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Pinteresting vol. XL

pintere There’s a saying in Finland that Thurdays are filled with hope. I have no idea where it comes from and what it means but in Finnish it rhymes really nicely of the tongue and that’s why I like using it. Maybe it’s about hope for the coming weekend? Perhaps.

Anyhoo…I have no rhyme or reason in my pinning either but here are again some of my favourites this week:

Grey cat, pattern, spoonflower, ottomanbrim, kitty

Designed by ottomanbrim at spoonflower.com

This kitty pattern is just too adorable and you can find it on Spoonflower. Ottomanbrim, who is a designer based in NY, has plenty of other mid-century inspired prints available too. The “Snowflake sweater” is another one of my favourites. This one is on my board Patterns.

quilt, red, spicy colours, modern baby quilt

Via flickr.com

Remember my Sunshine Quilt? Of course you do. I’m already planning my next quilt and since autumn is here and winter not too far away, I want something with warm colours to add extra coziness to my bedroom. This modern baby quilt has the perfect colours and I’ve found a fabric line from Amy Butler that have similar colours. Don’t hold your breath though. It DID take my first quilt 3-4 years from start to finish. From my board Crafty Things.

yellow chiffon blouse

Via sheinside.com

What’s with the warm colours this week?…. Lately I’ve had discussions with my friend about Lidl. Namely about how Lidl is expanding its business by venturing into clothing. Finnish fashion designers are all aghast because this “abomination” but IMO, at least Lidl SELLS clothes. A vital ingredient of keeping a business afloat. Personally I’ve bought some undies and tights from there, and today I’m getting their outdoor jacket. I’ve reached an age where appropriate clothing doesn’t feel embarrassing anymore. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start hiking, I just need the jacket for when I leave the gym.

I had point to the story but I lost it. I like this blouse, it’s sold out but girl can dream. From my board Trés Stylish.

tall dark and handsome

Via menstyle1.com/

Were we talking about girls and dreaming? I have a board, Men & Fashion, that’s a combination of style for men and men I fancy. It was supposed to be just about the style but I am weak. Very, very, weak. So far I’ve managed to keep the fancying part in minimum, so I have that going for the board but I can sense the total loss of Man Candy Pin Control in my very near future. But hey, which one of us doesn’t want little bit of tall, dark and handsome in their life? Allthough…

great dane with tennis balls

Via remainsimple.us

That’s the only tall, dark and handsome who would stay faithful and love you back unconditionally. Well done me. Managing to turn this week’s Pinteresting into a Single Girl Pity Party. I guess we all are good at something. From my board I Want a Doggy.

-Thrifty Finn-

P.S. I can’t resist. Here’s one more tall, dark and handsome, and a ‘bitching’ magazine cover:

Robert Downey Jr, Vanity Fair, cover

Via coverjunkie.com

You’re welcome.

 

 

Pinteresting vol. XXXIX

Thrifty Finn | Pinteresting

How’s your week been? I was very cultural last night and went to a jazz concert. I feel so sophisticated right now. I probably should start smoking now and increase my red wine intake. Also, would I look good in black cigarette pants and a beret?

martha stewart, craft, DIY, fringe maker

From marthastewart.com

This is a thing I didn’t know I needed and I still don’t, but I want it so! Martha Stewart Fringe Maker!  My brain says that I can perfectly well cut those strips myself but wouldn’t it be awesome to have a TOOL or a MACHINE for it? Men and their tools. I get it now. From my board Crafty Things.

andy samberg

Via Pinterest

Speaking of men…Andy Samberg. I first remember seeing him in the I Just Had Sex-video, which btw is hilarious. Anyhoo, his new(ish) serie Brooklyn 99 is finally coming to Finland and I’m very excited about that. My another favourite actor, Terry Crews,  is in it too. He was the dad from Everybody Hates Chris, another one of my comedy favourites. Andy is on my board Beautiful People.

creamy potatoes, recipe

Via Chef-in-training.com

From dreamy to creamy….I don’t know about you but when the temperature drops outside the calorie content of the food I fancy goes up. Creamy potatoes is the ultimate comfort food. I can eat it plain. I mean no meat, no gravy, no veg. Just creamy potatoes. Heaven. I could easily eat this everyday and NOT GET BORED! From my board Food & Cooking.

silks for the sultans, pink pomegranate pattern

Image via Pinterest

Guess what else never gets boring? Beautiful patterns. This particular one is from the collection in Topkapi-palace and was woven for a member of the Ottoman royal family. Fancy! There’s actually a book about the patterns, Silks for the Sultans, and this pattern is used on the cover. No wonder. The colour is ah-mazing. From my board Patterns.

batman cat

Image via unitedcolorsofblack.tumblr.com/

What are you looking at? I am the NIGHT! Bow before me. Yeaaaahhh, how tough can you be when you’re on someone’s Pinterest-board called Cute & Kitschy? Just sayin’…

-Thrifty Finn-

P.S. My full Pinterest-profile is HERE.

 

 

 

 

Do It Right

This summer I found this gorgeous top at Mango on sale. It’s just perfect. Strong colour, perfect cut and interesting details. What’s not to love? It didn’t take me long to realize that I should try to make a pattern and sew a few myself. Brilliant. What could go wrong? I’m trained in pattern making!

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I gathered the tools and the pattern paper, and figured that it would be really easy to just trace the outline and then add the details.  I mean, the silhouette IS basically a loose fitting tee. I made the back pattern. Even took measurements from the top to make sure they matched. All good at this point.

But then it was the time to do the front pattern, where all the details are. It started well, I outlined, checked that the shoulder seams match, all that jazz…But then I didn’t have time to finish it off on that session and left it for another day. It took the longer than I thought to get back to it and I even wore the original top again. And that’s when I saw the mistake. The top is asymmetrical in more places than I originally thought! No easy copy/trace here. So what is girl to do? The same thing she should have done the first place…

pattern making supplies, Thrifty Finn

The thing is, the pattern IS really easy to copy IF you have done the proper base pattern. Which doesn’t take long to do but I was in the lazy mood and decided to skip it. Which of course made the project so much more harder. So here I am, with my Grondvormen, basic pattern book, learning a lesson. Once again.

Do it right the first time around.

-Thrifty Finn-

Pinteresting: Fashion Revolution Edition

 

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In honour of Who Made Your Clothes? event today, here is a list of amazing patterning, fashion and sewing inspiration:

Dries van Noten-skirt via thevamoose.tumblr.com

Dries van Noten-skirt via thevamoose.tumblr.com

Beauty in simplicity. No darts, no seams. The weight of the fabric and woman’s movement are doing all the work. This is from 1998. Proof that good fashion design stands the test of time.

interfacing tutorial inspired by YSL, threadsmagazine

from threadsmagazine.com

The quality of good clothes is most often in the things you can’t see. This tutorial for interfacing by Threads Magazine was inspired by Yves Saint Laurent. Even if you don’t have any plans to make jackets, it’s still a fascinating look inside a couture jacket.

pattern, structure, sewing, couture, fashion, patternmaking

via moldesedicasmoda.blogspot.pt

This Portuguese blog is filled with pattern making inspiration. It’s in Portuguese but the line drawings are a good starting point for transforming your own basic patterns. In this blog you will learn to appreciate the magic of patterning.

 

bodice tucks,

Bodice tucks via Pinterest.com

Here’s a fantastic example how a bodice alone can be transformed so many ways. Moving away from the standard princess seam in tops and dresses also helps to create a better fitting and flattering garment. Although I do admit that princess seam is easy to fit and easy to sew.

1948 fashion, free pattern, instructions

Image via sheepandchick.blogspot.co.nz

To round this post up, here are some patterns you can use to bring some vintage style to your wardrobe. Click the image and you get to the patterns and instructions. You need some graph paper to get things started and you can print some HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

soft fabric, warm fabric, someecards, funny

via someecards.com

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter!

To celebrate Ishtar, I decided to pimp some Easter decorations I had in my stash. I used some of my favourite scrapbook papers:

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I’m participating in these challenges and link parties:

My Romantic Home- Happy Easter Show & Tell

Craftin Desert Divas- Craft It Up Link Party Challenge #29

ASWC Together Linky Party

613 Avenue Create- Challenge #68 Anything Goes

A Creative Romance Challenge- Eggcellent Spring

Challenges For Everybody- Challenge #40 Anything Goes

-Thrifty Finn- Spectacularly productive-