Lou and Jim

Three pairs of pants in a couple of hours- not too bad! I tried two different patterns and used leftover fabrics, as well as leftover and new ribbing. The striped pants and the cream pants are La Maison Victor’s Lou Pants (September/October 2017), both in a size 56. But instead of just hemming the legs … More Lou and Jim

Nand Sweater

My La Maison Victor spree continues- I made the Nand Sweater (Issue May/June 2017) for my husband. Instead of the scuba fabric the jumper was designed for I chose a thin summer sweat from Stoff&Stil and it worked beautifully. He was between sizes, but I opted for size S because of his chest measurement being … More Nand Sweater

Tiger Pyjamas

You will be glad to hear that I finally used up my spotted lilac fabric after a whooping 4 items of kids clothing ( I think I had two metres, the other three finished items are: Quinn, Finn and Liz). I know I’ve been praising La Maison Victor patterns over the past weeks on this … More Tiger Pyjamas

Picha Skirt

Another quick and satisfying project: The Picha midi skirt from La Maison Victor (March-April 2017) for my 8-year old. As always, I made size 122/128 but did not add any seam allowance. I ordered the given fabric amount (1.05 metres, so I went for 1 m) from Stoff &Stil, prewashed it, bought a matching zipper, … More Picha Skirt

T-Shirt Quinn

Hooray for small pattern pieces, working with fabric leftovers and pregnancy compatible quick sewing (few seams and no fitting issues). I made a T-Shirt (Quinn from La Maison Victor 3, May-June 2017) for my stepdaugther out of leftovers from this dress and baby cardigan (mind you, I still have fabric left although I ordered the … More T-Shirt Quinn

Winter Baby Bonnet

This is just a very quick post. I made the Purl Soho Winter Baby Bonnet out of leftovers from this wrap front cardigan. I used a sweat for the outside, a jersey for the lining and cotton leftovers for the ties. I altered the pattern and omitted the “mini-scarf-ties”, because I wanted a more classic … More Winter Baby Bonnet

Tiger Onesie

Don’t be afraid, this blog won’t turn into a mommy blog, but until my body keeps its shape again for a reasonable strech of time, I will keep sewing for others (read: the baby).   I am still short on baby clothes in the smallest sizes, so I made this onesie in a 56. The … More Tiger Onesie

Sleeping Bag

Since sewing for my self is becoming more and more pointless with the progressing pregnancy (I made enough jersey tops) I delved into sewing for others. So I made a sleeping bag for the baby. I followed this Patty Doo tutorial and free pattern (newborn size). Don’t let yourself be put off by the very … More Sleeping Bag

Odette Shirt

Having a look at my last couple of projects, I cannot go on saying I don’t usually sew with knit fabrics. I discovered this rayon jersey at my local fabric shop for just 2 Euros a metre, so I bought it, thinking I could make another Bronte Top. However, pregnancy sort of ruled that one … More Odette Shirt

Finn Cardigan

This baby cardigan from La Maison Victor turned out a big success. I went for size 62, and as recommended, a sweat fabric for the outside and a jersey lining (leftovers from this dress). With La Maison Victor, I really appreciate them giving size specific fabric amounts ( especially paired with Stoff and Stil where … More Finn Cardigan