My new sewn dresses with matching chucks

Didnt knew it has been this long since my last post. I have been very busy.

I’m still going every saturday to my sewing course and I still love it sooooo much

Here a few photos of my last projects. I made the photos with matching chucks because I have a lot of them and I really like to wear them ❤ ❤ ❤

I dont know exactly how many chucks I have – over 30 for sure. My most important colors  I have in high and low hihi

My last project is a jacket I made last weekend. It looks soooo cool. The jersey inside is nautical as are the colors. My chucks too hehehe

But see for yourself

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I made dresses for me too. ME with dresses !!!! Usually I wear jeans, shorts, but never dresses. But I found a pattern I really liked. Can you believe I searched over 2 months for the fabric? At the beginning I didnt knew what fabric I wanted, but whatever fabric I have seen I didnt liked for my dress.

But 2 months ago I went to a fabric market and at the end of the day I found it !!!! And I knew THIS fabric would be the first dress for me since ages LOL

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Isnt this fabric cute ???? The buttons has been Brigid’s idea. Old fashion style hehehe

I liked my first dress this much that I made the next one with the same pattern.

I bought a bodice few months ago at ebay. I planned to wear it this summer. But it has been a little to short.

But when my first dress has been done, I have seen that my bodice has been only a few inches longer then the upper part of my dress. I decided to use it for my next dress.

I shorten the bodice, changed the buttons and put the skirt on it. Take a look how perfect my seam looks like ❤ The ribbon is only decoration. But I liked how it looked like with this dress.

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As you can see the fabric ist nautical – again hehehe. See the cute buttons on the bodice? Found them on the internet.

Both dresses are the same pattern but because of the bodice I had to change the skirt.  This dress the skirt gets closed with buttons.

Over the last months I made a lot of shirts. But this two shirts are my favorites.

This fabric is a special one: one side is red with white stripes, the other side is blue with white stripes. The fabric is thin enough to wear it from spring to fall. I made one shirt with each color.

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My next post will be with photos from my vacation. I have been on a beach and made over 2000 photos. I have to sort them all and choose what to post 🙂

My first apron

I bought  patterns from Burda Style 2 weeks ago. I wanted to make special curtains I have seen on the picture from this pattern. Besides my curtain there has been a pattern for an apron.

No, I dont wear aprons and I dont own one.But my best friend does 🙂

We will meet today. I have to give her the christmas gift (a bought one) . Why dont give a special self made gift too?

I startet yesterday evening and worked till 4 am. Yes, I’m not the fastest sewer so far, but hey, I’m still a beginner. I checked my fabrics, and chose 2 different cottons, same pattern but different colors.

Here is my apron:

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I’m damn proud of it. I love the colors and the compass logo makes it more special hihi

I made my first Loop

OMG OMG I did it.

My first sewing project all by myself !!!!

As I postet before we had the first snow 🙂 I took my camera and made photos. When doing this the snow were falling on my neck because. I forgot my scarf at home. Not so bad because of this I had an idea. Why dont sew a loop?

I wanted a loop which would be warm and with my favorite color and motive. In one of my first posts I wrote about my fav color = red and that I love polka dots and stripes.

For the loop I took flannel with polka dots and cotton with stripes. Both in red 🙂

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And this is how my loop looks like

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I needed a little longer for it because I made a mistake and couldnt turn it inside out. I had to cut both seams and sew it again. This time it worked

And I so LOVE it !!!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

XMAS

I didnt blog for some times because I have been sick for weeks.

No energy to work on my shelf, even missed some sewing lessons.

Now I have a few days off. I will using this time to go on with my shelf 🙂

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂

Elly

Am I a fabric junkie?

I had my third sewing lesson, and no, I cant show pictures of it. First its not ready and second, it will be a gift …

So I will show what I bought the last weeks since my sewing course startet 🙂

After my first lesson I checked my tons of fabric and decided to remove some of the fabric – with other words I gave it to a friend. It was way to much of the same style. Would you like to have a lot of blouse in same colors, stripes? I wont either !!!

I gave away nearly one third of the fabric I had.

But it hasnt been me if I didnt filled my fabric shelf again hehe.

But this time I didnt only bought what I liked. This time I thought about what I will sew when I’m better with the maschine and then I bought the fabric.

Fabric 2

the left fabric with my favorite nautical theme will get a shirt with white arms.

The fabric in the middle will get little bags for christmas. Doesnt it look a little like velvet? Its 100% cotton

the fabric on the right side is flannel and will be part of a sweatshirt

Fabric 3

I couldnt resist this fabric. Its nearly the same pattern as my chucks. I got 4 yards of it. I will make a jacket and a backpack  out of it

Fabric 4

I will make some sweatshirts. On the inside with flannel like the one on this picture. And yes, this will get really warm sweatshirts. If you would freeze all the time like I do you would do the same. The nautical fabric will get a jacket.

Look what I found on the internet !!!! Fabrics like photos !!!

Fabric 5

OK, shame on me. I dont know what to do with the fabric that looks like the sky. But the water fabric will be part of my decoration. It will be sooooooooo cool to have this as a tablecloth and some nautical deco on it.

Fabric 6

Yes I know. Easter is far far away. But the gras fabric will get a tablecloth too. The straw fabric will get little baskets. What do you think when I put some colored eggs into the baskets? I’m sure it will look great.

Fabric 1

look what I found last week in the swedish store? This fabric is huge !!!!

Over 2 yards in lenght and over 1.5 yards in width. This will get one curtain. I wont cut it in the middle. So it has to be as a whole. I dont think its so bad to close the curtain only from one side. Hey I will only use it in advent 🙂

Next saturday when I’m done with the gift, I will start with my first sweatshirt YEAHHHHH

Soon it will be cold outside  and I can wear my very first selfmade sweatshirt

My second sewing course day

I had my next lesson. This saturday I learned to sew a zipper

I made a pillow for my god child. She loves penguins, owls, foxes

Few months ago I found a beautyful penguin fabric on Ebay and my first thought has been its a must have for Sonja.

I choosed an orange zipper, because its the color of the feet and the pecker.

The teacher said its called invisible zipper. And she is right. If the zipper is closed, you cant see it anymore.

I also worked the first time with an overlock. And felt in love !!!! LOL

An overlock is now on my wishlist.. Its so easy to work with an overlock.

I always wondered about the stitches on t-shirts and sweatshirts. Now I know how they are made.

Today I got my first sewing “job” hehehe

A friend wants a  new zipper on her favorite bed linen. I will get payed with a cake.

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Isnt this fabric cute???

Do you see my work with the overlock? I Love It !!!

Start to pimp my sewing shelf Part 2 – The first 2 doors

Yes, even if my sewing course startet, I’m still working on my shelf 🙂

I wish I could practice what I learned the last 2 saturdays with my sewing course, but my shelf wont do the pimp by itself LOL

Here is a picture of one of the doors. I will make 8 doors in 4 different styles.This is the first of them. I have to grind and paint these 2 doors, but the most wood work is done

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As good as I can, I try to explain what I used and what I did.

But as a beginner with wood working I’m not sure if the way I did this is circuitous or not. Maybe there is an easier, faster way to do this work, but I dont know it.

Before I finished this door I tried laths with different widths and different thicknesses.

This is what I used at the end

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Door 6

lath 1

From lath 1 saw the 4 parts and glue them as seen on the picture above.

Door 7

 lath 2:

saw the miter at the longer sides first. Put them on the frame from lath 1 and measure if you really have 14.17inch on the open sides. If not, change the length of them and then saw the miter. Check again if it fits now!

I made the mistake to saw all 4 sides first and then tried them on my frame. If it had been to long I could have cut them, but no, they were to short 😦

If the sizes of all 4 laths fits, glue them on your frame. As on the picture above.

Door 3

I dont know what names these laths have or what they are for, but they were exactly what I needed.

I choosed the right one on both ends of my frame. The other one for filling the frame.

Door 8

dont saw them all at once !!!! Yes, made this mistake too hehehehe

My lath 2 frame has narrow differences in width over the 28inch. We talk about 0.004inch / 0,1mm. It isnt much, but I wanted it perfect.

So I measured for every piece what lenghts its needed. I needed some in 11.81inch / 30cm and some in 11.7inch / 29,9cm

Make a mark on your frame and on your parts !!! This is when you also have differences. It will spare you time when you start to glue.

Door 9

For the middle of this door I saw a 11.81inch / 30cm piece of lath 2

I had luck that all parts filled the complete frame. Otherwise I would have change the middle lath. I tried with so many different laths, that I’m sure I could have taken one of them if it hadnt fit.

I cant believe after so many trying with this damn door I did both of them on ONE weekend LOL

And I Love My Work !!!