Monday, 18 February 2019

Orono Top by Itch to Stitch

Yay, a new Itch to Stitch pattern. I love patterns by Itch to Stitch*, I think they make up 75% of my wardrobe! Here is the Orono top!
What I like about the Itch to Stitch patterns is that I always learn a new technique. This time it is the pocket. You are being guided through the process and at the end you are amazed at how you created such a beautiful pocket. It is an inseam pocket that is attached to the front, although it looks like a welt pocket.
The Orono top is designed for knit with little stretch, about 15-30%, so sweat knit and interlock work well with this pattern. It has raglan sleeves and shoulder darts, and as I said inseam pockets which are created in a great way. It also has a cowl that you can wear up or double folded as I did. The Orono Top is now on sale with 20% discount!

Fabric: I bought this punta di roma fabric at Caresstoffen last week
PatternOrono top by Itch to Stitch

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 1 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 2 - used 7 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 2 in 9 out
# Patterns I sewed in 2019: new patterns: bought 4 of which I sewed 1, 
sewed unused pre-2019 patterns: 1

* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Celia dress from Fibre Mood

There are always "first time"'s. This is a first time for me using a pattern from Fibre Mood. Fibre Mood is a new Belgian sewing magazine that you can find in the bookstores, but you can also buy the patterns online. I had the opportunity to choose one pattern to sew up for the Linkparty #7 by Fribre Mood. I chose the Celia dress.
I love asymmetrical dresses, so when I saw the Celia I knew I just had to sew it (and I was lucky enough to be able to sew the Celia). The dress is perfect for sweat or thicker fabrics because it has a loose fit. First, I sewed the size that would fit our middle daughter but I did not like the fit on her. So I decided to take in the sleeves and upper part of the dress with around 1,5 cm on each side. I like the fit so much better on her. The length is also still something she has to grow into, so she can wear the dress hopefully this season as well as next winter.
Sometimes I know which combination of fabrics I am going to use. Often lately I just cannot choose what makes the best fabric combination and then I ask my husband. Although he doesn't always like to get involved, he does get upset when I do not consult him (men, ugh!). He even gets more upset when I do ask him and still choose a different combination (haha). So for this dress he chose between a couple of my options and I loved the combination he chose. So much that when I figured out that I could not get all of the pattern pieces out of the leftover piece of fabric I just wanted to make it work. So I decided to get a bit creative and colour block the dress. Since the dress is a pretty loose fit I used the fabric for some small pieces across the grain. It also gives a nice effect because of the stripes in the fabric.
Fabric: the blue sweater knit comes from Caresstoffen. The yellow french terry is "Let's circle around" by Chat Chocolat that I bought at Stoffenfeest
Pattern: Celia Dress from Fibre Mood

# Fabric this week: 2 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 0 - used 6 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 2 in 8 out
# Patterns I sewed in 2019: new patterns: bought 2 of which I sewed 1, 
sewed unused pre-2019 patterns: 1

Friday, 8 February 2019

Celebration time: Regina add-on

It's celebration time over at Sofilantjes*, 20.000 members in the Sofilantjes Facebook group, wow! Therefore, there is a great new add-on being released for the Regina tunic and dress. This new add-on includes a low back (isn't it beautiful?) and a half circle skirt!
Remember the Regina tunic and dress? Of course you do! With those amazing sleeve details! I already sewed a tunic and a dress for our eldest, now it was time for our middle daughter to get a Regina dress.
If you own the Regina you can find the new add-on in your account. The great part about the new skirt is that now you can choose your skirt according to the amount of fabric you have. A circle skirt needs much more fabric than a half circle skirt. I love the low back! I couldn't stop making photos!
In addition to the add-on there is also a sale of 20% with the code YAY20K (all pdf patterns, excluding bundles). 
Fabric: Scandinavian Birds from Lillestoff which I bought at Dawanda several years ago and some blue fabric from my stash.
PatternRegina tunic and dress (Nederlands patroon) with regina add-on

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 0 - used 4 fabric - used 2 gifted fabric - used 0 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 0 in 6 out
# Patterns I sewed in 2019: new patterns: bought 2 of which I sewed 1, 
sewed unused pre-2019 patterns: 1

* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!

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