Faulty Fashion: Cover holes with (selfmade) patches

Got a hole in your favourite shirt?
The jeans you love so much ripped apart?

You don't have to throw it away. There are many ways to fix your clothes easy and fast.
As in this post, simply stitch the hole together and then conceal it using one of many options.

Faulty Fashion is a series of posts to help when your clothes have flaws.
So far this includes the following posts:


Pattern testing: The Love Dress by Sewera

This post refers to a sewing pattern, which I received for free as part of the testing. 

Looking for a slim fit knit dress with a great shape? Do you have big differences in your circumferences and often struggle to get a good fit with knit patterns? Then this might just be the right sewing pattern for you!

Sewera Love Dress sewing pattern minn's things knit darts

Sewing skulls n' roses: P4P Pirate Pencil Skirt

Many say a pencil skirt is the most feminine clothing item. All those fashion magazines out there tell us it's a staple in a woman's wardrobe, a must-have, perfect for work, dates and more. Do you agree?
I never owned one (for real!) and it was time for me to find out, so I quickly made one myself.

Patterns 4 Pirates Sewing Pattern Pirate Pencil Skirt Skulls'n'Roses by Minn's Things


Sewing By Hand London's Rumana Coat - Cotton toile

About a year ago I had the feeling the word 'Rumana' was in everyones mouth. This classic, but extra long coat sewing pattern already had a big fanbase at its release. But while people where incredibly excited, there seemed to be a bit of fear in the mix...

To many sewists coat making seems like the ultimate peak of sewability - or at least, one of them. Honestly, me too!
But it's actually very doable and I assure you, you can do it too!
So this post is about my toile/muslin/test version for the Rumana Coat, the adjustments I made and how difficult it was for me, still a not too experienced sewist, who never made a coat before.

Minn's Things sewing By Hand London's Rumana Coat pattern winter classic gothic


Happy new year - My (sewing) resolutions 2019

Once again a new year has started. Though I am not the type of person, that makes 'New year resolutions' - I prefer to make them whenever during the year a change is needed - I do like to use this opportunity to reflect on my sewing, my blog and do a bit of planning.

Minn's Things 2019 new year resolutions for sewing blogging


Sewing for autumn and winter: Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt

This post refers to a sewing pattern, which I received for free as part of the testing. 

Here's one very new pattern: The Ali Sweatshirt by Sew Diy (click)!
It's a loose fit sweatshirt and could become your new best friend for the upcoming autumn and winter.

Sew Diy Ali Sweatshirt sewing pattern made by Minnsthings


Sewing a Suki Kimono - Pattern by Helen's Closet

As a longterm Japan - and everything that has to do with japanese culture - fan you can bet I have a thing for kimonos as well. So of course, when I hear the words 'kimono' and 'sewing pattern' together, a loud alarm inside my head goes off.

No wonder I had to try Helen's Closet Suki Kimono sewing pattern (click)!

Helen's Closet Suki Kimono sewing pattern made by Minnsthings