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
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.
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.
Read the original blogpost in Dutch on the Budgetstoffen.nl blog. A comfortable dress made from a fabric that is so soft you could cuddle yourself? YES PLEASE! This amazing dress is the Vogue 8379 pattern in a lycra velvet. A wrap dress is a timeless classic that is very flattering for a lot of bodyshapes.…… Continue reading Velvet Wrap Dress.
Sewing your own clothes gives a lot of freedom. Us sewists can put together clothes however we want. We can choose colors, prints and patterns in fabric and combine them with whatever pattern we want. We can adjust the fit. A little looser her, a bit more room there. Longer, shorter… We are only limited…… Continue reading One Pattern, 9 Dresses: B6453
*swish swish* it’s the best thing about a fringed dress, the swishing around in it. The sound of the fringe and the effect it has when you swing your hips around, it’s so much fun. I saw a fringe dress on somebody I follow on Instagram some time ago, and it stuck in my head.…… Continue reading Fringe Party Dress