Category Archives: Thrifted materials

Burdastyle knotted shirt

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Hello! I did not want to have another month pass without a post, but taking pictures is not easy this time of the year. Fortunately, I remembered that I had already photographed this top, which I made in April and have worn frequently throughout spring and summer. This is the knotted shirt, #101 in Burdastyle 10/2016. As soon as bought… Read more »

A round-up and some plans

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To my pleasant surprise I managed to complete 25 sewing and knitting projects in 2016. As most of my crafting takes place in short increments of time, especially now that my daughter no longer naps during the day, I often feel like I get very little done. Well, apparently just spending half an hour here and there pays off and… Read more »

2016 vintage pledge completed!

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Happy New Year, everybody! I hope that you have all enjoyed your holidays. Ours were very quiet. We were supposed to travel to the Netherlands to spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve with my family and old friends, but had to cancel our trip, because my little girl came down with chickenpox and was not allowed to fly. While a… Read more »

The belated summer blouse: Burdastyle 06/2016 # 118

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Oops, it is already November and I still have a couple of unblogged summer garments. It has been a bit quiet here for the past few months. I am in the middle of completing my dissertation and spending time on blog posts seems a bit frivolous at the moment. Writing this dissertation has become such a long-drawn-out process and even… 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 »

Flowers, wool and amoebae: fabric update

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In January I vowed not to buy any new fabrics for a year, but work my way through my stash while occasionally allowing myself to buy second hand fabric at charity shops or Tradera (Swedish eBay). Now that we are half way through the year, it is time for an update. Although I still find myself browsing online fabric stores… Read more »

Going nautical: wide-leg sailor jeans

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To be honest, I was never that much into nautical fashion, nor that fond of wide-leg pants. I changed my mind, however, after browsing the 1934 issues of Allers Mönster-Tidning. Suddenly I felt compelled to make a pair of wide-leg sailor pants. I remembered seeing a pattern for sailor pants in one of my older Burda magazines. Although the rise… Read more »