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Gioia -Dotta-
Sewing and crafting for the people I love.
Sewing and crafting for the people I love.

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Burda pleated pants (that fit!)
I've finally made my first pair of (wearable) pants! After so many failed attempts (never blogged about them, they were so bad), I've decided to give a last try and sew a pair of pants from Burda Style 04/2014, pattern n.110 . For this project I finally use...

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That's what girls dreams are made of: Spin dress in Nosh fabric
I've seen
Spin Dresses by MadeIt patterns pop up everywhere lately. It’s a simple skater dress
with a full circle skirt. So simple, so amazing. The perfect dress for some
perfect organic knit fabric by Nosh . Ultimamente ho visto Spin Dresses di MadeIt spun...

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The Unexpected Coat
Hello Spring! It seems like I've been waiting for spring for years
now. This winter I've sewn lots of spring garments - lights coats, light
sweaters, shirts with long sleeves, too warm for summer and too cold
for winter - as if this season could last for...

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Try Something New: SnapPap and Liberty Kindle Cover
I'm the proud owner of a Kindle Paperwhite. I love this wonderful little device because it allows me to get almost any book in any language in an instant and it's so small and light to carry around. I used to put it in my bag without any cover but every new...

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Fighting with a Burda coat
noticed that I’m a seamstress with a double personality. My wise side always
tells me to sew muslins first, then cut the real fabric. My evil side says that
muslins are a waste of time and I shouldn’t worry about anything…just cut
your size and go for ...

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How To Do Fashion: Svaneke Shirt and Skirt + Pattern Giveaway!
Normally, I'm not a vintage enthusiast. It’s not that I don’t like vintage, it’s just that my style is more contemporary or bon-tonesque. So, when I received an invitation from Nanna of How to do Fashion to choose one pattern from her collection, I was: 1.)...

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Kielo Wrap Dress by Named in Observer Knits
Today I'm on Imagine Gnats with a new dress. The pattern is the Kielo Wrap Dress
by Named and the fabric is some amazing Art Gallery knit fabric from
their latest collection Observer. Find more here ! 

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Näh-Connection Shop Opening Tour - Twist it!
Annika of Näh-Connection was probably my first sewing blogger friend ever. We started commenting each others' blogs some years ago. Annika loved Italy, I loved Germany. Needless to say, our cyber-friendship soon became a real-life-friendship. Annika has a g...

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Tuttle Tour: Sewing for your girls - Shirred dress
This shirred dress is probably the simplest dress I've ever made and the one that got the most compliments at the same time. "Did you sew this??" "Beautifu l dress!", etc. Kinda bothered me, because after years and years of sewing complicated dresses full o...

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Dobby Chambray Eberyday Skirt on Imagine Gnats
Today I'm on Imagine Gnats with a staple skirt everyone should own. More here !
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