Thrifts

FESA: The corduroy pants

Edit: I had no idea, but a post over at the Coletterie stated that it is Corduroy Appreciation Day today! Fitting, no? So, I finally finished my corduroy pants! I´ve been wanting to make a rust colored pair since seeing Carolyn´s version. I have already told you about the beginnings of these pants, so here comes the finished…

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On freedom.

A friend of mine and I were discussing the topic of choices, while we were out walking. For once the sun was out, and it was a perfect time to get some fresh air and meet some good friends. Needless to say, in most places of the world, freedom is viewed upon as a great…

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What I made this month: January

Ceylon shirt

First of all, sorry for not writing sooner, but I ´ve had a splitting headache most of the week, so I really needed to step away from the computer, and try to do other things instead. Now, you don´t have to feel sorry for me, because it´s all my own fault, not working out as…

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So, what´s next?

Last years challenge was an eye-opening experience for me, and over all, I think I did good. But I am really just now beginning to take control over the hardest part, and that is the desire for new things. Ali, of the wardrobe, reimagined, wrote a insightful post about this topic all the way back…

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Knit-o-rama!

Score! It seems that my favorite local fabric shop could sense that I´d just bought a serger, because when I went there today, just to pick up some fabric for Christmas presents, there were a myriad of cute knit fabrics in the discount department! So I brought some of them home with me. Some are for me,…

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Pledges and sustainability.

Although I have had this blog since 2005, only the last 5 or so months have been really productive. It all came down to my challenge 2010, it´s simple: I said to myself in january this year;  that I shall restrain myself from buying any new clothes.  After making this decision, I discovered the fantastic online…

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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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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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Thrift & the City

Thrift shopping

A couple of days ago I went out on a thrift shopping round. Wow, did I get lucky! I found fabrics for a whole bunch of fun summer projects, and some for the autumn as well. This plaid fabric is an old bed sheet that at the moment is cut, and is to become a pair…

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