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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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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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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