Made by me, My makes

My DVF inspired Butterick wrap dress

So here is the finished wrap dress! If you have followed my journey you know that I wanted to make a wrap dress inspired by the classic Diane von Furstenberg ones. So I wanted something with a slightly retro vibe, without being too literal. When I found this fabric last year I immediately felt it would be perfect for a wrap dress, since it had more body than most lycra knits plus the print has a kind of 60-70’s vibe…

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Made by me, Sewing knits, Tutorials, Video

Video: How to sew a wrap dress inspired by Diane Von Furstenberg

Yes my Diane Von Furstenberg inspired wrap dress is done and I even managed to vlog the process! So if you want to see the end result and and also hear me being super nerdy and go deep into all the little details that makes a wrap dress, well then this video might be worth watching ­čÖé In it I talk about everything from adjusting the pattern and expand on a bunch of knit sewing techniques, such as how to…

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Tutorials

Fitting the trousers – my best tips and tricks

When I made the cigarette trousers I decided to document the extensive fitting process to the best of my abilities. Of course these are methods that works for me, and your mileage might vary as we all have unique bodies. But hopefully you can take something useful from my process and incorporate┬áit for your own pants fitting. My starting point I used the Burdastyle 04-2016-117 slim fitting trouser pattern. The Burda size 38 is quite close to my own body…

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Made by me, My makes

Burdastyle cigarette trousers 04-2016-117

One of my sewing goals for┬á2017 was a return to trouser making and even more so, trying to solve those pesky fit issues that has plagued me when it comes to pants. The┬áBurdastyle cigarette trousers 04-2016-117 are my second attempt this year and by the end of this project my hate for trouser making came back in full force! I started to notice every tiny flaw and I really struggled with getting the finishing up to the level I aspire…

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Fabrics, Shopping, Video

Video: Fabric haul

Yes, I’ve been shopping some fabrics again! I think I’m on a one in, one out situation right now. I’ve indeed sewn a lot from my stash this year (I think 14 garments in total, but some of those were for my kids) –┬ábut I have also bought some fine fabrics. In today’s ┬ávlog I give you the goss of ┬álatest fabric shopping finds (though I forgot the eyelet fabric I bought in Spain, maybe I was denial of exactly…

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work in progress

Sewing a DVF inspired wrap dress – some behind the scenes photos

As I mentioned previously I’m currently working on a wrap dress that is inspired by the original Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses, especially when it comes to the assembly methods. In order to understand how they are constructed, I studied a bunch of dresses in a store. And I was very impressed by the detailing! Yes the dresses cost a pretty penny, but compared to other wrap dress brands that are available in Sweden, the construction is a step above…

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