I love Asta!

Asta is my sister in law, she is one of my most favourite persons in the world. She is so funny, loving, always ready to help out, she loves to fool around with the kids and so much more.  It’s just a shame that we live so far apart that we can’t be together as much as we would like.

That is why it’s so fitting that my new favourite dress is also called Asta!

By Dagbjørt

This is the latest pattern from Wardrobe by me.  I was one of the lucky testers for this pattern.  You, my sewing friends have probably seen some gorgeous versions poping up in the sewing groups from the other testers these last few days.

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As always Christinas patterns have many options.  The Asta dress comes with 3 necklines: boatneck, low turtleneck and high turtleneck.  Five sleeve lengths from sleeveless to long sleeves.  The slightly flared skirt is made of four pieces with a seam down the middle, which is a nice design touch.  Although, you can always cut your pattern piece on the fold instead for a super fast sew.

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The fabric I used here is a sweater knit from Imagine Gnats, here’s a link.  This is the perfect everyday dress!

I couldn’t stop after making one dress so I made another with a totally different vibe!

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I love when you can use the same pattern and get such different outcomes.

I shortened both my dresses a bit so that the hemline would hit right above my knee instead of below.  Other than that I stuck to the pattern.  I made a size 6 and the fit is absolutely perfect!

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For this one I used Ponte de Roma fabric from Imagine Gnats, I can’t find it there anymore.

At first I wasn’t sure I would be able to complete this testing in time because I had a bit of a rocky start of this year.  I was in the hospital for the first week of January with a nasty infection in my ovaries and uterus.  It took me another week to work on getting my energy up.  But in week three when I started working on this pattern my sewing mojo came back and making the deadline was not a problem. I actually made one more I haven’t gotten photos of yet.  That one I shortened a lot and made it a peplum top, you can make so many different kind of garments from this pattern.

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I was still a little pale when we took these photos so I kind off blend in with the heavy fog we were having.  That’s why these photos are so eerie.

Now, you should hurry up and get your copy of the Asta dress (if you haven’t already) while it’s on sale!  You should also join Wardrobe by me pattern support group on Facebook because there will be a sew a long happening soon for the Asta dress.

This post includes affiliate links but my opinion is honest and my own as always!




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

One thought on “I love Asta!”

  1. I really like both versions – that looks like something I would wear a lot, myself. I think you have the same general shape as I do, though you are a lot thinner, so I am looking at your makes with interest to see if they would suit me. This one definitely would! I hadn’t heard of Imagine Gnats, either, and after checking them out, I placed an order this morning. So thanks all around!


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