Summer Essentials Sew-Along

Summer Essentials Sew-Along: The Casey Top

Crochet lace edge top

I take no cred for this top. Or not for the design, anyway… The design is all thanks to this post by the lovely Casey. I saw the top and thought, hey! I want to do that too! So I bought some cotton voile and found a perfect pattern for the crochet at mypicot (what…

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: The Sundress 1

Simplicity 2362

Traditionally, I´ve been a skirt-sewing gal. I have made a million skirts, and when Me-Made-May came around I found that I really didn´t have much else, so now I´m sewing up mostly tops and dresses (although I can´t resist Beignet, and it is already cut…). The latest result of this is Simplicity 2362, or the…

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Hello, my name is Ceylon.


So, I took some time yesterday and finished Ceylon. It was so much fun sewing this! I love how everything just came together with this one, the instructions were easy to follow, and even though there are quite a bit of parts and pieces and details with this, I never felt lost thanks to the great instructions.…

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I´ve been somewhat preoccupied with buttons these last couple of week, and this activity didn’t diminish when I searched through my mothers button collection while visiting. These blue buttons are in competition with each other. I cant deside which one of them I want to use for a summer blouse in the SESA… These white made me nostalgic, because…

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Summer Essentials Sew Along: an ode to Colette Patterns

I know I´m not the only Colette Patterns enthusiast out there, but may I say: I adore Colette Patterns. Sewing up an item using a Colette Pattern is like reading a good book. You never want it to end. And even though I might stumble on the way, the well written and detailed instructions pick…

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And we´re back! with eight questions

I´ve been away on a work trip for the weekend,  had to work the whole weekend through, but now things are back to normal. As I went abroad for this trip, I didn´t have the chance to check my e-mail, and when I came back I noticed that Ali, the woman behind the SESA had…

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: Clam Diggers & Co.

There´s been a change of plans, or really, there´s been an addition to the SESA. As I started looking for a great pattern for the jacket, the thought of a coordinated suit occurred to me. Now, this is something I have never owned. A suit seems very adult to me, but I will turn thirty next year,…

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: Pool pretty

Sooo, I´m thinking about making a one-piece. Not only sew it, but construct it from the instructions from patternschool.  I want to make this groovy looking halterneck suit, AND I found the most perfect fabric at Beyond Retro in Stockholm. I only hope that the fabric I found is big enough for the pattern. Rye and…

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: The Patrones Skirt

Patrones skirt

So, I´ve made a skirt. I bought the Patrones mag on monday, I traced and cut out the pattern pieces on wednesday, placed it onto a couple of my darlings worn-out jeans. It didn’t fit. So I thought to myself that I could make it out of a piece of striped fabric I had laying around. Yesterday…

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Summer Essentials Sew Along

Ali of the  wardrobe, reimagined has now officially announced the start of the summer sew-along. I, off course,  immediately started to think about what I should make, and I made a sketch early this morning. Ali has suggested five essential garments for us to sew: Something pool – friendly – perhaps some kind of swimwear,…

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