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  • Knitting,  My projects,  Sewing,  Suomeksi

    10 Questions challenge

    The beginning of the New Year is a good time for reflection. I have been spending a lot of time thinking about what I do and why I do it. From these thoughts arose these 10 questions. I decided to challenge all sewers, knitters, crafters etc. to answer 10 questions about their hobby! Below are the questions.

  • My projects,  Sewing,  Shopping

    Named Earth Science sewing pattern collection

    Today I headed for the launch of the new Fall/Winter collection of the Named clothing sewing pattern company. The collection is titled Earth Science and designed by the two sisters Saara and Laura Huhta who gave me a warm welcome to their small studio shop. These ladies were super friendly and let me try on the sample clothes from both the newest collection and the older collections. My favourite piece was this Stella raglan shirt with snap fastening and an unusual geometric collar. The green colour is just fantastic! Furthermore, the pattern is actually a 2 in 1 sewing pattern with a Pussy bow collar dress included. This means that there…

  • Sewaholic granville shirt and a pencil skirt.
    My projects,  Sewing

    Granville shirt and a skirt

    Granville shirt from Sewaholic is nowadays my go-to shirt pattern. Before this pattern, I wasn’t very comfortable sewing a shirt, but the instructions were so detailed that I now have the instructions printed out and I usually look at them even when sewing shirts from other patterns. I made this shirt from dark green poplin that has no stretch in it. I took the matching buttons from my old worn-out shirt that was on its way to the bin. Sewaholic patterns are designed for a pear shaped body and I had to make some changes to make this shirt fit me, but now I have a pattern that I can use…

  • My projects,  Sewing,  Shopping

    Trench coat plans

    This post contains a few affiliate links. Clicking on them helps me to maintain this blog. I have been dreaming about sewing my own trench coat for a while. Now that my old one is starting to show some wear and tear I have really started planning. It was difficult to find a pattern for the trench coat. Burda has several options: Trench Coat 12/2011 #118 Trench Coat 10/2015 #129 Mint Trench Coat 09/2015 #105 Gabardine Trenchcoat 09/2010 #113B Piped Trench Coat 11/2012 #118 The problem in the Burda patterns for me is that the fit is often quite hit and miss, especially what comes to the shoulders and the…