21 May, 2015
20 May, 2015
lauriana added the project called blue dress in jersey and cotton
Such a simple idea and yet I hadn’t used it yet: A dress from both jersey and woven cotton.
Bodice and sleeves are made from jersey, the skirt, button placket and collar from woven cotton.
13 May, 2015
lauriana commented on the project Burdastyle wide lapel jacket
lauriana added the project called That cloche
If you make one hat, why not try another?
This is a very different one. The pattern came from a magazine from the 1920’s (I didn’t make the attached scarf) and I sewed it by hand from thick synth…
lauriana added the project called Simple fedora
Years ago, I bought a cut-and-sew fedora in the sale of a well know clothing store. It was 1 or 2 euros and I didn’t like the fabric. I did like the shape and figured I could cut it up and to make …
9 May, 2015
lauriana commented on the project Lady in grey...
Thank you very much!
lauriana commented on the project makenzi family affair. ..
Wow! That’s seriously impressive. And everyone looks great! That fabric is great choice and it se…
lauriana commented on the project My wedding dress! vogue 2237 in champagne lace
lauriana added the project called Lady in grey...
I made this dress to wear to the wedding of friends.
In making it, I’ve combined all sorts of things I’ve learned over the years about sewing, pattern making, lingerie, corsetry and formal dresse…
27 April, 2015
lauriana added the project called My 1956 suit
We’ve wanted a vintage style suit for a while and now I’ve made one. I’ve drafted my own, based on an image from 1956.
You can read more about it on my blog…
6 April, 2015
lauriana added the project called some new jeans
I’ve made new jeans! I used stretch denim and drafted a pattern with a high waistline, a close fit and a slightly flared lower leg.
More about it on my blog….
31 March, 2015
30 March, 2015
lauriana commented on discussion topic Spam is filling up the projects section
29 March, 2015
lauriana added the project called new robe, 1954 style
I made this robe using a pattern from the 1954 Lutterloh book. These books contain miniature patterns which you can enlarge using a special ruler that comes with it. It was one of the strange patte…
22 March, 2015
lauriana added the project called Big pockets from 1951
I loved the dress in a picture in a magazine from 1951. And then, I found the perfect fabric for it.
So, I drafted a pattern to get the look myself. The only thing I really changed (on purpose, th…
16 March, 2015
Believe it or not but the design for this dress is originally from 1937. I used a reproduction pattern from EvaDress
It took some time and effort to get the fit to what I…
4 March, 2015
lauriana added the project called a simple dress for short jackets
I needed a simple dress which would work with the little bolero jackets I made years ago. The result was this very plain, fitted pointe one.
As usual, I drafted my own pattern.
More about it on…
2 March, 2015
What a lovely dress! The shape and fabric work really well together and it looks great on you.
28 February, 2015
lauriana added the project called finally a suit
i made this jacket years ago but somehow put off making a pair of trousers to go with it until last week.
I’m glad it’s finally a suit now!
I designed and drafted the patterns for both pieces my…
20 October, 2013
What a great dress! I think that shawl-like neckline is very cool, I should that detail.
19 October, 2013
lauriana added the project called the flounce dress
Inspired by a picture from 1951, I drafted the pattern for this dress with a dramatic flounce in the front skirt. I made it in cotton flannel with a small white-on-black check.
More pictures and…
6 October, 2013
lauriana commented on the project Husband's Henley
Wow, you’ve taken on a big project! The top looks really good.
lauriana commented on the project Royalty with XOXO
It’s good you included the technical drawing, I wouldn’t have recognized it otherw…
lauriana added the project called A different twist
I made another twist top.This one has twists at the shoulder which catch the collar.
My own design and pattern.
More pictures and the full story here…
lauriana added the project called A robe for him
Cotton bathrobe for my boyfriend. It has an A-line shape, fitted shoulders and a shawl collar. My own design and pattern.
For the full story and more pictures, go to my blog…
15 August, 2013
lauriana commented on the project MAKE A TOP INTO A DRESS
Those look pretty cool. I especially like the first one
lauriana commented on the project Self drafted synthetic fur wrap
It looks great (I’ve seen RTW faux fur wraps at work and those definitely don’t look better than …
13 August, 2013
lauriana added the project called floaty jumpsuit
Jumpsuit with wide, draped legs, gather-and-tie front and fitted bodice with cut-on sleeves and collar.
More pictures and the full story at my blog…
7 August, 2013
lauriana added the project called Red lingerie set
Lingerie set in red lycra and lace. Underwired bra with wide band and a ‘hole’ between the cups. My own design and pattern.
Two different pairs of panties. Those on the left are my own design, th…