Saturday, 25 February 2017

Next plans or "Sewing for others" collection

I mentioned my spring collection in my previous post. However! Some travel plans have changed and therefore the spring collection has to wait.

What I'll start with is the "Sewing for others" collection and if I still have time before travelling I might make something for the vacation I'm travelling to, but we'll see...

The plan is to make a few pieces for my little nephew just because he's cute and I love him πŸ˜„, a jumpsuit for my sister because she really liked mine and wanted one, a shirt for a friend who's impressed by my sewing and just really wants something made by me and I really really hope to finish the Ukrainian embroidered shirt I'm making for my other sister. I have finished embroidering one of the sleeves and started on the second but such works takes a lot of time and patience so again: We'll see...

Here are the planned garments:

The first in line is this cute shirt and pants for Zain (my nephew). I'll use woven cotton with a print for the shirt together with these teddy bear buttons, and dark blue cotton chambray and burnt orange cotton rib jersey for the pants.

The project after will also be for Zain. A body or romper in this light blue jersey with animals on, with edges finished in blue rib jersey and pants in striped rib jersey with a little cute rabbit on a thigh 😊

Then comes a jumpsuit in this floral black jersey for my little sister, with a bit of modification.

The shirt for my friend (or more precisely my sister's friend) will be this one in the picture above made of this gorgeous floral yellow and black poplin with butterfly buttons where they show and simple black ones where they don't. Again, with a bit of modification.

And last something in this spirit for my middle sister, I have the front done, one of the sleeves done, the other has been started, then it's just to sew the pieces together. But will I manage before mid-May?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The last winter project for 2016/17

I've shared with you a few weeks ago my intentions to sew the last project for this winter and showed some items I considered for the purpose to match a piece of fabric I had available and wanted to use 😊

One of the nominees pushed aside all the others for me when it was released in the January issue of Burda Style magazine. I liked the shape and design details and at the same time, the simplicity of its construction... And the winner is!

My winning model
I did the preparation work before my trip to Cairo: Printed the pattern, cut it, laid it out on the fabric and cut the pieces.
Laid out and ready to cut

And...cut :)


Then of course I discover that my broad collection of threads doesn't have one in a matching color which was important for finishing these two pieces to the left, which delayed any further execution since this was the first step.

I did pay the fabric store a visit on my way to the airport to fly to Egypt and bought the missing color (along with a piece of fabric and a matching thread for that πŸ˜‡)

 I started working on this slowly after my vacation, and it came together rather nicely and without any difficulties or incidents. And believe me that feels really good!
One ruffle --> Into a complete front --> And the sleeves are ready
It turned out as good as I expected it to and the smooth sailing of it was the best way to finish this season's sewing before the challenges of my spring collection...

Here it is 😌 (And as usual more on my projects page)
The finished product

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Some sun can't hurt

Our 7th floor balcony

I'm on vacation!!! Finally 😁! I've been waiting for so long! And now I finally took a week off and flew to Egypt. I'm spending the whole week in Cairo with my family including the new little addition to it, my nephew Zein who is only 1 month old πŸ‘Ά

It's nice getting vitamin D directly from the sun and not from tablets like I have to do in Norway, nice to be able to just sit in the balcony in 20 degrees with the sun in my face, a cup of coffee in hand and the laptop on my lap writing this post.

There are zero plans for this vacation apart from a party on Friday for the new born boy. Which is exactly what I need, some "hermiting" sounds like a great idea right now! (I do have my cross-stitching with me to fill the time when needed).
Miss these two boys
As for sewing, there isn't much that has happened, I didn't start on my last winter project yet, but I did use a couple of hours one evening to make a pair of baby pants for Zein. I did however buy even more fabric, I'm running out of space in my fabric cabinet πŸ˜•, but I have so many projects in mind! My spring/summer wardrobe is already all planned out!πŸ˜‡
Baby pants

But for now and until the end of the week, I'll just chill.
See you again when I'm back in Norway 😘