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There is a lot going on

Hi Friends,

the summer break has been much longer than expected (sorry for that) because a lot of interesting things happend. The most exiting thing is the the upgrade of my Computer, made by my Son. It is faster than ever and I am very happy about that :-).

Today I have an awesome knitted bag, made by a friend of mine. I worked out the Inlett for her. If you are a good knitter you should be able to rework the pattern with the photos above. The pattern of the inlett will be soon available for download.

Love

signation-barbara

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Barbara’s Blog – Summer Break

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Hi Friends,

our Blog is having a break until 26th of August. For me its a time of reflection and creating new ideas. One I can tell right now. I will show you how to make a “Mary Poppin´s Bag”. Of course with a free pattern as usual.

Have a nice summer time.

Love

signation-barbara

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Lightness of Being

Hi Friends,

In our airy Jersey-Poncho (Poncho No. 2), you’ll find the “Lightness of Being.”

The fabric consists of 100% cotton, mercerized with a light gloss on its surface. The carrying property is highly comfortable and is suitable for summer, fall, and winter wear. Whether draped casually, sporty or fancy, Poncho No. 2 can accommodate many occasions.

As always, the pattern is ready for download at “Barbara’s Inspirations”. Enjoy playing around with the outer form, perhaps thinking of something between our Poncho No. 1 and Poncho No. 2.

Find the pattern of the hood as well as the sewing instructions located with our Poncho No. 1.

Have fun with your DIY-Poncho No. 2, and unleash your creativity!

Love,

signation-barbara

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A whiff of silk

Hello Friends,

be trendy and up-to-date with this DIY Poncho Blouse.

Start with the full 55 inch width of the silk. Fold the silk, selvage on selvage. Measure from the folded edge to the selvage the length of the Blouse (e.g. 27in). The folded edge will be the shoulder and throat form. The length of the folded edge is 42 inch. Cut the throat form in the middle.

Measure from the shoulder the length of the arm (10 inch) and fix it with pins. The length of the sleeve inseam will be 6 inch. Stitch the side seam at 6 inch. Start at the selvage and stitch it with a length of 16 inch.

Sew the sleeve- and side seam in one process with a straight stitch. Fold the throat form tight twice, steam with the flat iron and stitch.
Thats it.

Enjoy

signation-barbara

 

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PONCHO No. 1 The stylish allrounder

Dear friends,

The pattern Poncho No. 1 is now available in the download section. It encompasses 16 pages. These are easily assembled by joining the edges with sellotape following the numbers 1-16. Next you can cut out the pattern.

This free pattern is made by myself and has a seam allowance of 0.4 in.

“Sewing instruction”

We start with binding off all the peaces of the cut. In the next step we prepare bits and pieces (this is a basic rule).

  1. Put the cut out pockets onto the pocket-line of the front part and fix it with pins. Then sew it on short-edged.
  2. Sew the middle seam of the hood.
  3. At the opening of the hood begins the drawcord: Apply a 2.4 in wide facing by folding the edges and sewing them, so it becomes a 1.2 in wide tunnel.
  4. At the right and the left sew a 1.2 – 1.5 in wide button hole with an underlaid fleece line.
  5. (Please take a fusible fleece line)
  6. The drawcord: Fold the ribbon, fix it with pins and stitch it.
  7. Sew the shoulder seam, front and back part.
  8. Fix the Hood with pins at the trunk-throat-line and sew it.
  9. Watch the spin of the wrap-effect! The wrap effect should go from the right up to the left (external view).
  10. Now pull the finished ribbon through the tunnel with a safety pin.
  11. Trim the throat seam on the inside neatly with bias tape.

I hope you enjoy your new DIY-poncho.

All best!

signation-barbara

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“Photo Shooting”

Dear Friends,

after some deviations we finally made our photo shooting with the most creative member of our team, Joe :-). He is not just an exceptionally gifted photographer but also a grafic Artist, Filmmaker and a Script- and Crime Author. I am always very thankful to be surrounded by people like him. Have a look at his Website (www.joewentrup.com).

You may look forward to the fashionable models of my dear friend Maggie and our free pattern to download. I’ll post the photos here as soon as there are available.

Prior to that check out this little „Making of“.

With warm regards

signation-barbara

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DIY with girlfriends

Hello my dear ones,

A while ago a friend of mine brought me a beautiful piece: A big scarf with a paisley-pattern in beautiful colors. The fabric consists of fine, gentle wool with some mohair. That quality protects perfectly against a fresh summer breeze. My friend asked me to make a wrap out of it. Have a look at the photos and see how happy she is!

How to make this “self-made” piece you can see in the post from April the 25th 2016.

With warm regards

signation-barbara

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THE BEST THING IN LIFE IS – A GOOD FRIEND

IMG_2996It was fantastic to meet my good friend Seiha Heng from Berlin on a little fair in Essen called “Deine eigene Art” (Your own Way). Seiha showed his textile accessories for men’s fashion; each one a unique high quality item made by himself.

Dear friends, these unique products are a wonderful present for your partner or husband. Each and every pice is finished preciously. You can be sure that Seiha made it with joy, love and fairness.

I can recommend you Seiha’s web www.hengfashion.com with all my heart.

Bye for now!

signation-barbara

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