Timeless Rachel skirt

Pattern review: Rachel skirt / La Maison Victor (LMV)
Patroon overzicht: Rachel jurk / La Maison Victor (LMV)

What I like about La Maison Victor magazine is, that some of the patterns are timeless. Such as this one – Rachel, it is a simple skirt you can easily adapt in the length and create a mini or midi version. As I made this skirt for the third time, this time I decided to apply some advanced techniques for more professional look. And as it’s gonna be a present for my older sister Lucy, I needed to do my very best.

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Late summer sewing

Pattern review: Bella dress / La Maison Victor (LMV)
Patroon overzicht: Bella jurk / La Maison Victor (LMV)

A few months ago, when summer 2019 was approaching, I thought, I shouldn’t be weird and like everybody else, I should also get a striped dress. On one fabric fair, I found the fabric of my heart and in the June edition of La Maison Victor, I found a perfect pattern with a very cute detail.
A perfect match!

There was only one bummer. I didn’t find any time to make this dress until late August.
Yes, the summer 2019 was very busy.

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Next generation sewista

Sewing is my passion. And I’m always very happy to spread this contegious hobby. This time invited my Czech friend Irena and her two dauthters. Especially Beata, the older one, was very excited to make her very first skirt. We did together my favourite super-simple skirt with a ruffled top side and lining. I’ll add the pattern here soon.

Unisex Sewing

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, …

It’s not that I’d be a great fan of gender fluid upbringing. But I’m always glad when I find a nice fabric that looks naturally on baby boy or baby girl.
Also for the simple reason, you can easy recycle them.

marli atelier unisex clothes

Sis & bro: Jasmina 3 months, Henryk 3 months 》2,5 y difference

Weekend mission: Comfortable Jersey Dress

Pattern review: Steph dress / La Maison Victor (LMV)
Patroon overzicht: Steph jurk / La Maison Victor (LMV)

My friend is crazy! She drove 1.800 km to spend a weekend together. When I asked what she wanted to do, I thought she’d like to see Gent, Brugge, Brussels or some other typical Belgian must-sees. But her answer actually took my breath away. “I thought we could spend some time sewing and ake a new cozy jersey dress.”
I didn’t protest. In fact, I liked the idea a lot!

She chose a nice model ‘Steph dress’ from La Maison Victor (LMV)

Well done Aneta. I couldn’t believe this was your first dress ever.

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The Sock Monkey Workshop

I did not know that my friend Eirini was serious, when she came up with the idea to do a a sock monkey workshop together. I thought that making sock monkeys is something that my sisters would enjoy, but certainly not my colleagues. However, Stephanie’s and Sandrine’s prompt positive reaction: ‘That’s a great idea!’ instantly changed my mind. Actually, why not.

So on one sunny afternoon we got together at our place. After giving the sock monkey tutorial in a nutshell, my friends were ready to start. And after few hours it became obvious we’ll need to find another day to finish the new monkeys-to-be. So we did.

Eventually, I could illuminate the to my friends all the secrets of making the funky sock moneys. And in return, my friends also have shown me something new –> the diversity of approaches how to carry out this project. As each on my friend has an uniques creating style, as unique sock monkeys they created.

Sock Monkey Worskhop III