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    On the go #10

    While reading initially appealed less to me in January, the creative itch for once persisted well after the Christmas making frenzy, resulting in me starting a couple of new things or continuing with the old. At Christmas the subject of relaxation activities came up. You probably know what I mean: puzzles, coloring books for adults, diamond painting, etc. My niece…

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    Retro crop top

    As promised, I still needed to show you the project I recently completed in sewing class. Perhaps the fabric is not unfamiliar to you? I previously made this retro culottes with it. The pants turned out to be a huge success with the recipient and I still had a reasonable amount of fabric left, so I wanted to make another…

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    On the go #8

    Slowly, a little too slowly for my liking, autumn is creeping into the land. Not so much the weather, but rather the shops radiate this. The mannequins are given warmer autumn fashion, coziness with candles and plaids is promoted and, for those stores that sell them, more and more woolen items are becoming available. I always enjoy looking at the…

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    Retro culottes

    This one was finished a while ago, but – you guesses it – I forgot to blog about it 😅. When I had guests over during the spring holiday, we also played and pottered around in the attic for a while. Among other things in my large stash of fabrics. The following one was singled out: “Ooh!!”, one of my…

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    Make-up bags

    In sewing class we made something completely different than usual. One of our fellow students had bought a stock of imitation leather that had to go and handed it out for free for a joint project: a set of toiletry or make-up bags! Pattern inspiration came from Pattydoo, but our sewing teacher made numerous changes, such as an easier way…

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    Spring Jacket

    For Christmas I made my youngest godchild a pair of trendy green linen pants. After making this and a cute little bowtie to go with it, I still had a fair amount of fabric left, which I could use to complete the outfit. So at the beginning of this year I leafed through the available magazines in my sewing class,…

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    Pink birthday

    For the birthday of one of my nieces, I once again resorted to an old favourite pattern, the Catalina dress from The Simple Life Pattern Company. I’ve already made so many versions of this dress, but I never tire of it. Fairly simple to make, with always a stunning and practical result. For these birthday dresses I dived into my…

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    Forest animals dungerees

    Christmas has been over for a while and the Christmas presents have all been unwrapped, but I didn’t show them all here yet. I can already hear you thinking: “Erm, Charlotte, there must have already been 7 posts about presents with I don’t know how many creations! When will this end?!” Well, now, actually. This is the last of the…

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    Jim pants

    Christmas has been over for a while and the Christmas presents have all been unwrapped, but I didn’t show them all here yet. Well, not the homemade presents. After all the knitting mill creations, another sewing project today! For my youngest godchild I had already made the Jim pants from La Maison Victor (Sep/Oct 2016) a while back. I liked…

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    From Elsa to Crystal

    Christmas has been over for a while and the Christmas presents have all been unwrapped, so time to show them here! Like every year, I make a large part of my Christmas presents myself. My most productive months of the year, when I actually finish crafts, are usually November and December. This year I kept track: in 2022 I made…