This post is about my Danish sewing book, so it makes most sense to publish it in Danish :-)
Ja, så er sommeren ved at være forbi, og selv om jeg stort set har syet hele sommeren lang, så bliver min lyst til det absolut ikke mindre, når man kan gøre det indenfor med en kop kaffe tæt på.
– Og selv om det jeg selv syr på for tiden er modeller til en ny sybog, så er Smart i en fart stadig fyldt med gode styles, der også kan bruges her i efteråret og vinteren. Mine egne yndlingsmodeller derfra er Kjolen, Kjolen med ekstra vidde, tubenederdelene og de ultra nemme kjoler med korte ærmer ud i et. En cardigan over dem, og så kører det bare – også når det bliver koldt.
Nederdelene har jeg fået lavet en masse af – og de gode til både små og store.
Har du selv mod på at gå i gang, så har jeg en kode, der giver 20% rabat på bogen ved køb via Mussumanns hjemmeside. Koden er : karoline, og den gælder til og med udgangen af september
Husk at du stadig kan se tips til syningen på min super kiksede youtubekanal.
Og du kan se flere eksempler på styles fra bogen her, hvis du er nysgerring
Her er et eksempel på, hvordan det ser ud, når man bruger teknikken fra bogen:
This month I am fortunate enough to have another sewing DIY in Simply Sewing.
It was a design, that was really fun to make.
I wanted to make something in an 80´s style with the bikeshorts and the wide top. The 80´s – always a good decade for fashion inspiration. The easy pyjama set was fun so much so, that I made a set both for the magazine to send off, and then also a set for myself. Both the lovely fabrics were gifted by Stoffstil.
Roxie was lucky enough to get a pair of trousers from the rest of the ladybird fabric. Once I get started sewing, I cannot seem to stop.
It can seem rather difficult to make a pair of shorts or trousers from another pair of trousers, but I really don´t think it´s that hard. And using stretchy fabric makes it a lot easier.
The complete DIY to make it your own is in the issue 60 of Simply Sewing. If you cannot get it at your local magazine shop, it can be downloaded on RB Digital. I am sure, you will find lots of other great ideas in the magazine.
Here is the gorgeous model from Simply Sewing –
And here is a homestyle model in her comfy set –
Happy making! I hope you all have a lovely and creative weekend.
Who does not like making something that’s seems a bit more sustainable by doing some conscious fabric shopping, buying second hand, and then refashioning in stead of making from scratch. I know I do.
I have a favourite thrift shop – and its called AVV! I have been coming there since I was a teenager and for a few lucky months I even worked in their communications department. That was an awesome and dangerous place, and I shopped a lot of materials for refashioning.
I was visiting there with a friend not too long ago and we shared a sack. A small sack filled with clothes is approximately 10 pounds, and a large one is 17 pounds. Cheap and good.
We both got clothes that are ready to wear. I got some pink faux leather from a vest. Lots of dresses to alter a bit. T.shirts to print on. Really just good stuff.
This is me being excited for all the good bargains (and meeting one of my old colleagues..)
I often buy nice duvet covers from AVV since they are awesome to sew from. So many meters of material and often in cool or retro prints. Last year I made me and the girls the matching polkadot dresses out of a duvet cover. A boil wash and then it´s fabric good to use.
And zippers! Cool retro zippers.
This year I have made Roxie a sweet blouse in the ruffled style that I can see I have made quite a few of this Summer. She really likes it – and obviously likes the modelling too. I am so lucky that they help me show off what I have made of handmade clothes.
I have made some hand puppets before in my career in the sustainable communication business and that was a lot of fun. Making the vidoes with the puppets was also quite a hoot and even more enjoyable. Something magical happens when your colleagues turn into whole other characters because the put their hand in a puppet..
Lately I have been sewing a handpuppet with fur. That means I have been sewing outside. That is really the best thing to do when dealing with fur, cause the material just gets everywhere. Mostly in my nose it feels.
Normally sewing with fur or faux fur is done in the winter, when you need something warm, but that is not the best time to be outside, really. So this was really a fun day. Out in the blistering heat, sewing a little furry puppet.
I feel lucky to have a garden to go into, a good little table and a really long extension chord.
The puppet turned out really well. It is for a cultural project with kids, and when the puppet has been through the project developers I will alter it and make some extra ones.
My girls had a lot of fun playing with it, and I cant wait to see it come to life.
Hello again from the sewing blog. This is my final scarf refashioning for a while, I think. Because wow, there has been many. At least it will be the last summer scarf refashioning. But I am sure I will come up with some wintery ones for the cold weather.
It is very simple. A lovely light and printed tube scarf. A neck opening cut, folded back and stitched on.
Openings for the arms in the side – and then just ready to wear. The light fabric falls and flows so nicely.
Comfy and casual, but because of the bold print still quite a handmade statement wear.
Better than throwing away clothes you don’t use anymore is to make something new out of them, and with this came another upcycled sustainable dress. If you want to make your own clothes, this is a great way to start. It really does not take very much, it is an easy way to sew for less, not costing a lot in fabric, and the outcome is so cool.
This one will be saved for next years Summer for sure.
I have been showing this great fabric shop off before, and if you are in the area of Northern Jutland is really is a place worthy of visiting.
I am always very tempted and my visions of being sustainable disappear. Then I forget all my good intentions of saving money and ressources and I just want to buy fabric. That’s what can happen when you are near awesome fabric.
Early in the Summer I went shopping there and I have made several things that have not been shown off yet. So brace yourself. Lots of pictures to come of my daughters in homemade – and also one matching – outfits.
No DIY steps for this post, just lots of ideas that can hopefully inspire you.
Jolina chose this gamer print. There was not enough to make sleeves of that print, so I mad them with the stripey fabric. That actually turned out quite well, I think.
I chose the ice cream fabric (and have actually seen several of my sewing friends´ kids in it as well, so it has been popular – but it is also super cute). I did not have enough for proper length and sleeves in this fabric either – haha. But I had some cool lace that my design school friend Helle from Ellies Gone Surfing once gave me a huge roll of. It was perfect for sleeves and a bit more length to the tops.
I think I need to buy more fabric, since I am always falling a bit short..
Jolina also chose the tiger print. It turned into a ruffled top/dress with a midarm sleeve length. It looks kinda like its too short for her, but it was the intention.. but perhaps Roxie will take it over soon.
The stripe print was a classic beauty I had to get. Jolina agreed to both shorts and a skirt in this. All fabric got used up. Always a pleasure to not leave many scraps.
Follow the shop on insta here if you want great ideas for some beautiful sewing.
The weather is still kinda warm here in Denmark, super hot lately actually, and so there is still use for the Summer clothes once in a while.
I have made this Kimono from a scarf, and it is a really easy and cool thing to make. There are so many tutorials out there for it.
This one is from a lace version of the kimono, also very awesome A beautiful messl and really easy to work from. I would recommend this as a starter sewing project if you are new to making your own clothes. It is simple and gives you something that is lovely and versatile to wear. If you make it from an old scarf it is also very much a piece of conscious apparel.. I love to refashion and not just throw away. So get your creative stitches going and be sure to make this before the rays of sunshine are gone. Or choose a thicker quality of fabric and make it for the cold weather coming.
If you want more ideas for refashioning scarves into handmade dresses from my blog please look here and here.