How to grade a pattern up or down – Como aumentar ou reduzir moldes

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In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you a simple method to grade a multi-sized pattern up or down. You can make the pattern bigger or smaller by up to two extra sizes and sew the pattern of your dreams that didn’t come in your size by default!

Um tutorial passo-a-passo para aumentar ou reduzir um molde, quando o seu tamanho não vem disponível no modelo que realmente gosta!

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Pink, beige & hand knits

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I spend most of the Winter wrapped in dark clothes. While this is very convenient for rainy days, which happen more often than not, I sometimes wish I embraced more light colors during the cold season. I love the combination of pink and beige, a winning combo for those days when you want

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Pom pom shoes

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If you have been following my blog for a while, you must have noticed already that above any piece of clothing, bag or accessory, my eternal love affair is with shoes. There’s just something that sparkles inside when I see a pretty pair of shoes as if life

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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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Duck tales

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For me, one of the greatest things about living in Utrecht is the close contact with nature. Utrecht is a fantastic city and I enjoy having nearby all the things a city has to offer. From good shops, restaurants, cultural events, you name it. But my favorite thing in Utrecht are the green spaces.

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New year, new frames

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Feeling a bit better now, I had the chance to go out and shoot the first outfit post of the year! Yay! It’s still freezing cold though so I’m not sure if that was a good idea… But anyway, I really wanted to show you my new frames!

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Do It Yourself – Upcycling old chairs

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I did wish the first post of this year to be something a bit more glamorous. But the cold has got the best of us since day 1 of this new year and so it was really not possible to go out and shoot. I’m really hoping we get better soon and hopefully, next week a new outfit post will be out. Fingers crossed! Meanwhile here’s a simple step-by-step DIY tutorial to help you turn old chairs into new!

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