Newsboy cap / sixpence for my husband

Newsboy cap / sixpence for my husband

Hello there. This time I’m going to show you some sewing I did for my husband recently. A newsboy cap in wool and cashmere tweed. I wanted to sew something for my husband in between all the wedding dress sewing, as he needed a pick-me-up here the other day. I knew that a sixpence was on his wishlist – together with a new pair of trousers and some other stuff. This cap is a easy 1-2 hour project, and super for a bit of quick-fix sewing. The newsboy cap pattern I picked up the pattern af Craftsy. It’s a free pattern, and you can find it here. (If you haven’t heard of Craftsy you should go and take a look. I haven’t tried any of their online classes yet, but I have picked up the odd pattern there.) The newsboy cap pattern consist of a top part, a side/front part and a brim. The instructions are easy to understand and with illustrations of most of the steps. And as I said, its free. I made a few changes to the pattern though.  I made the width a bit smaller from approx. middle of the sides and to the front on both the top and side piece, as both my husband and I thought that the whole cap was a little too wide. The brim was also made a bit shorter to give it the shape my husband wanted. In the photo above you can see the shape of the brim is different on the pattern piece lying next to it. That[…]

Making a wedding dress – part 01

Making a wedding dress – part 01

Hello. It’s been a slow week for me sewing wise, but I thought I would share with you an ongoing project. My cousin asked me  if I could take on making a wedding dress for when she is getting married in May. My biggest project as of yet (that isn’t for myself, that is). A little hesitantly I agreed to do it. I was thinking it would be nice to spend time with her, and still… it’s a lot of responsibility to take on to make someones wedding dress. What if I get it wrong and can’t make it flattering on her.? Or if I don’t do the seams as they should be done and the whole dress falls apart when she’s trying to put it on on her wedding day.? Well, I guess I just have to make sure that don’t happen. The start of the project She came to my place before Christmas, and we talked about what she was envisioning and showed me some inspirational photos. Then during the holiday I started sketching on some designs and sent them to her for approval. This is the one she picked: The idea was to have a simple dress with a clean cut and straight lines. When I first drew the sketch I thought of a dress in several layers, with a brightly coloured satin or thai silk at the bottom and one or two layers of silk chiffon at the top. However, when she picket the design and we talked about it, it was decided that the[…]