Simplicity 1198 again

The last time that I sewed Simplicity 1198 I said that there would be a second time, but I would make the neckline smaller.  There was, and I did! To remind you about this pattern: Misses’ V-neck knit top has sleeve variations, optional contrasting yoke and panel with asymmetric hemlines. The scoop neck knit top has… Continue reading Simplicity 1198 again

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Don’t You Love Anne of Green Gables !

My son is here with Riley and Poppy . Every summer they have a get together or two with our other two little GD’s who live in a city near by. This year I planned an Anne of Green Gables Sleepover. I made all the girls a simple sundress with pre-el…

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Sew Sweetness+Sizzix Maker’s Challenge

I’m very excited to announce my partnership with Sizzix+Free Spirit Fabrics to bring you the Sew Sweetness Maker’s Challenge! The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries received, and the prize is a bundle of Free Spirit fabric, Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine, and the NEW FALL Sew Sweetness dies to be launched in […]

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More Great Beading Techniques with Robin

Robin King has been doing a series on her blog about beading. older posts covered beading basics and Brick beading. Both are full of great ideas for new and experienced stitchers alike. Her newest post on several beading techniques is the best yet, It explains messy beading, strings of beads and tons more. There are […]

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Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice is so popular in my house there are never any leftovers. Sigh! But when you look at the alternative, I will take it. I normally made fried rice out of a package until my friend Kelli shared this recipe with me. Now I make Chicken Fried Rice from scratch and love it!…

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Fujifilm X-T2 Review

I have been receiving a lot of of requests for a review on my Fujifilm X-T2. As some…

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Cashmerette Springfield top

I’ve had pleasing results from the Cashmerette patterns I’ve used so far, but they have been designed for knits.  The Springfield top was my first foray into a Cashmerette pattern that was designed for wovens. From the Cashmerette website: Make room in your closet for the Springfield Top! This woven shell is ideal for layering under… Continue reading Cashmerette Springfield top

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How to sew the waistband and placket // A Matilda dress tutorial

Today i’m going to show you how to sew the waistband and placket of the Matilda dress! I find this part of the dress construction to be the most exciting – it’s when we join the bodice and skirt together and it finally starts to look like a dress! Ready to sew? Lets do it! […]

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Calvin Klein Shorts for Zara

More fabric from my Melbourne trip.Super cute shorts for Zara.~The Background~My fashion conscious little possum has been obsessing over ‘mom jeans’.These are high waisted, rigid denim, firm in the waist/bottom but not in the thigh.Zara …

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Lekala 4403 – a formal dress for Freya

Last year I had a call from my cousin Freya asking if I had any ball dresses in my wardrobe that she could borrow.  Although I have a fair few formal dresses, none of them were quite right for Freya (although we are similar heights we are shaped quite differently) so I offered to sew… Continue reading Lekala 4403 – a formal dress for Freya

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Turn Your Embroidery Machine Into a Longarm

If you want to successfully quilt with your machine, you have to learn the secrets to controlling the process.  In my class, Turn Your Embroidery Machine Into a Longarm at Wisconsin Quilt Expo Sept. 7-9, you’ll learn why handling your quilt like this is a recipe for disaster: I’ll also share why having two versions […] Read more…

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Sometime In October

It’s not that I have nothing to say. In fact, all kinds of  topic ideas are jumping around in my head. And it’s not that I have nothing to show. In fact, I have several projects ready to photograph, post, and talk about. BUT…… what I seem to l…

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Simple summer knit – windlass

Hello hello!!! I think this might be the first blog post of the year so far. How did that happen? (This is so wrong. Just checked and it’s my third post…). I guess like everyone else I have been documenting my general craftiness on Instagram, bu…

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Simple summer knit – windlass

Hello hello!!! I think this might be the first blog post of the year so far. How did that happen? I guess like everyone else I have been documenting my general craftiness on Instagram, but also I haven’t been working on many personal makes. I have…

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The Rebecca Vallance open-back jumpsuit (V1524) – Construction notes and finished jumpsuit

EN Summary: This article addresses my notes on the construction of Vogue 1524, a Rebecca Vallance for Vogue pattern (get it here or order it from the U.K. here). This is a Vogue custom-fit pattern, meaning that we get separate pattern pieces for different cup sizes. Keep reading the full sewing review if you wish to know more. Click here to see photos of me wearing this jumpsuit.
PT Sumário: Este artigo contém as minhas notas sobre a confeção do macacão Vogue 1524, um modelo de Rebecca Vallance para a Vogue (podem comprá-lo aqui, ou encomendá-lo do Reino Unido aqui). Trata-se de um molde “custom fit”, o que significa que vem com partes do molde específicas para cada tamanho de copa de soutien. Continuem a ler o artigo sobre a confeção, se estiverem interessados em saber mais. Cliquem aqui para verem fotos minhas a usar o macacão.
EN: The jumpsuit is described as close-fitting through bodice with open back, buckled back band, stand-up collar and exposed separating zipper closure. Semi-fitted pants on jumpsuit have back-welt and side-front pockets and invisible zipper closure.
PT: O modelo é descrito como justo na parte de cima, com costas à mostra e banda com fivela; tem gola alta e fecho separável atrás. A parte de baixo é semi-justa (eu diria solta) com bolsos de dupla pestana atrás e bolsos nas laterais da frente. O fecho invisível fica localizado atrás.
EN: I cut a size 14 with a couple of alterations: I enlarged the waist by one inch tapering with the pleats and the darts, and I also re-positioned both darts and pleats so the darts would be centered and the pleats would match the new dart position. I constructed the bodice part first and then the pants; when I basted the bodice to the pants and tried the jumpsuit on, I found a little gaping on the bodice sides that I corrected as indicated in red bellow (the side raise was about 1″):
PT: Cortei o tamanho 14 com algumas alterações. Alarguei um pouco a cintura (cerca de 2.5cm) e centrei a posição das pinças e correspondentemente a posição das pregas na frente das calças. Confecionei primeiro a parte de cima, depois as calças e antes de as coser juntas alinhavei para fazer uma prova do macacão. Verifiquei que dos lados sobrava um pouco de tecido na parte de cima, por isso ajustei como podem ver nas linhas a vermelho no esquema (subi cerca de 2,5cm dos lados):
EN: The pattern is rated advanced for good reason: you need to be well accustomed to sewing with knits for constructing the bodice and apply all the bulk reduction strategies in the book. The pattern calls for a self-lined bodice, and perhaps this works if the top fabric is some sort of swimsuit Lycra; I used ponte Roma knit for the outer bodice shell and since it has a little more body and less stretch I opted for thin knit lining on the inner shell (the kind of lining used on good quality evening-wear knit dresses). It worked very well and I am very happy with how it turned out.
PT: O molde é classificado de avançado por boas razões: é preciso estar bastante à vontade a costurar malhas e fazer bons acabamentos por dentro, evitando volume nas costuras. As instruções dizem para forrar a parte de cima com o mesmo tecido e isto deve resultar bem com lycras, por exemplo; como optei por malha ponte Roma, que é um pouco mais grossa e tem menos elasticidade, cortei o forro em tecido de malha especial para forros (o género usado no forro de vestidos de noite de malha). Resultou muito bem e fiquei satisfeita com o resultado.


EN: The fabric used for the bottom is polyester crepe, the kind that resists wrinkles, and once again it proved to be a good choice. Don’t think the added difficulty is solely on the bodice: the pants are no walk in the park either, with the double welt pockets:
PT: Para a parte de baixo usei crepe de poliéster, um tecido que resiste às engelhas, e uma vez mais provou ser uma boa opção.  Podem pensar que a dificuldade deste molde está toda na parte de cima, mas não é bem assim; as calças também não são fáceis, principalmente os bolsos de dupla-pestana atrás:
EN: I interfaced the pocket area on the pants and instead of the french seam finishing on the pocket bags as stated in the instructions, I used the serger; it just seemed to add less bulk and there was less chances of getting an imprint on the right side of the pants:
PT: Apliquei entretela no sítio onde se corta para os bolsos e em vez do acabamento à francesa nos sacos dos bolsos (como explicado nas instruções), usei a corta-e-cose pois parece-me que as costuras ficam menos volumosas e há menos hipóteses dos sacos dos bolsos se notarem do direito das calças:
EN: Here are the pants ready to be attached to the bodice; the pant pattern includes waist facings and the bodice is simply sandwiched in between pants and waist facing; then the waist facings are under-stitched around the waist and tacked down over the side seams.
PT: Aqui têm as calças, prontas para serem cosidas à parte de cima. O molde inclui vistas para a cintura e a parte de cima é cosida presa entre as calças e as vistas de cintura. Depois assenta-se as margens na direção das vistas e passa-se novo pesponto rente à costura para as prender. Finalmente as vistas são cosidas com pontos à mão nas costuras laterais, para não virarem para fora.
EN: I had this pattern in my must-sew list since I saw Erica Bunker’s version last year (here). All I needed was a suitable buckle/clasp and I was lucky to find one (the only one of its kind) in a local vintage notions shop. I strongly advise pinning the closure in and then try the jumpsuit on before stitching it down; you may have to adjust/shorten the length of the back band like I did:
PT: Desde que vi este modelo confecionado pela Erica Bunker (aqui) no ano passado que o queria fazer; só precisava de um fecho metálico para as costas e tive sorte em encontrá-lo numa retrosaria antiga aqui em Aveiro (era o único!). Aconselho a prenderem o fecho primeiro com alfinetes e experimentarem vestir o macacão antes de o coser, pois poderão ter de ajustar/apertar o comprimento da banda:
EN: Here’re photos of the jumpsuit on the dressform; I finished it last weekend and wore it on the following Monday to the office. I wore it over a black and white breton t-shirt and it looked great in my opinion, yet I was having a bad hair day and didn’t take photos. I plan on taking a few photos tomorrow if I can, so stay tuned on Tany et la Mode blog! UPDATE: outfit photos are up here!
PT: Aqui têm fotos do macacão no manequim; acabei de o fazer no fim-de-semana passado e usei-o logo na segunda-feira para ir trabalhar, com uma t-shirt às risquinhas pretas e brancas por baixo. Na minha opinião o conjunto ficou muito bem, mas acabei por não tirar fotos porque o meu cabelo estava num dia mau. Amanhã quero ver se tiro algumas fotos a usar o macacão, por isso mantenham-se atentos ao blogue Tany et La Mode! ATUALIZAÇÃO: As fotos já estão publicadas aqui!
EN: The pants fit me really well so I plan on making a pair as separates! Here are the sewing labels, one from Vogue and my own label (you can get custom sewing labels from  https://www.dutchlabelshop.com/).
PT: As calças assentam-me mesmo bem e por isso planeio usar o molde para fazer umas calças separadas. Aqui têm as etiquetas, a da Vogue e a minha (podem mandar fazer etiquetas em  https://www.dutchlabelshop.com/).
EN: Thank you all for visiting and Happy Sewing!
PT: Obrigada a todos por aparecerem e Boas Costuras!
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DIY Faux Linen

DIY Faux Linen

  This summer has been all about breezy dressing in lots of linen and other warm temperature fabric.  So when I spotted this gorgeous medium weight twill on moodfabrics.com, I knew it would make the… View Post

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Essential Oils for a Romantic Night In

Are you looking for some great ideas for a romantic night in with the one you love? Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or another holiday, or just enjoying a nice date night in together, you can spice it up with essential oils for a romantic night in. Essential oils are a great…

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Etsy & eBay & eCommerce

I’ve gotten lots of questions in the comments on yesterday’s post, so I will try to answer them today. What Happened in 2016 If you don’t want the techy stuff. just skip to the section on eBay stores. I had used one host provider since the beginning of this blog and had been very happy. […]

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Etsy & eBay & eCommerce

I’ve gotten lots of questions in the comments on yesterday’s post, so I will try to answer them today. What Happened in 2016 If you don’t want the techy stuff. just skip to the section on eBay stores. I had used one host provider since the beginning of this blog and had been very happy. […]

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Because this is important. 

Photo by @wherethewomenwander Listen, there is no natural way for me to transition into the subject of Nazis…

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: News from the Quilt World

Good morning! This week marks the return of a type of blog post I enjoyed writing for the Quilters Newsletter blog that were called Scrap Bags, a round-up of recent news items from around the quilt world or regarding quilts … Continue reading

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Wide Legged Challis Pants + A Concord Tee

I’ve wanted a pair of wide legged challis pants for quite some time. Because every once in awhile during the summer, I want to wear a pair of pants. In my former life, I would make a pair of linen pants every summer but they seem a little too formal fo…

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New Look 6444

Another garment that was finished (and photographed) a year ago.  Good thing I have these “archives” left to post on my blog, because my sewing output has reduced dramatically over the last year.  This is New Look 6444. We bought this embroidered cotton on our first trip to Chiang Mai (you may remember the pink… Continue reading New Look 6444

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GINGHAM SKIRT WORN AS A DRESS

HI DARLINGS! So last month when ZARA had their big sale I picked up a few things including this skirt. When I got home to try it on, because I was lazy at the store and didn’t do it there, lol I pulled it on and after I got to my chest I thought “I bet […]

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Completed: My Maid of Honor Dress

Here’s a fun fact about me: I have never been a bridesmaid before. Never! I would almost say I’ve never been in a wedding at all, but I did get to carry the bride’s train in a wedding when I was really young (I think 8 – it was for my mom’s best friend). Is […]

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Birthday Shirts

To celebrate some birthdays, my niece and nephew took us to Morton’s steakhouse.Both a happy and a sad occasion.   The last time we went to Morton’s was in 2012.  This time the attendees were  the same, minus my father who passed away in…

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Free Project – Head Of The Class Chalkboard Brownies

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Free Project – Picnic Lanterns

Description Picnics create magical moments, memories and loads of fun. Add a little extra sparkle and maybe a little romance to your next picnic by adding your own handmade picnic lanterns. These lanterns are just the right size to stash away i…

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Free Sewing Pattern – Pizza!

PATTERN DETAILS Tutorial on creating pizza! It looks like real, and you want to eat! The tutorial is presented as a photo. Download Now

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Free Project – A Day in the Park

Free Project – A Day in the Park

PATTERN DETAILS What better way to de-stash than to knit something to hold my stash ? 😉 A Day in the Park is a great way to practice new stitch patterns and use up leftover yarn! Weight and gauge are not super important for this pattern. Although I think it would best be done in […]

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