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Retro-style neoprene bikini (Evie La Luve's Mimi bikini pattern and kit)

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EN Summary: Up for reviewing today is Evie La Luve's latest pattern release, the Mimi bikini; I've made it using one of Evie La Luve's kits (pattern and kit both purchased from her Etsy shop). Keep reading the complete sewing review. --- PT Sumário: Hoje tenho para vos mostrar o bikini Mimi, o último lançamento da Evie La Luve; usei um kit também comprado na loja Etsy Evie La Luve para o fazer. Continuem a ler o artigo completo para saberem todos os detalhes.

2014#15: The lip print top – O top estampado de beijos

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ETA: Click here to see me wearing the top!

I've made this top out of the remnant fabric from the lip print dress, using the same pattern for the bodice but altering the neckline to a V-line instead. The peplum was made shortening the upper skirt panels of the dress. As you can see, there’s no back zipper this time: --- 
Editado para acrescentar: Podem ver-me a usar o top clicando aqui
Fiz este top com o tecido que sobrou do vestido estampado de beijos, usando o mesmo molde para o corpo mas alterando o decote. O folho da bainha também foi feito encurtando os panos superiores da saia do vestido. Como podem ver, não precisei de coser um fecho atrás:

The next photo shows the rather unusual armhole shaping of both the dress and the top:  ---  Na próxima foto podem ver o detalhe da forma da cava, um detalhe for a do vulgar no vestido e agora no top:
And this sums up my sewing projects during the past vacation week! Hope you all have enjoyed it! Hugs to all! --- E assim termino de mostrar…

2014#14: The lip print dress – O vestido estampado de beijos

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I've made this dress for my birthday party (I turned 43 on the 24th of April and we celebrated with our close family on the 25th). You can see pictures of me wearing the dress on my wardrobe blog (click here). Again I used neoprene fabric which made the construction faster than usual because the armholes, neckline and hem could be left raw. It took about four hours to get the dress completed and I think it turned out quite well. The pattern is a designer pattern from the Milanese duo Aquilano & Rimondi published in the BurdaStyle 2014/01, model 124. I’ve made a few modifications, skipping the raised neckband and changing the zipper placement to the back. When the dress was finished I realized there was no need for the zipper at all because the neoprene stretches just enough to get the dress on without the back closure. Since I planned to leave the neckline, armholes and hem raw, I didn’t add SAs there. There was some fabric left so I was able to make a top out of it as well (t…

2014#13 – The Forest Dress – O vestido “Floresta”

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When I saw this neoprene fabric I knew I had to make a dress out of it! The landscape print repeats every 90cm (approx. 35”) so this had to be a short tube dress. I copied the pattern directly from a RTW stable knit dress. This has to be the fastest dress I ever made: it took 40 minutes to complete, including copying the pattern from the original dress to paper. The neoprene knit doesn't need finishing so I left the neckline and armhole edges raw, only stitched a narrow hem. Enjoy the pictures; they will do all the talking for me!  ---  Quando vi esta malha tipo neopreno, sabia que tinha de fazer um vestido com ela! O padrão da paisagem repete-se cada 90cm, por isso teria sempre de ser um vestido curto e para tirar partido do padrão, deveria ser o mais simples possível. Resolvi copiar o molde diretamente de um vestido de malha que comprei e creio que bati o meu record da peça mais rápida de fazer de sempre: demorei apenas 40 minutos a fazer o vestido, incluindo o tempo de copiar …

2014#12 – Sky blue wide pants – Calças largas azul-céu

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I've made these pants using the same modified pants pattern that I used for my navy&black set pants (BurdaStyle 2013/12 model 103), only this time I used a woven stretch fabric instead of stable knit. You can see me wearing the sky blue pants at my personal style blog (click here).  ---  Fiz estas calças usando o mesmo molde modificado das calças do meu conjunto marinho e preto (BurdaStyle 2013/12, modelo 103), só que desta vez usei sarja elástica em vez de malha estável. Podem ver-me a usar as calças azul-céu no meu blogue de estilo pessoal (clicar aqui).



Conclusion: This pattern is a winner! Using a different fabric gives it a completely different effect and I also love this version very much! I feel like using this pattern a few more times, perhaps altering a detail here and there,… I could see this pattern used to make some culottes and/or with lace on the side panels; the possibilities are endless when you find a pattern that suits your taste and style and fits perfectly l…

2014#11: The owl sheer top – Top de tecido leve estampado com corujas

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ETA: You can pictures of me wearing the top on my personal style blog (click here)

This is the first of my short vacation at home sewing projects; I had this cute owl print sheer fabric in my stash and since baby blue is so trendy for this spring I decided to make a top out of it; this top has an accentuated V shaped neckline, wide sleeves and in spite of the recommended fabrics being fabrics with some body like linen or satin, I thought it would perfect for a sheer fabric like chiffon or gauze as well. The pattern used was BurdaStyle 2014/02 model 117 ---  Editado para acrescentar: Podem ver fotos minhas a usar o top no meu blogue de estilo pessoal (clicar aqui)

Este é o primeiro dos projetos concluídos durante a minha semana de férias em casa; tinha este tecido estampado com corujas que acho bastante engraçado e como o azul-bebé está bastante na moda para esta primavera, decidi fazer um top com ele. O top tem um decote em V bastante acentuado e mangas abalonadas, e apesar dos tecid…

2014#9 – Navy&black set: the pants – Conjunto marinho&preto: as calças

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Description: Low waist wide pants with side panels, front-fly zipper, shaped waistline and in-seam pockets. 
Pattern used: BurdaStyle 2013/12, model 103B with modifications (click here for more details)  ---  Descrição: Calças largas de cintura descida, paineis laterais, carcela com fecho na frente, cós enformado e bolsos metidos na costura. 
Molde usado: BurdaStyle 2013/12, modelo 103B com modificações (clicar aqui para os detalhes).
Fabric used: thin stable knit in navy blue and black, with some Lycra in the composition.  --- 
Tecidos: Malha estável fina em azul-marinho e preto (tem alguma lycra na composição) 
Front-fly zipper / Carcela com fecho:

The pockets / Os bolsos:


The back crotch reinforcement using lining selvage:  ---  O reforço do gancho usando aurela de forro:
Conclusion: I LOVE these pants, seriously (see me wearing the pants here and the complete navy&black set by clicking here)! I’m already cutting another pair using this same pattern (different fabric though, I’ll be us…

2014#10 – Navy & Black set: The top – Conjunto Azul Marinho e Negro: o top

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I've jumped ahead to the top, the pants review (2014#9) will be up next; ---  Saltei diretamente para o top, ainda falta o artigo sobre as calças (2014#9) que será publicado a seguir.

Description: Close fitting cropped knit top with raised neckline, shaped short raglan sleeves and french darts; the original model has two invisible zippers, one on the side and another on the left shoulder. I opted for inserting an invisible zipper on the center back seam instead. Pattern: BurdaStyle 2012/01, model 113; this pattern is for petite sizes; I transformed it into regular size (click here for the article detailing the procedure). --- Descrição: Top justo tem gola subida, mangas raglan curtas e pinças francesas na frente, pinças verticais atrás; o original tem dois fechos invisíveis, um de lado e outro na costura do ombro esquerdo; optei por aplicar apenas um fecho invisível na costura central das costas. Molde: BurdaStyle 2012/01, modelo 113; este molde é para senhoras pequenas, mas alterei-…