Made by me

Some of my favourite Burdastyle patterns

If you have followed this blog for a while or watched my YouTube-channel, you know I’m a total Burdastyle fangirl. I hope I don’t come off as super boring in my pattern choices as I don’t venture out to a lot of indie designers (love them, but when it comes to the actual patterns, they are usually not my cup of tea) or try whatever current, buzzed about, pattern. With Burdastyle I know what I get; great fit (for me), high-level designs…

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Inspiration for a custom printed skirt

One thing on my sewing bucket list is to make a custom print skirt. In my Pinterest folder, I have collected some of the best ones I’ve seen in RTW so I figured we should take a look some fabulous skirts! This is a skirt I’ve had in my inspiration folder for a long time – it’s from Anthropologie and I love the naïve art inspired print. Another skirt that is almost like a painting, such wonderful depth of colours. This…

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Sewing knits, Tutorials, Video

Video:10 things to know when sewing knits

Today’s video is kinda like a best-of video where I share my top 10 tips for sewing with knits. It’s mostly geared towards beginners, but as I say in the video, it’s sometimes easy to forget the basics when we get caught up in a project and just want to get it done! Some of the tips I’ve shared in previous videos and some are new additions. I get a lot of questions about sewing with knits and requests for…

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Made by me, My makes, Sewing activewear

Workout tank top

The last piece in my 4-piece mini workout wardrobe was a simple tank top with side panels for a more flattering fit. I drafted the pattern myself, and while it wasn’t the most time consuming or technically difficult make, it still felt like a huge victory. The reason for that is that this is the first garment that I’ve been successful when it comes to using the Janome coverstitch binder attachment. So all the binding is made with the attachment.…

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Life of Johanna, Shopping

October sewing bits

BabyLock serger class I was finally able to get a BabyLock class at my dealer last week. Only like nine months after I bought my BabyLock Imagine serger! They do recommend that one waits for a bit, but I hadn’t plan that it would take this long. But a long wait list, a canceled class and me dragging my feet too are what caused the delay. Getting free classes is one of the reasons I buy my machines from local…

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Video, work in progress

Video: Winter sewing plans

So let’s take a look at my sewing plans for winter! I really like to plan out my makes this way, where I create a mini wardrobe and stick to a certain theme. It can be workout clothes, a stash buster, basics or as in my latest video a color combination, which was not pre-planned, but the four garments have a very limited color range. Hopefully, November and December will allow for more sewing time since all the sewing for…

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