2019 First Post Featuring an Old Make

Hope it’s not too late to wish you a Happy New Year! This is my first post of the year. Nevertheless, what I’m sharing is in fact something made quite a long time ago however, only had the opportunity to take pictures during the Christmas holidays.

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I made M this outfit to match the one I had previously made for F (previous post) but, bearing in mind her own style. M doesn’t like ruffles that much anymore, but has agreed on an Ida Blouse by Ikatee in white, because it looks good with jeans! In fact, I have to agree with her. So much so, I also bought white fabric to make one for myself.

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The blouse was made in size 8, without modifications and it fits pretty well. Like the one I made for F, I’ve chosen the long sleeves option but, this time I changed the way it closes at the back and used ties.

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Instead of using fabric for the ruffles, I used Broderie Anglaise and in my opinion, adds such a lovely detail. The main fabric is a plain off-white shirt fabric from Mike Tecidos and it worked well for this project.

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I know M’s idea was to wear the blouse with jeans but, I also made her trousers that she can wear (or not) with this blouse. The pattern is the Graphite Trousers by Made by Toya.

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For the trousers, I also made a straight size 8 without modifications, using the same corduroy previously used for F’s pinafore and Liberty Ava for the ties.

Hope you had a good start of the year!


Autumn blouse for F

Autumn is truly here! The days are shorter… and colder, but the colours are beautiful and bright. To be honest, I don’t like cold, but I do like the baking and snuggling in the sofa with my girls and watch a film, so… not all is bad.

I started sewing for F because this girl had a growth spurt and she had barely nothing to wear! My plan is to share a couple more outfits, but for now I would like to share the Ida blouse I’ve made for her.

The Ida is a newly released pattern from Ikatee in collaboration with the French blogger Petite Choses, with a Victorian vibe that I, as you might already be aware, particularly admire.

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The pattern offers several options, dress or blouse, long sleeve or short sleeve and can be made both in woven or knit, with a size range from 3 up to 12 years old.

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I made the blouse version, with long sleeves and ruffled neckline in size 9, based on F’s height and I think it fits her good.

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The blouse closes at the back and I made a button loop. I did try to use elastic but it turned out too bulky and I did not like how it looked. Next time I will use a ribbon. Yes, I already have another one cut 😊

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This is the first time I’ve used an Ikatee pattern and I liked it. The instructions, although in French (I think there will be an English version soon), are clear and there are also videos available if necessary. Also, the seam allowances are included.

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The fabric used is a shirt weight/poplin bought 3 or 4 years ago in Portugal. I’m glad plaids are back and I can use the fabric.

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From the same collaboration, there is another pattern that I would like to try, the Louise blouse and dress and maybe, the ladies version that will also be available. 😉