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The Frances, a free sewing pattern from Fibre Mood

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

The Frances, a free sewing pattern from Fibre Mood

  What, Who is Fibre Mood you ask? It's a brand new sewing community. Their aim is to encourage more people to sew their own stylish wardrobe.  Well isn't that a great goal, so I was more than happy to jump on the bandwagon. Fibre Mood is planning to release regular sewing patterns, style advice and much more starting from the 22nd of August. But to kick-start this new initiative they have organised a link party to spread this exciting news within the global sewing community. So a group of seamstresses were asked to try out their first pattern: The Frances, on oversized...

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Another Sweater Dress in French Terry Fabric

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Another Sweater Dress in French Terry Fabric

I sewed something! Those that are following me on social media, might know that we are in the middle of building a new house. While this is extremely exciting (it will include my own sewing space!), it is very time-consuming. So many decisions to make! But I was missing the joy of sewing. And so I made time for it. I guess somehow it helps keep me sane in these busy times. With the change of seasons, I have a new list of things to sew. Somehow the kids always seem to get to the top of that list. They grow...

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Joy dress in bamboo jersey

Posted by Jenya Thompson on

Joy dress in bamboo jersey

Hi, I am Jenya. I usually blog at While she was sleeping, however today I am guest posting here on Maaike's blog.  I was not a fan of dresses growing up. Now I am getting older and, obviously, wiser I find them oh so comfortable. Whenever I wear separates I need to consider if the items go well together. There is no such worry when it comes to dresses. And of course a knit dress is at the top of the comfort scale.  I made this dress using a pattern from the English edition of La Maison Victor magazine, the...

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Two waterfall raglan dresses in modal knit.

Posted by Maaike Baudry on

Two waterfall raglan dresses in modal knit.

She asked for matching dresses, how could I refuse? Give it a few more years and the thought of "twinning" with mum will most likely make her shiver with horror, so for now, I'll make the most of it! I'm not big on ruffles and frills (neither is my daughter) but when I saw the waterfall raglan dresses popping up on Instagram, it was promptly added to my "must sew" list. This pattern by Chalk and Notch conveniently comes in a kid's and adult size so picking a pattern was easy. Plus it's a quick sew, and this wide dress would...

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Machine Sewing Buttons - Atelier Brunette for the bloke

Posted by Lightning McStitch on

Machine Sewing Buttons - Atelier Brunette for the bloke

Hi, I'm Shelley and I go by the pseudonym Lightning McStitch on social media and blog about my sewing over at Bartacks and Singletrack. Today I'm coming out from under my rock to share a tip for sewing on buttons using your machine as well as some pictures of my husband and his lovely new shirt. When Maaike mentioned a blog post with some sewing tips I immediately knew I wanted some of that beautiful Atelier Brunette Graphite Blue double gauze for a summer, short-sleeved shirt for the bloke, and wanted to show you how to sew on buttons quickly,...

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