MMM 2013 and my business trip

For the fist time I was packing for my business trip with greater concentration then usually.

I had to take into account not only number of days, the weather, meetings, dinners, social activities but the Me-Made-May 2013 challenge as well.

Herewith a summary of my MMM2013 wardrobe during this trip.
Additionally I had to remember to take pictures. They are not so good – taken by phone in a hotel room at the mirror … But here they are:

Just before leaving to the airport 9th May – I am wearing my dark blue jacket (Simplicity 4991) from boiled wool and top based on Jalie pattern 2682:


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New wardrobe essentials in my wardrobe

Looking outside I see winter weather – temperature below zero, snow falling down, ice on the water, cold wind … so it was time to make few summer tops. After this long winter

I have bought these summer fabrics – jersey, on the fabric market few weeks ago and it was high time to make something out of them.

The results below:

1. Two more Day2Night top (Maria Denmark pattern)

Day2Night topDay2Night top

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Just a skirt – fabric stash busting

DSC_0181I have bought once this piece of fabric. It is a wool bland in white, black, grey colour. It will be fine for this colder days. It is just enough for a skirt.

I am going to make this skirt with raised waist – based on Butterick pattern B5396.

This is the same pattern I was using for making a Little Dark Blue Dress (which BTW is still waiting to be finished).

skirtThe front and back is already cut off from the fabric and I have already put the zipper in the back.

I am now busy with lining and interfacing.

This will be my weekend project. I would like to finish it so I could start working on my coat.

Winter jacket completed – winter over

Winter Jacket Butterick pattern

My winter jacket is (almost) completed. Minor finishing touches are still needed.

But… winter is over as well. Ach! Winters in the Netherlands…

Winter jacket – few steps further…

So, it was snowing today – heavily… I was hoping for snowless winter.

The jacket is not yet ready. I was supposed to cut it on Monday but I was too tired. After all these weekends I was working, I needed to take a break. Besides my Mr. was going for his business trip, which meant a small chaos Knipogende emoticon.

When I look back I am not sorry about this as cutting was quite a big puzzle.

Jacket Butterick 5424

As I mentioned before, instead of a reversible jacket I am making the jacket with an underlined lining and a collar from different fabric. I had to first make correct lining pattern –it costs some time.
Making this all with daylight was very helpful.

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My goodies arrived!

What a nice surprise was waiting for me when I have came back from my work … the patterns I ordered by the Vogue/Butterick Pattern company has arrived. My pattern stash is getting bigger… ooops. But this 75% discount by Vogue and Butterick was so tempting Knipogende emoticon

There are few retro patterns, few patterns from the newest Butterick collection and some old ones I had on my wish list.

Yes… I will be busy… Emoticon met brede lach


Next project – Butterick 5424

I have finished with the LBD for the PR sewing contests. Sometimes it is good to have this deadline … this time however I had a very busy November month and I was very tired at the end.

B5424As the winter is coming… slowly but definitely, I am staring on a new project – Jacket based on Butterick 5424 Misses’ Reversible Jacket.


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Little Dark Blue Dress

Before the Pattern Review LBD contest I decided to sew simple dress based on a Butterick pattern 5396 – dress B as I do not have enough fabric for sleeves.

Butterick 5396

Butterick 5396

The patterns were already ready so the only I had to do was to check and adjust pieces accordingly.

The back of the dress is made from one piece – no empire cut – however I had to change this as I had not so long piece of the fabric.

So both front and back will be cut above the waist.

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All pieces are cut from the fabric and I have marked the points by the tailor tacks.

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Before I cut the lining I will sew the dress to check if everything is correct.

Hopefully my sewing machine will work better – lately I have some problems with it – it makes lops below a stitching parts Bedroefde emoticon. Probably someone will need to check it. Hopefully it will take not too much time.

Vogue goodies

I have completely forgotten to share with you that in the end my ordered patterns from Vogue (McCall’s en Butterick as well) have arrived!

I love it! I will be able to update my wardrobe with some missing essentials, e.g. trench coat. Pity that few of ordered patterns were already out of stock …

Vogue patterns wardrobe essentials goodies

Now I will need to look for the fabrics. I love it!