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Sewing

The quest for the Ultimate pants (part 1)

I vividly remember the first pair of trousers I made. They were shorts we had to sew at school and made of horrendous bright blue patterned quilting cotton. We had to use pattern that was too big for at least for me (I was about 12 years old and super…

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Sewing, Tutorials

Roses, stripes and a useful sewing trick for piping

I just could not resist the powder pink stretch cotton with black and white roses when I saw it in the fabric shop. I feel increasingly girly now that spring has arrived and this fabric just shouted “Make a skirt out of me!”. So I did.I used again the…

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Sewing

Spring blouse (Lekala 4420)

I found this wonderful viscose fabric from the remnants section of the local Eurokangas fabric shop. I think that the colour works nicely with the beiges and nudes of my spring wardrobe so I decided to make a blouse of it.I have made Lekala 4420 blouse once before and…

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Sewing

Grey hoodie

I sewed myself a hoodie using the Burda young 7148 as a pattern…

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Sewing

Ruffles and roses

May I present what is, on my opinion, the cutest tunic I’ve made so far! I used the pattern Shy eyes from Ottobre 6/2016 magazine as I have done before and cute floral viscose jersey with some added trims and frills from light orange viscose jersey. I always…

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Sewing

Stretch cotton fabric from Tallinn and what became of it (part 2)

Funny how sometimes a pattern magazine manages to exceed all expectations. Ottobre design 1/2016 is a magazine that has a loose cover for so much use. The patterns are quite simple and perfect for different patterned fabrics and can be easily modified. The last blog post contained a pair…

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Sewing

My favourite Zinnia and the Pussy Bow blouse

This time I want to show you two of my favourite self-made garments. I already mentioned previously that I have made several skirts using Colette Zinnia pattern. This is my favourite one for winter – in fact, I’m wearing it right now!I have used this tweed fabric a…

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Sewing

Tropical leaves aka vintage pattern adventures

I love vintage patterns that have a bit different cuts than can be seen in the modern sewing patterns. However, the images don’t always tell how the final dress actually looks on me so there is some trial and error included.Simplicity 1587 has an interesting bodice and I…

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Sewing

Mélilot shirt by Deer and Doe

There are so many different shirt and blouse patterns online that I usually spend hours searching the perfect one when I already have some kind of an idea of what to sew. Deer and Doe’s Mélilot combines modern loose fit and dropped shoulders with vintage like round collar…

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