What I made | Vintage inspired shorts Fern by Afternoon

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Afternoon, an indie sewing pattern label based in Cape Town, South Africa, has just released a new sewing pattern! Fern is a lovely vintage-inspired pair of shorts featuring turn-up cuffs, oh-so handy pockets, and a soft belt in the waist. I was lucky to be one of the girls pattern testing for Afternoon and couldn’t be more happy to share with you the result! Here are my Fern shorts!

 

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What I made | Chanel inspired skirt

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My latest make is inspired by one of my favorite fashion designer houses. The timeless classical designs, the elegance of the fabrics, the detailed embellishments… Chanel is a dream when it comes to the perfect Parisian style. Here’s the step by step of my Chanel inspired skirt, a Burda Style pattern!

Vejam aqui o passo-a-passo da última peça que costurei, uma saia inspirada nas coleções da Chanel. O molde é da Burda Style!

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What I made | Yellow sundress

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I’ve decided to take a little summer break. A little break may be helpful for my Ph.D. progress as I will come back more relax and energized after some days in Portugal with my family. With this last minute decision of moving to the seaside for some days, I soon realized my wardrobe was very ill prepared for such trip. So last weekend I set to resolve the situation and made a full collection of self-drafted off-shoulder tops and an off-shoulder yellow sundress. Now I’m ready for summer!

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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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