Ottobre Cardigan

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

This Ottobre Design cardigan was definitely my favorite pattern from their latest Autumn issue (number 4/2016). I still think I need to make more because I love it so, and I absolutely wish that the pattern came in my size… 😀

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

After searching online for fabric without settling on any, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this off cut on my local shop, Love at first sight I must say…  ❤ It’s a wool knit of some sort, a bit on the heavy side. I think it worked beautifully, although my girl says its a bit itchy and I’m afraid of how much use she will give it… gahh Lets pray people, lets just pray… heheh I kind of regret not having chosen a different (non itchy) fabric for the neck facing since I think it would solve the problem. Maybe there’s still time to change it… 😀

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

It’s still kind of big for her since the smallest size of the pattern is one size up from what she wears but I couldn’t help myself… She’ll grow right?! 😉 I desperately have to improve my pressing skills for wool, but I was so afraid to ruin it even not pressing directly; I kind of have a history of ruining everything I make out of wool, i.g. all my knitting projects… lol So my fears are reasonable… 😀

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

The fabric has some pinkish notes throughout so, after Roni suggested the use of a contrasting color, I gathered some courage and used a similar pink for the topstitching; I’m happy with the result and grateful the topstitching came out good enough. 😀 Regarding button/buttonholes, I’m still deciding on what to do. My machine totally refused on making them, automatic buttonholes feature isn’t always that good… I’ll have to borrow my moms machine for it, since my second machine, the one that has a regular buttonhole making function isn’t working… to be honest it stopped working one day for whatever reason and I decided to open her up to see what was wrong and naturally it still lies there on the floor with the pieces I removed on a bag… because obviously I don’t know how to assemble them again. LOL “She” needs a machine doctor that one… hehehe

La Folie - Ottobre Cardigan

The pattern is great and the result is as cool as I imagined it too be, I’m pretty sure it will be used again. ❤ I’ll share some more on the outfit underneath soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs! ❤

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Sewing Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

If you guys know anything about this little blog you know that I couldn’t miss this “Sewing Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns”. A virtual party to celebrate Celina’s unique vision, design talent and high quality patterns. Her patterns always show her attention for detail and amazing style! ❤ So here we go!

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

I wanted to make a whole outfit and I’ve considered so many different things. In the end I decided on the one pattern I didn’t have a chance to sew after it was released: the  Morocco Pants & Shorts; I had only sewn a pre-test version (here).

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

M. finally decided she loves pants and shorts so I have many projects to add them to her wardrobe heheh, this time I decided on shorts. Fabric wise I chose this gorgeous lightweight baby cord from Land of Oh and luckily had some perfectly matching piping for the pockets. I’m always a bit lazy to add it but sweet IG/FB friends encouraged me to. So worth it! ❤ I choose a basic version with elasticized back and darts; the only modification to the pattern was switching the zipper fly for a half fly, you know I’ll runaway from zippers if given a chance ahahaha…

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

A rare photo of the inside because I’m so proud of using bias tape to finish the waistband… heheh 😀 makes it look much prettier right? Now I wish I added bias everywhere instead of serging.

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

As I was finishing the shorts, Celina gave me the idea of hacking  the Friday dress, a new dress pattern currently in testing phase, and making a high low shirt. And so I did, in a gorgeous flame knit from NOSH (here), that I had actually bought for myself. After seeing how well it paired with the shorts fabric there was no turning back. Lucky kid, Ha! I didn’t make that many changes to the pattern apart from skipping the back yoke and adding sleeve cuffs. After that it was just a matter of cutting the circle skirt shorter. I cut it all with the same length and tried it on M. to see how much could I remove for the high/low which I cut directly on the fabric.

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La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

Yep one of the snaps is out of place… Sigh I can’t express how I felt without losing my poise and cursing a bit so I won’t and I’ll accept and move on… Please move on with me… heheheh 😉

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

To finish the cool girl look, I decided on making another Goodall Cardigan also in NOSH fabric, Denim College (see it here). The Goodall is such a quick gratifying project, I’m always super happy when I finish one. 😀 Actually I would love to fit in this one…

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

M. decided she wanted to take some photos while I was taking these, and that totally made sense to me since Celina is a superb photographer. She was really in character. ❤ Unfortunately we forgot to check if the card was in the camera and so we ended up not having any, needless to say someone was bummed… But don’t worry I put the card and she did took a few later, seeing what kids choose to photograph is really fun.

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

ohhh my camera… Eeek 😉

Hope you liked this outfit, I’ll be back soon with test versions for the Loveralls Skirt and Friday’s dress that will be releasing this month. Meanwhile be sure to check out the LOVERALLS pants a brand new pattern just released from Petit a Petit! You can find the pattern exclusively over at UpCraft all week and on sale for 25% off. After that it will be available at Petit a Petit pattern shop.

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

There’s also a  giveaway through which you can win all of Petit a Petit Patterns! How cool right?! For some reason the Rafflecopter thingy wasn’t cooperating with me but you can find it here.

Don’t forget to check out Petit a Petit shop since there’s a monthly promotion on all patterns for 20% off with code: BLOCKPARTY . You can get the Morocco Pants & Shorts – here  and the Goodall Cardigan – here; the Friday’s Dress will be releasing soon.

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

Keep up with all the amazing people partying this month!

Nov. 1st – Sweetkm | Nov. 2nd – The Sara Project | Nov. 3rd – La Folie | Nov. 4th – Hello Holli | Nov. 5th – Chalk and Notch | Nov. 6th – Sewing Like Mad | Nov. 7th – Beatnik Kids | Nov. 8th – Stitched Together | Nov. 9th – Coffee and Thread | Nov. 10th – Made by Toya | Nov. 11th – Stahlarbeit | Nov. 12th – Lily en Woody | Nov. 13th – My Petite Sophie | Nov. 14th – Handmade Frenzy | Nov. 15th – Paisley Roots | Nov. 16th – While she was sleeping | Nov. 17th – My Cozy co | Nov. 18th – A Jennuine Life | Nov. 19th – Knee Socks and Goldilocks | Nov. 20th – Sanae Ishida | Nov. 21st – Little Cumquat | Nov. 21st – Needle and Ted | Nov. 22nd – Gaafmachine | Nov. 23rd – Craftstorming | Nov. 24th – Made by Sara | Nov. 25th – Buzzmills | Nov. 26th – Bartacks and Singletrack | Nov. 27th – Moineau & Petit Pois | Nov. 28th – Naii | Nov. 29th – Just Add Fabric | Nov. 30th – Mie Made Memories | Enjoyful Makes | Dec. 1st – Petit a Petit and Family

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

La Folie - Block Party with Petit a Petit Patterns

And if you need a fine tune to get the party going just press play! 😀 😀 Impossible not to dance with this one!!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs! ❤

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Nosh Women’s Spring/Summer Collection . 2016

Spring/Summer wardrobe sewing already started over here as I told you on my last post, so today I’m showing you some pieces for me using the brand new fabrics from Nosh Organics Spring/Summer collection. So many gorgeous ones there, you can see them all here.

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

As soon as I saw the collection I was immediately drawn to the Olive Denim College (here). I already told you I’m obsessed with this particular fabric, it is perfection! So far I’ve tried it in black (here) and coral (here) and I also have some pink on my stash. I can’t get enough of it. ❤

So after the olive one, I choose two colours of jersey that I think pair great with my first choice; I got some papaya (see it here) and light green (see it here).

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the Olive college. Right after finishing my Tamarack Jacket I decided it was time to finally start on the Morris blazer from Grainline; I had bought the pattern last year but didn’t get around to make it then. By the time I was choosing fabrics for this post I had already cut a black/grey version but I thought the denim college would be perfect for it, so my mind was set.

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

The pattern is so cool people! Love the style and I’m definitely making more, I already have the black/grey one to sew but I’m also keen on making a boyfriend version like the one Katie did here.

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

This is size 6, no changes apart from the sleeve finish, for which I skipped the facing and just folded about 1,5 cm twice to the outside, I tackled them with some hand sewn stitches. I also added a piece of Nosh ribbon (here) to the center back seam, just to make it pretty. 😉

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

I confess my brain stopped functioning when I was sewing the front and bottom facings, I just wasn’t getting the illustration and it’s so evident people, sigh… I must have unpicked the whole thing a trillion times, but in the end it all worked out. 😉 And then I got to the hand sewing part, when you sew the facing to the blazer; I suck at that, yeah you can totally see some little marks from the stitches, nothing too bad but its just sad. hahaha

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

So let’s move on to the gorgeous papaya jersey. I was needing some basic everyday items on my wardrobe, so finally decided to give a go on the Union St. Tee from Hey June. It’s just as everyone says, Adrianna’s patterns are perfect, and this has lots of options so you’ll be seeing it around here many times for sure! My sewing not so much but it was my first time making this type of collar so I hope on improving with practice. Lol

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

I made size S, no alterations and I’m really happy with the fit, I think next time I’ll prefer the smaller neckline band included on the pattern, just due to personal preference.

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

After searching for another top pattern, I finally settled on Laisa from Schnittchen patterns. This may not have been the wisest choice since I have broad shoulders, but I was so smitten with the style, I was totally needing a bit of girly, kind of fluttery sleeves in my life heheh, so I went for it. 😀 I used the light green jersey for it.

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

The pattern is great, there’s no illustrated step by step tutorial, only written steps, but the construction is pretty straight forward and if you ever made a raglan tee before you’ll do this in a heartbeat. I made size 36 and I’m pretty happy with the fit. It’s a bit more on the tunic side for my height (1,62 m), so I removed 2 cm on the paper pattern for start; but when I checked the height before hemming I decided to make an elastic casing and make a kind of balloon top. I’m really happy with how it turned out. Did I say it has dress length included too? Hello Summer dress!! 😀

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

This new collection from NOSH is fantastic as usual, organic cotton, super soft and just perfect quality and the colors are just my cup of tea. ❤ Oh and isn’t it so cool that these items pair great with my Alexandria trousers? (If you missed them you can see them here) YAY I have a bit of that fabric left and I’m planing on making a skirt with it. 😉

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016
Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016
Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

Check out the New NOSH fabrics here.

Morris Blazer from Grainline here; Union St Tee from Hey June here; Laisa shirt from Schnittchen here.

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

Ohh and I’m finally on track with Project Sew it, I ended up not making something for March but I’m all good now. heheh And if you don’t know what Project Sew It is just check it out over at Petit à Petit and Family here. My resolution is to sew one piece for myself each month. 😉

Nosh Fabrics . Women Spring Collection . 2016

Thanks a million NOSH for giving me the opportunity to try these first hand, it was a pleasure!!


All the fabrics I used for the items in this post were given to me by NOSH, but all the opinions are my own.