Category Archives: Thrifted materials

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »