This week we’re working towards the release of our next pattern: the Onyx shirt! I’m excited about this one (obviously – never not excited about a new pattern!) and I hope you’ll like it too! I don’t want to give too much away, but I consider this one our take on the woven T-shirt. Perfect for summer, and as always there’s some fun variations to play with! It’s set to launch next week if all goes well. I’ve just developed a cold sore and we were supposed to have the photoshoot in a few days… So I’ll have to either postpone or trust my photoshop skills :) Anyway, here’s a sneak peek – see you next week!
Although my handmade summer wardrobe already contains many handmade items at this point, that doesn’t mean I should stop making, right? And one thing I definitely don’t have enough of, is summer trousers. So I made myself a new pair, and I’ve already been living in them these past weeks. I also modified my cropped Onyx Top, by just adding panels at the hem. I haven’t been wearing crop tops a whole lot, and I just hate to see this bright pink linen go to waste. I used the pattern pieces I still had from my colour-blocked Onyx Top, so it was a simple modification. You can find the tutorial for that here.
Have you heard? Sewing Indie Month is back! Mari from Seamster Patterns has taken it upon her to host this great event for a second time, this year to be held in September. Paprika Patterns is taking part, so I’m happy to tell you all about the great content, collaborations and especially the awesome, hugely discounted pattern bundles! The SIM headquarters are sewindependent.com, where you can read about the participating designers, and buy the pattern bundles.
Sewing the hood of the Jasper may not be the most difficult step of the construction process, but I do think some steps benefit from real garment photo’s. Plus I have some tips to share that make it easier to achieve a neat end result. So if you prefer a big hood over the collar, follow these steps and you’ll have one in no-time!
Hello friends, today I have some good news: the Jade Skirt has had a major update! It’s now available in our store, and those who already have it can find the Jade Skirt with updated size range in their account.
Round-ups of a pattern are so fun, don’t you think? It’s so hgelpful to see a pattern in different fabrics and on different bodies. I’ve asked for a few volunteers to help me spread the word about the new Jade Skirt, and a lot of people were excited about this new release too! Here’s some examples for your inspiration. Click the name of the reviewer to see more photo’s and read what they think about the Jade skirt.
I am Dutch, so my love for HEMA is pretty much embedded in my cultural genes. I don’t know what it is, somehow they manage to be super basic and solid but also have a cool edge. I haven’t bought RTW in a long time, but when we were back in Groningen in August I saw this quilted jersey raglan sweater and I couldn’t resist. The quilted jersey wasn’t as widely available as a fabric as it is now so I figured it wouldn’t be easy to make myself. Plus I liked the boxiness combined with the narrow sleeves.