September 13, 2011

Sorbetto + Madeleine = sleep set

Sleeping in old t-shirts and thick socks might be the most comfortable thing I know but let's face it, not very... sexy, is it? And silk lingerie does nothing for me either. So in order to be able to slip out of bed in the morning and being both decent and cute, I made myself a sleep set using free downloads from Colette Patterns.

Sorbetto top and Madeleine mini bloomers.

I found such a nice floral cotton and paired it a light blue bias tape (for the top) and light blue ribbon (for the bottom). The Madeleine bloomers are suppose to sit quite low on the hip but I decided to raise the waist so that they sit just below the belly button.

Click to download the Sorbetto top and Madeleine bloomers patterns!


My dear friend Nina gave me a beautiful vintage fabric when we spent time together in Stockholm this summer telling me it had to be used for my son. So after considering a few different patterns I decided to make him a shirt!

Vintage buttons

I used Mccall's M6226 and although I used the smallest size (3 years) it is HUGE on my son. So I will look forward to the day when the shirt finally fits him. In the meantime, it will be hanging on a hook in his room.

September 11, 2011

Me Made Blouse

I drafted a pattern for an easy-to-sew blouse, with a peter pan style collar and short sleeves. Below version is made in a vintage rayon fabric and red vintage buttons but the next one will be in a creamy white silk with a black collar.

I plan to wear the blouse with this red woollen pencil skirt I made last October.

September 9, 2011



While it's still +20 degrees outside I have finished my cape in a brown cashmere flannel. I added an isolating fusible facing for those extra chilly mornings and used a blue/bronze floral lining, as well as 3 vintage plastic buttons.

Lining used on the under collar.

Vintage button.


September 1, 2011

Autumn is getting closer

I made a hat for my son!

And I'm currently working on a cape for fall in a dark brown cashmere wool. 
Only buttonholes and buttons remains!