Adorable pin cushion

April 26, 2009

Pin cushion made by the Etsy seller ReFabulous. I needed an additional needle cushion for my non-pin needles so I went to one of my favorite one-stop shopping places – Etsy. I am often impressed by the high design standards…

Sewing with slippery velvet

April 24, 2009

I have been obsessed with silk/rayon velvet since I was a little child. It all started with a small midnight blue velvet shawl that my grandfather had tied around a doll’s neck. The doll sat in the sofa bed where…

The finished velvet Burda dress

April 17, 2009

This was the biggest sewing challenge I’ve done in a long while. It was just really, really hard getting everything right. This goes for both the pattern (from Burda magazine 3/2009) and the fabric (silk/rayon velvet). The picture might look…

A guest appearance

April 13, 2009

Not my doing. This bag is done by my daughter. After seeing the Burdastyle Diana bag that I made, my 10-year old wanted one too. Apparently low slung messenger bags are all the rage among kids her age. Since she…

A velvet Burda dress

April 10, 2009

Right now it’s just some fabric pinned to the dress form, but what I’m trying to do here is the brilliant dress from Burda magazine’s March issue. Burda totally outdid themselves with this vintage inspired gem. Melissa of Fehr Trade…

A space of my own

April 7, 2009

My new sewing corner. I occasionally get asked how I manage to sew so much. There are many reasons to that, such as making it a priority (frequently at the expense of other hobbies, like exercising and reading). The sewing…

New curtains

April 6, 2009

Linen curtains with pleated hem. I think this is the first time a home dec project makes it into my blog. The reason is simple – I don’t find sewing home dec all that enjoyable, loads of grinding work and…

A pattern perfect stool

April 5, 2009

We visited a recycle/refashion center today and this little piece of furniture just begged to be brought home to our household (although I don’t think my boyfriend heard the stool’s call quite as loud as I did…). The pattern tears…

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