Shiny glitter skirts and culottes for the girls

Fabric and elastic gifted from Stoffstil

Earlier this summer I was sent some great fabric from Stoffstil. It has been put to good use, and I have made several items from this very sheer and shiny drapey fabric.

I made some quick culottes measured from a pair of Jolinas leggings. Cut with a fold in the side seam so there was hardy anything to stitch together. Just the center seams and the inner leg seams. Then a cool glitter elastic tape on for the waist, and they were done.

The girls really like them, and I will use this method again. For stretchy fabric it works well.

I also made two faux wrap skirts for them in the same fabric and also with the elastic tape for the waistband. I made them the same length for both of the girls, so it is slightly longer on Roxie, but she enjoys it that way. It is her fancy skirt. I might show that DIY later on.

As these photos show they also enjoyed wearing them on one of our cozy holiday trips to Aarhus. Roxie had her set on with the banana tee and the culottes for the first day of school today. Then you just know, that you have made something good when it gets chosen for that!

Thefabric and the style matches super well with the banana tees that I made in the Spring, also with fabric from Stoffstil.

So awesome testing out fabric and DIY-patterns this way. Thank you for the fabric Stoffstil!

The favourite tiered dress DIY

Gifted fabric in the post.

Stoffstil were so kind to send me a Summer present, and I have already had a lot of fun sewing. Basically that was what I did most of my Summer holiday. Thinking up styles, cutting fabric and sewing has really become my go-to-happy place, when I have a moment alone, so whenever time allowed these 3 weeks I had off from work, that is what I did.

The tiered dresses are what I am living in since the heat has been quite heavy on me. The airiness make them perfect for wearing, and I feel both casual and a little bit cute in them too. So I seem to just keep making them.

I have made a lot from refashioned scarves  but this is from a brand new fabric – not thrifted, a woven viscose from https://www.stoffstil.co.uk

Top part is cut from boxy top I already had. The two layers were cut approx. 1,5 x times wider than the previous one. There needs to be some material to ruffle it from. Looking at the dress now I realize I could have given it even more ruffles. Everybody wants more ruffles! It just takes a lot of fabric, really, and there is somehow never enough. And it is also still very nice, airy and pretty.

Bottom and sleeve openings were folded to the back and stitched on. The neck opening was finished off with a very narrow white cotton bias tape. Simple and quick.

I love the viscose fabric in this weather. And the print is great – red and white narrow stripes with wild pansies – one of my favourite flowers. So lovely.

 Sewing stuff for the girls

I just have a few more items to show you. Since they are photographed aI might as well put them on here.

The first is the cutest top with fabric from one of my absolute favourite fabric heavens – Schønberg I wrote about finding the fabric long time ago here.  It´s a lovely shop with great staff and you always walk away with far too much because it´s so hard to choose.

It´s a very simple model, just cut in one piece after a t-shirt and with the openings folded outwards and stitched on. My favourite and fastest way to do it. And I like the look of it.

I love bunnies, and the simple style is great. If the fabric piece was bigger I would have made it for myself, but instead it went to my youngest.

 

I also had some fabric from a Christmas present from Stoffstil lying around. I was not quite sure about what to make with it, then it turned out both Roxie and Jolina liked the print, so the 1,5 meters had to be shared between them somehow.

It turned into jumper for Roxie and a pair of flares (in fashion again!) for Jolina (they are now to short because she grows legs as crazy as her dad´s, so it will be a full set for Roxie soon..

The print is lovely with pastel feathers. I am generally impressed with their prints at Stoffstill. So much has changed since I went to design school in 2002-2004 and lived right next to their headquarters. I loved them back then too because they were cheap and I was a student, but they are way more on the beat now, I think.

I love velour – even in the Summer

Gifted fabric from Stoffstill

I had some green jungle velour left over from this Kimono. Not very much but just a few little scraps. Just enough for a banana bag. For the strap I used some glitter elastic foldable ribbon. I put a non-stretchy tape inside so it stays the same length. It works quite well and I think the glitter and jungle velour are a great match. Also – look at the beautiful zipper! Who knew zippers could look that awesome.

This is me with the bag. Turning into the blogger wife from hell. Asking poor Alan to take weird pictures of me weird places.

I had to make a little zipper purse as well. That was the very last scrap used. Seriously love this fabric, so I will enjoy having that to look at every time I need to find plasters, paracetamols or mints.

And – more velour!

 

– And even though it is a bit warm these days, I want to stay in the velour department. I got this beautiful bottle green stretch velour, and I managed to make two very nice things. I was a bit selfish and focused on a me-make first. I made some comfy trousers from a pair I knew had a nice fit.

From the leftovers and a tiny piece of stretchy glitter fabric I made a dress for my oldest. It has been for favourite dress in the cold part of Spring, and I am sure she will get back to it later in the year. I was unsure whether she would find it too cute and not cool enough (she´s nine..) but then I thought it at least would make her sister happy, but she really liked it. I think I will make a pattern of it and bring out some more versions of it, since it worked so well.

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.

Baby pink joy

Danish below.

This fabric was a gift.

In the line-up of new styles made in the beautiful fabric from Stoffstil I have now reached the baby pink brushed jersey with dots.

It´s so lovely. It even has a bit of glitter on it.

I received 1,5 meters and with a bit of magic there was exactly enough for a dress for me and a blouse for Roxie.

The dress is cut from a different model that I made in the cute cat fabric, also from Stoffstil. I cut in in one piece without the raglan sleeves. There was not quite enough fabric to make the sleeves as long as I wanted doing it that way, so I added some extra fabric from some of the off-cuts for some longer sleeve(age – haha.)

The blouse for Roxie is made with ruffled sleeves and a ruffled edge at the bottom. She is not always crazy about everything I make for her, like she once was, but this one is a hit. It´s on at school and and again as soon as it is washed and ready.

I also love my dress. I love the loose look. Comfy always wins for me.

On both of them I have made the neckline in the same fabric but with the backside turned outwards. I did not feel like having the glitter that close to my skin, and I really like that little bit of contrast it makes.

Stof fra indlæg er en gave.

I kavalkaden af nye styles syet i det fine stof fra Stof og Stil er jeg nu nået til den baby pink isoli med bomber. Den er så fin. Der er endda glimmer på.

Jeg fik 1,5 meter, og der var med lidt fusk lige nok til en kjole til mig og en bluse til Roxie.

Kjolen er klippet fra en anden model i det fine vinkekattestof, også fra Stof & Stil, og jeg klippede den bare ud i et, uden raglanærmer. Der var ikke helt nok stof til at lave ærmerne i den ønskede længde på den måde, så jeg lagde lidt ekstra til fra nogle af de mindre rester fra stoffet.

Blusen til Roxie blev lavet med flæseærmer og flæsekant forneden. Hun er helt vild med den. Det er ikke alting jeg syr, hun bare elsker, som hun gjorde det engang. Men denne er et hit. Den kommer på i skolen, så snart den er vasket igen.

Jeg er også vild med min kjole. Jeg elsker det løse look. Comfy vinder altid for mig.

På begge har jeg lavet halskanten af det samme stof med foldet med bagsiden ud af. Jeg havde ikke lyst til at have glimmeret helt tæt på huden, og jeg synes den lille kontrast, der er i det, giver en fin effekt.

Making my dress

Making the blouse for Roxie

B is bananas!

Danish below.

This fabric was gifted to me from Stoffstil

This type of bananaprint jersey  screams Warhol, Nico and Velvet Underground to me. To others it might just be a cool banana. No matter what it is a pretty awesome print, and the quality of the fabric is nice and soft. It could be turned into all kinds of nice things this summer.

I hope I can keep from washing it with a red sock, even though it would probably still look great with the bananas on a pink background.

I chose it because I thought I wanted a bananadress. But then I kinda stopped myself. Perhaps because I´ll be 38 soon, and one can quickly worry about being too silly dressed in all-over bananprint.

Then I also worried about being too selfish, thinking that I should better share the fabric a bit. So I ended up with 3 banana tops for the entire banana gang.

The girls´ are cut from a top they have, and mine is cut form the top part of a dress. It did not take long, and a fast result is pretty much (almost) always a good result for me.

The neck opening on my top is made from a tube edge of the fabric, while the neck opening of the girls´ versions are made with the edge folded over twice towards the front and then stitched on. It is a very fast technique that I really like. I think it makes a nice alternative finish.

The girls look so nice in their versions, and I am just enjoying the privilege of still being accepted in twinning with them a bit. It won´t be allowed for very much longer. I guess you can tell from the photos how proud I am of them.


Stof fra indlæg er givet i gave fra Stof & Stil

Den her type bananprint jersey skriger Warhol, Nico og Velvet Underground til mig. For andre er det måske bare en cool banan. Lige meget hvad er det et fedt print, og kvaliteten af stoffet er blødt og lækkert. Det kunne blive til alt muligt lækkert her til sommer. Jeg håber, jeg kan lade være med at vaske det med en rød sok, selv om det sikkert også vil se fint ud med bananer på en lyserød baggrund.

Jeg valgte det først, fordi jeg tænkte, at jeg ville have en banankjole. Den tanke gik jeg dog fra igen. Måske fordi jeg snart bliver 38, og man kan jo hurtigt blive bange for at blive for fjollet i bananprint all-over. Og så synes jeg også, der gik vel meget ego i mig, og det ville jo også være sødt af mig at dele stoffet lidt. Så det endte med 3 bananbluser til hele bananbanden. De er klippet efter en bluse for pigernes vedkommende, og jeg brugte overdelen af en kjole, da jeg skulle klippe af til mig selv. Det tog ikke særlig lang tid, og et hurtigt resultat er (næsten) altid et godt resultat for mig.

Halskanten på min bluse er lavet med en tubekant af stoffet, mens halskanten på pigernes udgaver er bukket fremover to gange og stukket fast. Det er en hurtig teknik, jeg er ret glad for. Det giver en fin, anderledes finish.

Pigerne er fine i deres udgaver, og jeg nyder det her med stadig at kunne få lov til at være lidt ens med dem. Det kan nok ikke vare ved særligt længe. Man kan vist godt se, hvor stolt jeg er af dem.

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