Tara Top and Mary Trousers

Hi guys! It's been a while huh?

Have you heard of the Sewing Around the World series, hosted by Schnittchen? Every month, a blogger from a different country present's their creation from a Schnittchen pattern. This August, it's my turn! I was beyond excited when Nadja invited me to take part in this! They have a wide range of sewing patterns and I had a really hard time choosing which one to sew up. Well, I ended up choosing the Tara Top and Mary Trousers, and I couldn't be any happier. :)

For the longest time, I've been looking for the perfect culottes pants pattern. (They are so in right now, I keep seeing them pop up in my Pinterest feed!) I have already tried several and they are either too wide or too pajama-ish for my liking. The Mary Trousers are perfect!

The side and patch pockets add so much to the style - eliminating any pajama-ish feeling. The details in these trousers are impeccable.

 I did have to shorten the length a bit though - which is necessary thanks to my height. For my version, I used a grey tweed from my stash. I only had 1 yard of this material, so I am so glad I was able to make it fit!

For the top, I tried to find the perfect fabric to compliment my Mary Trousers. I chose this white birds on black by Belleboo Designs. What do you think?

Overall I am pretty happy with how my outfit turned out. They both fit really well and are a pleasure to sew. Everything came together so nicely and the instructions were clear. 

I am already looking forward to sew another of these!

Thanks Nadja and Silke for having me! :)


FREE PATTERN : Isabella Shirt

Hi guys! Today i have a free pattern to share with you!

Introducing... the Isabella Shirt!! 

I started sewing this shirt way back in 2013 when I couldn't justify paying a couple bucks for a PDF pattern. Ha! I was just getting started into sewing for myself, and didn't want to dish out money for something I might not ever use again.. you know, if I decided sewing wasn't my thang?? haha. Now I own a ton of patterns I have yet to sew!!

Anyway.. back to the Isabella. I based this pattern off from a favorite RTW shirt of mine! I made three shirts once I had the pattern traced. They are great summer staples, and are also great under a blazer or cardigan for chillier days. Can be made casual or dressy, depending on your fabric choice. Really, you can't go wrong with this pattern. :) 

I love this pattern so much, i thought you would too! I digitized the pattern to share with you guys. Unfortunately though, this isn't graded and only comes in one size. It will probably only fit a XS-S frame. :(

I don't have the instructions ready for you yet, but if we wait for that it might take months(or never) before i could share this with you. Publishing this blog post alone already took me 2 years! Haha. (I had the pattern ready in 2014, but was too lazy to write about it.)

So, after 2 years of procrastination, i offer you the Isabella Shirt! <-that a="" download="" is="" link="" lol="" p="">

You can see a sample of the shirt I made here.

I wont have the instructions ready for you anytime soon, but I will try! I can't promise. LOL.

PLEASE READ BEFORE PRINTING!! Here are some tips to help get you by without the complete/detailed instructions. 

- I don't have a print scale check box thingy, but please make sure to print at 100% or actual size.
- The pattern pieces do not have borders or markers(but i might update it), please try your best to line up the pages and cut the left and top parts equally, use the first page as guide.
- Please cut along the outer lines. That is the pattern piece with seam and hem allowance included.
- Please fold twice 3/8" for the hem. :) 
- Fold twice 1" for the button placket.
- Please use the inner lines as guide as to how your finished garment should look like.
- Use bias tape for the arm holes.
- Use 6 buttons, and space them equally throughout the button placket.

That's all, I guess.

Happy sewing! :)


Springtail Sundress

Hello! I just realized this post has been sitting in my drafts since forever! lol. Never got the chance to publish it. Until now. ;) Here we go!

I'm a little behind on this, but this dress totally deserves a post!! 2ish Many many months ago, Rachael from ImagineGnats released her latest pattern, the Springtail Sundress.

It's a sweet dress for girls and teens with an a­-line shape, peekaboo back, and bodice ruffle. The springtail sundress is easy to wear, fun to sew, and is sure to be a wardrobe staple.

This pattern includes multiple finishing options plus both dress and top lengths. Neckline can be bound with strips of knit fabric, fold-over elastic, or you can use a contrasting fabric for a raw edge finish. For the center back closure, you can choose from a button, snap, or tie.

The springtail sundress is designed for light - mid-weight knit or woven fabrics with drape, such as chambray, rayon challis, double gauze, or quilting cottons.

And if you're petit-ish like me, you should really get this pattern and make yourself one! It comes in sizes 5-16 and will probably fit you! I promise, you're going to love it!

Look at that cover photo!! If that doesn't convince you, i don't know what else can. ;) haha kidding of course. Head on over to her shop and grab a copy of the pattern!

I really had fun testing this dress for Rachael. She is the kindest!!

Thanks Rachael, for having me!! You are the best!! :):):)


MADEIT Fashion Week : FOLD

Today is the 6th day of MADEIT Fashion Week, and it's my turn to show you what I've made!! 

I chose to make the Petal Fold separates, just because!
Don't you love it?? 

Every pattern in this collection is infused with fine details, that make each piece truly unique! Nothing in this collection will bore you. I promise!!!

Hehe. Sorry for the crumply fabric! I didn't have time to iron. But still looks awesome right??? 

For the photoshoot, we played with water color and lots and lots of paper! Erin had so much fun, all she wanted was to play. I couldn't get decent photos of the garment! lol.

But I'm glad i was able to get these sweet photos of Erin and Kurt.

I'm regretting that i did not let Kurt show off his Book Fold Trousers in these photos! Go check out the pattern, it's awesome!

During fashion week Madeit is offering 20% off the collection, take your change!

But they`re also giving away a Madeit Pattern a day
Here’s how you can win…
all you have to do is correctly answer a question related to the Fashion Show that Olu of Needle and Ted will post on Facebook or Instagram at random times of the day. The first person who correctly answers the question will win a pattern of their choice from the FOLD Collection.
And this is how you can win a €50 NOSH voucher…
All you have to do is leave a comment on Needle and Ted on day 7 of Fashion Week (Sunday 6 September) letting Olu know what the highlights of the Fashion Shows were for you. She will pick a winner from the comments and the winner will be notified by email the following week.
And there is  another giveaway on Instagram to win the other €50 Nosh voucher. Look out for the prompt.
I hope you are as excited I am, here is the complete list of shows to keep
your eye open for…

Saturday 5 September

Sunday 6 September

Round Up and Reviews: