• My projects,  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 which I like very much. According to the sewing directions I sewed the whole blouse using French seams which I have started to like more and more. At first I felt they were too much to bother but then I realized I didn’t have to change my serger threads and the idea of French seaming became more appealing. I had only a…

  • Ottobre 3/2010 Marley shorts and Riff t-shirt.
    My projects,  Sewing

    Red and black sport outfit

    It’s been a while since I made something for my son. Yesterday K mentioned needing some nice shorts for his PE class. I immediately saw my chance and dug up all my stretchy fabrics for him to choose the best fabrics and colours. Ottobre 3/2010 had nice patterns for both Marley shorts and Riff t-shirt. I liked the little dash of colour at the pocket edges and the length of the shorts that would protect my son’s knees. The original t-shirt pattern had a cool guitar applique design but I wanted just a basic pattern with nothing extra. I had about the same amount of red and black jersey, so…

  • K's shirt - front
    My projects,  Sewing

    A relaxed shirt for my little lad

      My soon-to-be 8-years-old son, K, is used to waiting to get something for himself, as his clothes tend to be more challenging for me to sew. However, my dear husband has been requesting a home-made shirt for himself and since I did not dare to dive into the complicated construction and fitting issues of his shirt without any practice, I decided to have a trial run with a little easier boy’s shirt. Again, I found the fabric in the discount pile and grew to hate it quite soon after starting to fit the pieces together. I mean, the fabric is good quality and I like the colors. However, there…