Opal Waterfall Coatigan

Sometimes inspiration strikes on the very last day. Last week it was still really cold and I still didn’t have a winter coat. I didn’t find one in stores that I liked and I didn’t have the courage to sew one all winter. Fast forward to last week when I realised that my favourite fabric store was still having sales and that a nice warm draped coat wouldn’t take me all that long to make. Enter my all time favourite pattern: Opal Coat & Cardigan (#obviously) I took the regular pattern in a size D and drafted the new front … Continue reading Opal Waterfall Coatigan

Ebony = Love

Some patterns are just too good to resist. Especially when your friends make such awesome versions on release day 🙂 The Ebony t-shirt & knit dress is exactly what I was trying to create when I made my black Nettie swing dress but Heather Lou made it even better. The hi-low hem is on point and the sleeve variations give it everything you want and more. I made a straight size 14 after Gillian advised to size down when in between sizes. Next time I’ll shorten it beforehand because this needed a 2″ hem to be sassy. I also have a 2″ sleeve hem. … Continue reading Ebony = Love

Monday Morning Secret Pajamas

Soooo, I´m back 🙂 I´m back at work (part time) and it´s been a real challenge getting things back in rotation. So if I want to blog more (because I want to) it needs to be quick and dirty 😉 (There is no more room in my sewing room to take pictures so I tried some quick selfies in our bedroom mirror – which I need to clean #sorrynotsorry.) Long story short: Only one of the items on my Fall list has been sewn, finished it two days ago and what I´ll be blogging about today isn´t even that. Weather … Continue reading Monday Morning Secret Pajamas

Laundry Challenge Week 2: Round-up

Week 2 and also the final week of this Two Week Laundry Challenge. If you are new, find all about it here. If you missed the first round-up, you can find it here. Week 2 was less about deciding the pros and cons of each outfit and more about determining why these outfits didn´t work before. This is one of the ´forgotten´ dresses. I think everyone woman has at least one item of clothing which she likes but somehow it still ends up at the back of her closet and it rarely gets worn. It certainly applies to this dress. … Continue reading Laundry Challenge Week 2: Round-up

Laundry Challenge Week 1: Round-up

I´m halfway through my Laundry Challenge (read all about it here) and it´s going really well. I put the rack of clothing right next to my bed so I can see all my clothes when still lying in bed. It makes me really happy each night and each morning to see them hanging there and deciding what I want to wear. Big Win Number One: I´m excited about wearing my clothes. I´ve noticed that since there are fewer items to choose from, I don´t get overwhelmed, don´t feel the need to change 500 times and I´m instantly happy with the choices … Continue reading Laundry Challenge Week 1: Round-up

SWAP Project 4: Buffalo Check Opal Coatigan

On Tuesday I happened to stumble upon a thriftshop which sells items by weight or by length. Textiles (clothes, bedlinnen, blankets, etc) were sold by weight. I rummaged through the bins hoping to score some fabric for muslins. I found quite a few that I liked. I even like most of them well enough to keep them for clothes rather than muslins. My favourite piece was a buffalo check wool blanket. I´ve been looking for nice buffalo check fabric for a while now, hoping to find some in flannel for a winter shirt, but this was definitely the next best … Continue reading SWAP Project 4: Buffalo Check Opal Coatigan

No such thing as too much glitter

I made this dress last Christmas for the Party Hardy theme on the Sew It Up blog, this year they had a ‘Less Black, More Glitter’ theme so even though it is black, it’s definitely sparkly. I ordered the fabric without really thinking about what I wanted to make. Like usual when I don´t have fixed plans, I had only ordered 2m . With a bit of creative pattern tetris I managed to squeeze this dress out of the fabric with only scraps to spare. I started this dress december 23th 2014 and I finished it about an hour or … Continue reading No such thing as too much glitter