Archive for September, 2013

All in the family

These are among the first pants I made.  Image

I used Stil 6086, that my mom had used to sew the same pants for my dad in the seventies.


What I particularly like about the pattern is the triangle in the back, which I’ve emphasized more in latter versions such as these:



Baby elephant walk


I finished this shirt for my son’s birthday today. He liked it so  much he wore it all day. He especially pointed out how he liked the buttons and the pink seams on collar and shoulders. Apart from the elephants, of course.


Boot cut


A few years ago, I made a lot of pants. As the temperature starts to drop I’ve come to realize that many of them are getting faded and worn. But I still like them so much!

Today’s thrift shop treasures


The clue is the baby sheet which I intend to convert to something else in time for a birthday this month

Broken bra benefit


I realized it was time to mend my bras when the last one gave in on me. They usually suffer from one of two problems:

1. the wire pokes out


2. The elastic comes off the band.


Since I made them, I know how to mend them, and have the material to do it.

Sometimes, I think that’s even more rewarding than the actual making of the bra.


Just in time

ImageAnd it’s done, and there’s still summer left to use it!

The fabric is a wax print that my sister bought for me in Tanzania, it’s the same on both sides, so I carefully fitted the pattern to be different in the back, very pleased with that back!

Since I wanted the pretty flowers to show, I wanted a dress with a minimum of seams. I choose my old companion Stil 5357, but made it longer and also made the skirt wider. I usually wear my dresses over the knee, so just below is a different feeling, but I like it, makes me feel like a grown up!ImageImage

Summer’s back

So obviously I’ll need another dressImage

and boy, do I appreciate my copying the sewing pattern with seam allowance included!

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