Browsing Tag: sewing for a woman

1950s-dress-mccalls-m7748
Patternreview, Sewing

1950s dress McCall’s M7748

I made a gorgeous McCall’s M7748 dress to wear for my cousin’s wedding. This pattern is from the Archive collection and approximately from the year 1957. This dress took me several days to make but I can say that taking the time really pays off with this dress…

pin-up-girls-alyssa-foam-cup-bra
Sewing

Pin-up Girls Alyssa foam-cup bra

Now that I have a tested pattern for a foam-cup bra I wanted to make something pretty with lace. Luckily the Pin-up Girls Alyssa has lace covered foam cups. I did make, however, some modifications…

my-first-bra-pin-up-girls-amanda
Patternreview, Sewing

My first bra: Pin-up Girls Amanda

After gathering materials all over the globe and taking Craftsy courses on bra making I have finally finished my first ever bra. I used Pin-up Girls Amanda pattern to make a pink seamless t-shirt bra. I found the whole process of bra making super fun and the finished…

1940s-tea-dress-by-sew-over-it
Patternreview, Sewing

1940s tea dress by Sew Over It

I got this fabric from Artenio at the same time with the mustard yellow one for this Amelia dress. It took me quite some time to decide on the pattern. I did not have a lot of fabric so many dresses with their circle skirts were unfortunately out of question…

sew-over-it-penny-dress
Sewing

Sew Over It Penny dress

I made a beautiful Sew Over It Penny dress out of viscose crepe. The fabric was very difficult to work with but the result is one of my favourite makes this year…

1930s-dress
Patternreview, Sewing

1930s dress

I love vintage styles and this time I tested the vintage 1930s dress pattern that is originally by McCall’s pattern company. This being not my first vintage pattern I knew to expect compact instructions that left most of the technical details out…

elise-blouse-by-rosie-and-me
Patternreview, Sewing

Elise blouse by Rosie and Me

My blouse sewing continues with the Elise blouse by Rosie and Me. This is a new pattern company for me, although I have been eyeing this blouse for a while. This pattern has cap sleeve and 3/4 sleeve options, French darts at the sides and a nice shawl collar…

ottobre-design-woman-2-2018-10-norma-blouse
Patternreview, Sewing

Ottobre design woman 2/2018 10. Norma blouse

I made the 1940s inspired summer blouse using the Norma blouse pattern from Ottobre design woman 2/2018 magazine. This is an easy to sew pattern with vintage-like details like gathers at the shoulders and a notched collar. Read my review…

sew-over-it-rosie-skirt-for-the-spring
Sewing

Sew Over It Rosie skirt for the spring

I made a skirt version of the Sew Over It Rosie dress using a beautiful floral fabric. However, this make wasn’t so successful. I ended up estimating my size wrong and then damaged the front of the skirt by ripping a thread with a sharp pin…

from-dress-to-a-blouse
Sewing

From dress to a blouse Simplicity 1587 pattern hack

Immediately after seeing the Simplicity 1587 pattern I fell in love with the bodice. After I made the dress I started wondering if I could turn the pattern into a blouse. I used a well-fitting blouse pattern as a guide to draw a pattern for the lower half of…

orageuse-prague-blouse
Patternreview, Sewing

Prague blouse by Orageuse

I tested the newest pattern from the French sewing company Orageuse. This long-sleeved loose-fitted blouse pattern has a turtleneck collar with buttons in the back and an optional deep v-neck opening in front. I made my version out of floral polyester satin…

my-blue-melilot-blouse
Sewing

My blue Mélilot blouse

This dark blue Liberty Tana Lawn has been waiting in my stash for a while. Finally I decided to make another Mélilot blouse using one of my favourite patterns by Deer & Doe…

i-am-orion-blouse-with-a-hack
Patternreview, Sewing

I am Orion blouse with a hack

I made the I am Orion blouse that is a loose fitted top with a Peter Pan collar. I really liked the pattern but wanted to make sure that my white collar stayed white. So instead of sewing the collar on my blouse I made an old fashioned dickey that…

winter-pajamas-talvipyjama
In English, Sewing, Suomeksi

Winter pajamas – talvipyjama

I made myself a set of warm winter pyjamas. I modified the flannel trousers pattern from the Closet Case patterns’ Carolyn pajamas and made a t-shirt top using the shortened McCall’s M6886 jersey dress pattern…

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