Party, party, it’s a #MonetaParty

Name: Cri-Kee (from Mulan) Pattern: Moneta dress from Colette Patterns Fabric: Blue with coral flowers viscose jersey from Stoff & stil Hello there party people! I have been longing to use this fabric for such a long time, and when the Triple Stitches announced the #MonetaParty I was in from the start. I had the fabric and the pattern, all I needed then was time. I was surprise I manage to squeeze in time to finish the dress a week before the party! The only time hubby and me have time to take pictures was after work for the both […]

Cri-Kee

Flash

“What do you call a three humped camel?”

* Sponsored Name: Flash (from Zootopia) Pattern: Vintage Shirt dress from Sew Over It Fabric: Floral viscose crepe from Minerva Crafts I have been doing a guest post over at the Minerva Crafts blog. Head on over there to read the whole post! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BLOG POST!  


Quick and safe!

Name: Tantor (from Tarzan) Pattern: Coco dress from Tilly and the Buttons Fabric: Marine blue knitted jacquard in geometric pattern from Stoff & stil Sometimes you just need something simple and straight forward. I have two Coco dresses in my wardrobe my Mike Wosowski and Meeko, and they both have been used rather frequently. It is such a simple pattern that can EASILY be done in one afternoon. I need something comfortable, simple and elegant I wanted to use for work, so I ducked into the archive to see what I had. Something that is not all that complicated pattern, […]

Tantor

Merida

Merida and me waiting for spring.

  Name: Merida (from Brave) Pattern: Doris dress from Sew Over It Fabric: Floral viscose from Stoff &Stil (out of stock) This is my second dress for the Day and Night Dress Challenge. As you might figured out this is my contribution as a day dress. I think that this Doris dress pattern is the ultimate everyday dress. It is simple, but with beautiful details making it interesting. I made the dress from woven viscose on sale that is now out of stock I believe, I couldn’t find it on their website anymore. I love the feeling of wearing viscose, […]


Sophie’s World #2 – GIVEAWAY!

I  recently just got over the hump and made it to a 1000 followers on my Instagram account (YAY!), so I’m celebrating buy having a giveaway! First a little history about the my relationship with By Hand London. Back in March 2014 when I decided to start sewing my first move was to purchase the Elisalex dress pattern. While waiting for the pattern to arrive I read everything on their sewalong for the pattern twice. I was so inspired and enchanted by every picture and every word. From never sewn a garment in my life to trying to understand different […]

Sophie&BHL2

Scar

“Well, as far as brains go, I got the lion’s share.

Name: Scar (from The Lion King) Pattern: Alvernia Dress from Opian Fabric: Lace my parents got me from India, and black cotton satin from Stoff & Stil. …But, when it comes to brute strength… I’m afraid I’m at the shallow end of the gene pool.” I hadn’t heard about Opian before they sent me an email to look at their sewing patterns. I purchased the Alvernia pattern and didn’t have the time for it until now recently. I didn’t know in what fabric I wanted to make it in yet, so I laid it to rest in the mean time. […]


Sophie’s World #1

So this is going to be the title of some of my update posts or just in general “what’s happening” post that is not a specific pattern or something I sewed up, but it will be sewing or at least crafting related don’t you worry! I thought I would start with summarising the year that is about to pass. Here are my best nine on instagram: I love showing you my makes on instagram. This social media has brought me so much joy over the years and connecting me with other sewcialists all over the world. From my best pictures […]


Meet my new friends, Tom & Jerry.

*Patterntesting Name: Tom & Jerry Pattern: Karri dress from Megan Nielsen Patterns Fabric: Navy jacquard / different colored cotton sateen from Stoff og Stil I have been so lucky to be one of Megan Nielsen pattern testers for this dress. When I got the news of being a pattern tester for Megan I was thrilled, and even more when I saw what she had designed for me to test. When the mail came out I saved the picture, copied nine times onto one page and started coloring to see what I wanted. I have always wanted a color block dress, so […]


Checking in with the morning report.

*Patterntesting Name: Zazu (from The Lion King) Pattern: Alix Dress from By Hand London Fabric: Viscose crepe from Vietnam “Chimps are going ape, giraffes remain above it all. Elephants remember, though just what I can’t recall. Crocodiles are snapping up fresh offers from the banks. Showed interest in my nest egg but I quickly said “No thanks!” We haven’t paid the hornbills and the vultures have a hunch. Not everyone invited will be coming back for lunch” – Zazu Ever since Elisalex from By Hand London showed us a not so sneak peak of the dress pattern back in May, […]

Zazu

The Incredibles children

An addition to the Incredibles family.

Name: Violet, Dash and JackJack Pattern: Molly dress/top from Sew Over It – My Wardrobe Capsule: City Break Fabric: Various knits from my stash Have you flipped through the five patterns that Sew Over It made in their capsule yet? No? Well now is the time. Even though I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t buy any more patterns before I’d made everything I intend to make. That promise broke quickly after this pattern capsule came out. I also purchased the Kelly Anorak when it came out, but more on that later! From before I have two characters from […]


Summer PJs for my sister!

Pattern: Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files Fabric: Second hand duvet cover from Fretex I dound this awesome duvet in a second hand store and it was perfect for a pajamas. I had two different sides of this duvet cover and only needed the one, so made one pajama for my big sister. I planned on making one for myself in the near future, but since I have sewn other things instead I figured I post a blog for my sister only and for me when I have actually made it. It was perfect, it collapsed well with the bonus […]

Julie in her Carolyn Pajamas

Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider

Initials for Love.

Name: Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider (from Tangled) Pattern: Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files / Jedediah Pants from Thread Theory Fabric: Navy blue denim from Stoff & Stil / Black twill from Goldhawk Road in London. This is love. Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s the beginning of autumn, or maybe because I feel endless of love from hubby these days, whatever the reason I’m glad. You are really in love when you have your significant others’ initials on your buttocks. Or maybe it’s because we are engaged and own each others asses! This is the first time I have done some […]


My trousers journey so far.

Name: Vanellope Von Schweetz (from Wreck-It-Ralph) Pattern: Ginger jeans from Closet Case Files Fabric: Brushed stretch twill from Stoff & Stil [out of stock] Let me start with giving you the timeline . Heather Lou’s pattern debut was on October 23rd 2014, yes 2014! I purchased the pattern on November 9th fairly confident that I would make myself a pair of trousers in the near future. That winter and the following year I was only wearing dresses and some skirts , so the need for trousers wasn’t that high. I only wore tights with the dresses if it was ever […]

Vanellope Von Schweetz

Baymax

Good and stable, Baymax.

  Name: Baymax (from Big Hero 6) Pattern: Belladone dress from Deer and Doe Fabric: Floral cotton with a bit of stretch in it from Stoff& Stil [Out of Stock] To begin with  this is my third Belladone dress. The two other dresses I’ve made with the same pattern is my Wall-E dress and my Lumière dress. If you’ve read that post you know that I started the Wall-E dress after measurements and it ended up being huge, but I managed to alter it to fit after all. The Lumière dress I made in a one size 38 through out […]


Sister sisters!

Name: Alice (Alice in Wonderland) Pattern: Macaron dress from Colette Patterns Fabric: Ikea curtains and pink party sateen for my sister and light blue cotton curtains for me. Background story of the two Macaron dresses: I made this dress for me as a muslin last summer, why? Because I needed to test it out before I made my Randall Boggs dress as a maid of honor dress for my sisters wedding last year. So after half-assed the Alice dress and not finishing the bias seams and hemming I let it sit in my WIP pile until November when I didn’t […]

Alice