29 August 2013
11 August 2013
14 July 2013
30 June 2013
In April I went to the seasonal fabric exhibition in Rotterdam (Stoffenbeurs). I bought many beautiful fabrics, which I still haven't had the time to sew. The first fabric I chose to make is this stretch cotton (97% cotton, 3% spandex) with ocean print. The stand I bought the fabric from was selling only pre-cut pieces of fabrics. I bought one piece about 1.80 m (2 yd) x 1.50 m (2 panels of the print) for 10 EUR and it is a very good quality.
13 June 2013
One day I was flipping through the pages of Marfy 2013/14 and there it was, model 3069. An interesting and yet simple dress in black and white.
I haven't ordered the pattern from Marfy, instead I made it myself. This is why it is slightly different from the original model. I changed the bottom of the skirt and the shoulders but I kept the idea of the bodice.
06 June 2013
31 May 2013
I have had this fabric for a long time and I did not know what to do with it. It is somewhat heavy viscose tricot. One evening I decided to make a loose-fit draped top with it. I designed the pattern myself. I did not know how it would fit until I finished it. During the sewing, I had my doubts if the blouse would fit well. I was wondering if it is too large, if the neckline is too big, etc. At the end I think it turned out well. It is a nice top to wear for sports and at home.
29 May 2013
Fringe is an interesting detail that can add playfulness to any jacket, scarf and top as well as on decorative pillows, blankets, bed-, couch- and table covers. They are easy to make but they require some patience. I believe there are many ways to make beautiful fringe and here is one of them.
This is my jacket before I started. I have already unraveled the seam allowances at the edges but I was not satisfied with the way it looked. This is also why I decided to add extra fringe. Here are the steps I took:
What is important to consider before you start is the type of fabric you would like to fringe. For this method you will need to choose a fabric that unravels (any woven fabric should be fine).
22 May 2013
I started this fringe-trim jacket about a year ago and I left it unfinished in my closet until now. I only had to work up the fringe trims but I've never did it up to last week.
The fabric is some kind of cotton blend. It is thin and light. It was very easy to work with as it has body but it is not stiff. I used the Vogue pattern V7975. I made the pattern exactly as it is without doing any alternations.
P.S.: If you want to know how I did the fringe click here.
15 May 2013
The long peplum at the back of this blouse gives it a taste of Victorian romance. The pattern is from Burda 04/2012 and it can be found on http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/peplum-blouse-042012. The model was easy to sew. The only thing I changed is the size. I decreased the pattern to size 34 as it was not available with the original pattern. The fabric I used is a blend of cotton with metal threads, which was left from making the Folded Yoke Blouse. I like this fabric a lot because it creates more of a wet-look effect than shine.