Just in case you missed my last post: I've moved my blog to https://stitchedbysigrid.nl/blog/
Hope to see you there!
2020 has almost come to an end. I think you will agree that this has been a very strange year and I'm looking forward to 2021. I hope it will be a year with more joy and chances to be together more often and meet family and friends without restrictions.
I’ve said it before and I will say it once again now: I’m grateful for all the contacts I made through this blog, either in real life or through the comments or e-mails. Thank you for reading and following me here. This may sound as a goodbye, but it's not.
After almost 13 years, it's time to move. I started this blog in April 2007. But as with houses, after so many years you may feel it's time to move on.
I invite you to come to my new blog and if you like reading my ramblings about sewing, please follow me there.
Hope to see you at stitchedbysigrid.nl, you’re very welcome!
I made some good progress on my jeans. The back pieces are finished and the front pockets done.
This past weekend I started with a new pair of jeans. I’m using the Ginger pattern in the high waist version. I see that I’ve never blogged about it. My current black pair is about two years old, not so black any more and it definitely has seen better days. Time to replace it, as I love wearing it.
A project to do in a few steps. Today I topstitched the back pockets and have sewn them on.
Though to be completely honest, I have topstitched a pair earlier on, but decided I didn’t want the colour after all.
As we all know you sometimes want to get a little outside your comfort zone and try something new. For me this now meant sewing a different style t-shirt. The basic picture of this one is just a slight variation: v neckline, dropped shoulder but not too much, little accent line center front. The pattern is from Ottobre issue 5/2016. Let me say there's nothing wrong with the pattern, but it doesn't suit me.
It's been so nice to hear some of you just like to read my posts. I do realise I've been here before in the past years, which is probably something that happens occassionally when you have been doing something (in my case blogging) for so long. Sorry to have bothered you with my uncertainty and indecisiveness.
There are a few things I will change in the near future but I'll come to that when I do it. Let's start with showing you a project that has been made recently. Partly by me, partly by my daughter.
My daughter is one of my "students". Of course she's not a paying student and it's not a weekly thing but she really likes to learn to sew. My son's girlfriend too, lucky me! I like to pass the sewing bug along and we've been sewing together a bit lately.
She selected this top from an older Patrones magazine.
It was labeled "Couture facil", which means it should be an easy sew. Really? With this button placket in the back? This kind of button placket even makes me a little nervous. It's about very precise sewing and cutting and if you do it wrong, you really can see it or worse, even be so bad you want to throw the pattern piece in the bin. There was no fabric left, it had to be right first time round.
Perhaps needless to say that I did sew the placket. My daughter watched the process clearly and said she could not (yet) have done it. But the rest, from tracing to cutting the fabric pieces and finishing the neckline was done by my daughter (with a bit of guidance). She's ever so pleased with the result and has worn it with pleasure. Receiving compliments for it too!
The placket before finishing the neckline and completely sewing with buttons.
The sleeve with pleats