using the free pattern by Itch to Stitch. Here is my review of the pattern!
I tested the new Sheona pattern by Athina Kakou. It is a relaxed jersey shift dress that has plenty of options and is easy and quick to sew.
I tested the new online course by Make Bra, where you'll learn how to sew a foam-cup bra. Testasin Make Bran uutta verkkokurssia, jossa opetellaan ompelemaan vuoritetut rintaliivit.
The Zara corset is a Victorian style corset, each side of which is constructed out of five pieces. It is used in the Craftsy course by A. Smith that I took.
I wanted to make Crystal Cove Cami by Itch to Stitch as soon as the pattern came out. I like how light and floaty it is and the back detail is so pretty!
MakeBra DL01 has a three-part cup which makes it easy to add some pretty lace details to a part of the cup. I modified the pattern for short underwires.
This Bootstrapfashion 4261 ruffle blouse is again part of my Sensible Sewing Challenge. It closely resembles the Lekala dress I made last year, except being a bit more fitted and having a key-hole neckline instead of a pleated one. (The Bootstrapfashion and Lekala are both official resellers of Leko patterns, so that’s the reason behind similarities.) If you are not yet familiar with Bootstrapfashion patterns, they are sewing patterns that are customized to your measurements. You’ll submit your measurements and your pattern arrives as a pdf in a few minutes. My experience with these patterns has been a bit hit and miss. The more basic pattern the greater the chances of getting…
I tried out MakeBra DL03 balconette bra pattern. I used the Basic kit from MakeBra and only added some embellishments.