Tuesday, June 21, 2022


Here is a small update I uploaded last week. The first part is the update, then I'll take you for a walk at a bog. The walk to the bird watching tower is 4 km, so it was 8 km in total along the plank path. Plus 5 km cycling to the starting point and then back home afterwards.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

More doll clothes from books

This is the second part for the video in the last post. It's about the best of the three books, which has patterns in three different sizes for Tonner and Madame Alexander dolls.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Barbie clothes

I have shown some of the doll clothes in the video in an earlier post, but in the video, you can also see pictures from the book, showing the original outfits. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

How to make button loops

I was making an evening gown and ended up making the button loops from scratch, that is, using the same fabric I was using for the main parts of the dress. 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Eyelet pliers

I have used 2 mm eyelets in doll shoes, but never the bigger ones. Eyelet pliers are not expensive, so now I've got them for attaching 4 mm eyelets.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Various projects

I have posted several videos after the last one I added here. Some of them are about taking apart leather jackets I bought from a charity shop closeout sale for very cheap. You can find them on my YouTube channel, so I'm not adding them all here, but here is the first thing I made using those jackets.

I also made something else out of leather, but this wasn't recycled leather, just some very old (some of them 20 years old) pieces.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Using a stopwatch app, future plans, recycling leather

I wanted to know how long it really takes to convert a t-shirt to a long-sleeved one, so I downloaded a stopwatch app and set to find out.

Then I copied several patterns at once as I knew I wanted to make these at some point.

Buying new leather is not something I like to do, so second hand stores are a great source of materials. I got a great deal on some used leather jackets.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

How long does it take to sew a shirt

I made more shirts using the same pattern I used for the pink t-shirt. These have long sleeves as I modified the pattern. Mainly I was curious about the time it takes to sew one of these shirts. In this first video, I'm sewing the shirt in real time, without edits.

And in the second one, I used a timer to get the total time from intact t-shirt to a ready made altered shirt.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Making a backpack

This video is in two parts as it took quite a long time to explain everything. Making a backpack is not that difficult, but it is time consuming and involves many steps.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Making the neckline of the yellow bodice

In this video, I'm showing how to alter a dress pattern to make the notched neckline of the yellow bodice shown in an earlier video. You need to know how to make a dress with a lining, because I'm only showing the changes needed for the pattern and what needs to be done differently when sewing the dress.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Winter coat using the McCall's pattern M7848

I finished a winter coat that had been in progress since the fall break. First, here's a video about making an inside pocket for it. 

After that, it was time to sew the lining in place.