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Burdastyle Anita jeans version 1

- Made by me, My makes

Here is version number 1 of the Anita Burdastyle jeans that I’ve been working on this fall. I’ve done this pattern two times before and am very fond of both the fit and style. That said have done a fair bit of changes, to make them look more traditional jeans, as I want my jeans to look similar to the ones made in the garment industry and the Anita jeans has a few “home-sewing” details, that I’m not fond of.…

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Interview with Named about their book Breaking the pattern

- Interviews, Newsletter

Here is the interview with Named Clothing from October’s newsletter. Their book Breaking the pattern: A modern way to sew is finally out now, so I thought I should publish the interview on the blog too as I’m sure many of you want to know more about the book and their company. Named is a pattern company from Finland, led by the sisters Saara and Laura Huhta. They quickly made a name for themselves in the sewing community for their stylish and contemporary design aesthetic…

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Video: Sewing neon bright workout clothes

- Sewing activewear, Video

 Another Sunday, another video! This time I’m talking about my latest activewear plans and how I’ve (accidentally) moved on from neutrals to neon bright styles. What are your feelings on neutrals vs. bright colours on your workout wear? In Sweden, high-viz is all the rage, which has probably helped me sway in this new direction (though I still love my neutrals!). Speaking of my Sunday sewing videos, I’ve now uploaded a video a week for over two years! That’s crazy…

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November sewing bits

- Life of Johanna

So the first snow came in late October, just minutes after this photo was taken. But it still feels like autumn in Sweden, even though the days are getting really dark (which I never get used to). October was a little rough, but as I write this I feel a pep in my step again. Nothing too bad happened, just that challenging stuff seems to form squadrons, which can make them somewhat overwhelming to handle. And I’m grateful that I’ve developed…

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November’s newsletter is out!

- Newsletter

I just sent out the November edition of The Last Dispatch, my monthly newsletter. This edition of the newsletter goes out to over 1000 subscribers, which blows my mind! As usual, apart from various news, there is an interview with a maker and November’s featured maker, Howard Goldstein, has been sewing for over 60 years! I got to know him through my YouTube-channel and he is still very active in the sewing community. So I was really curious to learn…

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Video: I got my sewjo back: A finished 90’s wardrobe

- Made by me, Video

Finally, I have some new makes to share with you! My 90s’ inspired wardrobe is done, with some casual jeans and tees. Plus you’ll hear the story of my jeans making burnout and I few other issues I had to struggle with making the jeans. Plus as always, lots of construction tips and stories from the trenches! Things mentioned in the video  Stretch! by Tilly Walnes (Amazon affiliate link) Sew U Home Stretch: The Built by Wendy Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics (Amazon affiliate…

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