Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer trousers
The third time I use this pattern - now for a pair of summer trousers in a soft cotton, bought in Berlin in January.

I was a bit afraid that this would be the kind of fabric that looks really bad after sitting a hot day in the office, but actually it was much better than I thought - not particularly wrinkled, even after several hours.
Think I will continue to use this pattern for some time!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sewing course
A long time ago, more specifically at the end of the eighties, I taught some sewing classes. I have not done it since then until today, when I helped a friend of mine to make a skirt. 
When we went to Berlin for a course in January this year, I brought her to a very nice fabric store - and after I told her that making an A-line skirt is as easy as making a cushion cover she decided to go for it, and bought a nice khaki-green cotton fabric.
Today it was time to see if I was right...
I could tell that she was not a novice when it comes to using a sewing machine, but so far she told me her experience has been mainly to make cushion covers and similar things. 
We spent less than 4 hours with me telling her what to do and her doing exactly what I said - it is really great to have such pupils - and we we're both very excited over the result!

Just look at this zipper - I would be happy if mine would always look like this, and I have been sewing since...no, lets not go there...
The skirt fits very well, my friend is very happy and can not wait to make more skirts like this - and I am a very proud teacher!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Passing by Paris anytime soon?
If you are passing by Paris before 16 september 2012 - why not visit this exhibition?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The rain is pouring down
The good thing about rainy weather is that you can stay inside without having a bad conscience - and if you are lucky you might even finish off the summer sewing projects before the summer is over.
The fabric for this skirt I found in Leuven, Belgium. It was on sale and only 1 meter available. Since you can see through it I used a white cotton fabric as lining, this should do it.

 Although I like to wear cotton / linen in the summer, I really do not like working with it - I miss my wool, that can be shaped into a nice form... 
If I am quick and finish off the remaining summer projects I can go back to my wool dresses....