Oversized bow blouse – Blusa com gola laço

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Here’s the making of the oversized bow blouse I recently finished! A great sewing project to add to your list. It’s simple and fast but results in a gorgeous statement shirt that sure will brighten up your day. Keep reading to know how I made it and how you can make it too!

Vejam aqui passo a passo como fiz esta blusa com gola laço! Um projeto de costura simples para um resultado fantástico – a blusa mais apetecida para esta estação!

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Bow sweater

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Winter season is always hard when it comes to style. It’s very cold here and again this winter I couldn’t find pretty sweaters in the stores. Sure I found some lovely designer pieces, but nothing that could fit my budget looked mildly interesting.  I love my outfits to be simple but still with a special touch here and there and even in winter, some interesting design detailing or fabric pattern would be highly appreciated. So I made myself a sweater, inspired by the latest ‘bow’ trend!

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My first Delphine skirt

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I was such a big fan of Tilly’s handmade wardrobe when I first saw her as a contestant at The Great British Sewing Bee. Some time later Tilly launched her award-winning book Love at First Stich, with some of the cutest patterns you’ve seen around. The book is ideal for beginners, taking you from the very first steps to a finished garment with easy and very clear instructions. I bought the book a while ago and finally had the chance to have it a go. I started with the Delphine skirt!

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Summer at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy

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Some of my holiday this year was spent at the Amsterdam Fashion Academy. Yes, you read it right. I know I constantly complain about my summers in the Netherlands (or their non existence) and for me it was a very though decision to take those days to do something like this. I could have been travelling, lying in the beach or being at home doing absolutely nothing (which sounds pretty sweet actually!), but I just felt that it was the right moment.

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Who makes your clothes?

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This week it’s Fashion Revolution week. This Sunday, on the 24th of April, there will be 3 years since 1,134 people were killed when the Rana Plaza complex, a building hosting mostly clothing factories, collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The victims were mostly women. Since then the Fashion Revolution organization was born and this week is time to stop and ask, “Who made my clothes?”.

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Faux fur sneakers – Tutorial & Giveaway

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As promised, the tutorial to make your own DIY faux fur sneakers is here! Following these steps you can make your own faux fur pads to decorate your sneakers. It works with velcro and laces, and allows for some fun combinations! And if you’re really not a crafter and still would like to get your hands on these faux fur pads, you can enter the GIVEAWAY in which a lucky winner will get to choose a handmade set (by me) for free!

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