Category Archives: Skirts and dresses

A warm woolen winter skirt

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Happy February dear readers, I am glad that January is over! It will never be my favorite month, but this year’s January was particularly dreary and sad, as was the beginning of February. The rest of this month should be better, if everything goes according to plan. My daughter’s birthday is coming up, my boyfriend will be starting a new… Read more »

Minimal effort, maxi skirt

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Hi there, it’s been a while! I am still sewing and make at least two garments a month, but some things are not that blogworthy and others refuse to be photographed. Today’s post is about one of the fastest things I made for myself this year: a long summer skirt. I haven’t worn maxi skirts and dresses for at least… Read more »

Autumn roses

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When I bought this mid-weight floral cotton earlier this year, I immediately knew I would turn it into a skirt during the autumn months. Admittedly, it is not the warmest fabric, but the colours seemed to fit this season best. Being short on time, I opted for a pattern I had used before: no. 7 from Knipmode 10/2009. For the… Read more »

Experiments with Silver Scissors: day dress completed

This whole month I have been enjoying the #VintagePledge July Extravaganza with daily posts over at A Stitching Odyssee and Kestrel Makes. High time to present the third garment based on a vintage pattern that I finished this year. I knew that I wanted to sew at least one vintage summer dress, but had a hard time deciding what pattern… Read more »

Another Burda oldie: skirt in Dutch Wax

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First of all, I should tell you what a pleasant suprise I got a couple of weeks ago: Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life featured my blog, as well as Zoubi Zoubisou, in her Wednesday Showcase series! I have followed Rhonda’s blog for a while now and really enjoy getting to know new bloggers through her Wednesday Showcase posts. It… Read more »

Vintage velour mash-up dress

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One of my aims when signing up for the Vintage Pattern Pledge was sewing a dress for the colder seasons as opposed to cute sleeveless summer dresses in colourful cottons. Not that I don’t like those, there just aren’t that many opportunities to wear dresses like that here in Sweden. My first choice was Butterick 6282, a reproduction of a… Read more »

Conquering UFOs: another black skirt completed!

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Many of the garments that take me ages to finish are entirely black or other dark-coloured solids. Perhaps the idea of walking around in colourful prints motivates me to complete garmens in a timely manner. In daily life, however, I wear black just as often, which is also one of the reasons why I chose to make the skirt that… Read more »

A trench-style skirt for winter

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With the end of the year drawing near I figured it was about time I’d finish this skirt that I almost completed in January already. I know I’m not the only who prefers to sewing garments in fancy prints while neglecting basics in solid colours. However, as I tend to have trouble finding affordable black skirts that go with everything… Read more »

Celebrating the last weeks of summer with a watermelon skirt

August is drawing to a close and yet it feels as if summer has just begun. It was so cold and cloudy until the beginning of this month that I had decided not to make any more summer garments but instead skip ahead to autumn. But then the weather changed and the need for a new summer skirt arose. I… Read more »

Retro summer dress: Butterick 5920

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Earlier this year, Butterick had a sale, which prompted me to order several of the Retro Style patterns that I had been dreaming of making ever since I first came across them a couple of years ago. Having stuff sent from the USA to Sweden is expensive, so to make the most out of the shipping costs I ended up… Read more »