Monday, October 27, 2014

Week in photos

photos from my Instagram
                                      Top to bottom,left to right:
                                      1.I guess now winter is coming
                                      2.New blog post featuring a Charlotte skirt and a Nettie crop top
                                      3.Dinning out for my dad's birthday
                                      4.Reunited with this cutie
                                      5.Travelling to my hometown
                                      6.Button sewing: fun times!(said noone ever)

Have an amazing week everyone!

A love affair

top: self-made/ skirt: self-made/ boots: bershka
Guys I think a love affair is born! After my suede Charlotte and Mandy combo, here comes the Charlotte and Nettie affair! 

This is actually my first Charlotte skirt from By Hand London. I really love this pattern! I think it is so flattering and it comes together really smoothly. With the endless fabric options you can have for this pattern, the possibilities are really endless. I've already made three of them in different fabrics and love all of them. For this one I cut a 10/14 size with no alterations except shortening the hem . I used this fabric I had in my stash, but I don't really know what kind of fabric this is. 
For the top I used the Nettie pattern by Closet Case patterns. I opted for the scoop front/high back, long-sleeved crop top option.I cut a size 8 at the bust, grading to a size 10 at the waist/hips. I used a sweater knit I had in my stash. No alterations here whatsoever!

Do you have any pattern combos favorites? 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Week in photos

photos from my Instagram
                                      Top to bottom,left to right:
                                      1.I love baking on the weekends
                                      2.Chickpea soup and homemade pita bread for lunch
                                      3.On the blog:Mandy boat tee and Virginia leggings
                                      4.Chilled Saturday morning
                                      5.Friday night sewing
                                      6.Good morning with a good breakfast

So how was our week? Have a lovely week everybody!

Sewing routines

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I have a sewing routine. Everytime I finish a garment I press it and then I hang it on my clothes rack. It's my favorite part! From that moment, every time I get dressed I look at my latest edition and a little satisfaction smile is created. 

How about you? Do you have a sewing routine? What on your sewing routine gives you a little satisfaction smile?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Life on a daily basis

Top: self-made/ Leggings: self-made/ Tank top: H&M/ Shoes: All-Star Converse
 We all love a fancy dress or skirt paired with nice-heeled or not-shoes. Feeling polished and put together. But unfortunately for me this can't be an everyday dressing code. But that doesn't mean I don't need to feel put together and well dressed. This is what sewing is here for, right? In order to be able to make even our everyday basic garments feel exactly how we want them!

This is the kind of outfit I'm wearing on a "running-errands" or "working in front of the computer for several hours" kind of day. Relaxed and really comfortable! The top is the-quickly becoming my favorite one- Mandy Boat Tee from Tessuti patterns and the leggings are my all time favorite Virginia leggings from Megan Nielsen. As always I cut an M size and used the softest midnight blue stretch velvet I ever touched. For the top I used a white jersey I had in my stash. I sewed both on my serger and they came together in less than 2 hours! 

So what do you prefer wearing on a daily basis?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Week in photos

photos from my Instagram
                                      Top to bottom,left to right:
                                      1.Working on a set
                                      2.Cloudy weather and coffee
                                      3.Bedside table
                                      4.TBT to summer days
                                      5.Fried rice lunch
                                      6.Kitting and tea on a Sunday night

Last week was a really busy one, leaving me no time to sew! Hope that this week I'll be able to squeeze some sewing time in! Have a great week!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Inspiration: Track pants

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I love how comfortable ,and easy to wear, track pants are and ,if combined right, how stylish they can look. I'm a big fan of comfort, especially when I'm dressing for work, but I always like to look put together. I think track pants can really achieve both!

Here is some inspiration from the most popular track pants sewing patterns out there, the Anima pants pattern from Papercut patterns and the Hudson pants pattern from True Bias:

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Have you caught the track pants bug yet?