Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Inespiration

In case you've noticed that my posting on social media had gone down a bit lately, you will get the reason today.
Eeeek, surprises are so hard to keep.

Sara has asked a bunch of bloggers to make a tribute sewing blogger day to the one and only InĂªs from the blog La Folie, and that was one of the easiest blog series I ever agreed to be part of.

Ebony Woven Pants by Style Arc Patterns

Here is my post about the Ebony Woven Pants from Style Arc Patterns.

This is part two of my Inespiration post and you can see Part one HERE.

I changed to my Keely Knit Top so you can see the fantastic details on these pants better.

Monday, October 9, 2017

BurdaStyle Overall Skirt 07/2016#109 and Paola Turtleneck Tee.

I'm stuck between being really eager to share this outfit with you and not feeling like writing any blog posts at the moment. Talk about first world problems, ha.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Oversized Sweatshirts and Knit Pencil Skirts

I feel like my sewing is rather random most of the time. If I have a plan it usually gets overtaken by something else that catches my attention. Or if I buy fabric with the intention for a specific pattern, I would say three out of four times it ends up as something else.

Not this time.....

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fringe Blouse & Dress, Rayon Version

Harts Fabric was one of the handful of fabric stores that where so kind to offer us testers of the Fringe Blouse & Dress from Chalk and Notch a discount code.
And guess what? Some of those shops (and they are all amazing) are offering YOU discount codes too! I'll have a link to them at the end of this post. I know, I know, I'm mean and I want you to read my post first before you go fabric shopping, ha. But at least I'm admitting it!

If you missed my original post about the Fringe Blouse & Dress, where I'm talking more about the actual pattern, then see HERE.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Fringe Blouse & Dress by Chalk and Notch Patterns

It's been a loooong time since I officially signed up as a tester of a pattern. I might have been lurking in some tester groups for special friends, functioning as an unpaid consultant. (Actually sometimes I do get paid but more about that later.) But when Gabriela from Chalk and Notch presented her Fringe Blouse & Dress pattern, I literally couldn't wait to get my hands on the pattern and I knew that I definitely wouldn't regret it.

Gabriela knows her pattern drafting and it's always such a pleasure working with her.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Autumn Dress by Style Arc Patterns


And yes, I did say dresses in plural. A floral printed woven one where you barely can see any details and an olive green knit one that is a bit more cooperative on photos.   

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Waterfall Raglan Dress by Chalk and Notch.

I didn't exactly plan to post two blue dresses both by Chalk and Notch Patterns in a row but I guess that's what is happening.

Today I'm showing you my first Waterfall Raglan Dress.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pony Tank Dress by Chalk and Notch

Today I have a photo heavy and text light post for you.
That's usually how it goes when you sew something you love. Not much to say but a lot to show off, right!


This is the Pony Tank Pattern from Chalk and Notch in a dress version.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Keely Knit Top Turned Dress.

This fabric gave me stress. It did that because I couldn't decide what to make with it. I love this print and color SO much and I wanted to make something really really good with it. You know the feeling, right?! I had lots of options but what would be the very best solution?

Thursday, June 8, 2017

KANA'S STANDARD for kids - Ruffle Top and Pants.

 I said on Instagram that I wasn't going to blog this, but together with a few encouragements, I also realized there was quite a lot of information I wanted to give about this book and outfit that was better suited for a blog post than an Instagram post.


The patterns are from the Japanese Sewing book KANA'S STANDARD for kids. It's definitely not my first time sewing Japanese sewing patterns but it was my first time sewing Kana's patterns. And almost by coincidence, I found a HUGE surprise.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Adeline Dress by Style Arc Patterns

So once in a while sewing and blogging can be oh so simple.


You buy the pattern, download, print, tape, add 10 cm in length and cut it out. Find a big enough piece of fabric in your stash that fits the fabric recommendations, cut it out, sew it together, put it on (okay, have a few fittings along the way but in this case no adjustments were needed) and cheer. Because it fits perfectly right off the bat.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Driftless Cardigan and Paola Turtleneck Tee with Nosh Fabrics

This is my fourth time making The Driftless Cardigan from Grainline Studio and it is finally making it to the blog. Kind of crazy, especially since I think I'm considering it my ultimate favorite adult pattern...I think!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

No. 8 Svaneke by How To Do Fashion

Today I'm FINALLY blogging about How To Do Fashion's No. 8 Svaneke Pattern. It was kindly sent to me for review purpose last summer. Yes, big time yikes I'm so sorry for the delay!

Before I accepted this gift I made sure that I was still able to make an honest review and it was granted with an "of course". I like companies and designers that are confident in their product and in this case the confidence is justified. It's a great pattern!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Keely Knit Top from Style Arc Patterns.

It's been a while since I posted a Sunday post and since I took photos for three posts last week then I thought I better get on it before I end up with a blog queue...bahaha, just kidding, like that would ever happen around here!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Coffee + Thread Tour

Yaaaaay, it's time for the Coffee + Thread Tour!
We could use whichever of Olga's patterns we wanted. In this post I used four patterns. All hacked one way or the other. Some quite a lot and some just a little.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Blaire Shirt and Dress by Style Arc Patterns

I immediately fell in love with the Blaire Shirt and Dress when it released and when it went on sale during Black Friday I actually also bought it, ha,

Friday, February 17, 2017

Amelia Earhart Costume with Conifer Jacket.

What is going on? A homemade costume on my blog and we are months and months away from halloween.

A biography project in school and a sold out costume is what happened! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Waterfall Raglan - Make it Mine Waterfall Tour.

I happened to finish my Waterfall Raglan AND love it so much that I jumped on the Chalk and Notch's Make it Mine Waterfall tour bus, he.


Monday, January 30, 2017

Burda Style 09/2016#125 Blue and Gold Version.

Hello my friends!

I took photos for two blog posts today and since I have already blogged about this pattern before, I decided that this one was the easiest to start with since I didn't have that much new to add. 
It IS Monday after all!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Komi Kimono Jacket, Wool Edition

I can never have too many warm cardigans. I basically use one every day. In the winter to keep me warm and in the summer to avoid freezing to death in the cold air conditioning at public places. Wah!

I'm going to sew along with Petit a Petit's Project Sew It (search for the group on Facebook) this year. Every month has a theme and the theme of January is...ta da...sweaters. (Cardigans are totally a sweater too right haha).

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Year of Sew Japan with Mie.

A year ago my dear friend Celina asked me if I wanted to be on her Petit a Petit + Family blog team. I could do whatever I wanted. And together we talked about how fun it could be to sew a Japanese pattern (or two) every month during 2016. Sew Japan with Mie was born!
I almost made it though the year but ran out of steam in the last two months. BUT let's focus on the 10 months I did make something instead of the 2 I didn't. Yup, good plan, Batman!

There is not going to be a lot of talk in this post because I have done all of that in the different posts and I'm linking to them all from this post. But I just wanted to make one finishing post here on my own blog that brought it all together. It was definitely fun for me to scroll through it all and I hope you will think so too.

JANUARY
Culottes and a cardigan.
See the full post HERE.

FEBRUARY
Knit dresses.
See the full post HERE.

MARCH
Suspender skirt and a tee with a lace collar.
See the full post HERE.

APRIL
Dress with knit top and woven skirt.
See the full post HERE.

MAY
Woven dress with back tie detail.
See the full post HERE.

JUNE
Oversized shirt.
See the full post HERE.

JULY

Shirt plus culottes with faux wrap skirt detail.
See the full post HERE.

AUGUST
Pinafore with lace overlay.
See the full post HERE.

SEPTEMBER

One top three ways and in three different materials.
See the full post HERE.

OCTOBER 
Fall jacket/cardigan in sweatshirt fleece.
See the full post HERE.

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Lastly I want to thank all of you who sewed with me month after month and linked up your Japanese goodies in the link parties. The parties are closed now but the links to all your posts can still be seen (and clicked on) in the end of each monthly Sew Japan with Mie post. 
THANK YOU!

I think I'll take a little break with Japanese sewing patterns and instead try to sew a capsule wardrobe with Celina's Project Sew It Facebook group (just search: Project Sew it on Facebook). All you have to do is ask to join. Every month has a theme and in January we are sewing sweaters and cardigans. You can sew for yourself, your kids, your husband and choose whatever pattern you want. Only rule is to have fun! I have already made my first cardigan of 2017 and I'm hoping to get a quick post done this week.  

Who is with me?!

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