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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#26 – Faux leather vest (BurdaStyle 10/2010_mod129), V2.0 – Colete de imitação de pele com pelo, V2.0

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Pattern: BurdaStyle 10/2010_mod129, cut size 38 (note: I've already sewn this pattern before in 2010, click here for V1.0)
Description: Shearling leather vest has raw edges, cascade collar and overlapped seams. The vest is tied to the waist.
Material: This time I used dark brown faux leather with fur on the wrong side, a much thicker material to sew with; I used a leather needle (#100), regular thread on the bobbin and buttonhole twist thread on the needle. The stitch length used was 4mm. My sewing machine behaved surprisingly well and I will probably sew with this faux leather again, if I can still find it on sale.
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Molde: BurdaStyle Portuguesa nº5/2010 (Outubro 2010), modelo 129 (nota: já tinha feito este modelo em 2010, podem ver a versão 1.0 clicando aqui). Cortei o tamanho 38.
Descrição: Colete em carneira com orlas a fio, gola cascata e costuras sobrepostas. Tem tiras para atar à cintura.
Material: Desta vez usei imitação de carneira castanha-escura (com pelo no avesso), um ma…

Me wearing V8946 today - Hoje, a usar o vestido Vogue 8946

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More photos on my wardrobe blog (click here)
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Mais fotos no meu blogue de estilo pessoal (clicar aqui)

2014#25 – Close-fitting dress with front pleats detail (V8946) – Vestido justo com detalhe pregueado na frente

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Pattern:Vogue 8946
Description: (from voguepatterns.mccall.com) Close-fitting, partially lined dress has front seam/dart detail, pleats, narrow hem and back-zipper; view C has back slit. I’ve made view B (size 12) with a few modifications. 
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Molde:Vogue 8946
Descrição: Vestido justo parcialmente forrado tem na frente costuras/pinças com pregas, bainha estreita e fecho atrás; a opção C tem uma racha atrás. Fiz a opção B (tamanho 12) com algumas modificações.
Fabric: blue neoprene-like fabric with satin finish (this knit fabric has some body, yet it also has a fair amount of stretch). 
Alterations: Given the fabric thickness and stretch ability, I didn't need to add the back zipper; I also didn't need to add the partial lining to the front; these factors made the construction pretty straight forward and quick. In spite of my body measurements indicating a size 16, due to my previous experience with these patterns and knowing that I have a long torso and broad chest (also taking i…