The Tilly Skirt.

Anita also got to choose the fabric for my next project for her.  She had a little bit harder time to narrow her choices down to just to fabrics than Viktor did but in the end she was happy with her decision.

I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pink is part of her combination.

I made her The Tilly skirt by sewing mama raeanne which is part of the Mai pattern bundle from the sewing rabbit pattern membership.

I sewed a size 3 for her but cut the elastic in the back an inch shorter like for size 2, I probably should have taken yet another inch of it but I was afraid that would be too much.  I guess her cute baby belly is getting smaller plus she is no longer using diapers.  
I love this skirt, it’s so playful and you can totally change it up depending on the fabric combos you use.  It all came together very neatly and fast. I see many more Tilly skirts in her summer wardrobe.

Love
Dagbjört

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Finally something for my little man.

I didn’t have much time to sew up the April patterns from my sewing rabbit membership, but last week I whipped up The Jack and Jill Colorblock Shirt for my little man.  It is a great shirt pattern with lots of options for both boy and girl shirts from Peaches and Peanuts.  Shannon the designer behind Peaches and Peanuts also has a blog called little kids grow, which I have been following for some time now.

He had already told me that he wanted me to sew him something blue and orange and it didn’t take him long to choose the fabric he wanted when I let him look at the fabrics I had on hand.  I only had scraps of the orange one so I couldn’t do much colorblocking.  I’m thinking of putting orange buttons on it as well, I just have to go to the store and get some.  At first he didn’t like that I made the short sleeve version but after wearing it for a little while he forgot all about that and thought he was very cool with his Ray Bans as well which match the shirt perfectly!  The Ray Bans are of course from Synsam Sandnes Optikk, the best place to get glasses in Norway, not that I’m biased or anything – I just work there! 🙂

And here he is my cool dude! 🙂

I made him a size 4 with short sleeves and the long pocket.  The blue fabric is a Robert Kaufman bought at fabric.com.
Love
Dagbjört.

What happened to April?!

I only manage to sew one garment in April, I swear that month just flew by!  With Easter, my second oldest son’s Confirmation and my mom visiting from Iceland, April was a fantastic month but just went by way to fast!  Time flies when you’re having fun, am I right?

What I did sew was a dress (no surprise there I guess) for my daughter to wear to her brothers Confirmation.  As soon as I saw that pattern for the first time I knew I would make it for that occasion.  I think it is one of the sweetest little dress pattern I have seen, it has the perfect balance between fancy and girly I think.  I am of course talking about the Ethereal Dress by Figgy’s.

So do you want to see some photos of my little cutie in her dress?

The main fabric is some quilting cotton from my local fabric shop and for the flounce I used chiffon.  I had to go into hiding while I was sewing this one as I was sure she would want to put it on at once and wear it to daycare, and I was right she practically squealed when she saw it and ripped of the clothes she was wearing so she could put on her new dress.
I sewed up a size 3 for my skinny little almost 3 year old.  The dress is a little roomy but thats how we like them anyway so we are very happy with how it came out!
And here is the whole gang.  Anita is the only one wearing mommy made clothes this time around, I don’t think my 15 or 18 year old would agree to wear something I made anyway, but I hope to venture into sewing for myself as well as for my little ones.
I am so rich!! 🙂
Love 
Dagbjört.