Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
As a thank you for being such awesome readers I've bought some fabric for a little give-away!
The first fabric is a black (greyish) Italian silk crepe with a little bit of stretch. It's 1.5 meters long and 1.45 meters wide. It is quite similar to the fabric I used for my Saltspring maxi dress. It feels amazing and I actually bought some for myself as well :)
All you have to do to be able to win both of these fabrics is just leave me a comment! If you want you can tell me what you'd like to make with them, but that's totally up to you :)
You can enter until saturday the 26th and then I will randomly draw one lucky winner! I will add some other nice things to the package as well.. Oh and anyone can join! I'll ship them anywhere :)
|Isn't he cute, enjoying my Weekender and Portside bags..|
Saturday, July 5, 2014
I think this has been the longest break from blogging I've taken so far.. I guess after all the sewing/writing/taking pictures for the Sew It Up competition I just really needed a rest. Then my bf and I found a rental house (so I'll be living in two places now, still need to see how that works out). I'll even get my sewing room, which I painted this week and can't wait to finish it!
|View from the dining room to the living room..|
|My future sewing room..|
Anima Pants and two Pneuma sports bra's from Papercut Patterns. I really wanted to make some items for when we go to Burning Man in august. So this was the perfect opportunity to use glitter/sequined fabric!
I will talk a bit about the tops first..
Sonja's top I knew these would be perfect for Burning Man! The gold glitter fabric is a bit thinner than the striped one, but both are lycra's from Italy. My sizing fell between xxs and xs so I cut right in between those sizes. They are super comfy, but I did have to unpick straps that are closest to my armpits at the back, since they felt a bit uncomfortable around my shoulder blades. I moved them a bit to the middle compared with the instructions. The striped one is my second try and I think the straps sit better on this one.
And now the pants!
I then start my topstitching from the folded over edge and continue this as many times as needed, making sure to keep the waistband fabric nice and straight. Then I attach the finished waistband to the pants and finish the edges on my serger. Doing it this way gets me out of topstitching the folded over waistband (since I always mess that up..) I hope this makes sense, if not just let me know!
|Topstitching the waistband, the fold in the fabric is on the right, I just make sure to keep everything|
nice and straight on the other side as well..
|Bf wanted to take some Burning Man appropriate pics.. beer and sun it is..|
Do you have any festivals coming up? Or sweet summer/winter plans?