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Boys shirt

Hi there, 

A couple of weeks ago I made this shirt for one of our nephews who turned 1,I love the end result so much. And since I have more baby nephews more wil be made! 

Pattern is from Ottobre summer 3/2006,  I’ve added the white trim on the sleeves and the pocket with and iron on letter, first letter of his name. 

Wel that’s it for today till next post and happy sewing! 

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An other dress finished 

i there, 

In June I’ve posted about my fabric shopping and the great fabrics I’ve bought. Between sewing orders I managed to get ny own sewing project done. 

The first project was two skirts (poste in june)  from the fabric shown in the right low corner. 

This one is made from the fabric shown at the right top corner. 
The pictures of me wearing the dress are not as clear as I wanted them to be but my little photographer and I were tired of trying and the weather wasn’t helping , so we just picked the best ones and promised to do better next time:-) 







While sewing the dress I realized I had the perfect shoes to wear with it! 


And to complete it all I made a clutch (found a great turtoriail on printerest from surprisediy.com) and covered an old necklace with leftover fabric. 



Our 7th wedding anniversary is coming up so I think I’m ready to go party and celebrate!!! 

Till next post and happy sewing! 

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One shoulder African print 

Hi there,

Just a quick post to share a dress I thought I would never finish! 

This is a self drafted one shoulder dress that for some crazy reason took a long time to finish. 

But I did it! And I love the way it turned out, it’s a bit high waist and the skirt has a lot of volume, and I just simply love the leafs. 


Now lets find a party to rock it! 

Till next post! Happy sewing!! 

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Happy sewing, Happy customers!

Hi there,

Three posts in a row… Its a lot for me but o so fun:-)!!

Before all the celebrating started I was sewing some stuff for customers so they to could enjoy keti koti in their own style.

This was made for a teacher to celebrate at school, made from pangi fabric mixed with a plain cotton fabric, the top with colored buttons!
I love the skirt! It fits her beautifully and she was happy.

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The pleated skirt is very popular and always fun and easy to sew.
I made two long ones for two cousins and their 2 year old niece.

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With leftover fabric I’ve surprised them with bracelets and hair bows.

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Always nice to have happy customers!

Well this is it for now, until next post!
Happy sewing and have a great week!

I need to get a better background to showcase clothes that can’t fit my mannequin!!!

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Blue and White dress to party

Hi there,

Yesterday we had a birthday party,  one of our nieces turned 25!!!
She came all the way from Holland to celebrate with her family here in Suriname and I wanted to look a little stylish but had no idea what to wear!

I made this dress a while ago and had only worn it once so it was time to get her out and about and swinging!

But I felt like really styling things up so I made some matching earrings, bracelet and pimped some old shoes I had with left over fabric!!!
I went all DIY and loved how it all came together!

Baby girl helped me out with some pictures!!

Fabric :Stretch coton

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Old pair of earrings, didn’t take a picture of the bracelet got way to excited and forgot :-)!!

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This is how it turned out, all covered in fabric.

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The old shoes, I picked these because I just love the way they klick when I walk, they are the only pair of shoes my husband ever bought me and I can take the fabric off again!

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The dress

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Well I felt great and we had a great party!!! Will definitely do something like this again! DIY means one of a kind!!

Until next post, happy sewing!

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Keti Koti 2016

Hi there,

We had a great keti koti 1st of July celebration just the three of us taking a stroll at the Palmentuin (palmtree garden).

The weather was way to hot so we didn’t really feel like taking pictures,  but we managed to take a few just to give a small impression!

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And of course us wearing our skirts!!

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Until next post, happy sewing!

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1st of July skirts

Hi there,

I’ve finished my latest sewing projects! Yeeee!!

Just couldn’t wait to share with you.
I made two skirts, one for baby girl and one for me to wear at the 1st of July Kitikoti (end of slavery) celebration.

This is the first time I’ve made matching skirts for us to wear, we both loved the fabric so much and knew this was the only way to go!

A gathered skirt for my daughter, she doesn’t like a waist band so used elastic in the waist, to feel free and run around. (her words)

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A high waist, pleaded skirt for me. I can lift my skirt if I need to run!
(To bad the picture is so small)

I will post pictures with us wearing them after the 1st of July.

Until then happy sewing.

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