FESA update: The jersey dress

Burda Knit Dress in Teal

I am almost finished with my corduroy pants, but I have a little left on them. I did however make this jersey dress last week. I had it cut out a while back, and when I finally started to sew, it was quite easy to make. The pattern, BurdaStyle 05-2010-103, is originally for woven fabric,…

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Pattern Review: BurdaStyle Magazine 04-06-118

BurdaStyle Magazine 04-06-118

Pattern size: 36-44 Pattern type:  Women’s cropped pants pattern with side zipper. Rating: Recommend, with modifications Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? If you look past the alterations I did, yes. Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn´t really follow the instructions, as these…

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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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Sewing through the decades: Contemporary edition

Patrones Costura Fácil no 03-57

Lately, contemporary fashion has been on my mind. Not any contemporary fashion, or the “vintage inspired” look that is seen everywhere. No, I am talking about Spanish contemporary fashion. Ever since my darling and I visited the beautiful town of Tarragona back in the beginning of the month, I have been having a crush on Spanish fashion.…

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Pattern Review: Vi Mode Mönster 1537

Vi Mode Mönster 1537

Vi Mode Mönster was a swedish pattern company. I am guessing that this pattern is from the 1970´s. Pattern size: This pattern is in european sizes 34-42. Avaliability: This is a vintage pattern. Pattern type: Dresses. Rating: I can highly recommend this pattern! Pattern Description: Pattern number 1537 is for two dresses, one with kimono…

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Pattern Review: New Look 6000

New Look 6000

One of the best things about the sewing community is, in my opinion, pattern reviews. I love the fact that I can visit PatternReview, BurdaStyle, My Sewing Circle or the vintage pattern wiki and find out whether a pattern is worth making or not. So in an effort to try and contribute more frequently to that…

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The Lemon Sorbetto.

Lemon Sorbetto

First of all,  thank you everyone for your kind words on my last post.  Maybe a clichĂ©,  but I now feel,  much more than before,   a compassion for,  and a relation to the people in our world who are suffering and experiencing mindless violence every day of their lives.  My heart goes out to all…

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What to do with precious fabrics?

My perfect fabric… I have this cotton sateen fabric in the most perfect blue color. When I was in New York, I spent something like 3 hours at Mood Fabrics. I just soaked in all of the colors, prints, notions – everything. I bought some yardage (actually meterage- they easily helped me convert from meter…

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