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21 January, 2015

20 January, 2015

  • 08:04 PM

    lauriana added the project called a lovely dress for winter

    This winter, I was determined to finally sew myself a dress using the lovely black wool crepe which had been in my stash for years…
    I thought several different design but settled on this one. A …

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17 January, 2015

  • 02:59 PM

    lauriana added the project called Sewing for him

    Sometimes, I sew for my boyfriend. And this time, thanks to this fabric I found at the market, he got a type of garment I hadn’t made him before: A cardigan.
    I drafted my own pattern based on the …

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13 January, 2015

24 December, 2014

  • 05:02 PM

    lauriana added the project called Downton Abbey blouse

    When re-watching season two of Downton Abbey, I really started to like the blouses worn for daywear by both the young ladies and off duty maids… And luckily, I have some really old sewing magazin…

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23 December, 2014

  • 05:04 PM

    lauriana added the project called 1957 outfit

    For reasons which are a bit too complicated to explain here, I decided to try and copy this outfit from 1957 using tutorials and patterns from that time.
    The skirt and belt were made using a tuto…

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16 December, 2014

3 December, 2014

  • 08:23 PM

    lauriana added the project called 1965 dress

    Dress made using a vintage ‘enlarge to size’ pattern system called Frohne.
    This design is from the summer of 1965.
    I’ve blogged about the pattern system here

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25 November, 2014

  • 10:20 AM

    lauriana added the project called a winter coat re-born

    Years ago, I made myself a winter coat (own design and pattern) which I loved (in fact, I’m posted it on Burdastyle as well. It should still be somewhere in the far reaches of my studio but it’s ea…

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21 November, 2014

17 November, 2014

  • 08:32 PM

    lauriana added the project called cozy autumn dress

    What’s nicer for those cold dark evenings ahead than a nice warm and comfortable dress?

    I hope this dress, made from knit fabric, will fit the bill.
    As usual, it’s designed and drafted and sew…

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8 November, 2014

  • 04:21 PM

    lauriana added the project called Jeans and a shirt

    I have made skinny jeans… I’ve made all kinds of jeans over the years, but never that. Even these are not your standard skinny jeans, of course. They are a high-waisted concoction by my own desig…

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  • 04:14 PM

    lauriana commented on the project My wedding dress in silk duchesse

    GREAT. The design is very good: Classy, stylish and flattering. The dress looks very well made …


31 October, 2014

  • 05:20 PM

    lauriana added the project called new "Market Bag"

    I needed a new large bag for grocery shopping at my local market. So, I made this one.

    More about it and the pattern I made for it are on my blog-…

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26 October, 2014

23 October, 2014

  • 08:40 PM

    lauriana added the project called striped long cardigan

    I really liked the unusual shape of this cardigan when I saw it in the pattern store.
    The stripes in the fabric bring it out even more. I added a facing along the front edge because my fabric does…

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19 October, 2014

  • 07:02 PM

    lauriana added the project called a great new jumpsuit...

    I’ve had this idea for a while: a jumpsuit which combines suit-like styling with a wrap-over style with a pleat in the trouser part… And now, I’ve drafted just that.
    It also has a notched collar…

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16 October, 2014

  • 11:06 AM

    lauriana added the project called comfortable bulky cardigan

    This is my first real autumn project for this year. It didn’t come together as easily as I had hoped but I got there in the end. The design and pattern are, as usual, my own.

    More about it on "m…

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14 October, 2014

  • 10:27 AM

    lauriana added the project called racer back bra with lace

    To be honest, I don’t really understand why racerback bras are usually restricted to sportswear. They are really comfortable and can look as good as any other bra. So, I made my own.
    I made my own…

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13 October, 2014

  • 08:27 AM

    lauriana added the project called classic LBD

    My attempt at a classic Little Black Dress. I drafted my own pattern and made it from mid-weight stretch cotton from my stash.
    More about it on my blog

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6 October, 2014

  • 09:15 AM

    lauriana added the project called Sharp and snappy

    Sharp and Snappy D, to be precise. A design from the book Pattern Magic 3: Stretch Fabrics
    I drafted mine using my normal sloper for knits, rather than the one that comes with the book. I also …

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5 September, 2014

  • 07:57 AM

    lauriana commented on the project Style Arc Romy Anorak

    Wow, that looks very good. Stylish and practical.
    Coats like that have so many details and yours…


1 September, 2014

  • 05:24 AM

    lauriana added the project called No-zip skirt

    Nice full skirt with deep pleats at the front. You can unbutton the pleats which means they work as a closure for the skirt so I didn’t need a zipper.

    I’ve made a simple tutorial for this on "my…

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