Friday, March 16, 2018

Cicero times four and an awesome sewing weekend

I mentioned it a few posts ago, last month, I again went on my sewing weekend. We went to the same location as the first and second time and it was great again. This time MonDepot joined our sewing group and she took her store with her! The social atmosphere was great again, and that much uninterupted sewing time is always a good idea. My personal theme this sewing weekend was basic summer stuff. I already showed you the two Vivaxes that I sewed that weekend and today I am showing you four Cicero's*.

I love the Cicero pattern. It is both great as a base pattern and awesome if you use the color block options. My kids needed new hoodies, because it is what they practically live in in the summer. They do not wear coats, they wear hoodies. I made a few color blocks versions in the past and I hacked a few, but this time I went for plain and simple. I love the fact that the zipper is actually a sort of color block option. I shortened the zipper again the same way as I showed here.

All four of them were sewn without a color block, but I of course added pockets. A few of the people were surprised by my "plain" choice of fabrics. But I did it on purpose because I know how their wardrobe looks like and I know that these jackets will be combined with a lots of different colorful clothes underneath, so they will be color bombs any way. These "plain" jackets are a way to down down the craziness a little bit. Our smallest is showing off her Cicero in an almost toned down combination of an Orbis (at the end of the post) and Hibernis that I sewed for her older sister in the past.

At the beginning of the sewing weekend we again got spoiled with a goodie bag filled with fabric and haberdashery. I always get super greedy and immediately put it together with my stash, almost afraid that I have to give it back. I am a bit like Gollum when it comes to sewing gifts, my precious! So of course I forget to make a picture of the content of my bag. She was less greedy and her picture gives you a good view of what was in the bag. My fabrics where different, but I will show them when I use them. I already sewed up one that I will be showing next week.

So I want to thank the generous sponsors of our goodie bag!

The fabrics that I used for the Cicero's had divers sources this time. The red and orange stars came from Joyfits. The pink grey starts with fluffy inside came, as often, from her stash. The deer fabric I bought at Cas and Nina, a recently discontinued fabric store. Half a year ago, I made our middle daughter a Domi* from the same fabric and of course she wanted to combine them for this shoot. The trousers were often washed already so the fabric changed color a bit already. The white with grey glitter fabric came from Textielstad.

Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


  1. echt heel leuke exemplaren, stukken die ze zo vaak dragen zijn ook extra leuk om te maken omdat je ze veel te zien krijgt

  2. Amai, goed gewerkt. Stuk voor stuk mooie dingen.