Monday, 1 September 2014

First day of school

Time flies... I can't believe that my daughter is already in the 'big school' now!

For her first day of school I made her a special dress. She picked the fabric herself and I used Ottobre 3/2012 'trumpet flower' as pattern. I'm quite happy with the result (and so is my daughter ;) )

Unicorns are very big with her at the moment, so no big surprise there's a unicorn on her school bag. To create a more uniform look I used an embroidery design from nähwahna (lovely unicorn) and some scraps from the dress material for her "Schultüte".

Her little sister also got her small "Schultüte" refilled - she got it last January, when she started playschool.

Traditionally German kids get a cone like that on their first day of school. It's filled with some goodies, toys, school supplies, sweets etc. and kids take it along to school (first day of school is a much more festive occassion than here in Belgium...). After school the kids can open their "Schultüte" and check out the content. My daughters loved what they got :).

Friday, 4 July 2014

Some summer dresses for me and my girls

I have sewn way more in the meantime, but still lagging behind taking pictures and blogging - the usual ;)

But some of my most recent projects were these Seesaw dresses for my daughters from Ottobre 3/2013

I did topstitch the collar of the smaller dress later on, so the white of the reverse material is not so visible any more.

For myself I made a dress that has been on my list for more than a year now. It's from Burda 2/2013 dress 110 (Batikkleid). Since my previous attempts to sew something from Burda for myself were not super successful, I decided to go cheap on this attempt: The material was only 2,- per meter! I don't expect this dress to last forever, but at least I can wear it this summer.

So this is what it looked like at first: The clevage was quite a mess, as you can see.

So I moved the right shoulder seam about 4 cm inwards (shortening the backpart and the front part 4 cm each), then it looked much better.

The pattern of my cheap material is not exactly flattering for my bust, I think, but I won't whine too much about a dress for 5,-...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

RUMS 12/14 Monday Basic again

I got some great knits for shirts for myself. One of the more daring knits I used for this Monday Basic. Combined with a uni knit I quite like it.

Pattern is Monday Basic from Ottobre 5/2013. I still used size 46 but made it a bit tighter and I rounded the seamline a bit. I guess the next one I will keep a bit longer, what do you think?

And now I'll check for the early birdies on RUMS

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


As usual I'm late with my posts, but here they are: fairy costumes for my two girls.

For the pattern I used Schabelinas Kapuzenkleidchen (again), adapted the parts of the skirt and also the top part.

My older daughter wanted to be Tinkerbell (her wings are unfortunately taken off)

My younger daughter is Iridessa, but luckily she is not aware of the respective colour concept.

I made the wings using several tutorials on the net.

And this clown costume was made by my little one. Isn't she cute in it?

Monday, 17 March 2014

Boyish Birthday Shirt

A rather simple shirt, Little Lamb (Ottobre 04/2012), pimped with pockets. I hope it will fit and the big boy will like it ;)

Off with it to made4boys...