tirsdag den 12. juli 2016

Ikatee - Blouse Majorque (and a tiered skirt)

I've been discovering a couple of - to me at least - new pattern companies lately.

Last week I showed you my take on the Xandan Dress pattern designed be Blaverry Patterns.

Today it's the Majorque Blouse designed by Ikatee.com/Ikatee.fr.

Stéphanie - the designer behind Ikatee -  just lanched the English version of the website a week ago. She hasn't yet translated all her (French) patterns, so at this moment you'll find a larger selections of patterns on the French site.

Ikatee offers patterns mainly designed for newborns-8 years old, but this Majorque Blouse pattern includes sizes 9 and 10 as well. Please do continue to do this, Stéphanie!

It was love at first sight when I first saw this blouse on Ikatee's Instagram profile; the tie-back detail is just so adorable.

I made Wilma a size 9 and lengthened it a bit. Apart from that no alterations were made. And I made her a simple tiered skirt to go with the top.

The bird printed (what is it with me and birds lately?!) satin is from Stoff & Stil.


fredag den 8. juli 2016

Xandan Dress

She, who has many dresses just got one more!

She, who swims a lot has got a new dress with tiny swimming ladies - and claims that the tiny bathing babes look a bit like tiny shrimps!

And, she loves her shrimp ladies dress!

This is my first attempt with Blaverry Patterns. I've been drooling over this Xandan dress pattern for quite some time and with the summer holidays approaching now was the perfect time to sew my baby girl a new summery dress.

Wilma is tall for her age. She turned nine in march is 145+ cm tall and average built. Based on her measurements I made her a size 8. It was pretty loose fitting and the bodice was a bit too long imo, so I shortened it and took the bodice in a bit. It's still pretty roomy in the waist area so next time I might taper the bodice a bit towards the waist. The bodice is fully lined - and the skirt has pockets! Ah, pockets. Probably the best part if you ask Wilma. I love the high(er) neckline on this dress.

The gorgeous shrimp ladies poplin fabric is from The Sweet Mercerie but unfortunately (and understandably) sold out.


fredag den 1. juli 2016

Feelin' An-spired

Today is all about An!

A little while back Suz contacted me and these talented bloggers below to see if we would be interested in joining her for a little sewing fun. Anspired sewing fun. An of StraightGrain is such an inspiration to this bunch of sewing geeks and a lot of you out there, I know for sure.

I got to meet An irl a couple of months ago in London, and she is just as sweet as I had imagined. With impeccable taste in fabric and design. (You should see her in a Liberty store....all heart eyed).

An is all about lovely bright colors, preferably mustard, mint and pink, stunning landscape prints, perfect details, a little Liberty and amazing dresses and jackets. An has been offering great pdf patterns for some years now, and has recently released her very first paper pattern - the beautiful Moiano - way to go, girl!!

Here's my Anspired outfit for Wilma. A pink/mustard drop shoulder color block dress and a matching jacket with a 'hidden pocket' detail. The dress is a vintage McCalls pattern hack and the jacket is based on a vintage Vogue pattern. I drafted the pocket detail myself.

All the fabric is from The Sweet Mercerie. The jacquard I used for the jacket is sold out but the gorgeous crepe is still available, I believe.


Thank you so much for inviting me and organizing this little tribute, Suz.