And that’s it. The stone dress with elephants. Body armour for bad days. Fake Pockets Of course it needed a hood. and bell sleeves Oh yes and sleeve extensions for long arms. Too short? It’s all about details Adding little details brings everything together. It’s not quite straight though. I am using the selvedge detailsContinue reading “The Magic of Stone (2): Hoodie Dress”
I always had an affinity for collecting stones; and so do several other members of my family. When I was a child my late dad would often take me to the nearby quarry, on the quest for interesting stones, which were carried there by the last ice age. I remember we found geodes, agate, allContinue reading “The Magic of Stones (1)”
It all Began with this Gorgeous Fabric I ordered some and then tried to come up with a design that would work. As I am not yet able to create my own patterns I had to dig a bit deeper than usual and found the Butterick B6242 vintage reprint. Don’t Judge Yourself by a NumberContinue reading “Vintage Magic”
All I wanted was a twirling dress. ‘You are what?’‘I am making a wrap dress.’‘I have tried this once; never ever again.’ Unfortunately when I had this conversation with mum I was already in the middle of the experiment. After all the pattern does look nice. And it is a Simplicity Pattern so what couldContinue reading “Never Ever Again: The Wrap Dress”
Free PDF download. This is my first time trying to write sewing instructions for something. Let me know what you think and how helpful they were. Or where you still have questions.
Dealing with smelly vintage garment and first time using a NewLook pattern:
Last year my mom send me a huge pile of vintage fabrics, after the first excitement I noticed two problems. One was that they came in varied and non-standard lengths, and the other problem was a very musty old smell that still hung in the cloth even after two washing cycles with disinfectant.
Last year my mom send me a huge pile of vintage fabrics, after the first excitement I noticed two problems. One was that they came in varied and non-standard lengths, and the other problem was a very musty old smell that still hung in the cloth even after two washing cycles with disinfectant. Tips againstContinue reading “Getting Rid of Smell in Vintage Fabric”
BBQ and Stir Fry As BBQ season is in full swing we decided to begin experimenting with our spherically shaped grill. The first experiment was to make a stir fry. A while ago I bought a cast iron wok with a long wooden handle. I also have an olive wood spoon which is at leastContinue reading “BBQ Season Experiments 01”
Ingredients For Preparation 01 1,5 liter water 750 gr potatoes 250 gr soup vegetable (carrot, leek, celery) For Preparation 02 2 onions Olive oil For Preparation 03 Fresh Parsley Preparation Peel and cut veggies (preparation 01) and boil in water Add salt to taste Peel and cut onions (preparation 02) Fry until browned Once veggiesContinue reading “Potato Soup”
This is my not so secret super-power cleaning product. Environmentally friendly, makes use of everyday household items and it’s really cheap. If you need the super power cleaner: Use household soda (or baking powder) and add vinegar (e.g.: white, wine or malt vinegar) until it creates a thick paste. Milder version Add soda and vinegarContinue reading “Best Cleaning Product Ever”