After summing up 2011 and realizing how many dresses I made (and how many times they were used…) I decided that 2012 will be a year of more separates. Thus, sewing project no.1 was a blouse. To keep it simple after all my advanced dress sewing for the holidays, I drafted a simple peasant blouse. Here’s how it came out!



I based my drafting mainly on these lovely pattern envelopes, McCall 6625 from 1946, and Advance 5856 (year unknown).




For a bunch of more pictures and a lot of more text, visit me on my blog here:



Today I finished my longest and most complicated sewing project ever. I got my hands on a lot of amazing fabric and decided it was time to make that dream dress, the Dior New Look dress!

I drafted the whole thing from scratch, using my own constructed pattern. Here’s how it came out!

I documented a lot of the process in my blog, and there are massive amounts of pictures. Take a look if you like!



Here’s what I made for my mum and my sis for Christmas!

I drafted the dress for mum, and used a late 1950′s pattern for the blouse.

More about it and some more pictures and details are on my blog, http://sewewellyn.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-presents-for-mum-and-sis.html
Come visit if you like!

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For once I finished something early, here’s my dress for this years Christmas!

The dress is made from vintage cotton sheets, inspired by the works of Swedish painter Carl Larsson.

The pattern I used is McCall’s 7101, dated 1963, I won it in a giveaway!

For a lot more pictures, both of the dress and some inspiration sources, and a lot more ramblings about Christmas and sewing, take a look here: http://sewewellyn.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-as-in-old-days-dress.html

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