Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
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 wish you a happy and healthy 2021!
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!
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
I made some good progress on my jeans. The back pieces are finished and the front pockets done.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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.
- I pressed the center front
- Put in a strip of water soluble material (tip: don't press with steam afterwards, it will wrinkle, look bad and give you a fright. When it's all solved it will all be straight again though! How I know.....?)
- Stitched a straight line only a few millimeters away from the center front
- Removed most of the soluble material
- Continued further construction