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Arlo
Collaboration with Minerva Crafts*   Hi everybody, I’ve been so lucky to have tested the new fabric line from Lady McElroy over on the Minerva Crafts blog. There was so much to choose from, I didn’t know where to start. But I’m glad I ended up with this Flora songbird cotton poplin. It’s amazingly beautiful and I used one of my tried and true patterns to make it. If you want to read it the link is below CLICK HERE […]

Lady McElroy fabrics


Hello sewing friends. I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas celebrations, eaten a lot of good food and laughed among family and friends. I certainly have, and I wished it didn’t have to end. But we have to come back to reality, work and everyday life awaits! Since the new year is approaching lightning fast nowadays I thought I’d do a little recap of what has happened to me the year that has passed and what I wish for […]

Sophie’s World #3 – 2017


Louise
Name: Louise (from the Princess and the Frog) Pattern: Anna dress bodice with Zeena dress skirt from By Hand London Fabric: Brushed tartan cotton fabric from Minerva Crafts Happy December 1st everyone! I myself got a tea advent calendar from my husband that I have already started my day with. I love advent calendars, whether it is made of chocolate, tea or whatever it’s made out of these days. It’s not a tradition that I grew up with, but a […]

All he wanted was to play jazz.



Periwinkle
Name: Periwinkle (Tinkerbells twin sister) Pattern: Elisalex dress with Flora dress from By Hand London Fabric: Sky blue cupro from Rainbow fabrics I made this dress a while back and took the photos back then too, but haven’t had the time to actually sit down and write about it. By Hand London released a new version of  Elisalex dress and I got a copy of the modified version since I already own the original. The dress had modified the bodice […]

Periwinkle is here!


MrandMrs
  Name: Riley (from Inside Out) Pattern: Anna dress from By Hand London and Emerald Faille Party dress from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. Fabric: Tulle with 3D blossoms from Saab Tekstil, off-white peach skin fabric and lemon yellow cotton poplin from Minerva Crafts. I love my wedding dress. It’s not very complicated, but its very me and it was comfortable to wear. A joyful dress for a joyful occasion. The shell was made out of  Anna dress bodice with 3D floral tulle […]

Wedding post #5 – The wedding (dress).


Bridesmaids
Name: Sadness, Fear, Madness and Disgust (from Inside Out) Pattern: Kim, Charlie, Elisalex and Flora from By Hand London Fabric: Plain cotton poplin in colors pale blue, iris, light pink and pistachio from Minerva Crafts. Are you ready for a really long wedding blog post as well as a loving tribute to the By Hand London girls? Let’s begin. Do you remember I made my Joy dress out of the same fabric as theirs only in lemon yellow and with the […]

Wedding post #4 – The bridesmaids.



I wanted to make a series of post from my wedding day that I so proudly planned myself. I know that wedding planning makes hubby gag, even though I minimize myself to talking to him about the wedding only if necessary, it was still too much. So after only a month of this, he only replied “Whatever you want, honey. Just give me the date and the bill.” even though he didn’t pay for it by himself. Fair enough, I’ll do […]

Wedding post #2 – The beginning.


Name: Vidia (from Tinker Bell) Pattern: Alix dress from By Hand London Fabric: Floral print microfiber from Minerva Crafts I’ve had this floral fabric for a while now, and if you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that I’ve been in a black floral fabric phase for the lighter spring and summer months. Weird, yes! I try to stay clear of polyester fabrics, but I hope you understand why I can’t resist this fabric. It is so beautiful! I also […]

Fairy friends.


Chief Bogo & Silvermist
*Pattern testing Name: Chief Bogo (from Zootopia) and Silvermist (from Tinker Bell) Pattern: Orsola dress from By Hand London Fabric: Viscose fabric from my stash You know how much I love By Hand London, and if they need testers I’m all about to help them. When I saw the Orsola dress I didn’t know if I liked the design that much, or that I had the time. The deadline was quite quick and as you all know I had a […]

Blue buddies