Archive for the ‘Sytt och tovat’ Category

Why give up?

15 juni 2019

When there is a new opportunity to start over
challenge your sewing skills.

Some one asked me if I would sew something for 2020 Foundations Revealed Contest? Yes, I just might do that. If you would like to read more about the 2020 theme, rules and browse the Mood boards click on the original sites links in the quote below. This is how the 2020 theme is presented on the website:

Mythologies and legends of rebirth and restoration abound across the world. From the phoenix rising from the ashes to the Goddess Flora heralding Spring, delve into the patterns, textures and stories of traditional sagas. The circular economy shows us a life cycle: rebirth of worn out things, given new life and purpose.

FR Contest 2020: Mood board ”Renewal”

Our Members chose this year’s theme from three possibilities that all reflect sustainability, recycling and upcycling. How can we textile artists be a part of the solution, rather than part of the problem, when it comes to waste and toxic practices? We encourage you to look at this theme in addition to Renewal as an extra source of ideas to incorporate into your entry this year. Natural dyes, recycled plastics, utilising fabric scraps – everyone can do something to be a creative part of the solution!
Additional mood board: ”Upcycling and Sustainability”



FR Contest 2020: The Complete Guide and Official Rules


Oooh my!

11 juni 2019

Is this buying silk fabrics in thrift stores turning into
a shopping addiction?

Must have FABRIC
Good price
Buy now – sew later

Yesterday I came home with this vibrating ghastly pinkish magenta silk fabric with contrasting light blue and yellow stripes. Two pieces one 3.30×0,9m and the other 1,6×0,9m. Price a bargain. But what am I going to sew from this fabric? The colour is mildly put luminescent modern perhaps even tom modern for trimmings?

Godmorgon, nu kan jag…

31 maj 2019

… sträcka på sömmen,
med hjälp av korstygn och små lagda veck.

Kvällens klurighet…

30 maj 2019

Vad är detta?

Vintage ruffler foot

30 maj 2019

This might be cheating,
but I have this nifty vintage ruffler foot to help me with the pleating.

Egg shaped …

30 maj 2019

… armhole …

Soon …

30 maj 2019

Eyelet sewing

Det går framåt. Snart har jag ritat upp ett mönster till en ärmlös regency klänning. Det kommer dock att bli något svårare att klura ut hur jag skall konstruera ärmarna. Tänkte göra som med livstycket utgå från en bild av ett mönster och drapera tyget direkt på provdockan.


29 maj 2019

…Jo, men se!
Det här var ju inte riktigt lätt som en plätt.

När jag sydde min korset i våras kunde jag konstatera att min torso är tämligen asymmetrisk. Det medför att jag inte bara kan spegelvända mönsterdelarna utan att jag måste rita upp varje sida för sig och skapa en optisk illusion av symmetri. Det blir en spännande utmaning att klura på idag.

Start up

28 maj 2019

Well, hello me and my wrong period corset

I will try to drape a regency dress on to your body
and see if I can make sewing pattern.


Searching for …

26 maj 2019

… a regency pattern?

You are welcome to visit my moodboard with sewing patterns I found on pinterest.