My handmade Christmas!

by Ladulsatina
My handmade Christmas!

Did you survive the Christmas lunches and dinners? Yes, I did! But above all I survived the crazy days that preceded my handmade Christmas. Oh yes, that because, for the first time, I made some handmade presents this year.

Let’s start from the first one… I made a stylish shawl for my mom, I wanted to give her something special! I used a haute-couture black silk georgette with white polka dots and acid green edges, bought at Gandini Tessuti in Milan and I hemmed it up by hand. The seam is a bit imprecise somewhere, especially in the first parts I sewed up, but all in all I like it. Then I’ve realised that a presser foot for the rolled hem exists, so I’ll try it for the next foulard in order to see the differences.

LaDulsaTina stylish handmade shawl

LaDulsaTina stylish handmade shawl

LaDulsaTina stylish handmade shawl

I instead sewed up a tool case for Filippo’s Vespa, matching with his safety helmet. It’s been a long time since he last asked me for one and I’ve finally make it :) I used two old polyurethane coated cotton canvas fabrics and a 4 cm high elastic. I used a 1,5 cm high elastic for the clasp. It was very difficult to sew them up so I put my sewing machine to the hard test! Luckily “she” survived this proof :)

LaDulsaTina Handmade tool case

LaDulsaTina Handmade tool case

LaDulsaTina Handmade tool case

For Giorgia, Filippo’s dauther, I sewed up a skirt made with an italian tweed wool fabric that looks like denim, double coloured black and blue bought on Supercut.it and embellished with an old acid green ribbon. I also sewed up a bow with the same materials and I put it on the skirt with a safety pin. The skirt with an elastic waist is very simple, fast to make, and it’s even perfect for little girls as it can adapt to their size (Giorgia is 9 and a half, but this skirt should be perfect for the next few years).

LaDulsaTina_Handmade kids skirt

LaDulsaTina_Handmade kids skirt

LaDulsaTina_Handmade kids skirt

I eventually took part in my first Christmas swap, organised by MakeitLand. The swap consisted in a gifts’ exchange between drawn partners…it’s been very nice and fun to meet Valeria (Rosa e Turchese). I made a pochette of wool and cotton, with some studs on the front side and a chain. I used a scrap of wool from my retro skirt, while I bought the cotton at La Volpe Rossa stand at Abilmente Fair in Vicenza. It was my first experiment of this kind. Instead Valeria gave me a very nice Christmas painting.

Ladulsatina handmade pochette

Ladulsatina handmade pochette

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I didn’t only create on this Christmas, I gave myself a very nice present…my new Juki overlocking machine. And I also got some beautiful gifts:

  • the inizial letters of my logo LaDulsaTina (LDT) made by hand by Filippo
  • The book Bloggin for Creatives from Dany, my brother
  • The book Il Modellismo from my parents

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sewing_book

…2015 is gonna be full of sewing!
Did you give handmade presents this year too?

 

 

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2 comments

Sasha 29 Dicembre 2014 - 16:28

Il Natale Handmade è il miglior Natale! Belissime le tue idee e sono sicura sono state super apprezzate! Un Bacione!

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LaDulsaTina 29 Dicembre 2014 - 17:03

Grazie Sasha! :) è vero, è bellissimo regalare qualcosa fatto con le proprie mani! Un bacione anche a te!

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