Saturday, 25 May 2019

A summer dream (Made by Runi)

Are you looking for a cute and quick dress for summer? The Summer dream by Made by Runi is perfect for this. It has the cutest sleeves, which our daughter loves!
The pattern has three different options. You can make a dress that flares out more including pockets, like I did. There is also a more A-line dress (the bottom part does not flare out as much) and there is a top you can make. All with the cute sleeves.
Sizing in Made by Runi patterns are great, starting at 80 (12M) all to 164 (14Y) and usually the women's version will follow soon, so you can do some twinning.
Fabric: digital print from Joyfits, which I bought last week during the klikosale, so a quick turnaround. 
PatternThe Summer dream (size 80-164) by Made by Runi

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 1 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 35 - used 29 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 35 in 35 out

# Patterns in 2019: 10 in - 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)

Billies for the husband

It was already a long time ago that I made something for my husband so he felt a bit neglected. Therefore I decided to sew a couple of items for him during our sewing weekend. I sewed three items for him during that weekend. I started with pyjama pants (which did not make it to the blog). The second day I sewed two Billies with fabric that I bought during the sewing weekend. Today I am showing you two different Billies.
The first t-shirt is version A with a v-neck. I used the lower v-neck that is included in the pattern. I wanted to use the coverlock to topstitch the neckline and tried something new. I sewed on the inside of the t-shirt so that the decorative stitch was showing on the outside. With a v-neck the point is always difficult to get topstitched nicely, so I stopped before I reached the lowest point of the v-neck and just left it like that, I like the result.
Changes I made to the pattern: I lengthened the t-shirt with 2 cm and I lengthened the sleeves with 4 cm. 
For the second t-shirt I wanted to colour block so I cut the bodice and sleeves in two pieces. I added a pocket made out of ribbing as that was the perfect match with the ribbing I used for the neckline. Sizes included in the pattern are 46 - 60 (European sizes), but there is also a teenage and child version.
Fabric: First t-shirt: Adventure from Soft Cactus (french terry) bought at Pieke Wieke. Second t-shirt: top part is fabric from Pieke Wieke, the bottom is a tricot from Textielstad.
Pattern: Billie (only available in Dutch) from Zonen09

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 4 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 35 - used 28 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 35 in 34 out

# Patterns in 2019: 10 in - 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Meet Jalie's Charlotte and Michelle

I did not only sew the Nikita from the 12 (!) new patterns that were released by Jalie Patterns, I also sewed the Michelle tanks and dress (3911) and Charlotte Cardigans (3900).  A summer dress and cardigan, perfect for summer.
On our way to our sewing weekend in the beginning of this year we made a stop at the Stoffenstraat and I saw the fabric with the elves, or dancers, on it. I knew our eldest would love it! So I bought it and then I had to find a pattern that would fit the fabric. When I saw the Michelle I thought it would be a perfect fit. 
After sewing the dress and our daughter put it on, I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting a bit more of a fitted model. Or maybe because I sized up one size in length it came out a bit too big in my opinion. Well she can still wear it next year and she loves it because it is a loooong dress. I do like the model for myself and would size down if I would sew another one for our daughter. I do love the v-shaped neck in the front and the back of the dress.
The Michelle also includes a top (either with a facing or lined) and of course the large size range that we are used to with Jalie Patterns, starting at 2y up to 56 (2XL).
I find uni coloured fabrics often a bit boring for our girls, so I decided to add something to the top part of the dress. I traced one of the dancing elves from the skirt with my Cameo and with the use of flex foil I ironed it on. I love the result and of course so does our daughter.
Next up is the Charlotte, which is a cardigan that comes in 2 lengths. A regular length and a short length, which I made for our eldest. I really like the cardigan, it fits perfectly over a dress. I used a french terry type of fabric for those chilly days in summer. Since the Michelle is sleeveless it combines perfect for those colder days.

Fabric: both the the dancing elves and the cosy sweat come from the Stoffenstraat. The ribbing of the cardigan are from swafing and I ordered them from OmaLie's stoffen.
PatternsMichelle tanks and dress (3911) and Charlotte Cardigans (3900) from Jalie Patterns

# Fabric this week: 0 in - 3 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 35 - used 24 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 35 in 30 out

# Patterns in 2019: 10 in - 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Meet Jalie's Nikita

New patterns from Jalie, 12 new patterns! One of my favourites of the 12 patterns is the Nikita workout tank and swing dress (3902). I think it was one of the first patterns that had enough people signing up for this blog tour. It is just an amazing design!
The Nikita has two options, a top and a dress. The top has a straight front side, diagonal side seams and a cutout in the back. The dress has a straight seam, so without the unique triangle cutout in the seam of the top. Of course it still has the diagonal side seams just like the top. You can choose to omit the cutout and have a closed back.
The top part of the top is lined, while the rest of the top is just a single layer. The top is a loose fitting, flowy top and of course comes in a wide size range: 2 - 2XL (92 (kids) - 56 (women) European sizes). It works great as a workout top but also as an unique top on jeans (or a skirt).
I combined the Nikita with the Skating/ dance skirts (3025) from Jalie. This pattern includes 4 different types of skirts. I sewed the fishtail skirt, but also an A-line, circular and asymmetrical skirt are included. The A-line and circular skirts are a very short skirt (in my opinio, but I like knee length skirts), very suitable for skating. When you look at the skirt I sewed in the photo above, the A-line skirt basically only includes the top two pattern pieces of the skirt. The fishtail and asymmetrical skirt include the bottom pattern piece. I finished the fishtail skirt with a rolling hem, which makes the skirt even more flowy. Our daughter loves the skirt, also because it has glitter in it (which are hard to see on the photo).
Fabric: the red fabric is Sulka Coral from Nosh fabric (which I once won during a contest), the white with black triangles was a t-shirt. The skirt is made with the "Let's circle around"  with copper half circles from Chat Chocolat which I bought at Stoffenfeest during a sale. This was a leftover from this t-shirt for myself.
Pattern: Nikita workout tank and swing dress (3902) and Skating/ dance skirts (3025) from Jalie Patterns

# Fabric this week: 9 in - 3 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 35 - used 21 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 35 in 27 out

# Patterns in 2019: 9 in - 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Fairy Princess dress by Made by Runi

It has been quiet on my blog the last couple of weeks. It was not that I have not been sewing, actually I sewed a lot before we went on holiday. I wanted to finish certain pieces before we went on holiday. So most of my spare time was spent on sewing and not so much on blogging. Then we went on holidays for two weeks. Now I have to get back into my sewing mojo. I still have several pieces I have not blogged about, the first one is the Fairy Princess Dress by Made by Runi.
I sewed the Fairy Princess Dress during our sewing weekend. I bought the fabric at the stoffenstraat, on our way to the sewing weekend. I just love the sea animals and the print. But I did not have the best combination of fabric, but luckily she had the perfect match in her stash. That is always the best part about going on a sewing weekend. If you are stuck because you are short on something or you cannot find a good combination in your own stash (which seems impossible with sooooo many pieces of fabric, but still it happens), there is always somebody who can help you out. Either with advice or sometimes a piece of fabric.
After the dress was finished I wonder whether it is too pyjama like. I still don't know what I think about it. What do you think? So for now I am steering away from light blue colours. 
I bought the pattern of the Fairy Princess dress because I love the high low effect of the dress and expected that my girl would love that as well. At first she wasn't that convinced about the dress. She wants her dresses to be as long as possible, and she finds it a pity that the outer skirt is low on the front, she would have preferred it to be long. After wearing it became one of her favourite dresses at the moment. Mission completed!
The dress comes in sizes 12M to 14Y (80-164 european sizes). I used the add on for the fairy princess for the sleeves. There is also a fairy hood that you can add to the dress. For the seam I used my coverlock and used the decorative stitch for both skirts, I love the result. I am still so happy with my coverlock.

Fabric: Sea animals, which they do not seem to sell on their website, from the Stoffenstraat
Pattern: Fairy Princess Dress with add on from Made by Runi

# Fabric this week: 3 in - 2 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 26 - used 18 fabric - used 4 gifted fabric - used 2 scrap pieces of fabric) - in total 26 in 24 out

# Patterns in 2019: 9 in - 9 out (2 new patterns, 7 already owned unused patterns)
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