Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A fabric index

I started this weekend to go through my fabric stash to cut swatches, paste them to
Fabric Swatch Notebook Printable (pdf found at Sew Weekly) and fill in the data I needed.  
VOILÀ How simple it suddenly became to browse through my fabrics!  
VOILÀ I realized how many fabrics I have! I have 63 entries in the catalog and I've excluded the boring fabrics (knits, jersey). Do I need to buy more fabric. No.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Märit's tunic

Not pressed and the pins in the hem are not yet removed. But a damned nice tunic!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cotton tunic

A tunic in cotton batiste in the making. The pattern is from BurdaStyle 11/12. It has 3/4 sleeves, a slit in the center front and I am omitting the standing collar. It is soooo nice to sew something simple for a change.

Hmm, the side seams need to be adjusted, I think. Or is Berit (the dressform) the one to blame?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

RTW Contest

My project for the RTW Contest on patternreview.com was finished on time. What a struggle, mainly with the chiffon! The hem was a challenge and I need a walking foot, indeed. I'm not going to get many votes for this but I feel like a winner since I submitting on time.

Silk dupion and chiffon from Simbra Siden. Pleated lace trim is a vintage find.

Completed dress customized for Wanja. The inspiration dress to the left from thefrock.com.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Overall for Effie

I made this overall in wool and rabbit fur for Effie during the autumn and she has been wearing it during the last snowy months.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Projects in 2012

Last year was a big year for me regarding my sewing. I re-started this hobby and raised my skills a couple of levels after many years of only sewing what was necessary, meaning graduation dresses for the girls etc. That is, my creativity and enthusiasm about sewing was low compared to back in the days when I almost  lived for my hobby. What happened last year was that I found Susan Kahlje's couture dress class on Craftsy.com which give me a real kick in the ass (in a positive sense). And I'm surfing the wave.

I'm aiming to show my (completed) projects during 2012 in a future post.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mormors gamla klänning

Klänning till Effie av en solklänning från i fjol(min). Skönt att sy ngt som går fort mellan megaprojekten.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Overall till Effie

Yttertyg är en meter från tyghögen. Fodertyget nyköpt. Aldrig mer ska jag sy i så stormönstrad trikå. Det dansade babuschkor i skallen efter ett tag. Och sen raster-mönstrat foder på det. Hugaligen!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Effie sprattlar och täcket åker av i bland. Wanja har förfärdigat en sovsäck som är übermjuk. En meter tyg gick det åt och ett blixtlås som jag hade liggande.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Skötdyna till Effie

En meter nytt tyg vilket var exakt det jag hade tillgodo att köpa. Plast är inte favoritmaterialet att sy i så det hjälpte att tyget är så fint.