Skip to main content

I should be sewing

At least, that’s what my closet tells me. Looking at my summer clothes, especially those suitable for a holiday in the south of France soon, makes it very clear that I should have some new clothes. But there is very little time for sewing and my sewing mojo has completely disappeared. I’ll make do with some rtw.

I would like to thank you all for reading my blog and for the lovely comments on my last two jackets. I’ve seen quite a few new names in the comments, so nice you are reading and taking the time to comment.

I’ll be away from blogland for a few weeks. Trying to get some energy again and hoping to find my mojo back for fall sewing. See you sometime in August or September again.

Have a great summer!

Comments

  1. Have a very long at happy holyday. I hope you get a lot of inspiriation and energie of it.
    Geniet van je vakantie, af en toe lekker niks is ook fijn. Koop een leuke jurk voor jezelf, misschien is dan de "moet" ervan af.
    groetjes Diana

    ReplyDelete
  2. I succumbed to rtw too since I am taking so darn long to finish my wedding outfit and I desperately needed some summer tops.

    ReplyDelete
  3. relax and enjoy your time off.
    The sewing mojo will return!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello Sigrid - Enjoy your long vacation, I'm sure you'll return full of energy and wonderful ideas! I enjoy reading your posts and seeing how you work through the challenges.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oui, Sigrid, have a great, re-energizing holiday!!! The south of France sounds c'est vrai!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy a great holiday in France. I love your blog. You are an excellent teacher and a source of inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Have a great holiday,and just relax there is no sewing or blog police??? and rtw is no crime see you when you're back refreshed and ready to go.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You never know, maybe you'll get inspired by those sassy French ladies and their chic styles. Have a nice holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Have a good time & enjoy! Back home, mail me.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds like the summer mentality has already begun. You'll probably find yuorself content with less clothes and dressing more simply in the south of France if that's where life is leading you :) Genieten je zomer (I'm sure I said that wrong:-P )

    ReplyDelete
  11. Be well and enjoy your holiday!
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  12. Enjoy your holiday and wear your RTW gleefully!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Sigrid, hope you are enjoying your summer break. no summer here!! And no sewing either. oh well, not to worry.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Have a great holiday .. we ALL should be sewing instead of blogging!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Stopping in to say hello and check on your vacation :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are very much appreciated! I read all of them, try to answer the questions but don't always have time to react to comments.

Popular posts from this blog

How to sew a sleeveless top with facings

Edit to make this post only about the technique, not my ramblings on other subjects.
This is about making a sleeveless cowl neck top with a facing for both the front and the back. In this way no special finishing of the arm holes is needed. This method is based on Carolyn’s way of making a top with all seams enclosed.



Let me show you how to do this. It’s a good reminder for myself too, I forget when I haven’t done it in a while.
First you need a pattern that has a facing for the back that extends below the armhole. Also the front facing has to extend below the armhole. Easy enough to adapt a pattern, just trace a line about 5 cm (2 inches) below the armhole. The photo below shows you the facing of the back

Step 1: stabilize the back neckline of the back pattern piece

Step 2: with right sides together, sew the neckline of the back and the back facing, press but do not topstitch

Step 3: With right sides together, sew the armhole of the front to the armhole of the front facing.

Step 4:…

Dress Burda June 2018, construction picture

Once in a while a pattern shows up in a magazine that I want to make immediately. This Burda dress from the June issue is one of those.

It’s mainly the linedrawing that’s interesting, as the fabric they used for the magazine issue is not really showing the design lines. There would have been better accent options for the piping they uses.
If you’re like me and in general don’t look at the Burda instructions but do it by experience or your way anyhow, DON’T go on autopilot with this one.
Sleeveless dress: I close shoulder seams at the last possible moment. Not here, as you have to sew the bias band in between the center and side parts. The band has no seam (and I wouldn’t add one, too many layers of fabric), so the shoulder has to be sewn earlier than I’m used to.
Darts: I was inclined to sew all darts as first step and realised really just in time that the front dart is taking up the edge of the band. Front and back band! I was stupified why the angle of the band was not matching th…

Hilarious description

This week I bought the January Burda issue and browsing through it this top, and especially its description had my attention. Written by someone who has no understanding of modern, functional fabrics and never goes to the gym. Don’t know whether it’s the same in the English issue of the magazine, but in Dutch it says “Sport shirts often have the disadvantage to be close fitted.  This restricts your movement. Our suggestion: make this shirt with a full draped back.“I didn’t care to check their description of sports shirts they published before, but thought this one was hilarious.Off to trace a pattern from this magazine (not this one).