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

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


Sewing the Penny Leggings by Sinclair Patterns

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I was recently gifted the Penny Leggings* (click) from Sinclair Patterns, but as usual you'll find nothing but my honest opinions here. In fact this pattern found me at just the right time. I am in desperate need of more pants, especially ones for higher temperatures.

sewing penny leggings sinclair patterns back bootie view
Back view first because why not? I love how there are no underwear lines showing thanks to my GC No Show Thongs (click to view).


Spring Sewing a Bell Sleeve Top (Ellie & Mac pattern)

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A new top made out of beautiful soft fabric was just what I needed. Add bell sleeves and a lot of lace and it becomes my new favourite garment.

This post is part of the Get Ready for Spring Blog Tour, which was hosted by Seams Sew Lo (click)Ellie and Mac* (click) were so kind to let us choose a pattern for free. Be sure though to find only my honest opinion here.


New year new sew: My Dirndl-style inspired Orla Dress

I did it again - I made another Orla Dress!

Aaand welcome everyone to the new year. Starting it with a new sew seems apposite. That's why this post is part of the January Sewing By Ti Blog Tour (more on that below)!

But wait, Minn, this pattern isn't new to you!?

Well, yes dear. Last summer I made this cute knit kitty knitty Orla Dress (click).