Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sew Fantastic series

A few months ago Annika from Näh Connection asked me to be part of her Sew Fantastic series, in which she interviews bloggers and asked them to sew their 'signature' tee. I was flattered and honored to be part of the series, so of course I said yes immediately!
Today, it's my turn to show up on her blog, so hop over to Näh Connection to read the interview and find out the story behind this tee...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tropical tee

We have a mini heatwave here in the Netherlands, so time for a tropical post.
Indeed, a pineapple again!

Hot summer days like this are rare, and definitely shouldn't be spent in a sweltering sewing room...
So I got a store-bought tee, my old faithful pineapple stencil, and some fabric paint
Quick, easy, and very summery...

By the way, those cute striped shorts are another hand-made item that was once sewn by my mother for my siblings or me, stored for years and years and now finally gets worn again...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mend the gap

My friend asked me to mend her trekking pants in return for a three-course dinner. That’s what I call a good deal! Especially since:
a. she is a wonderful cook, and 
b. I got her fiat to add a customized patch.

So I decided to add a leaf. This turned an otherwise boring task into a creative and satisfying little project.

Here are some alternatives I've used before to mend (or prevent) gaps!
Starselephants, multiple patches, whale
The guy wearing the patched pants is my middle son, just before he turned 2 (over 2 years ago now). 
I love his cool attitude, contrasting nicely with the rose petals sprinkled on the floor, haha!

And some more fun patches on my 'Mend the Gap' Pinterest board
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