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Is there anything better than a simple black linen dress? This is the @tessutifabrics #rubydress in beautiful Lithuanian linen.
mods: lengthened to midi length, center back seam to save fabric, added 0,7cm to the neckline and armholes and drafted an all in one facing
I definitely need another one! ♡

#rubydress #sewing #handmadewardrobe
#memadeeveryday #choosetobeamaker #slowfashion

My first #ogdencami by @truebias in beautiful #naniiro BEAU Yin Yang Peinture a l'eau II A cotton sateen (a gift from my dear @schneidernmeistern ♡♡♡) Perfect for this heatwave we are having. Wishing you all a wondeful weekend!
#sewing #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #choosetobeamaker #memadeeveryday

My new statement dress! Pattern N from the wonderful #ateliertonaniiro pattern book in Camino C, Japanese linen from the 2018 #naniiro collection.
It is very voluminous so I went with the smallest size S. The linen is just perfect for it. The dress definitely needs a light and drapey fabric.
The instructions are in Japanese but the diagrams are very helpful and it was easy to sew with a bit of sewing knowledge.
I lowered the pockets a bit because they hit me at my waist. I still need to add the collar buttonhole and will make a self fabric tie and add belt loops so I can also gently tie it in the back for a different look.
I love it very much and I will find lots of special occasions to wear it!
Book and fabric were generously sponsored by @metermeterdk
See my other post for a chance to win this book!
#metermeter #naniiro #naniirofabric #naniirotextile #naomiito #itonaomi #sewing #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #choosetobeamaker #memadeeveryday

//Giveaway closed! //
Giveaway time! I am very happy that @metermeterdk is letting me give away a copy of this fantastic book to one lucky winner! It's the new #naniiro pattern book by @itoitonao. All you have to do is follow @metermeterdk and me and leave a comment under this post by Sunday May 20th. I will announce the winner on Monday May 21st.
If you don't win ;) don't worry: @metermeterdk carries the whole new #naniiro 2018 collection and also has the book in stock. They ship internationally ;)
GOOD LUCK TO ALL YOU LOVELY PEOPLE ♡
//Giveaway closed! //

I received the most wonderful gift today! And the best is that I get to share it with you! There might be a giveaway coming your way 😉
A while ago @metermeterdk (where the wondeful @trine.schroeder works!) asked me if I wanted to test the new #naniiro pattern book #ateliertonaniiro and review it for them. Of course I said YES!!! They also provided fabric of my choice from the new nani iro 2018 collection for a project from the book.
I chose to make pattern N, a shirt dress, in Camino C, Japanese linen. Naomi Ito describes it as:
"The Spanish word for “path” or “road”. As each path won’t be the same, I draw lines one by one ‒ and from that is born a painting-like striped textile with the hint of an antique weaving."
I will show you more of the book in a later post but these are my current favorites. Can't wait to get started!
#sewing #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #choosetobeamaker #metermeter #naomiito #ateliertonaniiro

Such a beautiful weekend. From sunrise to sunset. #dailywalk

When the former model wears the new work by the artist 🐖
The very talented @carolinefrett has created the most wonderful happy pig pin and obviously Maja and I needed one...or two ;) I for my knitting bag and she for her bandana. If you want one too you can find it in Caro's shop (yup, I'm shamelessly advertising 🙌). May you be as happy as Maja and the pig and enjoy a fabulous spring week!

The #athinatop obviously works without sleeves and makes the perfect cropped top! You did not actually doubt that, did you? And of course you did not doubt I would make one 😂. No 4 is cut out already.😁 So go forth and make #athinatop (s), they will make you happy and even dance a bit.
For this version I used my scraps so the stripes in the front and back go in different directions. It's the other colorway of this wondeful cotton linen blend from @merchantandmills.
#sewing #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #choosetobeamaker #memadeeveryday #tessutipatterns #merchantandmills #stash_less

BIG #athinatop love over here! (free pattern from the talented @tessutifabrics ladies ♡)
I know what I'll be wearing all summer!
size XS with M sleeves cause 💪💪, white linen is the longer length, striped cotton linen mix (@merchantandmills) in the shorter length.
It's perfect in every way!
Worn with my not so new anymore #stridestrousers.
I'm off to work and then to the country side for the weekend! 💃🏻Enjoy the beautiful weather all!
#sewing #slowfashion #handmadewardrobe #choosetobeamaker #merchantandmills #tessutipatterns

#dailywalk ♡♡♡

Loss and happiness ♡ A couple of weeks ago I lost my beautiful moon pouch by @redrubyrose on one of my daily walks....I had used it for my phone and it had given me joy every time I used it. So after a few tears I decided I needed it back in my life and also a small companion for it! Luckily the moon print was still available and she selected a beautiful leaf print for me to go with it. Thank you so much Rowena, I'll take better care of them this time 🙈 //
I also want to use the opportunity to say how much, as a fellow maker, I appreciate a beautifully designed and sewn product! Yes, I could of course make myself a pouch for my phone and a coin purse BUT it is so liberating not "having" to make all the things! #redrubyrose #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness

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