Friday, February 25, 2011


Thank you so much for your congratulations and kind comments on my last post. Lucky there were quite a few people to help me eat the cakes, otherwise I would certainly not have fit in my clothes anymore ;)

Katharine, the green fruit are grapes (in halves), not olives. 

Though I haven’t posted very regularly lately, I’ve seen quite a few new names in the comments on my last posts: thank you for reading and leaving a comment.  I’m a very irregular blog reader and commenter myself at the moment, I’m sure I’ll be back on track sometime, but not right now.

The last weeks I’ve sewn a few tops, which were none of them very difficult, but took me ages to do the last finishing touches. This time pictures on the dressform only.


A tunic from Knip Mode November 2010. A very sheer fabric, must be worn with a camisole underneath. Don’t remember when I last used a thin, slippery fabric like this, but it went well. The cuffs and neckband are interfaced with Pam’s Pro sheer elegance, a wonderful interfacing for this type of fabric. I’ll wear the tunic with a belt.





Next Simplicity 2603 (the wrap cardigan pattern, a top is included too), a simple basic.

Another basic and new pattern company for me: Christine Jonson V-neck tee no. 714. I loved the versions I had seen in blogland and in reviews. It has a little similarity with Jalie 2682, but I love that is has no horizontal line under the bust like the Jalie pattern. The shoulder seam is a bit too far to the back for me, so that I’ll have to adjust when I make it again, which I certainly will do, the neckline is wonderful.


The last item is a co-production with my daughter. The pattern is from Knip mode February. She likes it very much, I’m not so enthousiastic about the “pockets” in the side seam. They basically are just an outward corner on the side seam, turned to the inside. Could have been drafted better. Daughter happy, so it’s fine with me.



And last picture in this picture-heavy post: detail from the pants I’m working on. Not sure whether these will fit. As the fabric was as cheap as muslin fabric is, I just went ahead and thought that if it wouldn’t be ok, only a little time would be lost, no expensive fabric. By now I know there is some tweeking to be done, I’ll keep you posted on the outcome.


  1. The fabric for the tunic is gorgeous. I love all your new sewn items!

  2. I always believe that it is not the sewing machine but the seamstress and the sewing patterns that creates beautiful dresses! These are amazing!

    Simplicity Sewing Patterns should offer these designs!

  3. I traced the tunic out in december but got a little side tracked with xmas,you've re-inspired me to get going again lovely work

  4. keep coming up anonymous

  5. At least you've been sewing. I haven't blogged or sewn much recently. The tunic is lovely as is everything else.

  6. I love that tunic! Such a beautiful fabric! I tend to shy away from those types of fabrics, so I'm always impressed when people sew them so well!

  7. I love the tunic blouse. The pants? in the last picture look very interesting too.

  8. You have been quite busy. All your tops are gorgeous. Isn't that top from the cardi-wrap so nice.

  9. What great tops! The tunic is particularly pretty.

  10. An impressive amount of great sewing - very encouraging!

  11. You have been quite busy. I love the colors in the tunic! Definitely something that could be worn in the summer with a cami.

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  13. Good thing, a sweet olive cake didn't sound so good.
    Looks like you've been sewing up a lot again, nice work on the cuffs in that sheer fabric.
    Where do you get Simplicity patterns?

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  16. I love all these tops and particularly the neckline on the red top. It's chic and made out of a wonderful color of red!