Monday, 30 January 2017

The Latona Dress Test

Again I was one of the lucky testers of a pattern by The Eli Monster. The Latona Dress has an amazing back. The buttons might scare you away, but it is so worth it. It is a dress for woven fabric and looks even better with some tulle underneath. I might actually make a crinoline (petticoat) for underneath. The skirt itself stands nice and wide and our eldest loves how it twirls! And of course the dress has pockets!

You can get the Latona Dress on the website of The Eli Monster.

The previous pattern that I tested for The Eli Monster was the Kosmos Dress with planets and a stunning back. The Eli Monster has beautiful and stylish dresses, which fit perfectly. The dresses by The Eli Monster are definitely a must have for your (kid's) wardrobe!

Pattern: The Latona Dress from The Eli Monster
Fabric: a gift from a friend for my birthday :)

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

Kid's scrundlewear - underwear

When I started sewing I never imagined sewing underwear or pyjama's. You can easily find these in a store and they are also very cheap. However, the benefit of sewing clothing is that you can adapt all the clothing to your own needs.

When our eldest started with potty training she was pretty skinny and small so the store bought underwear didn't really fit her. Enter homemade underwear. She really loved the homemade underwear. The joy she gets out of choosing one of the colourful pieces of underwear is enough for me, plus I think the underwear are one of the most worn pieces I have sewn.

For this batch I used the Kid's scrundlewear from Stitch Upon a Time*. It just fits perfect. I used knit jersey for both the underwear as for the binding. 
For the first batch of underwear I combined the Van Katoen underwear pattern (free Dutch pattern with lots of pics) with the Tooshies from Flosstyle because I wanted binding on the underwear so that the underwear would stay put. I changed quite some elements in the previous batch therefore I started to look for a new pattern and came across the scrundlewear pattern. I really like this pattern.

Pattern: Scrundlewear from Stitch Upon A Time

Fabric: most fabric comes from

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Divided Dress Test

Let's start this blog with a test that I did recently for Jennuine Design. I was lucky to get chosen to test the Divided Dress. It is a great dress to use all your small scraps as well for colour blocking. I just love colour blocking in clothing, that is why it is so great to sew for your kids or for yourself.

I sewed the 6-9 M, our little one year old is quite small for her age. She perfectly fits the dress, I did not need to change anything! I made the colour blocked front with long sleeves. There is also a shawl option and you can also make it with short or without sleeves. 

PatternDivided Dress by Jennuine Design
* sweat fabric: blue fabric and the flower fabric both come from Michas Stoffecke
* the pink fabric comes from an outlet fabric store in Marsciano in Italy

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