terça-feira, 21 de Outubro de 2014
quinta-feira, 16 de Outubro de 2014
So my first thought was to make an exact copy of the dresses and then take some photos at the park with the right accessories.
So my daughters look a lot like Anita and her friend here…
An ans Suz had put together a nice giveaway with some wonderful prizes. Feel free to take part on the rafflecopter below.
And don't forget to check out all other amazing creations on this series! As you can see below I was lucky enough to be posting my creation on the same day as Caro from La cabane d'Elilou. She makes incredible clothes for her and her kids so don't forget to head over her blog and delight yourself with her Marcel Marlier creation.
quinta-feira, 9 de Outubro de 2014
quinta-feira, 18 de Setembro de 2014
So it is time for September Showcase! This month Flip This Pattern is featuring ten great patterns from ten rising indie designers. Great idea, isn't it?
I was lucky enough to pick the awesome Serendipity Swing Coat from the new pattern company Sewlosophy. What a great pattern this is! I am totally overwhelmed! But I wasn't able to keep the pattern as it is... After all this is Flip This Pattern, right?
So I made a shirt, instead of a coat and I love the over all result. It is a comfortable and stylish shirt Teresa can wear to school while the weather is still fine. (Hopefully that's until the end of October...) And then she can wear it again next spring as the shirt has plenty of room for her to grow...
Now let's talk about my flip! I actually made no changes to the original pattern pieces. I have just cut the front panel on fold and that was enough to turn the coat into a shirt!
But, since I decided this shirt would not be reversible (yes, the original pattern is reversible!) I had to change a lot the way all pattern pieces were sewn together. I've finished the neckline with contrasting bias tape (I think that's way the wonderful shoulder gathering looks a little bit "flat" on my shirt) and added a bit of striped fabric on the sleeves to be able to have a nice finish when the sleeves were rolled up. The yoke closes with snaps, instead of buttons, and I added a couple of snaps to the sleeves to keep them in place.
The main fabric for this shirt comes from one of my favorite online shops, The Fabric Stash, and it was actually bought with my prize for winning last year's Flip This Pattern. It is Dainty Blossoms Posy Pink by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs and it is still available, so check it out here! For the sleeves lining I picked a bit of blue and white stripped fabric from an old man's shirt given to me by a friend long time ago.
Sewing this coat was a fun and I guess I will have to sew all Sewlosophy patterns now! Not only their fitting is impeccable, but I love the design. And did you know the instructions come with a video? Amazing!
(It was an early morning photo shoot, this one...)
Thank you Emiliy and Ashley for such a great series!
Thank you Destri for such a great pattern!
And, I almost forgot, there is a great giveaway going on and lost of discount coupons for you to get these patterns at a great price. Check it out here!
sexta-feira, 12 de Setembro de 2014
Oh, and how I love this outfit!
Both blouse and shorts patterns come from the Japanese book Handmade Little Girl's Clothes by Yuki Araki and this was the first time I actually sewn with original Japanese instructions. (Ok, I admit almost all my Japanese sewing books are English or French versions. I am a cheater! This book was gently borrowed by my friend Carla. Thank you!) Not fully understanding the instructions wasn't such a big deal as the diagrams where great but, for the size chart I had to get some help from the great sewing dictionary at Japanese Sewing Books Blog...
Though I love the shorts - they are super comfy and have the cutest pockets at the front - I have to admit I am super proud of the blouse as it was made with linen thrifted from my grandmother's old bed sheets!
Courtney from Sweeter then Cupcakes is also sharing a super cool knit jumper so Ines is in great company.
Head over Nutta and check out all the details! And, if you have missed it, you can check out the blouses I shared Wednesday here!
quarta-feira, 10 de Setembro de 2014
Today I will be sharing a couple of tunics from the book Girls Clothings by Akiko Mano made with a lovely Japanese linen I bought at Miss Matatabi. (If you don't know yet this etsy store, you should check it out! It has the most incredible choise of fabric and great shipping rates to Europe!)
Now don't forget to head over Nutta and read what Shino has to say about this book and its author. It is super interesting! Plus, I got to answer a couple of questions about Japanese Sewing Books myself... Plus, we will be in great company as Teri from Climbing the Window will also be sharing a lovely piece of clothing!
And feel free to come back on Friday as our journey is Japan will continue!
quinta-feira, 4 de Setembro de 2014
Last year my lovely friends Emily and Ashley from Frances Suzanne have put together a great contest: Flip This Pattern. (I was lucky to be one of the contestants and flip the wonderful Bubble Pockets Shorts Pattern by Elegance and Elephants. Here it is!) This year they are taking their idea to another level with lots of new challenges and surprises and now it’s time for Flip This Pattern September Showcase!
Well, a lot!
You will be able to see lots of gorgeous creations made with some of the most amazing indie patterns on the market. Head over to Frances Suzanne every day to check them out! (By the way, I will be making a Serendipity Swing Coat, a pattern from an amazing new company called Sewlosophy. I loved this pattern so don’t forget to come back in a couple of days and see what I have sewn. I have to admit I have changed a bit the original pattern. After all it is Flip This Pattern, right?!)
You will also be able to win a bunch of patterns. Try your luck on the rafflecopter below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And you will be able to buy these patterns for very nice prices. Check out the discount coupons here. (Don’t forget the coupons will run through September 19.)
Is this enough? No! There is more! There is a linky party where you can add any creation made with any pattern from any featured designer. Check them out and don’t forget to share your creations!