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Once Again, I Made Something Blue


Somehow I’ve found myself making quite a lot of blue things for this blog, even though I’ve never thought of blue as a favourite colour or anything. And yet I keep coming back to it. Maybe it’s just nice and neutral without being boring? I don’t know.

Anyway, I made this skirt based on pattern #106B from Burda 05/2012 — though I drafted my own pattern — but it’s basically the exact same skirt:


Boyfriend called this my “model face”, since I look all serious and slightly bored/dazed…

I got rid of the front buttons, since they always end up looking a bit weird on a tight skirt. The fabric is some kind of cotton mix that cost me 11 euros for a piece of over 3 metres, so not a bad price. Fully lined with some grey leftover lining I had lying around. There’s a slightly enforced facing along the waistline like in the skirt with no side seams, to keep it from wrinkling up too much.



The zipper on the back is actually a vintage metal zipper I bought from a flee market a long time ago. It’s not in its prime anymore, but works well, and I really love the colour.


For some reason all my expressions were either like this (a little manic) or slightly depressed — somehow I just couldn’t act normally today.


I really really like this skirt! The silhouette is lovely and the pockets are superb, so yay! A definite spring hit, once spring finally decides to show up here in Finland.

– Sadie

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My New Favourite Skirt


I’ve been a very bad blogger recently, sorry about that. I mostly blame university, and the fact that I had a phase of uninspiredness (yes, I’m aware that’s not a word) that started sometime in the summer and is only just coming to an end. But now I’m back in business and have a ton of projects planned, so I think I’ll make up for taking such a long break.

The Skirt

The sewing-blog appropriate hipter-pose… or maybe I don’t look melancholic enough to qualify?

This is basically just a six-gore circle skirt with pockets. Also, it has no side seams — just for fun. The waistband is petersham ribbon. I used the same fabric I made vintagey shirt #1 from. It’s a really hard farbric to work with, I have to say! Thin as hell and doesn’t weigh a thing… It was impossible to keep it still while cutting, so the finished product is a little lopsided.

I wore this with  a separate underskirt I made from some leftover lining and some of the bias tape I made from the same blue silk as the skirt. I was thinking I could maybe make a proper 50’s petticoat for this, to make it more festive from time to time.

The skirt closes with three hooks and a snap.

Lastly, a sneak peek into crocheting:

It’s just a test piece, but I think it turned out pretty nice (as in you can actually tell there’s a pattern).

I also bought myself a huge set of bamboo crochet needles:

They range from 12mm to 2mm.



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The Coat of Yummy Colours


It’s getting cold over here in Helsinki, and I found this wonderful blue wool for only 9,90 €/metre (though I’m trying not to buy so much fabric, I swear), so I thought I’d make a nice, warm coat out of it. I used this burdastyle pattern http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/012011-long-coat-with-belt , adding a hood to the collar part. Oh, and I also added pockets. Since a coat without a hood and pockets is just missing something :)

The belt has two of those clippy-thingies you usually find in suspenders.


My boyfriend was nice enough to take these photos, so I didn’t have to mess with the self-timer on my camera this time.


The hood turned out pretty huge, but I think it gives the coat a nice sort of fantasy-feel.




The fabric I used as lining I already had, so I didn’t have to pay for that, which was nice. It’s probably polyester, or maybe even rayon, and a bit darker than in the pic. The red contrasts nicely with the blue of the wool.



(While making this coat/ posting this post, I was supposed to be studying for a linguistics exam, but I choose to ignore that for now…)

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