Monday, February 10, 2014

The Plantain t-shirt

Hello there!
At last, I bought a new tripod for my camera, so now I can post some of the garments I have sewn.
I will start from my last project; a Plaintain t-shirt from Deer & Doe.

This is definitely the perfect project, when you are itching to make something quickly and have a new garment ready in a couple of hours.
For the main fabric I used a flannel like fabric (with a small percentage of stretch), which I bought from my local market. It was nice and easy to work with.

For the elbows, I used a piece of fabric left from the dress I have sewn for the New Year's Eve: lace covered cotton fabric (an other beauty to work with, more details will follow in a next post)

As far as the pattern is concerned, the instructions were clear, easy to follow and the t-shirt came together really quickly.
I finished the hems with a double needle, which gave the garment a professional finish.
I love my new t-shirt and would definitely use this pattern again.
Here is also a photo with my little sewing helper (the one that sleeps under the desk when I sew..). You can also spot him in one of the photos above.

I have seen many plantain t-shirts around the blogosphere. Have you made one?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello there! It has been a while since I last wrote here. Things are a little bit different here. 
I still have not found my tripod (probably it is time to accept that I lost it and buy a new one) so even though I have sewn some garments I didn't took photos of them (although, you can find some pictures of these garments in my Instagram and in the PearlBox fan page.)
I also found a new job, which has minimize my free sewing time. I try to spend any free time sewing (and playing with Ron, of course), but most of the times I am too tired. Maybe I need a better time management schedule.
This moment, I sew my Christmas dress ( it is an Elisalex) and I wish to finish it on time.
That' s all for now! 
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ron's new sweater

I made a sweater for Ron! 
Well, I know that dogs really don't need sweaters or any kind of garment, but I decided to give it a try since I have a huge amount of leftover fabrics.

I used some leftover medium weight cotton fabric from a kelly skirt I have made (which I haven't blogged about yet).
I also used a free pattern from free dog clothes pattern blog
I cut a large size because my fabric was not stretchy at all and I didn't want it to be tight.
The pattern was easy to follow and sew.
I finished the sleeves using my serger, because it was really challenging to finish in a sewing machine these tiny tiny sleeves.
Although, I really like the final result I can tell that the only thing that needed adjustment was the length of the sleeves, because Ron has tall legs. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

The matryoshka skirt

Sometimes, you only need a yard of fabric to create a nice garment.
This is the case for this simple skirt I made last summer and it became an essential part of my wardrobe.
This is a simple skirt with elastic waistband. I used only a yard of fabric and some elastic.
Let's talk about the fabric a little bit: it is Kokka Russian dolls (the ones we call matryoshka dolls) which I bought from Etsy.
The skirt  is based on a 20 minutes tutorial I found on a blog. No pattern needed!
Simple and beautiful!


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