29 January 2019

Makeover kreahjørne/Craft Space

I finally finished upgrading my craft space!
Things are now much better organized. No more searching for what I need, in piles of mixed stuff. Not more things cluttering surfaces because they have no home.
My craft space inspires me so much more, and I have already sewn more than I did the entire last half year.
Stuff is easier to get to and use, and I find it much easier to get started on a sewing project, or just use 10 minutes to get some sewing done.

22 January 2019

Sengana - foldable produce bag now in English

I translated the knitting pattern for my cute little foldable produce bag into Englisk. The pattern is right here:



Enjoy!

19 January 2019

Tricks til en velsiddende bluse - Tricks for at well fitting blouse

Dejlig bluse i tynd bomuld med smukt blondestykke.
Men den havde elastikker i sømmen og ved ærmesømmene, og det klædte mig ikke synderligt.
Desuden gav rynkene foran for meget fylde ved maven.
Lovely blouse in thin cotton with a lace insert.
But it had elastics in the hem and the sleeve hems, and they didn't flatter me. Also the gathers in the front gave it a maternity clothes look on me.



Mit bækken er lidt skævt, og dermed resten af min krop.
Jeg var fascineret af, hvor tydeligt skævheden i min krop var tydelig i denne skjorte, så jeg besluttede mig til at bruge den til at øve mig i teknikker til tilpasning til kroppens afvigelser fra "standarden".
My pelvis is a little tilted, and so is the rest of my body too. 
I was fascinated at how my body being skewed was very visible with this blouse. So I decided to practise tecniques for adjusting clothes to how a body deviates from the "standard".

Efter:
- Mine bryster er større end tøjstandarden. Derfor trækker de stoffet fremad, og så flaner vidden under brysterne. Jeg har syet vidden foran ind i tre smalle læg.
- Jeg har fjernet elastikkerne ved ærmene og sømmen og lagt begge dele lidt op.
After:
- My breats are bigger than the clothing standard. Therefore they pull the fabric to the front where it billows below the breatst. I stitched the width in the front into three narrow pleats.
- I removed the elastics from the hem and sleeve hems, shortened both a little, and hemmed them.


Desuden, mindre tydeligt ved første øjekast, som gav en bedre pasform - og var rigtig spændende at arbejde med: 
- Jeg løftede skuldersømmen en lille smule. Men omkring 1,5 cm i den ene side og kun 3/4 cm i den anden side. Og nu sidder blusen lige på mig!
Also what isn't obviously appearant, but made for a better fit - and was very interesting to work with:
- I lifted the shoulder seam a little. 1,5 cm (0 19/32") at one side and 0,75 cm (0 19/64") at the other side. And now the blouse sits straight on me!

- Jeg tilpassede også den nedre søm, så den er noget kortere bagpå end foran. Det kan man ikke se vel? Det er fordi, jeg er svajrygget.
- I adjusted the hem so it is considerable shorter in the back than in the front. You can't see it, can you? Swayback. 

05 January 2019

Smuk grøn kjole - minus stram halsåbning

Original(t) Space Invaders, 1979.
Var med sønnike til et gamer-con.
My son and I went to a gamer con. 

Jeg var vild med design, pasform og farve på denne kjole, og den var endda min størrelse. Men den havde en slags halterneck, som sad ret tæt om halsen. Og jeg hader at have noget der strammer ved halsen.
I loved the design, the fit, and the colour of this dress, and it was even my size. But it had a tight halterneck-like neckline. I hate when something is tight around my neck.

Foran klippede jeg simpelthen stroppen op, og sømmede den.
I cut away the strap in the front and hemmed the edges.

Bagpå klippede jeg også stroppen af (jeg fik ikke taget førbillede af ryggen, men det var det samme som foran).  Jeg fandt et flot matchende stykke bånd, som jeg knappede på de eksisterende knapper. Det kan skiftes ud efter lyst med andet, der knappes på.
In the back I also cut the strap off (I forgot to take a before photo of the back, but it was like the front). I found a pretty piece of ribbon which I buttoned to the existing buttons. It can be replaced as desired.


Meget mere behagelig om halsen. Og jeg kan have en bh med stropper på, uden at det er særlig tydeligt. Nu mangler jeg bare en fest! :-)
Much more comfortable around the neck. And I can wear a bra with straps without very visible straps. Now all I need is a party! :-)