lørdag den 27. juni 2015

Ella Top & Burda 6770 pants

The Ella Top designed by Liola Patterns is not your average tank top pattern. This little number has a several cute details; the bust darts, the back yoke, a little pleat at the back and neck- and armhole binding. And of course finished with french seams.

I did raise the neckline a tiny bit - 2 cm or so - apart from that no changes were made to the pattern during construction. For me the fit is spot on. No gaping, pulling or anything. Just perfect. That makes me an average size L in Liola Patterns sizing I guess. I will definetely be making more of these. I'm dreaming of a silk version. Perhaps I will try widening the back yoke a bit as my bra straps are showing. Not that it matters that much to me.

It's a really quick and easy make with a professional finish. The instructions are super, thorough and easy to follow.

Head on over to Indiesew if you need inspiration for your own Ella.

The pants are Burda 6770 - loose fitting pull on pants with pleats. My kind of pants. I added about 7 cm to the length. I'm really, really in love with these. Perhaps the best loose fitting pants I've ever sewn. I went down a size compared to what I would normally make for myself. These are really roomy and loose fitting but Burda has been kind enough to add the finished garment measurements to the pattern so I advice you to take a look at those before you decide on which size to make.

The lovely fabric is a navy blue almost black medium weight poly crepe from Stofdepotet. The drape is fantastic!

I was sponsored the Ella Top pattern by Indiesew as a member of their blogger team. The review is however completely me-provided!


onsdag den 17. juni 2015

Nani Iro Month 2015 // The Aeolian Dress

Last June I was so lucky to be invited on the Nani Iro Month Tour hosted by Miss Matatabi.

Never in a million years had I imagined that I would be asked to join the party again - but here I am rocking it with the Queen of Nani Iro Fabrics for Nani Iro Month 2015. Thank you so, so much Frances//Miss Matatabi, you're the best.

At the time I'm writing this Miss Matatabi stocks 99 different Nani Iro items. 99  you guys. That's pretty amazing, huh?

Unfortunately the double gauze fabric I've used for my creation below - the Nani Iro Jewel Song Yozora - seems to be out of stock. I don't know if it'll be re-stocked, sorry.

But, I do get why it's sold out. It's freakin' amazing is what it is. Super soft double gauze in a deep charcoal/ink blue-ish color with metallic dots. Truly fab!

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for so called sack dresses. I've sewn and shown you several of these - but this one is a little different from what I've made before.

May I present The Aeolian T-Shirt Dress designed by Pattern Fantastique. The pattern is designed for knits but works perfectly for woven fabrics as well as you can see. The original pattern comes with short box-shaped raglan sleeves. Mine still has the boxy sleeves but I extended them as well as took them in a bit. I do so love me an elbow length sleeve. The sleeves also look cool rolled up a bit. I'm going to wear this dress to pieces!!

Another cool thing about this pattern is that it comes with different lengths. I chose the calf length version. It's supposed to have a super deep and flattering 8 cm hem at the bottom but as I am almost 180 cm tall I had to settle for a less deep hem to keep the length I was after. Oh, I also added a couple of small slits at the side seams.

As you can tell from the 'leggings under the dress' look the Danish summer hasn't been all that summery so far. But, who cares when you got a brand new amazing Nani Iro dress?! Okay, I would prefer sun and Nani Iro. A lot of both, please. Yessir. Over and out.


torsdag den 11. juni 2015

The Ishi Dress - or the 'Who let the dogs out?' dress.

My Belgian friend An of Straight Grain designs the most gorgeous patterns for girl's clothes - oh, and a  (unisex) sleep sack for babies.

Her latest pattern is for the Ishi Dress and today I'm participating in her Ishi Dress Blog Tour.

The Ishi is a princess seamed a-line dress with two big pockets placed on the side panels of the dress.

I know a girl who loooooves big pockets. The same girl also happens to love almost every single animal on this planet. Well, not spiders. But rabbits, cats - whales (but why?) and of course dogs. Such a shame that the only animals we have in our home are spiders, flies and sometimes ants.

When I first showed her this fabric she immediately begged for a dress. About the same I got the fabric, An invited me the on the blog tour. Perfect.

Don't let all the fine details on the Ishi scare you. It's actually a pretty fast make and because of An's very detailed instructions the dress is not that difficult to construct. Such a beautiful and great fitting dress. I could have gone down a size for Wilma. She's tall but slender. I made her a size 9 with no alterations.

The lovely Japanese fabric is from Stofdepotet. 

And yes, I bribed her and documented it!!

Thanks so much for inviting me, An - it's been a great pleasure.


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søndag den 7. juni 2015

Pullover Dresses

I've made Wilma a couple of pullover dresses.

Pullover dresses = no hair getting caught in zippers or buttons = favorites!

These dresses started with the Trop Top pattern designed by Ivanne S. but with a bunch of alterations. I guess the neckline is the only thing left unaltered.

Today I'll show you the original - The Grey One

It's made of a light weight (cotton) blend from Stofdepotet.

Not much to say. As you can see it's pretty simple. The back is a little lower than the front.

The first photo shows how the dress looked in the morning. Freshly ironed.

The rest of the photos show reality.

I want to make a bunch of these dresses. For me as well.