Posts Tagged ‘vintage patterns’

Another FO? Simplicity 1995.

Simplicity 1995 dress

Hello hello! Can you believe it? I have another FO to show you! This is a dress that´s been finished a while, but I haven´t had the chance to take any decent photos of it until now. This dress goes under the name The Dissertation Party Dress.  Back in May, my darling defended his PhD-…

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Christmas came early this year.

You know I love Burda Magazines, right? Imagine my delight when I discovered a 1961 issue on Swedish ebay! I knew I just had to have it, and to my surprise, nobody else was bidding on it, so I won it! Yay! Not only did I win that lovely issue, I won another pattern magazine,…

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Autumnal sewing plans

When Sarah, Alessa and Ali announced a Fall Essential Sew Along, and doing so by using alliterations like Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather  and Chic Chemises for Cool Climates, I knew I had to join. Now, I am trying to keep the selfish sewing limited, so I get more time to sew for others, but some things…

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The Jacket: Day One

So, part of the reason I have some time on my hands is that I have a headache and a cold and have to stay away from the computer, so I write to you from my iPhone making it short and sweet. Thanks for the encouraging comments, you want to see some progress pics? Here…

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Can I make a jacket in three days?

June is drawing closer, and I still don´t have an appropriate me-made jacket for unreliable scandinavian summers. One of the first things I´ll be doing this June is to visit my parents in law up north in the country. All though it´s supposed to be beautiful there this time of year, with long days and…

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Sewing Through the Decades

Remember this post? Where I tell you all about what I want to do this year, and talking about joining the Sewing Through the Decades challenge that Sarah and Debi have put together. And then you heard nothing about it until I randomly threw newly made items into that category. Well, that´s basically how I´m approaching this…

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The Carl von Linné skirt

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The sun is setting, and the snow is melting outside the tropical greenhouse in Uppsala Botanical Garden. This weeks challenge over at The Sew Weekly was to make something inspired by the town you live in. Now, I live in Uppsala, and apart from having a really old university, a really big (and old) church,…

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Let there be light

For the last couple of months I have been slacking off in my photo documentation of finished projects, so I thought I´d share it all with you today instead. Oh, and Happy New Year! This is my New Years Eve dress. AKA the Christmas Dress. AKA the oldest UFO in the history of mankind.  Pattern…

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Hepburn/Hepburn project: The Audrey Dress v. 1

First of all, thank you all for the lovely comments on my Kate trousers. I can add to the description of them that they are mighty comfortable as well! When I woke up today, my voice had left me, and my body was aching. As my line of work is to teach people to sing,…

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