What I’ve learned last week #34

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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Add sparkles to your day and your worries will go away

 

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Whenever I’m taking blog pictures, I get a bit stiff. To resolve this issue I start moving around like a crazy person. Sometimes the result looks completely crazy, sometimes it looks great. I personally really like the shot above. It has great movement and I look so happy! But, onto the things that matter: the sewing!
A couple of weeks ago I went visiting Caroline at her place. She happens to have this huge sewing studio where she teaches workshops and there was a bunch of fabric lying around, tempting me to steal it. Now, of course I’m a good girl so I didn’t, but when I found the fabric that would become this dress, I said I would steal it from her. She replied in a very dry manner: “oh well, you can have it, black isn’t my color anyway”

YES. I had acquired another piece of gorgeous fabric.

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Lady Nettie: Servant of teachers and others who long for comfort

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As you can tell by my face in this picture, I’m quite happy with my latest make! As soon as I spotted this matte jersey fabric at Pauli, I knew it would become another lady skater/nettie mash-up. Continue reading

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What I’ve learned last week #33

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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Stock Treasures: handmade men’s pants

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Today’s post is one I’m overly excited about. You know, jumping up and down a bit after taking the pictures and so on. Pictured above is a pair of really old pants, beautifully stitched together. It’s a heavy wool pair of pants and it’s been hiding in my stock for way to long. I had to share it. While I was taking the pictures, I saw the beautiful stitches and the attention to detail even better so I have a lot to say about today’s Stock Treasure! I must warn you, this post is picture heavy.
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Dries Van Noten Inspiration Exhibition at MoMu Antwerp

dries van noten inspirationsLast summer I went to see the Dries Van Noten Inspirations Exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. I’m a fan of Van Noten’s aesthetics and love the way he combines prints and textures in every single silhouette.
I really enjoyed the exhibition and was very happy to find out it would travel to the MoMu in Antwerp. Add the fact that it would be a reworked version of the exhibition including new silhouettes and other sources of inspiration and I knew I had to go to the Antwerp one as well (it helps that I live 2 streets away from the MoMu!)

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What I’ve learned last week #32

dior at printemps christmas windowThe last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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Cropped Linden Sweatshirt

linden cropped sweatshirt quilted frontLast Friday night I wanted to sew something. I had 3 criteria

  • I wanted to sew something for myself.
  • I’m lacking options in the tops&sweatshirt department.
  • I wanted something that I could complete that same evening

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Sewing Café: Sew It Up Interview

Those of you who’ve been following along for a while probably know that I’m also the co-founder of Sew It Up, an online sewing competition for people based in Belgium and The Netherlands. Two weeks ago Caroline and I were interviewed by Lieke, writer at a Bouquet of Buttons and runner-up from our last edition of Sew It Up.
She received a lot of questions by reader of her blog about Sew It Up so she invited us to the Sewing Café to get some answers.

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What I’ve learned last week #31

Efteling droomvluchtThe last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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