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    Christmas makes 2018

    In terms of self-made Christmas gifts, this year was fairly quiet. I had drawn my father for the gifts and he’s more for comic books and practical gifts than crocheted dolls or knitted dresses πŸ˜‰ So the handmade items were limited to the gifts for my goddaughter. Firstly I sewed her a dress with the left over fabric from my Astrid sweater. I knew immediately that I did not want a straight dress, because I feared that it would otherwise appear to be a nightgown because of the fabric. That’s why I chose a pattern with a pleated skirt. My sewing teacher gave me the idea to also incorporate the…

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    Aster sweater

    When I bought the purple fabric for the cache-coeur pullover, I also bought this flowery fabric with the intention of making a second cache-coeur pullover with it. However, since I wasn’t that pleased with the end result of that sweater, I decided to use the fabric for something else, namely a simple sweater pattern by La Maison Victor, the Aster. For this, I needed to return to the fabric store to buy hemming fabric. I had first thought to buy black, to match the centers of the flowers, but eventually went for a deep green, and I’m really glad I did, because it gives the fabric more depth.    I’m…

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    Pullover with cache-coeur

    This school year I signed up for sewing lessons for the third year in a row. This time for the “Leisure” module, which means that the focus is more on tricot fabrics. The first project of the school year was a top with a cache-coeur neckline. I chose a slightly heavier tricot in a beautiful plum purple, so it would become a sweater rather than a blouse.    The fabric is really super nice and the resulting piece of clothing is really suitable as a sweater, but I’m not completely convinced that it looks flattering on me. I have the feeling that it makes me look a lot fatter than…

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    Janne’s eight birthday

    It’s a bit unreal that Janne already turned eight last June. She’s growing up so fast! Just like previous years,Janne’s birthday presents from her godmother were all handmade. I started with a simple sewn skirt, that I made in the last sewing class of the school year.    Next I made the dress that Janne asked me to: a Bulle in duck egg blue and purple.    But my actual present was a day at the fair! For this, I folded a box from paper, which I decorated with a little card with an explanation.    And inside that box, was a little origami carousel with 4 little horses that…

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    Left-over skirts

    When I had finished my June dress, I still had a fair amount of the purple fabric left. I didn’t have to think long about what I wanted to make with that: skirts! I hoped I would have enough to make a little skirt for each of my four nieces and I did! For the youngest, Line, I did have to change the model from a lined elastic to an outside elastic to have enough length, but the end-result is super cute.    What is your go-to-pattern to use up fabric scraps? Cheers, Charlotte

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    My June Dress

    Last may, one of my nieces got married. For the wedding I had decided that I wanted to make my entire outfit myself. With that in mind, I started working on my dress in sewing class somewhere in december. The dress I was going to make was the June dress from La Maison Victor.     © La Maison Victor The fabric I had chosen was a lilac cotton with little sparkles. Very festive. It was a good thing that I made this dress in sewing class, because I don’t think I would have managed it on my own. Especially since the bodice required some adjustments to properly fit my body.…

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    β™ͺ The cold never bothered me anyway β™ͺ

    After I finished my blouse in sewing class, there were still two lessons left before Christmas break. I had already decided on my next project, but I didn’t really feel like starting it already. So instead I brought a project to class for which the pieces had been cut since summer, but for which I didn’t have the courage to start the assembly. The subject of this post might already spoil what this is going to become? My goddaughter, like so many girls, loves the Disney film Frozen. She’s especially a bit fan of ♕ queen Elsa ♕, because she’s also blonde *children’s logic* Previously, I had already knitted an…

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    Sewing a blouse

    I don’t think I have ever mentioned here, on the English side of the blog, that I also started sewing. During the school year of 2016-2017 I enrolled in a basic sewing course for beginners. This was the very first time ever that I touched a sewing machine and the classes marked the beginning of a (difficult) learning process with ups and downs. This school year I again enrolled for classes. Since I finished the basic course, I could choose among any of the other modules, and opted for the module ‘blouse and dress’. Our first project of the school year was to be a blouse and I took almost…