As the new year has started, it’s always fun to look back at what you’ve achieved in the year. What better way for me to count all my makes for the year and to reflect on what I’ve made through 365 days of sewing in 2019. In 2019 I’ve sewed: 14 Dresses7 Tops or Blouses…… Continue reading What I Sewed in 2019 & Plans for 2020
Every year I try to make something to wear during the holiday season. Last year I made a fringe dress and this year I’ve already made a sparkling bolero. I was planning on making a special occasion dress, and midway decided my dress was better of becoming a three-piece. The idea was to make an…… Continue reading Special Occasion Sewing
I love Christmas. I love putting up the tree. Decorating my house with lights and candles. I love buying gifts for my family and friends. Most of all I love wrapping gifts with ribbons and tags and what not. Most of all, I love the Holiday season because it’s socially acceptable to wear all kinds…… Continue reading Sewing for the Holiday Season: Sparkling Bolero Jacket
Sewing my own bikini is on my to-sew list for years. I had to scroll all the way back in my Instagram to find my #makenine for 2018 and it involved a swimsuit with the caption reading something like “want to make my own bikini for so long”. Well, I finally did. And I’ll tell…… Continue reading Sewing swimwear
I got engaged! I actually got engaged a while ago, at the beginning of May. We were in Disneyland Paris with my mom and sister when my boyfriend asked me to marry him in the hotelroom after a fun-filled day. The day after we took some pictures in the park. THE ring! Announcing our engagement…… Continue reading I’m Getting Married! No, I’m Not Making My Own Wedding Dress.
The Night and Day Dress from Gertie… where to even start on that?Gertie has developed an amazing approach to sewing patterns where she designs pieces that are interchangeable with each other. This approach gives you a lot of freedom in designing and sewing your own dress. For the Night and Day Dress pattern there are…… Continue reading Night and Day Dress: Fall and Spring.
Recently I’ve started to really like viscose fabrics. I used to be a cotton kinda girl all the way but something about the softness and flowy-ness of viscose really got to me. I got this leave print viscose from Budgetstoffen at the fabric market a while ago. Every now and then I make my boyfriend…… Continue reading Sewing My Boyfriend’s New Favorite Blouse.
I had never made a successful pair of pants in my life until recently. I have a lot of curves and those curves just don’t fit that well in regular off-the-rack pants. And something I really wanted was a nice fitting pair of high-waisted pants. It took me a while to get there, but I…… Continue reading A Jenny Pants Adventure
This dress… I just love it. Simplicity recently became part of the same company that brings out the patterns of Butterick, McCalls, and Vogue. Because of this the patterns that Gertie designs switched from Butterick to Simplicity. The new patterns from Gertie for the spring/summer are a top and a Dress. I didn’t care much…… Continue reading A New Summer Favorite: Simplicity 8873.
I’ve just “finished” this bra and panties an hour ago and am so exited about it, I wanted to share it ASAP! The bra is missing it’s underwire because I had to order the right size so it’s 99% done. But that won’t stop me,I just love it! Me and sewing lingerie Sewing lingerie isn’t…… Continue reading Sewing My Ultimate Strapless Bra, Take 1.