Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blog anniversary!!

Hello everybody! I can't believe today my blog becomes 3 years! I remember like it was yesterday the day I decided to make this blog. It's been a wonderful experience until now! The sewing community is an amazing community to be a part of and I'm so happy I took the decision to open my own blog.  

Here's to many more sewing years!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspiration: Simple tee

There is just something in the simplicity of a plain tee that makes an outfit seem so chic. I think the trick is in the fabric. It has to be the softest, drapey jersey for it to be the perfect tee. Paired with skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, maxi skirts, midi skirts, mini skirt, you name it! A must-have basic in my opinion.

I'm currently in the process of planning my fall wardrobe and plain tees are definitely in my plans. For patterns, I'm thinking Briar, Plantain and maybe SJ Tee
What do you think of the plain tee? Do you have any pattern recommendation?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tie Dye Kimono

Kimono: self-made/ Top: Tally Weijl/ Shorts: Zara

So by now everyone who doesn't live under a rock is aware of the kimono craziness that's been going around for a while. Countless tutorials going around the web, like this, this and this and of course lots of jaw-dropping makes like this, this and this

I bought this lovely, tie-dye looking, fabric with my mum a while back and after seeing all these amazing makes I suggested it would make a beautiful kimono for her. I used this pattern from SewCaroline. It's a one size pattern, very easy to put together and on top of all it's free! This came together in less than 2 hours, printing and all. I french seamed everthing and used this beautiful lace trim that I found in a local store. 

My mum really likes the outcome and I'm kind of jealous that I didn't bought more of this fabric.
So how about you? Have you catch the kimono fever? 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Leopard Anima shorts

Hello everybody! It's been a while, but you know how summer is! After a very stressful winter, I'm now enjoying summer in my hometown with family and friends. I wanted to take a break from everything and spent these days relaxing. I haven't been doing lots of sewing either to be honest. I have some unblogged garments I want to share still, but it's really all about the sea and chilling these days. 

I've been meaning to share these shorts for a while now. You already know about the craziness around Papercut patterns's Anima pattern. And I couldn't be out of it. From the moment of its release I knew I had to have this pattern. Summer is all about comfyness and what is more comfy than a pair of jersey trousers? This is actually my second pair but I have to photograph my first pair immediately as well. I found this fabric on one of these "you are fabric shopping for a totally different project, but when you see a fabric you like you have to have it" moment. And when I saw the Anima pattern I knew it would make a perfect pair of summer shorts! 

Papercut patterns released their new patterns available as PDF as well as printed patterns, which I couldn't be happier about. I personally love the instantness of PDF patterns. For this pair I cut a size S with no alteration, except adding 2cm to the length of the elastic and I think the fit turned out great! The pattern is really amazing. You have three length options and a cuff or no cuff hem option. The instructions are really clear and easy to follow and it really comes together easily and quite quick. I suggest using a soft elastic on the waist for maximum comfyness. 

This is actually one of my most worn pair of shorts this summer! What is your most worn pair of shorts this summer? 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Travelling: Bergamo, Italy

Hello guys! I hope you're well and you're enjoying your summer. The temperatures here in Greece are sky high at the moment and I haven't had the time to go swimming yet! But let's hope this will change soon. These past couple of months had been really busy. Too much uni and work stuff going on, but thankfully I'm over with most of that now and I'm ready to enjoy some relaxing summer time soon. 

Last week I took a 4-day vacation to Bergamo, Italy. The trip was actually a gift and I couldn't be more thankful! Unfortunately I spent the last two days inside the hotel room with a horrible eye infection. I'm really sad this happened and I couldn't enjoy my vacation as I wanted. But the first two days we had a beautiful time exploring the city of Bergamo and the old city, Citta' Alta. I was amazed by the landscapes and the architecture of the place. These are some of the photos we took whilst there. 

Do you have any plans for vacations this summer?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Black Maxi Kelly

Hello guys! How is everyone enjoying the summer weather? This week is really exciting for me! First of all I'll be done working in a project I didn't really like and secondly and most importantly I'll be flying to Italy for a 4-day getaway!!  It'll be my first time visiting Italy and I can't wait!
But over to sewing now! This is my maxi Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen patterns. Kelly was never in my list, simply because I didn't think this shape was suited for me. That was until I saw this amazing version of the skirt from Holly Dolly and I knew I had to make it. As you already know, I'm a sucker for maxi skirts! For this one I cut a size M, lengthened the pattern pieces, left slits on the sides and used gathering instead of pleats. 
I love this skirt! It's so unique and interesting and the perfect twist to the classic maxi skirt. I definitely want to make more of these! 

So how about you? Are you more of a maxi, midi or mini skirt lover?

Friday, June 20, 2014

Nettie sewalong

Hi guys! I'm quickly popping over to tell you that I entered the Nettie sewalong contest with my Navy Nettie dress. You can vote for me here if you like!