a while back I had an idea, that just stuck in my head. But I am still not sure, if it is a good and promising idea. So I thought I would ask all of you and then decide what to do about it. Here it is:
I could sell my patterns online in my 60s/70s inspired design as pdf patterns to print. I am not sure yet, how I would get my analogue big patterns into my Computer as pdf’s and out of it again, when printing and not getting the size a little different. But I would find a way. What I would like to know is, if patterns like this would interest you. Before I put a lot of work into it. ;)
Please let me know your honest opinion in the poll below! If you have any other ideas and suggestions about this, I would appreciate every comment!
keep sewing and smiling
I am just rediscovering crochet. I used to crochet a lot growing up, always made up things, never following a pattern, then I taught myself with the help of a book to knit when I was about 19 years old. Lately I seen so many nice retro crochet patterns, I got the itch to try it again. So the star-shaped crochet, was my first time following a pattern. That gave me the confidence to download one of the retro 70s crochet patterns on etsy, which I already started working on. Knitting I can do blind, thats why I haven’t been crocheting for a while, because I just love to multitask, so I hope this crochet-phase holds long enough, so I can finish a few things, before I get bored again and go back to knitting while watching movies in my free time. ;)
keep sewing and smiling and knitting and crocheting
how is your weekend going?
I am really not sure if I do like this dress, but first the last steps of the sewing process. What I will change if I ever sew this pattern again, at the end of this post.
next I pinned the centre back skirt part to the side parts and the front parts to the side parts Read the rest of this entry
at the moment the vote for next months tutorial has 2 winners, since I am going to bring back beginner projects starting next month, I will only have time for one more. So if you have not voted yet, please go here and vote for your favorites.
first I pinned my seams in the front and back waist parts Read the rest of this entry
this week is somehow a little chaotic, but I did not forget my tutorials and (2 days late) here are the next steps for the hippie dress #122 burda 6/15. The first steps can be found here: pattern, cutting
I started with sewing between the markings with very wide stitching Read the rest of this entry
the dress is coming together and I am starting to doubt a little, if I will really like it when its finished, but maybe I am to critical – we will see next week when I will finish it.
I pinned the front facing down Read the rest of this entry
thanks to Amanda of Sew Deputy – Dressmaking I learned that the thing about jumpsuits and June is #jumpintojune. Which sounds like a wonderful idea, I will definitely check back to see the other great jumpsuits that get sewn. If I finish this one still in June I will also take part… so lets see.
So anyway, if you just joining now, I blogged about this pattern here. The fabric I am using is one of my own designs printed on spoonflowers basic combed cotton, 4 yards of it, because its only 42” wide. You can order your own here, I also have it in other color options.
I started cutting the front parts, since the stripes are not that wide apart from each other, I only tried to match it in the centre front and back, so I would not make cutting more difficult then necessary. Read the rest of this entry
the burda style 7/15 got to the stores yesterday and when I looked through it, I really wanted to only pick patterns for separates. Just because in the last issues it was always dresses or jumpsuits that got picked. Which is fine, but I am normally more a separates kind of person. Anyhow it was really hard to stick to that plan, because there are a lot really nice dresses in that issue.
Anyhow here are the tops and skirt I picked and you can vote for your favorite at the end of the post, the pattern with the most votes I will sew and write a tutorial about it. (All Pictures belong to burda style mag 7/15) Read the rest of this entry