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Why I love sewing with knits - part 3

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

Why I love sewing with knits - part 3

A couple of weeks ago, I made 3 pairs of mini- hudson pants, one for each kid. (pattern by True Bias) I figured they could use something comfy to change into after coming home from school. The kids wear these pants pretty much every weekday, so it is comforting to know I made them something they love so much.  Happy kids, happy mum!   My daughter is slowly outgrowing the pink phase (hooray!!) and chose the bunnies, while our little man picked the cactus print. He has already put an order in for a matching top. Aren't they super cute!?  Both were finished off...

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Sewing with knits part 2: I sewed a top for my husband!

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

Sewing with knits part 2: I sewed a top for my husband!

So this finally happened... I made a piece of clothing for my husband!  I even managed to convince him to pose in his new top. He turned out to be a lot more comfortable with modelling  than I am! I used the ribbed jersey from Zonen09 and  the adult version of the Billie pattern. This jersey is super soft and feels really lightweight while it has quite a bit of body (volume) to it. Here's a close up of this fabric in the Petrol/ Rust version: I cut the pattern piece for the front into 3 pieces and added seam allowance. Then I...

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A simple retro dress for a cute little girl

Posted by Maaike van Besien on

A simple retro dress for a cute little girl

A few weeks ago, during my trip to Belgium, I found a spare afternoon and decided to sew a dress for my niece. I had packed some fabric just in case. I was actually going to make two dresses as she has a twin sister but I ran out of time. I left the fabric and pattern pieces for my mum to sew up the second dress, hopefully in the not too distant future...(still waiting Mum ;) I used a soft knit from Froy&Dind, and the Charlie pattern, by Zonen09. This is actually a pattern for a top for boys, but I...

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Creation by Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Creation by Shelley from Bartacks and Singletrack

A little introduction to Shelley: Shelley's sewing alter ego goes by the name of Lightning McStitch, and blogs at www.bartacksandsingletrack.blogspot.com There, she documents everything she makes in the hope of never repeating the same mistake twice. You can imagine for yourself how well that works. She sews everything needed for her two children, increasingly for herself, and about once a year (in lieu of a decent birthday gift) for her husband. There's nothing she won't try once, and while she persists in sewing the everyday, mundane stuff, she's at her best when her sewing is inspired by art, politics, haute...

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Creation by Toni from Make It Perfect

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Creation by Toni from Make It Perfect

A little introduction to Toni: Toni Coward has had a passion for creating since she was a little girl. Her life-long love affair with making and sewing naturally led into the creation of her small business, Make it Perfect. With an interest in sewing practical, everyday clothing, Make it Perfect sewing patterns comprise a range of modern, stylish patterns for women and children that you can be certain that you will enjoy wearing over again. Toni is a mother of 4 and resides by the beach with her family in Northern Tasmania. www.makeitperfect.com.au ----------------------------------------------------- Toni made 2 tops for her...

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