22 March, 2015
lauriana added the project 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 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 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…
14 February, 2015
13 February, 2015
lauriana added the project How about a twisted top?
I love a twist-design and this style is probably my all-time favorite. I made my first version back in 2011 and there have been several other versions since. I made my own pattern and this is the l…
8 February, 2015
lauriana commented on the project A bright skirt and a bolero
Thank you ;)
lauriana added the project A bright skirt and a bolero
Pencil skirt with pockets in a very bright orange and a simple bolero in a tweed-y grey knit…
Both are self-drafted and the skirt actually has a very slight A-line. I had noticed that as a com…
21 January, 2015
20 January, 2015
lauriana added the project 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 …
17 January, 2015
lauriana added the project 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 …
13 January, 2015
lauriana commented on the project Oversized Coat
Lovely, stylish coat!
lauriana commented on the project Winter Maxiskirt
Great skirt! And it doesn’t make you look short at all… On the contrary.
24 December, 2014
lauriana added the project 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…
23 December, 2014
lauriana added the project 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…
16 December, 2014
lauriana commented on the project Pinup Style Dress with Fun Lining
What a great dress!
lauriana commented on the project 70's Jumpsuit
That’s so cool! I love jumpsuits and it’s rare to find someone else who does. Yours looks both comfortable and glamorous.
3 December, 2014
lauriana added the project 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…
25 November, 2014
lauriana added the project 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…
21 November, 2014
lauriana commented on the project Merckwaerdigh BHS10, View D bra and Make Bra Hipster
And it’s funny to see someone who doesn’t live in the Netherlands sewing with Merckwaerdig patterns. As a lingerie sewing pattern brand, they’ve been around for a while over here but …
17 November, 2014
lauriana added the project 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…
8 November, 2014
lauriana added the project 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…
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 and it suits you so well.
I hope you loved every moment of your wedding day and I wish you the best…
31 October, 2014
lauriana added the project 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-…
26 October, 2014
lauriana added the project A new coat for him
My boyfriend needed a new coat, so I made him one.
The design and pattern are my own.
More about it on my blog
lauriana commented on the project Dark Gray Hooded Steampunk Corset Coat, Corset & Chemise Blouse
The whole outfit looks very impressive.
I hope you’ll sell your items easily.
About the corsets though, they don’t look like they provide any waist reduction. Obviously, they are very nice as t…
lauriana commented on the project Plaid wool Jacket
That’s such a nice jacket! And you look really comfortable in it too.
Very cool. You remind me, I should get back to using Pattern Magic…
Oh wow! I love the Pattern Magic books but I have never seen this project made by anyone before.