Finished: Rigel Bomber by Papercut Patterns

Oh yeah, a BOMBERJACKET!

For my birthday last year, my eldest daughter Ieke gifted me a mystery foxes fabric. I loved it but was a bit lost what to make from it.
It wasn’t too stretchy, but still a bit on the spandex side. I decided it would make a super nice bomber jacket.

There are a lot of bomber jacket patterns released, but I really wanted a jacket with pockets (because DUH POCKETS). And if there was a pattern from a designer I already knew, it would get bonus points.
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Finished: Rigel Bomber by Papercut Patterns

Design your Wardrobe week 1

I needed some structure and vision in my sewing journey. And apparently there were more like me (nope, i’m not a special snowflake): Seamwork Magazine came to the rescue!

They designed an 4 week program to help you plan your wardrobe. You can enroll twice a year and I decided to enter this February. It’s free, but you have to be a Seamwork Member (active or paused membership, it doesn’t matter)

Every workday for 4 weeks you get an email with dispatches, food for thought & worksheets. And step by step you getting closer to designing your wardrobe. That is a lovely result eh? But there is work to do. A lot.
There is a Design Your Wardrobe Facebook group and it totally took over my timeline. I loved it (because it all are very positive posts & all abouw sewing, what’s not to love?) but when the course started and I couldn’t start immediately, I got a bit overwhelmed with all the input the other students were giving. Lees verder “Design your Wardrobe week 1”

Design your Wardrobe week 1

How I met Listokap or Finished: Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt

Long live the Instragram community! Through the Monetaparty I “met” Linda (@Listokap on Instagram).
She made a gorgeous Monetadress with hand stamped fabric (yes i LOVED the handstamped part) Lees verder “How I met Listokap or Finished: Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt”

How I met Listokap or Finished: Grainline Studio Linden Sweatshirt

Finished: Darling Ranges Shirtdress by Megan Nielsen Patterns

When you want to sew every free minute just to complete your current project, you know it’s a satisfying sew.

I made the Megan Nielsen Darling Ranges dress, version 3. And I never going to take it of again. Well, almost. πŸ™‚

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Finished: Darling Ranges Shirtdress by Megan Nielsen Patterns

Refashioned: from buttondown men shirt to dress.

I LOVE refashioning. Or upcycling. Or whatever you call it. It is such a good idea to make something new out of something old (hm, something we also do at my work.. i see a pattern here πŸ˜‰ )

Last month there was the Restyling exchange of Pilar and Amy Nicole and I was so thrilled because the more the merrier and I love to see everyones take on what to make out of something excisting.

They asked you to send a garment (which you have but don’t wear) to your swap partner and vice versa, and to make something out of it for the other one. And thatΒ  scared me to bits.

Because sewing for myself: excellent!
For my loved ones: fine!
For some one I don’t know? Only through Instagram? OMG!

So I refashioned in spirit of the Restyling Exchange.

What did I have?
A XXXXXL denim button down men shirt.

And an polyester jersey infinity scarf

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Refashioned: from buttondown men shirt to dress.

Finished: Miette skirt

Hi there! MeMadeMay was a blast, but also gave me an overdose of pictures of my outfits & myself. It was TOO much at the end. So I couldn’t bring myself writing any blogposts.

But I did some sewing! I finished my Itch to Stitch Bonn shirt, made my second Miette skirt, lengthened the Larktee pattern for a lovely tshirtdress and refashioned a XXXXL buttondown men shirt into a dress. The latter two I will show in another blogpost.

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Finished: Miette skirt

Halfway MeMadeMay

It’s May 16th and I documented my outfit almost every day. I am pretty impressed by myself, because normally i’m not really dutifully πŸ™‚

For every day (except one) I wore at least one Me Made garment and still haven’t worn every garment i made! I’m very proud of it, because I’m sewing since September 2015 so that’s 1,5 years now.
Also I’m good at thrifted clothing. My jeans are mostly from garage sales/ thriftshops. And all my RTW clothes are with me for a long, long time. Lees verder “Halfway MeMadeMay”

Halfway MeMadeMay