Sailing on the Lake Blouse Pattern and Tutorial

If you are looking for a quick summer blouse, here is a project for you: Sailing on the Lake Blouse… the name comes from the lake that inspired me on this project… Lake Maggiore in Italy (I will cover it in an upcoming post) I believe this pattern is suitable for beginners since it’s only a one piece pattern. Given the wide shape (it looks … Continue reading Sailing on the Lake Blouse Pattern and Tutorial

Drafting patterns with Illustrator and printing patterns at home on A4

I have recently started my patternmaking journey. The reason is that I wanted to create my own pattern fitted to my body instead of buying those ready-made ones and making adjustment. Of course the process is a bit longer the first times because it means you have to make calculations and draw it. But on the other hand it gives me a sense of achievement. … Continue reading Drafting patterns with Illustrator and printing patterns at home on A4

Basic pants from sofa throw cover with Ikea fabric

Ikea is a great source for fabric… a few years ago I made a basic sofa throw cover with this red cotton you see here. Those were the times when I was renting a furnished apartment that had a sofa with a checkered fabric I didn’t like. So I decided to make my own throw cover on the cheap. A few years later I bought … Continue reading Basic pants from sofa throw cover with Ikea fabric

A-line dress with a 70’s flare

Here is my second project for the summer essentials sew-along… my A-line dress with a 70’s flare… and this is why it deserves a Polaroid picture… (look below for the actual colors) This dress started with me falling in love with the fabric despite the fact that it was meant for home-dec projects. So, I had to devise a project that would fit this special … Continue reading A-line dress with a 70’s flare