Gifts for the sewing room

Gifted stuff from Stoffstill

I received some gifts from Stoffstil earlier in the Spring, and I have not gotten round to making or showing you it all. That is something I will get to now.

It is always great to do collaborations, and I love most of the fabrics and accessories Stoffstil bring out.

I received some glitter folding elastic for jumper edges, and I just love it. Normally I find it great and super quick way to finish of a beautiful skirt with their glitter elastic tape. No tubing or anything. Just straight on – and it´s glittery! What´s not to like. This tyoe does not have enough strength to use as a waistband elastic – it´s not what it´s meant for, but I found a way to use it for that anyway. I just put a strong elastic band inside it. Works well and looks good.

With it I refashioned a skirt from the thriftshop. Suddenly that became a whole new fashionable item, just to my liking.

I also received a sequin patch with a cool tiger.  You can see loads more here.

It was quite big, and I could have put it on a jumper, but I wanted to do something different. So I made a bag. The fake black suede and the strap is also from Stoffstil.

I made it without pattern, and for once I took the time to put a lining inside with pockets! It´s great. For once I can always find my phone and lipstick. The patch is to be ironed on, but I like to play it safe so I also stitched it on.

2 Refashioning styles for kids

Time to show 2 refashioning styles more.

My oldest Jolina models the leggins, and she had a lot of fun doing that.

My friend Fine´s daughter Marie is the cute model of the long shirt. She is adorable. Fine and I met up in the weekend and our 4 girls played together so well. They are just great, and I was so happy they wanted to help me this day.

It´s still my brilliant friend Saloh doing the photography. Hope we can do another project some other time.

As I wrote last time – the DIY instructions are very simple, and I just hope you have some old clothes to get started with. Perhaps you can make something really awesome for some cute little ones you know.

 

2 Refashioning style skirts

As I showed in a previous post, I have some Refashiong DIYS just waiting to show you. To me refashioning or upcycling is part of being somewhat sustainable, and not always buying new fabric but using old stuff to make new things. Nice things. So that´s why I wanted to show you.

The photos are from a photoshoot last fall with my brilliant friend Saloh – you can check out more of her beautiful on instagram here. I had friends and family help model, and it was just such a cosy day. You can read about in (in Danish) and watch some behind the scenes snaps here.

The gorgeous models are Amalie and Julie. A huge thanks to them.

My DIY instructions are very simple, and I hope you still feel safe to try. But the good thing about making new clothes from old ones, is that it feels more ok to just go ahead and try. You don´t have to worry that much. Practise makes perfect – or practice makes cool fun and alright.

 

Yes, that’s me. Super glam in curlers.. I also did some of the modelling. So had to get ready :) We had a fun day!

More speedy sewing from the sewing book

I have done another set from the sewing book.

It´s a matching set – so beautiful and gran-like in the best possible way. Can be worn with the top in or out. The waistband is a beautiful glitter elastic from Stoffstil, so it´s quite alright to show off. I love glitter.

The fabric is another woven viscose from Stoffstill, no present – I just bought it cause I love the quality and pattern, and it´s a dream to wear in this lovely warm summer weather that we now suddenly have here in Denmark.

The top is made super quick from the pattern to the loose fit dress. I cut it quite short to make a boxy feel to the blouse.

The skirt is from the long A-line model. Not entirely floor length, but a nice midi length.

(I know I wrote maxi on the overview, silly me..) The midi is quite the fashionable length at the moment, and even though I refuse to be a slave to fashion – I just really like it! It´s so relaxed and chilled, just a fun length. And you don´t fall and trip in it, like I sometimes do with maxi length skirts..

I am a dork !

See just how comfy and nice it is..

For Danish readers you can buy the book here. The discount code is still here: karoline

That gives a 20 % discount and free shipping until the 1st of August

Entering the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

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Deep breath.

This is huge, but I am going to do it anyway. This is a dream – and I love Mollie Makes, so I just have to enter this year.

I am entering in the Handmade Champion Award, and you can check out my pinterest board for entry here.

A big part of the motivation to do it has come from the fact that I for the next 3 issues will have DIYs in the Simply Sewing Magazine. A wish come true. So perhaps it´s ok to start believing in more good things.

(That is also why the blog is changing from Danish to English.)

I hope to get considered. Best of luck to all the applicants. Bring on a crafty summer!

Speedy sewing from my sewing book

I recently bought some nice fabric from StoffStill. Always tempted by their lovely prints.

I decided to make some styles from my book. And even though it is only in Danish yet, it isstill possible to get an idea of just how easy sewing can be with this process.

For now I will show you two types of dresses. “The Dress” in a stretchy jersey and a loose fitting dress in a woven viscose.

” The Dress” is made from these steps and turned out really cute:  I am a sucker for a fun print!

The loose fitting dress came to life like this:

It is a dream to wear when the Summer breeze comes in and you have had a lot of cooling ice creams.

For Danish readers you can buy the book here. The discount code is here: karoline

That gives a 20 % discount and free shipping until the 1st of August.

 

The family that sews together stays together

The otherday I had my cousin and her two daugthers over. My cousin is like the bigsister I always dreamt of, and I enjoy hanging out with her now just as much aswhen I was a little kid.

Her oldestdaughter is such a good kid – and her youngest and my two girls just playtogether so well. It´s really cosy.

They hadbeen shopping for fabric and came over to us for a fun Sunday sewing time. In 5hours we made 12 garments! Crazy. A lot of skirts, some t.shirts and these cooltrousers that you can see here. Oh, and lots of little things for the dolls andthe playhouse. Creative time when it´s best.

So awesome.