Next up: Sewing a running dress

- work in progress

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 you also suggested that I could possible be faster in that dress too 🙂 At this point, I need all the help I can get since I’ve not been able to train as much I…

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Video: New activewear sewing plans

- Sewing activewear, Video

Time to make some activewear again. In this video  I share my upcoming sewing plans, plus ask you for some suggestions on which project to make! Things mentioned in the video Get my book Sewing Activewear Facebook group Sewing Activewear Sports bra from Ki-Ba-Doo How to sew mesh inserts DuoPlex from Beverly Johnson B-wear Bra Makers Supplies…

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April sewing bits

- Sewing bits

April is here, but no real signs of spring yet in Sweden! It is driving me nuts, plus I got a cold too this weekend, so I’m definitely feeling a little blah right now. I also did an extra push this past Easter weekend creating a bunch of new sewing content, since I have decided to take a week off  sewing stuff (because I need it, plus my day-job is on hyperdrive right now). But I also wanted to make…

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How to sew bound buttonholes

- Tutorials

How to sew bound buttonholes in an easy and fail-proof way! Bound buttonholes are a gorgeous feature on any garment, but they can feel a bit intimidating to sew, especially since you have to cut through the fabric and there is no easy way to save a messed up bound buttonhole. As with a lot of sewing things it comes down to practice, plus accurate measuring and markings of course. But I would argue that some methods are more fail-proof…

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Video: How to sew a beret

- Made by me, Tutorials, Video

Curious about how to sew a beret? In this sewing video tutorial, I show you how easy it is, and how you can easily draft the beret pattern yourself according to your size preferences. You just need some felted wool or fleece fabric and you are all set to go! This beret literally takes less than an hour to make, just like my beanie tutorial. And if you want to see a similar way of sewing a beret you can check out…

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Next up: Graduation dress for Stella

- work in progress

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 she actually wanted white and we managed to find a beautiful off-white pique from Chanel (!). Yes, we are blessed to have a store in town that sources fabric from European designs houses.   She…

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