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« on: April 28, 2015 04:03:38 PM »

Spring sunshine ALWAYS makes me want to sew new clothes & I recently came across a website that generates custom fitted print at home patterns - Lekala.co

The patterns are dirt cheap to buy and they also have a selection of freebies,got to love those freebies  Grin Now I don't have a printer so I had to trace my patterns off of my screen before sticking them all together which wasn't ideal but still it was do-able.
The sewing instructions are very basic and assume that you know more or less what you are doing and they are translated from Russian too.  Roll Eyes

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After trying out the free patterns and being happy with the fit I decided to challenge myself and bought the pattern for a pair of cropped jeans - maybe I am biting off more than I can chew but what the heck. I am hoping to make the jeans by recycling old jeans and embellishing the pieces before I start sewing them together, I may have to buy some fabric but fingers crossed it won't be a lot (I have quite a stash of used denim!) I am even unpicking the back pockets to use. These jeans have a patch pocket on the front which i thought would be perfect for embellishing so I'm beading a peace symbol on it  Grin I have also stencilled a piece of denim with stars.

I couldn't wait to get started on them but I have only traced part of the pattern so far  Roll Eyes

Has anyone else here tried Lekala? I would love to see what you have made!

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015 11:47:14 AM »

Thank you for a great tip. I have seen your jeans - they are great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015 01:16:41 PM »

Thanks Taramor, I am loving these patterns & having great fun making things just for me  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015 07:02:44 PM »

You sure made nice use of those patterns!  I love the tops and the jeans!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015 01:06:17 PM »

I like those tops. I especially like the orange and beige one worn with the skirt.

That Lekala link looks like a good resource.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015 01:51:03 PM »

Fantastic new wardrobe, and so well made!  Thank you for sharing the link for Lekala Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015 05:49:59 PM »

Well done, your pieces look fantastic! And thanks for sharing Lekala - i look forward to getting involved!


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