Montag, 22. Februar 2010

Colette Patterns

Last week I discovered an interesting pattern company. Colette Patterns have mostly 40s and 50s inspired patterns. I couldn´t resist to order some, but it was very difficult to decide which. In the end I ordered the Chantilly and Ceylon dress patterns. Did I mention that their patterns have really cute names. The new ones are named after teas.

Colette patterns also have a blog and there I found a pattern for this cute bloomers.

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Madeleine bloomers


It was really easy to make these. I changed the pattern a bit. The fabric I got at Ikea. It was some kind of fabric rescue project, because the original thing, I wanted to make didn´t work out. This was a really nice weekend project. Now I can´t wait for my dress patterns.

Montag, 15. Februar 2010

Going to Neverland

The daughter of a friend of mine wished for a Peter Pan costume for carneval. Today I finished it. I am quite satisfied with it and now hope it will fit her.

The top:

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Peter Pan Shirt


The is my favorite part of the costume. I used an Ottobre pattern and changed the bottom part and the sleeves. It went together really well.

The hat:

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Peter Pan hat


This was really an adventure, because I made the pattern by myself. I think it looks cute, but it´s not perfect.

The trousers:

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Peter Pan pants


I like the cut (again an Ottobre pattern). It was not hard to sew, but I made some mistakes. I have no idea if this will fit her. I changed the pattern a bit. This is no masterpiece and I am not very proud of it.

If you want to see some photos of Emily here is her website:

Montag, 8. Februar 2010


In the last few weeks I fell in love with Simplicity patterns, because they have such a lot of movie inspired patterns.

Here are some of them:

I am not a huge fan of the movies, but the coats are cool: Matrix


And every Jedi needs a good outfit and there are also some for the ladies:




Lord of the Ring fans also have a lot of variations to choose from:





Now on to some of my favorite movies:



These I own (or ordered and hope to get soon):

Ever After


Wizard of Oz


Shakespeare in love


These are by far not all Simplicity movie patterns. I know there is one for Willi Wonka and a Rococo one for Elizabeth Swans dress.

Can´t wait to make some of these. I will try to post reviews when I am done.

Montag, 1. Februar 2010

Sewing plans

To start here are my sewing plans:


- Rococo dress
- Chemise
- Stay
- Fichu
- Mantelet
- 1914-dress
- Wannabe Mediaval dress
- 50s dress
- Elizabethian hat
- Roman tunic


- Apron
- Elizabethian inspired dress
- IW chemisette

Everyday wear:

- Blouse
- Burda dress
- Skirts
- BH
- Pants
- Summer dress


- Dorothy dress
- Kimono skirt
- Peter Pan costume
- Dirndl
- Quilt
- Kitchen apron