Happy 2014 everyone! I hope you’ve all had a ‘Guten Rutsch’ (good slide) into the New Year, as they say in these parts! I’m posting this skirt review later than I’d planned. Holiday travel, sick children and other seasonal distractions completely derailed my blog posting schedule at the end of 2013 and thus far this […]
The Schwarzwald Skirt Collection Autumn/Winter 2013 – Skirt Two -‘Forest Foliage’
This is the second skirt from my ‘Black Forest’ skirt collection using Burdastyle 12/2012 #105 skirt pattern. This pattern has only two pattern pieces, is beginner friendly and can be made from less than one metre of fabric which make it pretty fab IMO! The autumn coloured leaves in the forest inspired me so this […]
The ‘Schwarzwald’ Autumn/Winter 2013 Skirt Collection – Skirt One – ‘Wild’
Ralph Pink Patterns ran a competition earlier this month to create a mood board for a couture collection. I didn’t enter but it sounded like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d get into the spirit of theme creating for this collection of three skirts using one pattern – BurdaStyle 12/2012 #105. The theme […]
Burdastyle #130 10/2013 Coat Muslin
This year I thought I’d give coat-making another go and chose this pattern. I chose this because: 1 – The pattern is in short sizes 17-21. Burdastyle has two pattern sizing charts – size 34-52 designed for women height 168cm and short fitting sizes 17-26 for women height 160cm. I’m 162cm, so short sizing – […]
BREAKING NEWS – Lebenskleidung Scoops Global Sustainable Fashion Award 2013!
I’m very pleased to announce that one of this blog’s favourite organic fabric suppliers, Lebenskleidung was honoured with a SOURCE AWARD 2013 this week – a Global Award For Sustainable Fashion. I’ve long been a fan of Lebenskleidung and I congratulate them on this win – they fully deserve it and have more than earned it! To […]
Baby, it’s cold outside! Coat Review Burdastyle #103 10/2012
It’s minus ridiculous degrees here and like lots of other blogging sewists in the northern hemisphere, I’m turning my sewing attention to outerwear and warm and cosy things! This is a wrap coat that I made last year from Burdastyle pattern #103 10/2012. You need a double-sided fabric or at least a fabric with a […]
Collegien Giveaway Winner!
Our resident ‘random number generator’ (read – my eldest daughter!) today selected the winner for the Collegien Giveaway. A number was randomly selected. And without further ado, the winner is – Congratulations Walter Valentine! Keep an eye on your inbox for your Collegien gift that’s on its way to you. Thanks to everyone who participated […]
A Mini European Union and Collegien Giveaway!
We’re jumping for joy here at YoSaMi over this festively-coloured make and our first ever Giveaway! It struck me as I finished this dress that it’s a micro European union of sorts! It was sewn by a Brit, using a Danish pattern design (http://www.minikrea.dk). It’s made out of cotton sweatshirt fabric bought from a German […]
A Red Etro Silk Anna Dress from By Hand London
Firstly a reminder about the Collegien giveaway. If all goes to plan, I’ll be posting the Collegien giveaway on Friday, just two more sleeps! So don’t forget to check back for all the details this weekend! My Second By Hand London Anna Dress This dress seemed to take forever to finish for no other reason than […]
M.M.M.’13 Version 2.1 and Collegien Giveaway news!
My-Maxi-Miette 2013. This pattern hack of the Miette skirt pattern by Tilly and the Buttons, was the result of an online search of Miette pattern reviews and a suggestion by the lovely Oonaballoona on her blog to make the Miette into a maxi. I thought this was a great idea and immediately stole it was inspired to make […]