My sewing friend Jenna purged her stash and gifted me this lovely black broderie anglaise cotton. Most of broderie anglaise is white so I didn’t know what to make out of it until I saw this blouse in the Finnish crafts magazine Suuri Käsityö, issue 11-12/2018. The blouse was made of Liberty tana lawn and it had some Christmassy trims on it but I immediately saw the possibilities in the pattern. The pattern has puffed 3/4 sleeves with gathers at the cuff. The mandarin collar has a sweet ruffle and the front yoke has a slit and gathers that start at the bottom of it. I closed the front opening…
Here is how the wool dress I designed from the scratch ended up looking!
My son liked this snowmobile print organic jersey from Paapii and I turned it into a teeshirt, some tube scarfs and a hat.
Sew a camera insert for your handbag to turn your regular handbag into a camera bag! Here is an easy tutorial on how to make it!
In my wool coat project, it's time to properly press the seams I had already sewn. I also proceeded to make the coat underlining layers to keep me warm. The coat is finally taking shape!
I was lucky to be sponsored by Spoonflower to test their Cotton Poplin Ultra fabric so that I could share my experiences with you, my dear readers. To test the fabric I made Named clothing Helmi tunic dress.
I wanted to wear something designed by Named clothing to the launch party of their new book, Breaking the pattern. So, I made the Ruska dress from the book!
I have the book Sew Over It vintage by Lisa Comfort and it has instructions on how to draft a Kimono dressing gown that I wanted to make.
If you are like me, you have accumulated hundreds of sewing patterns over the years. If you feel that your collection is out of control you can use my flowchart to organize your sewing patterns.
My winter wool coat project is slowly progressing. This time I cut the fabric and add some very important interfacings to support the coat fronts.