Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sewing a la Colette

So I bought a new book. I haven´t got it yet but like the Burda stylebook this one has patterns too and they cost the a same, at least from Adlibris, a swedish net book shop. a link to the homepage of Colette patterns.
The patterns seems to be popular on the sewing blogs and I bought the beignet pattern when I was in the US and yesterday I washed the mustard corduroi that I intend to use for the first skirt....I also have to find all the patterns that I bought there and probably stored in a good place...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Look at these stamps. They are so nice that I might actually send a letter instead of an email!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Burdastyle sewing handbook

I love Burda, the patterns and the fit is great! I know a lot of people are complaining about the lack of instructions.
This book has great instructions not only on how to sew but also how to alter a pattern to 2 different looks, the looks are created by members of the Burdastyle homepage.
There are pattern for a A-line skirt, a shirt, a dress, a coat and a bag and part from the 2 illustrated versions there are 14 more of each garment to get inspired by.
The patterns are sized 32-46.
For sewers of all ages and the perfect X-mas gift for a young sewer.

Friday, November 04, 2011


My camera will not work so I can´t show you my KNITTING MACHINE!!!!
Hopefully I will have it up and running this weekend. It´s a brother medium knitter and I bought a new spongebar for it. They dont make brothers any more but a brand called Nova Knit works on brother machines so I can get supplies for it. The machine came with a lace carriage and a carriage that I can switch between four colors of yarn, and I can also do tuckwork, that means that some stitches are made through 2 rows.
All this stuff made me go for an idea I have been thinking about for a while and I now sleep in my livingroom and the bedroom is now only for sewing etc. Will probably work fine since I plan to keep all my crafty items in there.