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  • Next up: Sewing a running dress

    The people have spoken! After I asked for your feedback on which dress I should sew for my upcoming half-marathon in May, I got a clear winner—the modern one inspired by the tennis dresses that Stella McCartney designs for Adidas. I like that some of…

  • Next up: Graduation dress for Stella

    In June, my 19 year old daughter Stella is graduating from the Swedish equivalent of high school and she asked me to sew her graduation dress. Traditionally, the Swedish graduations dresses are white, but it is certainly not mandatory (mine was salmon coloured for instance). But…

  • Tailored jacket update

    So let’s take a look at the progress of my tailored Burdastyle jacket. I’ve been working on it for a couple of weekends now, and as you probably already have guessed it is a slow process. For instance, it literally took me an entire evening…

  • Next up: Burdastyle double breasted jacket

    As I mentioned in a recent video, I’m about to embark on a somewhat daunting project, namely sewing a tailored jacket. The pattern I’ve picked is a double-breasted jacket from Burdastyle August 2017 issue, It doesn’t look super complicated but I have still felt some resistance,…

  • Video: Help I’m sewing a tailored jacket

    After doing a few fairly quick and easy makes lately I’m about to embark on a really time-consuming project again. It’s a project that has been on my bucket list for over a year and now I finally have lined up all the ducks in…

  • Next up: Burdastyle cotton eyelet blouse

    It’s time for the final garment of my winter wardrobe.  Again I’m using a tried and true pattern from Burdastyle. I used it for my Liberty lawn blouse that I love how it fits, so I figure (I hope!) that this project should go relatively…