1. Tie a Bow 6

    How to Tie a Bow

    Today I’ll show you how to tie a nice bow on the Musubu dress (or any other dress with a bow). Tying a bow when you’re looking at it from above can take some attempts to get it right. Follow the steps below and you”ll get it right the first time! [Read more]

  2. PPM4 Knot

    PPM #4 Knot Dress (Musubu)

    The results of the poll were very clear: 68% of you wanted to see the Musubu as my next project. 25% chose Dekoboko, and only 6% chose Otoshiana. So I guess you still have a preferance for pretty dresses with big bows, huh? It was funny to see the result, I thought as a pattern the Musubu was the least interesting and not something I’d wear even though it looks the most wearable. Turns out I was wrong! I had so much fun making this. And as a bonus it turned out to be very wearable even for me, so you chose well. Thanks for participating! I included some sewing instructions, because I have a feeling you’ll want to make one too. I’ll do a special post on how to tie a nice bow later this week. I hope it fulfills your expectations! [Read more]

  3. GBSB Season 1

    Lessons From the GBSB

    Have you been watching the Great British Sewing Bee? Did you like it? I loved it. Apart from the joy of watching other people sew, I liked that it gives sewing some exposure. I mean, our (mostly online) sewing community is usually a world quite hidden from the rest of our lives and those who don’t sew. Since we’ve started a pattern business I’m having a hard time changing my story. You know, when people ask you what you do. My algae story is a very clear one and people usually find it interesting. It sounds like I’m contributing something to this world. But when I say I’m starting a sewing pattern company, the response is mixed. “Do people still sew? They need patterns to do this? And they’re willing to pay money for these patterns?” [Read more]

  4. Ineke's Inspiration Wall

    Fabric Printing

    This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! Ever since I saw MadMim’s hand printed Scout tee back in november. At the end of March, a friend of mine conveniently announced her first stamp making workshop, and I just had to go. It was wonderful! At first we were a bit hesitant about what to make, but once we got going the creative juices started flowing. Ineke, the girl who gave the workshop is very creative and talented, I loved her wall of inspiration. [Read more]