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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I've joined the Romper-Fanclub! on: August 04, 2009 11:48:26 AM
Hello everyone!

Wow, I haven't posted anything in ages! But I have been browsing Craftster and of coure I have been sewing. Here is my new favourite piece this summer: The Romper!

Pattern: Doryon from Burdastyle.com

Fabric: Black denim, with the wrong side of the demin for the yoke

I love how it turned out! In the summer, I usually keep wearing jeans, since my very "active" life (I constantly run around, ride my bike, and yes... dig in the garden) and skirts don't go together very well, and with this piece I can show my legs Smiley while being perfectly comfortable and safe from flying skirts...

Please excuse the poorly edited photos, but the originals made me look like a vampire!

Comments are very welcome and thanks for looking!

Blogged about here: http://hausmausblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/06/eingenaht/
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Buying fabric instead of food - Burda WOF 06/09 - dress 115 on: May 24, 2009 11:03:07 AM
I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it in the new issue of Burda WOF! I immediately left the house to buy grey ribknit and sewed up this super-easy, super-comfy dress (only 2 pattern pieces!). The only thing I hadn't thought about that the money my parents had left me had been for food... not fabric! Thanks to my friends who invited me to eat at their place I didn't starve :)

...but I feel this dress was worth it!

I love the cutout on the back.

From the front it looks very plain and simple, but with the darts on the back it has quite a nice shape.
(and please ignore my awkward attemps at NOT looking stupid on a photo)

On my dressform:

I really recommend it to anyone, it's a pretty quick and easy, wearable dress!
Thanks for looking and I ❤ your comments :)

3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I should have been studying... (pic-heavy) on: May 12, 2009 12:27:41 AM
...but, as always, I've been sewing even more than during my holidays :D

Here's what I've been up tp the last couple of weeks:

Two more versions of my favourite MacCall's M5819. Modifications: Long sleeves (in what kind of weather would you wear short-sleeved sweatshirts?), no pockets

A very cute green jacket; the pattern is from one of these lovely japanese sewing books

A ruffled spring top; you can find the awesome tutorial by Rae on Sew, mama, sew!

Thanks for looking!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A week alone at home…Handmade Blouses & Pants (many pics) on: March 15, 2009 05:24:40 AM
...gave me a lot of time to sew! Here are the results:

Two versions of a very cute DIY-style pattern (McCalls M5819), one in lime green sweaternknit and one in a very very VERY cute velour fabric (I think that's what it's called in English), which I I'll probably only wear at home since it makes me look like I'm about ten years old :S

Two versions of the circle top from the book "one piece wearables" in my favourite colours for spring - light green and light purple:

(haha, please ignore the funny face!)

I really love that pattern, because it lives you a lot of room for creative ideas for necklines, hems, embroidery...
On the purple one I did a neckline facing with ricrac, added some decorative stitching to the sleeves and added an elastic empire waist for shaping.

(the colour is actually a lot more purple than on the photo)

The green one has short flutter sleeves and a ricrac-covered boatneck and ricrac on the bottom hem, and gave me the opportunity to try out my new ruffler foot (which I love)

And some lounge pants (because you can never have enough lounge pants) in black velour, from the book "Sew everything workshop" by Diana Rupp

Thank you for looking and comments are always very much appreciated!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Sewing instead of studying (Simplicity 4070) on: March 02, 2009 12:48:57 PM
Hello everyone!
Like so many other students, right now I should be buried behind my books and think about nothing but psychology. But.... instead I got totally crafty (that always seems to happen to me once I really don't have time!) and sewed a lot of inapropriate spring clothes (inappropriate meaning not wearable right now). Here is the prettiest piece: Simplicity 4070!
I know it looks kind of wonky but the fabric was a lot harder to work with than I had thought!

With a scarf (I always wear scarves, no matter the weather)

With a shawl:

To balance out the kind of frustrating work on this dress, I made some easy, quickly-satisfying accessories to match - some ribbon covered headbands and a yoyo ring and brooch!

Now please... keep your fingers crossed for me to succeed in my exams despite having spent all that time on crafting!
Blogged about (in german) here: http://hausmausblog.wordpress.com/guilty-pleasures
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Spring has sprung on: February 14, 2009 03:23:10 AM
Well, not really actually... Right now it's snowing again Sad
But at least I'll have a cute jacket to wear once it get's a bit warmer outside!

It's made from McCalls 5758 and with light green cozy Fleece fabric. The pattern consists of 11 pieces and is very unusually constructed, but in the end it came out very cute I think!

The only thing I might change next time is making he facings and the undercollar in a different, less bulky fabric. My serger almost died on me when I tried so serge through all the layers  Roll Eyes

Blogged about here: http://hausmausblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/spring-has-sprung/

Thanks for looking and I'd be thrilled to hear your comments!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Some felt needlebooks on: February 08, 2009 11:17:07 PM
Hello everyone!

Here are some needlebooks and tiny pincushions I made for friends that I've talked into sewing Cheesy

I love working with felt and experimenting with different colours and decorative stitches! I also made one walnut shell pincushion for each one and filled the needlebooks up with pins and needles.

Thanks for looking!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / t-shirt to ruffly vintage cardigan on: February 01, 2009 11:47:34 PM
Hello everyone!

This is one of my very few successfull recons. I used this tutorial here: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/39771/how-to-restyle-a-t-shirt-into-a-ruffly-cardigan and it was very easy and quick to do (took about one hour for both on my serger). The whithe one I embellished with some appliqué and added a snap button for closure. These are very comfy to wear and leave lots of room for creative ebellishing!

Thanks for looking and as always - comments are very much appreciated Smiley

bloged about here: http://hausmausblog.wordpress.com/
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Boxy Bag on: January 30, 2009 05:21:15 AM
Hello everyone!

A couple of days ago I made a boxy little bag similar to this one (great tutorial!!! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289785.0) and used up some scraps I had left from earlier projects. I used this tute: http://patchyapple.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/patchyapple-boxy-bag-tutorial/

Thanks for looking!!!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Simple Gingham Skirt on: January 24, 2009 01:05:40 PM
Hello everyone,

I just wanted to share one more half-circle skirt! I saw a very similar one on a very stylish looking girl Cheesy and I thought: Hey, I can do that! Instead of an A-line I made a hal-circle because a) it's easier to draft and b) I think it looks more flattering on my type of figure. Oh, and I didn't use plain gingham because I couldn't resist the hearts Cheesy

Here it is with a simple white t-shirt which I plan to war with it

Lace detail

The fabric ❤❤❤

Just the skirt

Thanks for looking, and sorry for the weird light - I took the photos really early on one of those rare sunny winter-days Wink
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