Let's forget about the leggings and sleeveless t-shirts! After all, they only look good on few people... A much better option for a long, hot summer is the caftan. The proof of this is the Mediterranean culture. They have known there for ages what is nice and cool in the summer: the wide caftan. But a caftan is more than just a baggy baggy dress. A caftan is always beautifully finished with embroidered edges, fringes and different shapes/lengths. The caftan is simply beautiful, classy and timeless.
And easy to make yourself!
A Beginner's Guide to Bag Making is an English-language book written by Estelle Zanatta and Marion Grandamme. The subtitle reads: 20 Classics styles explained step by step. It is an amazing book to learn to make THE classics among the bags. But despite the beautiful bags, the beautiful photos and the joy of making these bags, we do have some questions...
Embroidery with the sewing machine is addictive! Once you start embroidering you will never want to stop. That's also because of all the beautiful embroidery patterns for sale (or FREE!) and the beautiful colors of embroidery thread.
But even more beautiful are the metallic embroidery threads. But there is a problem: these threads often go wrong when you use them for embroidery patterns. What is the cause of threads keeps breaking and how can you prevent this?
Read the tips & tricks!
Couture Sewing Techniques are techniques which are used in the Haute Couture World. It could easily be a marketing thing as well because now a days, there are many books about Couture Sewing Techniques and an internet buzz.
Couture Sewing Techniques is not a Dummies handbook for absolute beginners. It is an advanced guide for seamstress with a lot of experience who want to learn the real couture sewing techniques. The book is ideal as a finishing touch for your projects or as a deepening of your knowledge and techniques.
Once upon a time there was a kitchen princess who wanted a special kitchen apron. She wanted an exclusive lady-like apron. No problem because:
Spoonflower has a beautiful fabric that you could even wear to a gala
KNIP-Mode has a beautiful sewing pattern for a kitchen apron with many extras
and after some magic with the sewing machine, a kitchen apron, an oven glove and a tea towel was created for the kitchen princess, which met all her wishes.
Vintage coats are always beautiful, elegant and stylish. And... they are never 'outdated' because most models are timeless and very classy. It is now the perfect time to make and wear a vintage coat. There are beautiful sewing patterns and woolen fabrics for sale at the fabric shops.
We will discuss three sewing patterns which stand out in terms of elegance and style!
Do you want to create a comfortable but tight dress for the holidays? Vogue Very Easy V9264 is an ideal sewing pattern. The dress is quite tight because of the high stretch content of the fabric. If you buy a thicker fabric, such as Bengaline fabric, it falls very nicely. Do you dare? There are still a few weeks to go, so make this dress and you'll be the star of the holidays!
What's the BEST sewing pattern is to make a Chanel-style jacket? This question is difficult to answer. It all depends on what kind of fabric you are going to work with, what you expect about the shape of the jacket and what's your sewing level... In this blog we are going to answer the question and clarify our choice. However, we will clearly indicate about the end result and why we rate the sewing pattern in the top ten of our choice!
How to make a Medieval corset? It's less difficult than you think. In our Dutch blog an extensive description of the sewing pattern Simplicity 8162 and sewing instructions for a Medieval corset.
We also tell you all about Medieval corsets. Their function, colors, the materials and especially the fact that it was mainly worn over the clothes.
In addition, many photos and the result.
The blog is only available in the Dutch language, but we hope it is good enough to understand. The pictures already contain a lot of information and Google translations might help you with the text.
Quilted ór 'stepped'fabrics are always 'very 'Chanel-like'. This is mainly because Coco Cahnel liked to work with stepped fabrics. The fabrics are also a bit the same style as the beautiful stepped classic Chanel 2.55 bag. Thats is why we went looking for a sewing pattern for a stepped jacket!
The English sewing patterns brand 'By Hand London' is on the market since 2012. The feminine casual style is eye-catching. The sewing patterns are made for all sizes, from S to 3 XL. In addition to women's fashion, there are also sewing patterns for children. We have made the Anna Dress and we are very enthousiast!
When you buy a fabric, you always immediately think of a certain style. This is because it is not only the garment that determines the style, but the kind of fabric says it all. For example, a dress in a leather look normally has a completely different look than the same dress in a linen floral fabric.
We were not yet familiar with the sewing pattern brand: It's Afits. Time to get acquainted and test a sewing pattern! At sewingpatterns.nl we bought a pattern for a stretch blouse. And at Driessenstoffen we bought a matching fabric. A lovely stretch blouse is the result and enthusiasm for the It's Afits brand!
Marfy Italy offers a free PDF sewing pattern to download yourself. It's a sewing pattern to make a Chanel-Style jacket and a matching skirt! We are very happy with the sewingpattern and also pleased that it is a typical classic jacket: elegant, with many 'Chanel' details and a matching skirt. In our opinion, the jacket is the pinnacle of elegance and class. As all the other the sewingpatterns of Marfy's DIY fashion!
Usually a sewing pattern for a garment is the starting point for a seamstress. Fabric recommendations are always indicated. But sometimes you spot a fabric in a store or on a website and you háve to have it. Only later do you think, "What shall I make of the beautiful fabric?" For example, we bought the cotton print 'Paradise birds on black' available at Budgetstoffen. Vogue V1659 and the beautiful fabric will transformed in: Summer chic blouse!
Butterick B6747 is a sewing pattern for a classic blouse. The blouse is very basic but also stylish and chic. We have created 'a very chic blouse' by choosing a Hèrmes-look-a-like print.
We have already tested Vogue V1714 and turned it into a red brocade jacket. But we definitely wanted to use this sewing pattern an other time more, for other fabrics. We came across a petrol-colored suedine fabric on the Budgetstoffen website and fell in love with the fabric. A nice choice of fabric for this cool Vogue jacket!
Are we talking about Vintage or real Vintage? From newly released sewing patterns to sewing patterns which are so old that they almost fall apart. That's what we mean! And it was a nice challenge to make the jacket of Simplicity 5312, released in 1963!
Butterick See and Sew B5235 is a sewing pattern for a dress and a jacket. It looks very vintage but it is very modern as well. A fun, inspiring sewing pattern, here's why:
McCalls M6441 is a sewing pattern for an unlined short jacket with a zipper. The sewing pattern has two variations in length, a round neckline and princess lines. It is a nice jacket to wear especially if you are looking for a casual and comfortable look. It is also quite easy to make.