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

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

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:

Have you caught the track pants bug yet? 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Week in photos

photos from my Instagram
                                       Top to bottom,left to right:
                                      1.Bake a cake on Sunday and you have a Monday breakfast
                                      2.Coffee and catching up on Youtube
                                      3.Ikea lunch
                                      4.An Ikea day is a happy day
                                      5.Cozy fall nights
                                      6.New blog post: A suede Charlotte skirt and Mandy Boat tee

Have a lovely week everybody!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Suede Charlotte

Tee: self-made/ Skirt: self-made/ Boots: Bershka
So Autumn is sort of finally here, meaning you can get out with wearing a light long-sleeved top in the morning and you definitely need a light jacket in the night! When planning my fall wardrobe I realised a big gap in the skirts department. Enter the Charlotte skirt from By Hand London. These girls have some serious style! I love all of their patterns and the way they style and wear them. But the version that sold me this pattern was actually this one from Hyer Handmade. When I saw Elizabeth's versions of the Charlotte skirt I knew I had to make a mini one! 

This is actually my third version of the pattern and the one I love the most. I will document my other versions soon! My first thought when I saw the pattern was a suede skirt! I had this camel colored suede fabric in my stash for a while now and I knew it would make a perfect Charlotte. I cut a size 10/14 with no alterations except shortening it. The drafting, as well as the instructions are amazing. Really clear and a perfect, quick make, even for beginners. Once you start making them, you really can't stop!

For the top I used the Mandy boat tee pattern from Tessuti patterns. I really love this pattern! The fit is relaxed and comfortable and with only 3 pattern pieces it comes together in less that 1 hour! I've been making this tops like crazy lately! I used a beautiful, soft black bamboo jersey for this one and lately it's all I want to wear!

And with this make, let the fall sewing begin! What are you starting your fall sewing with?