Stretch Yourself: Block Printing a T-shirt

This post is part of the Stretch Yourself series, hosted by Miriam of Mad Mim and Miranda of One Little Minute. It is a two week long series about sewing with knits that started last week, covering various topics like fabric selection, pattern-making, construction, finishing techniques and projects by 10 guest bloggers. Today I am very happy to …

La mia boutique 10/2011

In my neverending quest for new patterns (should I call it addiction?) I stumbled upon the October issue of “La mia boutique”, an Italian sewing magazine that I never buy because the patterns it contains are more often than not for an older targer or… plain strange. Anyway, last week, while I was at the …

Interview: Gingermelon

These interviews are starting to be a regular thing on my blog and I really hope you’re enjoying them as much as I do. I fall in love with blogs or Etsy shops all the time and I really like to share them with you. I must say that it’s also a great way to …

Make-up Bags

If you’re like me and you’re already starting to think about diy presents for Christmas, read this post! I recently found two patterns for medium-sized pouches that I really love and I can’t recommend you enough. They’re not for free, but I think it’s money well spent. The first one is Strap Clutch by Keyka Lou and the one …

Interview: SolaWu

My dear readers, today I’m really glad to feature an artist whose Etsy shop I discovered by chance and immediately fell in love with. Cindy’s creations are so special and unique that I immediately got in touch with her and asked her for this little interview. I’m sure you’ll find her story (as much as her work) …

Burda 11/2011

The moment has come. This is the last issue of Burda included in my subscription and I’m really torn. I haven’t forgotten all the bad stuff in the latest issues, but this one looks so promising! I think I’ll end up renewing my subscription anyway, but maybe I’ll wait a couple of months. Ok, let’s …

Stretchy Jenny

What better project can you choose to go back to sewing than one that is quick, extremely simple and uses up scraps from another project? Yes, instant gratification is the best. And in this case, it’s this grey pencil skirt loosely based on the Stretchy Jenny pattern by Burdastyle. The fabric is a medium weight jersey I …

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Swing Dress Show Time

     Here it is, my swing dress! I took my time with this dress and it hasn’t been the easiest process, but now it’s done. I’m not 100% satisfied with it (expecially with the fit at the waist), but maybe I need some time to grow accustomed to it. That sometimes happens to me with …

Collage di Picnik

Très charmante

Today in my mail: The “Très charmante” necklace by la musette has arrived! I’ve been looking forever for a necklace with sewing related charms, and now it’s mine! A huge thank you to the talented Virginia who also included a pair of stunning earrings as a gift. I truly adore them! (and they look super …

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Rooibos Dress: The unforgotten

Did it ever happen to you to make something and then (almost) completely forget about it? That’s what happened to me with this Rooibos dress that I finished shortly before Christmas and that has been hiding in my closet for almost three months! Since I made Rooibos dress in wool, it won’t get much wear anymore, since it …