Bonjour! Earlier this month I was in Paris for a four day city trip with my boyfriend, sewing-bestie Stephanie and her husband. We spend four days wondering around in this amazing city, visiting all of the cultural high-lights. In this blog I’ll show you what I was wearing and what we did each day. Last…… Continue reading Paris Adventures and Outfits
Here in the Netherlands there are two big traveling fabric markets. Both of them have dates in the spring and dates in the fall. When the dates are announced I always put them in my calendar and shop till I drop! I’ll show you my purchases and what I’m planning to make with them. Last…… Continue reading My Fabric Market Haul
Some pieces in your closet are worn more then others. Some pieces are favorites, and you didn’t realize it when you bought or made them. One of my favorite jackets was ready for a replacement and I took on the challenge to make one. A few years ago I bought a Collectif jacket in the…… Continue reading Cropped Wool Jacket
I don’t know about you, but my normal sewing planning process looks like this:”That’s a cute fabric! Let’s make X out of it!”And I make the garment. The end. Now let me be clear, there is nothing “wrong” with this process. I get exited about a fabric or pattern and make a garment I’m happy…… Continue reading Sewing for Spring/Summer: Inspiration and Planning.
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
A friend of mine recently had her first baby and I’m so exited for her and her fiance! In the months leading onto the birth they shared some things on social media dropping the word “monster”. On the card are cartoon monsters, it’s a very cute little theme. They organised a little get-together with friends…… Continue reading Me-Made Gift: Baby Bathrobe!
If you don’t know who Gertie is and you enjoy sewing fifties inspired fashion. I highly suggest you continue reading. In the world of vintage sewing, Gertie is a big name. There even is a Facebook group for things people make with her patterns with over 32.000 members from all over the world. Gertie started…… Continue reading The Big Gertie Patterns Overview.
*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
For the Bernina blog I wrote a tutorial for a quick lace bolero that’s part of their Christmas advent calendar. The fun think about this being part of the advent calendar is that it’s translated and posted on multiple blog pages of Berina! You can find the original post in Dutch here. The blog in…… Continue reading Quick DIY Bolero