Weather has been terrible last days in Belgium and since I’m working for Compagnie M. fulltime for two weeks (yeah!), finished projects are piling up. No sunshine, means no pictures. I’m not a Photoshop expert so I just wait for the sun to appear! How old fashioned is that?
With every little ray of sunshine I run outside with one of the girls. My victim for this last Photoshoot was Nore. It was cold and just in-between the rain showers we tried to make pictures of my Louise jacket that I’ve made even before we went to Berlin. The quality of the pictures was poor, but with a filter added I guess they look acceptable. Or maybe even beautiful?
You can see by her face and goosebumps that Nore was getting cold. I hope I’m not a bad mother now? How brave she was to concur the cold weather just for mummy! Thanks little girl…
I combined some red fabric with Granny Tiles by Soft Cactus. With some left overs I made coordinating buttons… I don’t know whether my foreign readers have heard about the Soft Cactus success story? Noami had the guts to launch a completely new Belgian fabric brand. Never heard of it? Check it out here! The fabrics are very cute, designed with love by Noami & Pieke wieke and actually rather cheap (10 euro / meter). The pattern is the Louise jacket from the book ‘zelfgemaakte kleertjes 2’.
Since I’m an ecological person, I try to avoid to buy new clothes… As you all now I make my own clothes, but I always try to combine them with 2nd hand ones, like this blouse. Add a pair of refashioned shorts and the result makes me happy! Stylish and cheap!
This pair of shorts is just an old jeans that I shortened and finished with bias binding. These pants still fitted well at the waist but was to short at the hem… So easy to do, but it saves you a lot of money that you don’t have to spend on new clothes! A very short tutorial that shows you how to refashion your old pants…
This is what you need: old jeans, some bias binding, scissors, a ruler and coordinating thread (and a sewing machine of course!)
Cut your jeans to the desired shorts length (I made 4 short with different lengths…).
Cut a piece of bias tape that is 2cm (6/8 inch) longer then the circumference of the leg opening. Sew at 1cm (3/8 inch) to close the bias tape. Right sides together.
Put the bias binding around the leg opening. Match at the bottom. Right sides together. Sew around in the 1st crease.
Close the bias tape around the raw edge of the jeans and sew at 2mm (1/8 inch) from the top side. So easy to save 4 jeans pants in just a half hour of your precious time! ;)
I bought these floral bias tapes at Julia’s shop (Liberty) but I don’t have to tell you that the golden one is eventually the most popular one!?