I tried out MakeBra DL03 balconette bra pattern. I used the Basic kit from MakeBra and only added some embellishments.
I tested the pattern for the Flint trousers by Megan Nielsen. These trousers have an unusual closure that is hidden inside the left pocket and no zipper!
This is a free tutorial on how to make a jumpsuit out of the Kielo dress by Named clothing. I love my own Kielo jumpsuit and want to share the instructions!
Junebug dress pattern is a pattern for a dress and not a nightie. However, the colouring, the fabric choice and the vintage look makes it look more of a nightie to me.
So, my challenge to myself and for anyone else wanting to take part is to make a set of basics that I will actually wear. I selected 10 patterns that I think will fit in this category and I'm going to make all of them.
I figured out that the Elise blouse pattern by Rosie and me deserved a second chance. In the first blouse the neckline was too revealing, so this time I needed to change that. Fortunately, lovely Esther at Rosie and me made a tutorial on how to do just that!
The picture in the garment envelope or on the website looks nice. You are instantly transferred into day-dreams about Regency-era and imagine swishing around gardens in you empire waist ballgown surrounded by handsome gentlemen in their frock coats... Wait! Is this style something that you will actually venture out in?
I made another Gertie blouse and a simple everyday skirt using the 1940s skirt pattern. This resulted in a nice coordinating vintage-inspired outfit.
How to make smarter choices when choosing the patterns, materials and techniques for your handmade wardrobe to avoid spending time and money on garments you never wear? What can I learn from my successes and failures?
I knew that Kielo is a very popular pattern but would it work for me? I decided to find out! I bought the pattern and then went around the booths until I found a nice organic jersey for it at Nuppu print company with a beautiful print designed by Satu Kontinen.