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So remember that Lekala jumpsuit? Here's my plan - take the bottom part, mix it with #ddgoji waistband and make into a high waisted shorts. It should totally work, right? Fingers crossed!
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Sewing Deer&Doe Goji made me realize that I really need a bunch of flowy skirt-like summery shorts in my life. Right now I'm step away from buying this Lekala jumpsuit pattern - look at all those frills!!!😍 I have this vision of shorts version in a red floral viscose from my stash.. Oh, I think I'm gonna go for it!
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Sewing my #lekala4612 shorts suddenly took a bit of a nostalgic turn - I have a lots of vintage threads and I'm using one of them for this project. After winding the bobbin I was left with this label that served as a spool - the name of this particular line is "Silk Butterfly" and it's made in thread factory in Zagreb, former Yugoslavia (now Croatia). A quick google search told me that the factory is still up and running which is pretty awesome, since that was not the case with all Yugoslavian companies (unfortunately, many of them fall apart along with the country). The quality of this thread is really amazing - far better than anything available today! I wonder if Unitas threads are still popular among sewers in Croatia? I hope they are! #buylocal #yugonostalgia
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#lekala4612 shorts progress ✂️
Flounce detail is my favourite feature of this pattern, but I was kinda hoping for it to be more dramatic. Not sure based on what though - definitely not the technical drawing as looking at it it's obvious that the flounce is pretty dainty! Talk about unrealistic expectations 👀
Still like it though! For the next time I would consider sewing this pattern in a less drapey fabric, that would probably give the flounce more structure!
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Day 2 of #makersforfashrev is about positive changes we've made to our creative process. For me that's a decision to take control over my fabric buying habits and concentrate more on sewing from my stash. As tempting as pretty new fabric are, the truth is - my stash is overflowing as it is! Our fabric stores are really affordable and since I don't spend money on clothes I tend to overcompensate that with fabrics. But if my cupboards are filled with more fabric than I need and I countinue to buy more, am I really that better than RTW overconsumers? No, not really. So I decided to reduce my trips to fabric stores to a couple times per year (I never buy online) and shop my stash instead. For the past year I documented all my fabric purchases with a hashtag #newstashresidents, and there's not many of them! Feels good.
The shirt I'm wearing in this photo is made with leftovers from a dress I made for a friend, and shorts are #lekala4612 made with fabric that I bought more than 10 years ago, before I even started sewing!!! Once you tell yourself that buying more is not an option it's amazing how you find a new potential in what you already have!
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Look of my finished #lekala4612 shorts ✂️
While I quite like them there are some things that are bothering me - I would love them to be more A-lined and for the flounce to be more dramatic, and I guess using less drapey fabric could help with both. Also, they are somehow longer than I thought they'll be, but there's a chance I messed up the proportions a bit by adding some lenght to the upper part to make them high-waisted. Anyhow, I'm relatively happy with this pair and I wore them several times already, but there are definitely things I'll keep in mind when making next one!
Worn here with same #burda092009 shirt from yesterday 💕
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So remember that Lekala jumpsuit? Here's my plan - take the bottom part, mix it with #ddgoji waistband and make into a high waisted shorts. It should totally work, right? Fingers crossed!
#lekala4612 #sewingaddict #handmadewardrobe #croquiabeus

Sewing Deer&Doe Goji made me realize that I really need a bunch of flowy skirt-like summery shorts in my life. Right now I'm step away from buying this Lekala jumpsuit pattern - look at all those frills!!!😍 I have this vision of shorts version in a red floral viscose from my stash.. Oh, I think I'm gonna go for it!
#causeihavenoselfcontrol #aaaaa
#lekala4612 #sewingaddict

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