The boyfriend and I used to work for Nokia, and together, we combine 11 years of work within this company during which we received many, too many, company t-shirts. As these company branded t-shirts are of no interest for anyone and I don’t want to throw them away, I thought I could use them for all my up-cycling projects. Last week I found a … Continue reading Upcycled Nokia Pants
Last week, the boyfriend decided to have a bit of a clothes clearance and he gave me about 10 t-shirts that were either too small or in bad conditions and he asked me if I could make a project out of those. Some of the t-shirts were still very nice but were simply too small so I told him I would rather give them to a … Continue reading Upcycled T-shirt Patch Pyjama Shorts
After a whole 2,5 months of experience in making clothes (I think I made 10 pieces so far), it was time for me to leave the comfort of the French patterns & instructions and attack an English one. While browsing the internet, I came across the website of Tilly and the Buttons, a 2013 Great British Sewing Bee’s contestant apparently, and thought that her Coco dress/suit would be … Continue reading So Coco today! (Learning how to make clothes 4)
Now that I have gained some experience making cotton clothes, I thought it was (already) time for me to move to the next challenge and face some more tricky fabric, such as.. Jersey! I love wearing leggings but it’s not easy to find fun and colourfull ones, therefore, being able to make my own pairs totally makes sense. I had a look at a few tutorials online explaining how … Continue reading Happy legs! I made funky leggings – Learning how to make clothes (3)
After making so easily Charlotte Auzou Atelier’s skirt and her sleeveless tops, I decided a couple of weeks ago to try to make her belted dress. I expected it to be a difficult mission so I bought cheap cheap fabric from Fab’land. I had selected a polka dotted green fabric but as I walked to the till I spotted this bright turquoise birdy fabric. If I … Continue reading I made a dress! Learning how to make clothes (2)
Last month, my cousin gave birth to a lovely baby girl that they decided to call Ella. Knowing that their baby would soon be born, I decided in January to try & make something for her. I browsed all the DIY things you can find on Pinterest and got my eyes caught by some lovely Kimono Baby shoes for which the blog Homespun Threads made a … Continue reading Matching Baby / Mommy Kimono Shoes & Bibs
The great thing about making your own clothes is that you can choose to make them in a fabric you like. The hard thing about making your own clothes is to choose between hundreds of gorgeous fabric. Most of the time I just can’t choose and end buying way more fabric that I need. If I was never buying fabric ever again , I still … Continue reading 7 fabrics 100% cotton that will make you want to sew right away!