Sunday, July 13, 2014

Recycling 2
Second shirt from partner that now hangs on my side of the wardrobe instead of his...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Continued the work on recycling shirts from my partner - this turned out pretty nice.
Starting with one ordinary, orange shirt.....

Cutting off and shortening the arms, and then making the form a bit more a-like...

 And voila - the result!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A link worth checking out: the-making-of-a-coat-by-rory-duffy/


Finished off a pair of 100 % wool trousers - and they are great to wear, no itching there!

Found, as often, the fabric in Paris - in a shop next to Marche St Pierre - paying only 15 Euros for 1.5 metres.

Just love what you can find there for fantastic prices - and how good it is that we are going to Paris for the weekend in about 2 weeks...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Skirt now a dress

Quite some time ago I found this nice dress on sales, but it was too short for me so I went out to search for similar fabric, in order to make it longer - and I was successful in actually finding the exact same material.

I had some fabric left so when I decided to make a dress out of this grey skirt I though the black jersey could come in handy....which it did.
The skirt being about 3 kilos to small needed to be lifted a bit - this was the first test version.

And here - the final version.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Two sides

Thought this fabric was fun, with the flowers "on top" of the other more standard pattern. The plan was to use the flower side on the outside - but then I changed my now they are on the inside instead, but they will be seen when I walk or sit down.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

40's jacket - work continues

Work continues with the 40's jacket - first thing to do is to make it somewhat less broad shouldered. This means opening up the lining - which has to be done anyway since it does not really look good and has been repaired previously, I guess by someone who really did not know what he/she was doing....

The new armhole was marked up and the arm was moved.

Result looks pretty OK. Now I just have to decide how much of the lining I actually want to replace...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Getting into sewing mode again

Ah, finally - a whole weekend to spend on my different projects!
As part of the project "finding the best trouser pattern" I finished off these ones - and they are not bad, will use this one again. It is an old pattern but it still works well.

Next project will most likely be the 40's jacket, found in New York. It only really needs to have the lining exchanged so it should not take to long.

To be inspired it is really necessary to play good music - right now this is a good one:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Back from travel

Boston and New York...such nice places to visit! Lots of things to see, lots of things to listen to - and as always not enough time.Did not really visit a lot of fabric stores this time, but had decided to look for second hand/vintage shops instead - and I was lucky!
It started in Boston, at 2nd time around, where I found this fabulous Armani jacket

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After a few days in Boston we continued to New York, where I had already decided that I wanted to visit Williamsburg and beacons closet- and they have a lot!
Found this great jacket, which I believe was made sometime in the 40's.

 It looks really nice, although the lining needs fixing - so I went to Fabrics & Fabrics and I found this, think it will look great!