Monday, 28 July 2014

July's finished MAGAM


It's not even the last day and I have finished!
This was a super simple top to make.


I didn't have quite enough fabric to make the back without a seam, so I decided to put in an exposed zip for interest.  All this time I have been saying how silly they look but now I have done one it's not silly anymore!!


I want to make sure the zip would be super straight and looking good so I used a tutorial on the Burda website.  It was slightly more complicated than a normal zip insertion but I'm very pleased with the result.
The zip is pre-used so I was worried that it might look shabby but no, I am very pleased with the look.  The link to the tutorial is here.  http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/exposed-zipper


The embroidery is from Urban Threads from a tattoo collection.

Thanks for visiting

Jolanda x


Friday, 11 July 2014

Back on the MAGAM!!


After a bit of a break from sewing clothes for myself, I am ready to update
my wardrobe again.

I think I have had this fabric for about 12 years!! and hopefully will have enough to make a small top.
It's a kind of broderie anglaise with a waffle background.



This is the top I hope to make; it's from Burda July 2014 magazine, but I think I will make it a bit longer as it's rather short.


I also hope to embroider this design from Urban Threads on the front, but I'm
not sure if its going to work because there are quite a few holes in the fabric.


Hopefully soon you will see the finished product; then all we need is a bit more sun and I will be able to wear it!

Bye for now

Jolanda x

Saturday, 5 July 2014


Hi, I've been away from blogging for a while but still busy sewing for craft fairs mainly.  I did this beautiful embroidery on calico to sell at a fair, even though I haven't sold this one it has turned out to be a bit of an earner!  I put the picture on facebook and was asked to make some in lilac for a lady for her quilt, then I was chatting to a lady at a craft fair about the quilt and she ordered six!! how good is that!!


It seems that lilacs and purples are definitely the preferred colours




a recycled denim purse with clothes labels on front.



a couple of geek owl brooches


bye for now