Sewing

New Year, New Projects, New Attitude

First I would like to wish everyone a very good, healthy and happy new year! With lots of inspiration and fun fun fun sewing projects!

My sewing / crafting resolution for 2016 is to finish one project a week and post it on my blog.  And guess what….. I’m already behind on schedule :-(  So I need a better schedule specifically because of an other new year resolution…… To make myself more visible to the public and start selling!! This means I need to be more productive!

After all the festivities, to much food and some rest I started my sewing year with some cute girls overall’s I found in Burda.

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I think it looks very cute, so I went digging through my fabric stash and ended up with this.

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The instructions where easy to follow and I didn’t change a thing… Oep yes I didn’t attach the back pockets (well next time). And next time I will add an extra button at the top! I’ve used cotton fabric which I love working with, so overall (hihi) I love this pattern and more will follow!

I also had time to make a skirt for my self!!!! Self drafted Yes!!!
For the skirt I used a grey satin fabric, i kept the waist high since I don’t like hip skirts! It’s a great skirt for salsa dancing.

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Wel that’s it for the first 2016 sewing projects, up to the next one.
Till next post!!

Happy sewing.

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Crafts, Sewing

Low Budget Christmas Decorations

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We managed to lose a box with Christmas decorations. Don’t know how we did it but it happend and I’m not happy! Years of self crafted chrirstmas decorations. …. gone.
But my daughter (being the optimistic girl she is) came up with the great idea to start with a new christmad deco box.
The only problem….. no budget! !

Butmama (being the crafty mama who can’t throw anything out and always have some stash hidden away) went searching for what ever she could find christmas related, red and green stuff, basically what ever we could use!!!

Well this is what mama could find.

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The gold and red stars we made our self

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So stars it is!

Here are some of the things we made just in time for Christmas!

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So now its time to enjoy, eat, drink and love!

We wish all a Merry Christmas and a Great New Year!!!

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Crafts

10th Birthday

No sewing this week…..we have a birthday coming up yehhhh! Our baby is turning 10!!!

So these days its planning and a bunch of b-day stuff to do, its soooo much fun!

We went shopping for some invites but she did not like any of the cards (hmpfff) so she came up with the idea to make some her self (what see really meant was mama will make them), and since we are going swimming she wants invites to match!

Well this is what we ( I ) for so far
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Bathing suit for he girls and trunks for the guys!

Wel got to go need the cut some more.

Happy sewing / crafting!

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Sewing

Working and loving it! 1

Its been a while since my last post this is because my laptop brokedown (i’m posting via phone and the smal keypad is driving me mad!!! This will be my third try!) And i’ve been working on orders (yeah).

I wanted to put all the pics in one post but my phone cant handel that so instead i will (try) add four! Hope the pics are clear to see and please dont mind the typos!

Sewing for clients in Suriname is a challenge at times. People here are still verry traditional in what they wear during celebrations and I’m not used to that but it’s great fun learning about the Suriname culture and it gives me a chance to develop new sewing skills!

This one is a first for me.
I had to sew a man and boy shirt for two brothers to attend an aunts birthday party. Here in Suriname all party’s have a color theme! This on was yellow/purple, the grandmother bought the fabric for all her grandkids so they would mach!
The end result was great and i love the african look!

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Have a great week!

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Sewing

Communion Dress

This post is in continuation of my last post on my daughter’s fashion!

This dress is her communion dress, I was sewing three of these dresses for three young girls to wear at they christening and my daughter just loved it and asked me to sew one for her communion. So that’s what I did.

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The dress is made from satin. Pattern is from Burda style 2/12 model 141

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I made a skirt from tule with gold star’s to wear on top of the dress skirt part.

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Also a little purse with embroidered flower and pearl beads and a hair bow.

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She was happy to be able to wear it once more cause its almost outgrown!

Thanks for reading!
Keep sewing!
Till next post

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Suriname

Christmas Dress 2014

This is the third post on my daughters clothing!

The dress was made for her schools Christmas dinner last year, this also on request, one shoulder and long! She asks and mama sews.

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This dress is made from a coton fabric with Indonesian print and the pattern is self drafted.

        

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She looked so lovely!
The dress is now being used for her princess dressup party’s!

Till next post!
Keep sewing.

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