Knit shorts with waist band pocket

- Made by me, My makes

Sweden has had the warmest summer in like a decade (or more?) so I have pretty much lived in shorts. I usually wear lounge pants or leggings at home, since I cannot wear day clothes in the house, I need to be comfortable and relaxed in my home!   So this summer I’ve been wearing the Flower print yoga shorts  and the cotton rib shorts I made several years ago, as these are the only ones I have that are made…

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Working on: Raglan shirt from Built By Wendy

- Life of Johanna, work in progress

I got to a head start last night, cutting out fabrics for three projects in one go (the best feeling!). Including this raglan baseball shirt from one of my favourite knit beginner sewing books Sew U Home Stretch: (Amazon affiliate link). The base pattern is great, but it has a few drawbacks, first the neckline is a bit too tight, and secondly, it has no waist curve which doesn’t sit well on my body, I do need some shaping around the waist and tummy…

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Video: Can I reach my sewing goals for 2018?

- Video

I’m currently on a sewing goal kick, wanting to try and learn new things. And in January I shared five sewing goals I had set for myself. Since more than half of the year has passed now I figured I should check in with you and share my progress. Things mentioned in the video My tailored jacket vlog Vlog about sewing a sports bra All my coverstitch blogs and videos My coverstitch book project Minoru Jacket by Sewahlic (thank you,…

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Jalie Anne-Marie running dress

- Made by me, My makes, Sewing activewear

So here it is, the running dress I made for my half-marathon in May. I used the Anne-Marie dress/top pattern from Jalie but did quite a few desiign modifications. Mesh back. I added a big mesh panel in the back for instance and covered all the opening with a mesh fold-over elastic. Skirt panels. To make the dress more fun I added diagonal panels in the front. Now this fabric (a very thin Meryl) was a beast to work with and the…

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Some new sewing things

- Tools

I’ve gotten some small packages in the mail with sewing notions and tools lately, mostly in preparation for my book about coverstitching. So let’s take a look at what I’ve been unboxing: Belt loop folder for coverstitch machines In the garment industry, belt loops are sewn using a folding attachment and a coverstitch machine. After seeing this little tool in practice on my visit to a garment factory I decided to buy a generic one and test it on my…

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Video: Sewing a ’90s inspired mini-wardrobe

- Video, work in progress

It’s time for some new sewing plans! I’m taking a break from book-making now after two super productive weeks and am very much looking forward to shifting my focus for a bit. I’m planning to make a ’90s inspired collection of casual basics, and if you are wondering what exactly that entails, I will do my best to explain that in the video! Things mentioned in the video Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe (Amazon affiliate…

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