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Lisbon Cardigan from itch to stitch

Ok, I already LOVE itch to stitch due to the perfect stretch jeans pattern, Liana. Today I made the Lisbon cardigan and was not disappointed; it came together easily and with beautiful finishing. I was not sure whether I would add buttons, but now I think that I will, because the shape is very flattering when …

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Driftless cardigan in French terry

So, after I made the Jalie Helene and wasn’t thrilled, somebody pointed me to the driftless cardigan (Thank you!!). This is exactly what I was looking for! The details are very nice, with binding in stead of just turned seams, and I also like the fit a lot better – still oversize, but not boxy …

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Jalie T-shirt, 2805

Phew, my trust in Jalie has been restored 🙂 I made the 2805 straight size U and it fits well! Only alteration I have made to the pattern after sewing this up, is removing around 4 cm/ 1.5″ (!) in sleeve width for the last 25 cm/ 10″ of the sleeves. I have cut 4 …

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Jalie Helene cardigan

This morning I made the Helene cardigan, in a lovely, sooo soft grey/ orange stripe jersey, and I have to say I’m torn. I love the pockets, it was a very fun sew with the unusual construction techniques, but I have to say that I feel it is an unfinished pattern overall. For example, the …

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Liana stretch jeans – back pocket placement

Yup, those are the exact same jeans on the pictures, only the placement of the pockets are different! I decided to take the back pockets off my last pair of Lianas and place them more flattering (I REALLY didn’t want to do it, but honestly it didn’t take more than 5 minutes removing them, and …

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Liana stretch jeans, light blue

So, I finally made my light blue denim Lianas, absolutely love them!! This time I added an additional 3 cm in the length of the legs, and will wait with hemming until they have been washed 3 or 4 times, as my jeans tend to become too short. I have now made 4 Lianas, and …

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Pants & jeans Sewing

Morgan boyfriend jeans

I’m continuing my quest for the perfect jeans, now trying the non-stretch version. I have made the Morgans, in a beautiful dark 8 oz denim. I even did some distressing! Based on my hip measurement (105 cm/ 41.3″) I chose size 14 as I was between size 12 and 14, and the pattern suggest you size …

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Sewing socks!

I’m tall; 180 cm/ 5 feet 9″, soooo I have large feet. Where I live ladies shoe sizes stop just below my size. So annoying! Pretty socks and girlie shoes are just a distant dream for me. So, I wear sneakers and mens boring, boring socks (sometimes I buy the pretty socks, and very soon …

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Jalie Eleonora version 2

Second pair of Eleonora, this time in a very stretchy lightweight black denim. I have altered the pattern from version 1:   1) Swayback adjustment, lowering CB about 2,5 cm/ 1″ 2) Low butt adjustment, scooping about 1,5 cm/ 0.6″ in back crotch curve 3) Scooping about 1 cm/ 0.4″ in front crotch curve 4) …

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