MIX AND MATCH : THE AUTUMN DRESS

Here you go. This guide is my how to make the dress I showed you last week. The dress is a combination of three patterns No. 1 dragør, No. 6 København and No. 12 Aalborg.
I have made a bundle with the tree patterns you can find it here.

Fitting And Adjustments:

I recommend that you always make a muslin before you cut the fashion fabric, to make sure your finished dress will fit you perfectly. Find the fitting guide  here

Cutting:

Each pattern piece is marked with a capital letter. On the cutting layout plan, you’ll find the same capital letters so that you can easily see which pattern pieces to use for the version you’ve chosen.

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NB! Ad 1 Cm CB On Top (Pattern Piece B, No. 1 Dragør) This Is Because You Need To Sew The Invisible Zipper At CB.

NB! Also Cut Pattern Piece A, B and C (No.1) In Lining

 

You Will Need

  • Fabric width 140 cm
    • EU 34-48/ UK 6-20/US 2-16 2  Mtr.
  • Fabric width 110 cm
    • EU 34-48/ UK 6-20/ US 2-16 2,8 Mtr.
  • lining 0,5 mtr.
  • invisible zipper 45 cm
  • Thread
  • Interfacing 0,2 Mtr

Sewing

AUTUMN FEELING

The autumn is near, I can feel it in the air. The colder weather also means that it is time to find the warmer clothes in the back of the closet. This dress I made last year. The colors are so beautiful they really put me in an autumn feeling.

The dress is put together by three different How To Do Fashion Sewing pattern. No. 1 Dragør, No. 6 København, and No. 12 Aalborg. I will share with you how I made it later, but right now this is what you get.

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WEEKEND SEWING TIP: HOW TO SEW SIDE SEAM POCKETS

Are you going to sew this weekend?

If it is I something with pockets?

I am asking you because I have made a great video on how to sew side-seam pockets in your trousers, dress or your shirts.

Not all sewing patterns have pockets but here is a simple way to add this easy pocket to the side seam of your favorite sewing pattern

OOPS I DID IT AGAIN

Every year I make a wardrobe challenge for myself, some of my rules I am quite good at keeping other not that much.

One of the rules I have some difficulties to keep is not to buy knit. Until now, I have bought five knitted pieces. Two tank tops, two t-shirts, and then this absolutely fantastic blouse. For months I have looked at it, and then it came with 70%, and I had to buy it. Beside the creasy good quality, the pattern is so much me, and I just LOVE it

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LEOPRINT IS A BASIC COLOR, RIGHT?

One of my favorite sewing patterns this summer has been No. 1 Dragør especially in combination with No. 8 Svaneke sleeve and then a skirt of one of my other sewing patterns. This dress has been one of my go-to combinations. I have made in both this Leo cotton and also in dotted silk.

I will not make a tutorial for this dress this year. However, if you want to make one like this, I have made it form No. 1 Dragør bodice, No. 8 Svaneke sleeve with a frill and a No. 11 Malmø made shorter and then with an added frill.

Other No. 1 Dragør combinations I am happy with is this and this.

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NEW MIX AND MATCH WITH THE NO. 00 DANMARK SEWING PATTERN - THE FREE SEWING PATTERN

I don't think I have shoved you this dress yet. I made it last year for Christmas. The combination of this dress is No. 6 KØBENHAVN and the free sewing pattern No. 00 DANMARK for the bodice.

If you want to make your own, I have made a guide right here.

You can get the No. 00 DANMARK pattern here

And the No. 6 København Here

For the top, I have used the version 3 from the free pattern. It was in the mail no. 4 you received when you signed up for the newsletter. For the bottom, I have used the skirt from No. 6 København.
The pattern pieces fit on top of each other, but to get the darts aligned on the back, you have to move the dart on the back piece. See how here.

Fabric:
It is important to choose a fabric that has a nice soft drape. For this dress, I have chosen a light wool. Viscose will also work well with drapey styles. The same goes for silks, microfibers, rayon, and cupro.

You will need:

  • Fabric 110 cm wide
    • Size 34-48/UK 6-20/US 2-16 3.3 mtr.
  • Fabric 140 cm wide
    • Size 34-40/UK 6-12/US 2-8 2.2 mtr.
    • Size 42-48/UK 14-20/US 10-16 2.9 mtr.
  • Thread
  • 1 invisible zipper 40 cm long
  • 50 cm interfacing (that works with your fabric)
  • 1 big button or brooch decorating the neckline.

Fitting:
I recommend that you always make a muslin before you cut the fashion fabric, to make sure your finished garment will fit you perfectly. Se fitting here and here

Cutting:
Each pattern piece is marked with a capital letter. On the cutting layout plan, you’ll find the same capital letters so that you can easily see which pattern pieces to use for the
version you’ve chosen.

Sewing:

  • Begin by cutting all your pieces according to the cutting layout plan.
  • Press interfacing to all facing pieces. C, E F(no.6), G and H.
  • Finish all side seam, CB seam, shoulder seams and the neck seam on front pieces.
  • Sew from point 3 to 12, see here.
  • Sew right side seam together.
  • Sew from point 14 to 18, see here.

Sew the skirt:

Join the dress:

  • Place the button or a brooch at the neckline. I placed mine while wearing the dress. I found it to be the easiest way to get the best result.

THE QUILTED JACKET

Believe it or not, this is the first sewing pattern I ever made, but it is not my own design. The sewing pattern was ordered by Line from MARAPYTTA many years ago. I have sewn many of this jacket over the years. This is the latest I have made. The fabric is from an old skirt from the 40s. I love when I can reuse fabric from old pieces and create some new out of it.

If you love the jacket as much as I, you can get the sewing pattern here. Line also make some fantastic sewing pattern for bags. Go check it out.

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WHAT I ALWAYS BRING HOME FROM MY TRAVELS

When I travel, I love to do two things. To eat great local food and shop shoes

I prefer to buy shoes from a local or national shoe designer. For me, a pair of shoes is the ultimate souvenir.

This spring I went to Budapest, a fantastic city which I can highly recommend. I will not say that Budapest is a city with an overfloat of great shoe designers. However, I found one Called REKAVAGO a designer with a lot of great design. The one I fell in love with was this pink beauty

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MY DANDY LOOK

In my last post, I wrote about one of my favorite style icons Marlene Deitrich. I love the dandy look and the way she used the masculine wardrobe to emphasize her femininity. I have tried to make my own version of the dandy look but in a more modern approach. I was inspired by the brave women from the 30s and 40s who took the men's wardrobe and made it there own.

The outfit is, of course, homemade. The jacket is made from my own pattern block, and the pants are a pair of No. 7 Vanløse made with a cuffed hem.

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MARLENE DEITRICH, A WOMEN IN STYLE

Marlene Dietrich is one of the biggest style icons of all time. Her look was incredibly strong, sharp and feminine. When I think of Marlene Dietrich's style there is one look that particular that comes to my mind; the Dandy look. A look she made her own, she refined it and made it her trademark. Not that she didn't wear feminine dresses, but the dandy look and her love for menswear are what we style vice will remember her for.

“I dress for myself. Not for the image, not for the public, not for the fashion, not for men.”

I really love the dandy look. The way you can play with your feminine expression with a more masculine approach can make your appearance powerful, mysterious and so good dame sexy.

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MY GARDEN IS GROWING!

If you ask someone that knows me well they would not describe me as a person that likes to get dirt under my fingernails. I am more a “sitting on the terrace with a cold drink” kind of person.

However, this year I decided that Molly and I should make our own vegetable garden. And it was so much fun to do together. We vent out looking for seeds, planted them and saw all the seeds turned into small plants that just continued to grow. Now many of them are ready to eat, what a satisfaction.

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THE PERFECT SUMMER COCKTAIL

Here in Denmark, it is summer, and I love it!

For me, summer means cold drinks on my terrace with good friends.

I love a well-composed drink – a favorite is Gin and Tonic, it is easy to make and taste fantastic. However, sometimes I like to be a bit more adventurous. If I make a drink, it must taste fresh, not too sweet but a bit fruity. My favorite cocktail this summer will defiantly be this Passion Mojito

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For four drink you will need:

  • 8 passion fruits
  • A good handful of mint leaves
  • 6 tablespoon of cane sugar
  • Lime from 3 lime fruit approx. 2 tablespoons
  • A dash of sparkling water
  • Ice cubes

Mash mint leaves, lime juice and sugar with a mortar, add Rom, meat from passion fruit, sparkling water, and ice cubes.

Enjoy in the sun:)


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MY VESPA DRESS

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Garments with details are something I fancy. That includes almost all kinds of details from laces, pleats, buttons, feather and so on. My favorite of them all is embroidery!

I think that embroidery adds something exclusive and very personal do a piece that other details can´t.

Last year I made a border of scooters to a pale yellow piece of Linen. Finally, I dared to cut and sew the dress I planned for this piece of fabric.

I have made a template and some videos for you so you can make your own Vespa embroidery.

Have a lovely day

Nanna

 

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If you want to make a scooter embroidery yourself I have made a template for the scooter you can download here

Have a lovely day

Nanna

A NEW DRESS IN MY WARDROBE

I have made a dress for myself, not for a particular reason, or a special event and not for work – just for fun. What a great feeling it is to just to sew for fun. That is something I rarely do. Because when you work with what I do the most sewing is for work.

I got so satisfied with the dress that my husband took some pictures of it, so it ended up to be a bit of work. But thats okay, the process was fun.

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PATTERN ALERT

Today I am releasing a new pattern. It is a dress and it is ready for sale. I hope you will love the No. 13 Paris dress.

SHOP NEW PATTERN

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SEW BIAS BAND - THE EASY AND FAST WAY

One of my favorite sewing technique is to sew bias binding. I think it is a very delicate way to finish up a seam or edge. sometimes I think it looks a bit heavy, so I use this technique instead of the more classic approach to sewing a bias binding.

  • Place the bias tape in the neckline/armscye with right sides together
  • Fold 1 cm of the bias tape and pin it to the neckline/armscye
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  • Place the bias tape in the neckline. You need to ease the neckline a bit.
  • Sew the binding in place using a 1 cm seam allowance, overlap the ends with 2 cm.
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  • Press the bias tape around the seam allowance, the overlock must lay flat on the inside.
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  • From the right make a topstitch to the bias tape 0.2 cm from the ditch.
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JANUARY UPDATE

It is the last day of January. Therefore, I will give you an update on how this month has been according to my wardrobe challenge. First, I have already cheated. I bought something. Actually, I did not think about it. It was nor before I came home and had removed the tags from the clothes I realized that I was not allowed to buy anything. Whoops, those happiest is hard to change. Besides that, I have made two garments, which I am quite satisfied with. Because January has been a busy month.

Here you can see all my makes for January

Remember to download my app it is available in app store

TURBAN STYLE

This week I made a video on Instagram on how I tie my turban. I was a bit surprised at how many likes and comments it got. The video on Instagram was a short one. I have made a much better vide on how to tie two different turbans. You can see the video right here.
Have a lovely day
Best Nanna

I HAVE SOMETHING EXCITING TO TELL YOU

For a long time, my husband has been working on an app. The first version is now ready to download in the app store. The dream with this app is to collect all the sewing instructions, videos, and inspiration from Instagram and my blog on one platform. We are not there yet. However, the first version is now ready. I would be so happy if you would give me input on what you would like this app should include. I do not know if everything is technically possible, but I will bring the best suggestions to my app developer a.k.a. My husband:)

Available in app store the app is called howtodofashion

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