Do you sew during  summer vacation? I just came back to work after 3 weeks holiday and I can’t stay away from sewing that long.


Summer sewing?

Posted by Carina Thavelin

In summertime I often hear "how can you be inside sewing when the sun is shining?" The truth is I always sew; I sew when I get a new idea and I don't care if it’s a sunny or rainy day! But maybe that's just me...

Here’s what I have been sewing lately:

My younger brother celebrated his birthday and I knew he wanted a cover for his Ipad. So on the morning of the party I got an idea and started to sew. I had some leather that I found at a thrift shop (just love those places) and I adapted the design to the rough edges of the leather. It was an hour of creativity and it turned out really nice. My brother was happy!

I made the pillow with cross stitch roses, but my idea was for a dress, not unexpected :) I made this dress from a Burda pattern found here. It is made in a cotton satin and I really like the pocket detail.

My latest project is a top with an asymmetric hem. I actually cut it in April but kind of forgot about it until now. I usually don’t take the time to create patterns from scratch, but this time I did. I need to do it more often, because it’s so much fun.  

What have you been creating?

Kram Carina

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Filed Under: Embroidery, Inspiration, "Joy of Sewing", Sewing
Lori Meronek
Love the pattern, would you think about sharing it. My granddaughter would love it.
9/4/2013 10:39:35 PM

Missy k
Wow. I love your cross stitch dress and your asymetrical hem shirt. Would you care to share more details on how you made these? I would love to do something similar, but have no idea how to line up a pattern with embroidery or how do design a pattern as amazing as your top!!! Thanks for sharing.
9/4/2013 9:31:56 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Kristina,
I wish I could but unfortunately we do not have a way to to do that at the moment. Hope my pictures help to inspire you anyway.
8/14/2013 3:30:59 AM

Kristina Buckmaster
Would you be willing to share the pattern you created for the top? I love it! Thanks!
8/9/2013 6:42:28 PM

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