SPIN SPIN…

La Folie - SPIN Dress

A couple of weeks ago Madeit Patterns released the first of their “No Frills” patterns: the SPIN Dress.  Its a super cool skater dress and since I had never made one before and had the perfect fabric for it I subtly (or maybe not so subtly) managed to get a spot in the testing process… heheh

La Folie - SPIN Dress

This was my second test version, in size 3Y for F., she measured a perfect size 3 at this point so you can get an accurate idea of the fit. Its perfect. ❤ It comes in sizes 2Y to 10Y, but when you buy it you get Teen sizes for free, yep you read me well. 😀 There are pattern pieces for short sleeves too, and you can use the necklines of the Groove Dress pattern which gives you plenty of variety.

La Folie - SPIN Dress

The “No Frills” patterns from Madeit are exactly the same quality you have on their “regular” patterns but they’re intended for experienced sewers. Meaning you don’t have a super detailed, step by step illustrated tutorial, instead you get more simple directions just like you have on a regular sewing magazine pattern. But if you ask me, anyone who has sewn a few items can make this one, its so simple that there’s really no need for the step by step illustrated tutorial. So in sum, you get a perfect, great quality pattern by a really great price, whats not to like right? 😉

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

The fabric I used is from Lucky Shop, which was a sponsor for Madeit Fashion Week, and I got it as a prize, talk about feeling lucky heheh. 😀 The shop carries lots of gorgeous prints but this one with its gold glittery squares won my heart. Its a stretchy rib knit, super cozy and perfect for a autumn/winter dress. F. has worn this a lot already.

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

Ohh the twirly dressed sure can make someone happy! And yes Elsa’s crown was a must to take this photos, or so she said. heheh I take what their willing to give when it comes to photoshoots. 😀

You can get your SPIN Dress pattern here and the Square Fabric here.

La Folie - SPIN Dress

La Folie - SPIN Dress

Oh and I just have to leave the link to Spin the Black Circle, a Pearl Jam song that’s always in my head when I think of these dresses. Gosh how I would Love to have learned to play this one in the electric guitar, so cool!! 😀 😀 😀 Yep Mie you’re right I can be a “rock chick” sometimes heheh ❤

La Folie - SPIN Dress

I guess she’s happy! I sure am.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs! ❤

101st

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

Never in a million years I thought this blog would reach 100 posts, but its true, here we are on number 101! Yay! Apparently making clothes never gets old around here and I still get butterflies in my stomach when I finish a garment that I’m happy with, yep I guess its love. 😀 Today’s make totally fits this category, although its a super simple dress I’m really pleased with it and I think its a great kick off for M’s spring/summer clothes.

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

The dress pattern is from this A Sunny Spot book (pattern G – Summer Dress), its designed for wovens but with slight changes worked perfect for this flamé jersey from NOSH. This particular jersey is pretty stable and doesn’t have much stretch so its a safe bet if you want to adapt a woven pattern.

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

I choose size 120cm for M. who is 118cm, at least she was last time I checked heheh, don’t worry it was less then a month ago, I’ve been trying to behave to avoid heartbreaks; I can say I’m happy with the fit. Since the pattern is intended for lightweight wovens I removed about  15 cm to the each skirt piece, I was afraid of it ending a bit too bulky. I also skipped the back closures and cut the pattern piece on fold.

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

Best part is that she can start wearing it already, just by adding a long sleeve tee and some tights/leggings, smart thinking right? heheheh

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

These butterflies are one of my favorite prints from NOSH so far. I got them last year in green (you can see what I made here) and I was super happy to see them again in the new collection. This rust/brick color is just perfect! ❤ ❤ ❤

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

M. Loved it, and F. woke up this morning asking if I had made hers already… I guess I have to get some more of this fabric. 🙂

You can check out the new collection from NOSH here.

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

La Folie - NOSH Fabrics - Butterflies Dress

Thanks for stopping by. Hugs! ❤


This fabric was given to me by NOSH, but all the opinions are my own.

Waterfall Raglan

La Folie - Waterfall Top - Chalk and Notch

One of the best things about the Sewing Community is the amazing people we get to know. I’ve definitely made great friends, even never having actually met most in person, I don’t even think twice when I say they’re my friends. Gabriela from Chalk and Notch surely is one of them. She’s the kindest and I’m always excited when I get a chance to sew her patterns, adding to that I Love her style and her patterns are always perfect! ❤

La Folie - Waterfall Dress - Chalk and Notch

This brings us to the Waterfall Raglan for women, which I may or may not forced myself into testing. hahaha You see right after making a few of the kids versions I became obsessed in making it for myself so I was thrilled when Gabriela told me she was preparing the women’s version of the pattern. Super YAY!

I tested the top and the dress versions and I love them both. This is such an easy sew you’ll want to make millions. In fact I’m planning a new one this month and I’m already eager to get started.

La Folie - Waterfall Top - Chalk and Notch

The pattern comes with 3 sleeve lengths, I choose 3/4 for the top and long for the dress. It works perfect in lightweight knits, although I’ve seen amazing versions in heavier knits already, so it really is versatile. Both fabrics I used on my test versions are lightweight knits from my local shop and I’m pretty happy with the results.

La Folie - Waterfall Dress - Chalk and Notch

La Folie - Waterfall Dress - Chalk and Notch

I wasn’t 100% sure about this retro print after buying it but I’m so happy I went through with it, I’m really pleased with how it worked on the dress.

Sorry for the blurry/weird color photos today, heheheh I really have to get a tripod and a remote someday for the sake of us all! 😀  But still I think you can see how much I love my new top and dress, I’m actually wearing the dress today, I’ll be making a summer version too for sure!

La Folie - Waterfall Top - Chalk and Notch

I can assure you that Gabriela’s patterns are a great buy, everything matches perfect, great step by step tutorial, all the details are thought through, and she’s always super kind if you need help.

There’s a cool link party up on Chalk and Notch where you can win a great prize so be sure to check it out (here).

You can get your Waterfall Raglan pattern here. There’s also a bundle with the kids version which I totally recommend, you can see the dress version I made for M. here. I’m not big on making mummy and me outfits but I’m not sure I’ll resist making some matching summer dresses for me and the girls. 😀

La Folie - Waterfall Dress - Chalk and Notch

Almost forgot! Have you signed up for Upcraft Sewing Hunt yet? Amazing prizes to be won and the hint on how to find La Folie’s icon is already available. 😉 It’s so easy!!!

La Folie - Waterfall Top - Chalk and Notch

You don’t have to be a little girl to LOVE twirly dresses and tops! I sure Love mine! ❤ Thanks a million Gabriela for allowing me to test!

La Folie - Waterfall Dress - Chalk and Notch

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!

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