Happy Sewing!

I am glad I could make few seamsters happy with my collection of patterns.

Few patterns had found new owners. I remember sewing these two top dresses.

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I am curious their experiences and ready garments. I hope they will share their results.

It is time to add few new patterns to my Etsy shop.

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Cirkel van kleding – first piece almost ready

With my new sewing machine I could in the end start to work on my piece for the Cirkel van Kleding project.

From 3 shorts I have decided to make a dress – summer dress.


For some time I was planning to make a muslin for the Butterick B5917 so why not to use this opportunity and create something incorporating this pattern.

Butterick pattern B5917 dress


Continue reading “Cirkel van kleding – first piece almost ready”

Making test garments

I took with me for these two weeks at my mom’s a lot of patterns – much to much of course – to make muslins.

After the first week of doctors visits and other less interesting activities on Sunday I have made two muslins for the future dresses.

1. From the Silk Charmeuse I am planning to make the top of the dress as below draped on the dress form.

Dress Design RTP Couture muslin silk charmeuse

I have made the muslin only for the top part based on the Vogue V8787 pattern. Other options would be using the Vogue pattern V9771. Continue reading “Making test garments”

New Butterick patterns–Spring collection

ButtericB5880 Retro Dress Pattern Spring collection 2013

Well… from all new sewing patterns from the Butterick Spring collection the only pattern I like is this Retro pattern B5880

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I like the top of the dress however it is nothing new. The skirt is easy to make and probably I will use my basic skirt pattern.

As usually used fabrics, colours and prints on the fabrics making it stunning till you look at drawings.

Vintage inspired fused glass jewelry and accessories



Meanwhile I have finished my website – well… as with everything it is never finished of course. I set it live – even my web shop is working.




At least now I can work on new pendant, earrings, etc., and go back sewing – next top Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark) Knipogende emoticon.

Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

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.

Continue reading “Winter jacket – few steps further…”

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.


Continue reading “Next project – Butterick 5424”

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.