The One with the Megan Nielsen and Rayon Knit happiness combo!

A while ago, after Paunnet’s post about her jersey Banksia there was some talk about how hard it was to find nice jersey fabric. Nice as in, sweet and floral but not childlike or granny like. Somehow I ended up in a fabric shop yesterday (totally by accident, I didn’t mean to :p) and I decided (for once) to ask the shoplady to help me out. Normally I just wonder around looking at what they have, but this time I asked her if she had any sweet and girly jersey fabrics (without it being childlike or granny like). We went … Continue reading The One with the Megan Nielsen and Rayon Knit happiness combo!

The One with the Liebster Award.

The lovely Sally over at The Quirky Peach has nominated me for a Liebster Award! I had never heard of this award before and it’s really nice to receive it from someone’s blog I discovered recently and who’s given me a bout of envy over her lovely makes. So here is what is up with the Liebster Award:   The Liebster Blog Award Rules: – Nominees must link back to the blogger who awarded them – Write 11 random facts about yourself – Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you – Nominate other blogs and ask them … Continue reading The One with the Liebster Award.

The one with the Engagement

I’m very happy announce the upcoming wedding between me and the Renfrew Pattern. (I just wish my BF would propose so I had a real wedding announcement) Pattern: Renfrew by Sewaholic Fabric: A sturdy grass green knit I had in my stash. I only had 1.4m and the pattern needed 2m but after (re-)arranging my pattern pieces 6 times I finally managed to find a lay-out that would allow me to cut all the pieces out of 1.4m of fabric. Yay for me! Size and alterations: I followed Lizzie‘s advice and picked my size based on the finished measurements. The size … Continue reading The one with the Engagement

For you February – Project Weekender Bag & Project Pajamas

This For You February post isn’t the most impressive one but I had fun doing it so I wanted to share it anyway. For You February for my Dad. It was my father’s birthday coming up and I wanted to give him something personal. He’s a Landrover Defender maniac and he goes away on weekends with a Landrover club a lot. But everytime he has to take one of my mother’s bags and they are all quite feminine. So I decided to make him a weekender bag. I based my bag on this tutorial for a zippered box pouch. I … Continue reading For you February – Project Weekender Bag & Project Pajamas

The one with the Alma Muslin.

I have to apologise for the Friends rip-off blog titles. But I’m lacking inspiration at the moment. I also promise that this will be the last blog post for the day 🙂 I have been working on the Alma Blouse pattern these last few days after being inspired by everyone who made this pattern (seriously, is there anyone out there who hasn’t made it yet 😉 ) Pattern: Alma Blouse by Sewaholic I traced the pattern onto some new pattern paper I’m trying out. I copied the smaller pieces so I could cut them out on the right size instead … Continue reading The one with the Alma Muslin.

The one with the giveaway

All this reorganising and buying entire bolts of fabric made me feel like having a giveaway. SO HERE IT IS 🙂 I’m giving away: Five patterns (4 Burda, 1 McCall’s). They are lovely patterns but I bought them in the spur of the moment and I’m just never going to make them. They have never been used although for some reason I took the plastic off and put them together in a ziplock bag. 3m of the pink cotton poplin (that’s 3,5 yards I think) – If you make something out of it please show me 🙂 8 vintage red … Continue reading The one with the giveaway

The one with the reorganising.

My doctor ordered me home for three weeks. I have been taking on a lot lately and my body was telling me to take it slower but I wouldn’t listen. I thought stress was for quiters and I’m not a quiter. But I began to have more and more stress-related symptoms and because my doctor feared if I pushed myself any further I would have a burn-out, he told me to stay home, get some rest and only do what I like to do and what calms me down. So basically nothing work-related and all-sewing related. So far the bad … Continue reading The one with the reorganising.

The one with all the new stuff.

Last week, I drove all the way down to Holland (it sounds far for Belgian standards but it was only a one hour drive) to pick up some fabric I ordered. I had to pick it up because among that fabric where 3 entire bolts and they were to expensive to be send by mail. Yes, you read it correctly: I bought 3 bolts of fabric. And because they were leftovers (I guess from a previous season) they came ridiculously cheap. I couldn’t resist. Specially because a few weeks ago Leila  talked about buying whole rolls of fabric and how … Continue reading The one with all the new stuff.

The one with the new baby!

It’s been ages (well, 10 days to be precise) since I wrote a post. I don’t know why but it seemed like I didn’t find the time to actually write about the stuff I made. I will write a few posts today because I think tiny posts are better to structurise than one very long post. So first of: I have a new baby! And she’s called Harriet! Isn’t she lovely! She’s my new (new for me at least) Bernina Activa 220. I bought her last week after my relationship with my Toyota ended. We had a good run but … Continue reading The one with the new baby!