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Category Archives: womenswear

Laurie tee

Laurie tee

My second Named Clothing pattern! This one is called Laurie striped tee. Here’s the description from the website: “A classic T-shirt with wide horizontal pleats on front that create a striped effect. A loose-fitting and casual model with short sleeves. Choose and elastic tricot, preferably quite thin. A slightly translucent fabric will make the stripedContinue Reading →

Jamie jeans

Jamie jeans

I noticed Named patterns for the first time when I read Cathy’s post in Treadling in Benin. And when I checked them out, I immediately loved the patterns. Named patterns is a new indie pattern company from Finland, they offer PDF patterns with clean lines, simple looks and interesting details. For my first taste, IContinue Reading →

Garnet tops (+ dog tees)

Garnet tops (+ dog tees)

As you might know, my wardrobe is mostly consisted of dresses, which is something that I had wanted to fix since the beginning of the year. But there were always some pretty dress patterns that distracted my attention and I kept making more dresses. A couple of months ago I bought these pair of denimContinue Reading →

Shweshwe Hazel dress

Shweshwe Hazel dress

Sometime ago I got a message from Emily who has just opened her online sewing store in South Africa. She offered me a few metres of Shweshwe fabric of my choice to use for my sewing. Maybe I’m ignorant, but it was the first time I’ve ever heard about Shweshwe fabric so of course IContinue Reading →

Fruits print jersey dress (Vogue 1351)

Fruits print jersey dress (Vogue 1351)

I actually finished this dress almost two weeks ago and have been wearing it almost everyday since then. It is made of jersey and extremely comfortable in spite of the dressy look. It is basically a long tank top! The pattern is Vogue 1351 by DKNY. From the pattern envelope: Lined, pullover dress has drapedContinue Reading →

Pattern testing: Bombshell swimsuit

Pattern testing: Bombshell swimsuit

It is starting to feel like summer here! And just in time, Heather Lou of Closet Case Files has just launched her Bombshell swimsuit pattern! In case you haven’t followed her fabulous blog, last year she made this very flattering vintage style swimsuit. Since then she has worked on creating multi sizes pattern of aContinue Reading →

Pineapple dress (Vogue 8901)

Pineapple dress (Vogue 8901)

I wanted to make a quick summer dress project and after browsing at my pattern stash, I found this Vogue 8901. From the pattern envelope: “Dress has no side seams, close-fitting, lined bodice extending to side back, pleated skirt, side front seams, narrow hem, and invisible back zipper. B: lined skirt. C: bodice front cut on crosswise grain, backContinue Reading →

Summer knit dress (McCall’s 6700)

Summer knit dress (McCall’s 6700)

I’ve been busy this week since Monte came, house-training him and such, that I don’t have too much time for my sewing machine. But yesterday I really want to make something instead of wiping dog pee off the floor, so here’s a quick dress for an instant gratification. The pattern is McCall’s 6700 from theContinue Reading →

Birdie Scout Woven Tee and Corduroy Moss Skirt

Birdie Scout Woven Tee and Corduroy Moss Skirt

After finishing my corset, I yearned for a quick and easy project to refresh myself. Refreshing from one sewing project by making another sewing project? One might wonder if I have no life beside sewing lol. Anyway I was in Okadaya, a fabric store in Shinjuku, to find some corset supplies when I found thisContinue Reading →

Pattern testing: Robson coat

Pattern testing: Robson coat

  I’m sure you must be all excited when you read Tasia’s post about Sewaholic latest pattern: the Robson coat! This is an unlined classic trenchcoat that is perfect for warmer weather. I was fortunate once again to have the opportunity to be one of the pattern testers. This is my fourth time by theContinue Reading →

Dreaming of summer (Butterick 5601)

Dreaming of summer (Butterick 5601)

A couple of weeks ago I came home to a surprise package from Latvia in my mailbox with this bundle of three wonderful fabrics inside! As it turned out, these fabrics are gift from lovely Iveta of Wonderosa. She wrote to me last month to offer me a present, any kind of fabric from herContinue Reading →

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