20 garçons + Vêtements Tutoriels! The boys clothes is probably my biggest challenge… there just isn’t a out there! So the tutorials I am sharing are a mixture of how to make your own patterns (mostly from store bought) and recycle or ‘upcycle’ from existing clothing. Anyways I hope that someone can get some use out of these because I know that boy patterns & tutorials are few & far between! If you have a tutorial for boys clothes that you would like to share that is not on my list please feel free to post it in your comment. I am always looking for more Pants
Northern Lights Capelet I knit this Northern Lights Capelet in the spirit of the earliest knitters, to bring light and warmth into the darker, colder months. Wear this cropped little cape under or over your coat, a streamlined layer that blocks arctic air from necks and shoulders and looks very pretty doing it! Knit up in a soft palette of Purl Soho’s beautiful Flax Down, this Capelet is a blend of baby alpaca, extra fine merino and linen. The subtle shades of the Nordic-inspired colorwork glow like a February sunrise.
Applique inverse: un tutoriel This is a really fun, simple project. Yet another way to fancy up some plain tees or a great fix for old shirts with holes. It takes a little practice to master sewing a curved design like this one. I'm definitely not there yet but, I was pretty impressed with myself this time around. If you're unsure of your sewing skills try finding a design with straight lines i.e. a cross or monogram of your initial. AT Europe: Paris - Valérie Boy at Salon Maison et Objet It was love at first sight. A few years ago, I found the perfect light sculpture for a dark corner of my apartment by an artist working in Brittany named Valérie Boy ... It was the first annual pre-Christmas Salon de la Récup, that featured a few dozen up-and-coming artists working mostly with recuperated materials, taking place a few doors down from me at the Espace Blanc Manteaux. “Féérie Florale” was a six-foot-tall rectangular piece of white powder-coated metal out of which Valérie Boy had hand-cut a spray of flowers. She strung waterproof Christmas lights on the backside of the piece, which looked like a carved sculpture by day, and a poetic constellation of glowing flower-fairy lights (or stars from across the room) by night.
Le weekender concepteur Week-end « Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Super Soft Merino Fluted Cowl Our Fluted Cowl combines two of our very favorite things: elegant drama and Super Soft Merino! If you haven't heard, Super Soft Merino is Purl Soho's new, very own yarn, and we couldn't be happier about it! A loosley spun single ply of 100% Peruvian merino, Super Soft Merino is beautiful, decadent and yes, super soft. For cozy warmth and cuddly comfort, it makes the consummate neck wrapper! This Fluted Cowl is the perfect expression of everything we love about Super Soft Merino.
Desk chair transformation Last Christmas my in Laws gave Ken and I matching Desk chairs. We only had one and it was pretty broken. Ever since I’ve had a love-hate relationship with it. I love it because it’s so comfortable, actually one of the best I’ve ever had. My back does so much better with this chair, BUT it’s all dark and leather, in hot days I feel like I get stuck on it and it hurts when I get up
New in the shop! I’ve been trying to get some new stuff in the shop. It has been hard getting my sewing mojo back with the kids home. But I made these… First 2 new cocktail clutches! this one: Made from grey wool pants, necktie, stripes shirt and bed sheet. Couture This week I tackled a sewing project that truly scared me. A kind friend who is done having kids gave me her new-ish infant car seat. I am so glad I didn't have to buy one, but the old one was a little boyish: DIY Gift Tutorial: Lip Balm Holder I saw a picture of a lip balm holder on Pinterest, but there weren’t any instructions. I always lose my lip balm in the bottom of my purse! I thought it was a great idea to use up fabric scraps and a cute little something to include with other gifts for Christmas, so I decided to figure out how to make my own. It’s super simple, and you could easily do the sewing by hand without a sewing machine.
Wrap up in Style with this DIY Wool Blanket Coat You can make this super easy blanket coat with a blanket and a belt you might already have around the house. Fold the blanket in half so the short ends are together. Measure and mark the center of the blanket.