My wardrobe made by me.

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I’m bringing home a guest post I wrote for Wardrobe by me.  I’m so glad that Christina stumbled across my little blog last year and so so so thankful for everything I have learned from being on her pattern testing team!

I have only been sewing for myself for about a year now and that was never even my intension when I dug my sewing machine out from the attic four years ago.  My big plan was to sew something simple like circle skirts for my daughter.  I had no idea that this great online sewing community existed let alone all these talented indie pattern designers.  It is totally awesome!

By now a good chunk of my wardrobe is made by me and those are the pieces I mostly wear today.  My style is very casual, I wear scrubs at work most of the time so I only wear my clothes when going to and from work and when running errands on my day off.  When at home I always change into leggings or joggers and a t-shirt or a sweater depending on the temp.  I live on the western coast of Norway and it rains a lot here so I usually cover up in rain gear when going to and from work, so actually I could just wear my leggings all the time.  But than it wouldn’t be as nice to come home and change into something nice and comfy.

When I was going through my closet to take photos of my me mades that I wear I realised that only four pieces are not from Wardrobe by me patterns.

I think my most worn items are my wardrobe builder tees.

For colder days I use my Sneha top that I made out of too thick fabric a lot

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And my two Day tripper sweaters, pattern from Shwin Designs.

When short sleeves are in order my sleeveless Daisy and my Shwin Design Diamond top get picked.

Sometimes its good to have long sleeves in a thinner fabric, that’s when I love to wear my flowery long sleeved Daisy or my Savannah.

When I only need something light for extra layer my favourites are the Amelia bomber jacket and the Susanne cardigan pattern from Comagnie M.

As you can see my go to outfit is a pair of jeans and a nice sweater or top.  But I also love my Sneha with the symmetric dropped hem, dressed up or down depending on what I’m doing that day.

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I have two new pieces that I haven’t had time to blog about yet that are finding their place amongst the favourites.  First off is another Sneha, this time dress length with a straight hem.  I love how easy it is to sew and how I can use it dressed up with heals or down with some thick stockings and boots.

I also made the Komi kimono jacket in some nice Italian suiting wool to have something a bit warmer as extra layer now in the fall.

That kind of wraps up the part of my me made wardrobe that has been used the most this last year.  I’m looking forward to keep adding new pieces and learning new skills.  Only the Komi kimono jacket, the last Sneha dress and the Susanne cardigan haven’t made the blog yet, all the other pieces you can find here if you want to have a look.

 

Love

Dagbjört

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Author: bydagbjort

I'm a mom to four fantastic kids, three boys and a girl. To teenagers and to toddlers so never a dull moment in our household :) We are from Iceland but have been living in Norway since 2001. I have a newfound passion for sewing. My hubby travels a lot for work and I needed something to do at night when the little ones are a sleep because suddenly my teenage boys would rather hang with their friends or play on their pc's than be with me - why is beyond my imagination :) Thanks to Pinterest I found some amazing sewing bloggers, whom I've been stalking, and realized that I could dig out my sewing machine and start sewing. Now it's all I think about. I've been hoarding pdf patterns and learning from all the amazing tutorials that are out there. I've decided to try out this blogging thing as well to document my sewing journey. We'll see how it goes! Thanks for stopping by, I would love it if you would leave me a comment! XOXO Dagbjört

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