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Over two weeks since my last post, quite a long time. I have been sewing a bit but have not written about it, nor made construction pictures. The first week I was busy organizing a small birthday party. Normally I just keep my birthday very quiet, but this time (the milestone of 50 was reached!) I thought it a good occasion to invite family and friends. Which was very nice to do and see and talk to everyone. A bit of baking was involved:

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No, not much time for sewing when all these things have to be made. I like baking though, and my dh told me it was allright if I did this, but that we would order the savouries and salads for later in the afternoon. He was very right about that.

Well, on the sewing side: I’ve been sewing this set:


As usual, all the fabric and notions are from Kantje boord in Amsterdam. Don’t you love the shoulder strap embellishment?


There are some other projects I’m working on, I’ll show them when they’re ready. A tunic which only needs cuff buttons, a shirt with only a hem to be done… this weekend probably.

AND: I’m updating the tutorials blog. A very slow affair. I’m checking the links and try to add new links to tutorials.Something to be done in little steps.  Robin had the nice idea of a button in her sidebar to refer to the tutorials site. After a little experimenting you can see the result in her and my sidebar, and since yesterday also on Nicole’s blog. If you want to link to it too: feel free to do so. If you know a tutorial that is worth adding: let me know.


  1. Happy Birthday Sigrid!
    There are a few of us turning 50 this year. 1961 was a good year for people ;)

    Beautiful lingerie set.

    Soo is there any cake left?

  2. Happy special birthday, Sigrid and lovely new lingerie as well!! And oh my gosh, you made such wonderful treats. So glad that you stopped with the sweets and let others make the rest. Thank you for both your excellent tutorials and how to make a button for them on a blog. I'll never get as advanced as you but it's nice to organize info for new requests.

  3. Wow! Incredibly beautiful pastries and a beautiful bra too! You have been uber productive, woman! happy 50th!

  4. Happy special birthday Sigrid! I'm sure you're up for another great decade!

  5. Happy Birthday! What yummy looking cakes! I hope that 50 is a great year for you.

  6. Happy birthday! This looks like one of the nicest sets of cakes I've ever seen all together in one place :-). Many people could live twice as long and never learn to do anything so good..

  7. Happy Birthday!

    (But you must have made a mistake typing the number, 50 is just not possible!)

  8. Van harte!
    De taarten zien er heerlijk uit.
    Mooie materialen heb je gebruikt voor je nieuwe set.

  9. Happy Birthday! Your treats look so delicious!

    Your lingerie is gorgeous.

  10. Happy Birthday!
    The cakes look delicious. And you lingerie sewing seems to keep getting better and better.

  11. Happy Belated Birthday! I'm loving the new lingerie set!!!

  12. Happy Birthday. Your cakes look delicious.
    Your lingerie is beautiful as usual.

  13. Happy birthday! Those cakes look wonderful and I have no doubt that they taste delicious!

  14. Happy Birthday! Those cakes look marvelous and definitely worthy of the big celebration.

  15. The cakes are or were gorgeous. I already wished you a happy birthday so I'll go on to your lingerie which never disappoints. It's stunning.

  16. 50 and fabulous! Happy birthday. Your beautiful lingerie inspired me to sign up for a bra making class.

  17. Happy birthday! I'm sure your family and friends enjoyed celebrating your milestone birthday with you! Those treats look amazing. Your lingerie is beautiful, especially the embellishments.

  18. Hey, happy birthday! (Great bra and undies, too.)

  19. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope the day was everything good and fun. Lovely lingerie, stunning. Too bad it has to be worn INSIDE!

  20. Exquisite lingerieset. It seems to me that such a set is also a birthdaypresent to yourself

  21. Happy belated Birthday ! The goodies (ALL of them, baked and sewn) look fabulous :-)

  22. I can't believe I haven't seen your compilation of tutorials. What an amazing sewing resource you have created! You are so generous with your time to assemble all those (not to mention all of your own excellent tutorials). You are an absolute gem and we (the online sewing community) are very lucky to have you. Happy Birthday too!

  23. Will the lingerie set still fit after all that cake? Very many happy returns - those '0' birthdays are significant milestones to celebrate - well done for all that you have achieved thus far.

  24. Happy birthday! Your baking looks pretty yummy. And a very nice birthday present with those "unmentionables" (as my father used to call them)

  25. Once again, Happy Fiftieth Birthday! Lots of impressive baking, but what are those round green fruit? I got it into my head they're olives :)
    Lovely lingerie, which any upscale department store would be vying to carry.

  26. Many happy returns! I hope you had a fantastic time, and all the best for the coming year.

  27. How did I miss this??? Happy (belated) Birthday! That lingerie set is beautiful and I can see myself enjoying several of those cakes. `-) Smart of your husband to order in the savories--I am hosting a brunch tomorrow and after cooking all day I'm thinking I should have outsourced at least some of it!


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