You win some – you loose some!

Have you ever had an idea in your head for the perfect garment and then it turnes out to be not so magnificent as you imagined?

No! Ok, I guess I’m the only one then!

It all started when I found this incredibly soft and beautiful blanket and in my head I saw it as an amazing oversized cardigan.

I started to look for pattern inspiration and suddenly I remember that Named clothing had the Esme Maxi Cardigan.  I bought the pattern and started the sewing process.

Before I continue I just want to say that I LOVE the pattern and I sincerely apologise to Named for doing this to their pattern!

I sized up to size 40 to be sure it was oversized and cozy and because my blanket didn’t have much stretch in it.  I had to vacuum after every cut and I sneezed the entire time I was working with this stuff.  It was a total nightmare!  Needless to say I had to clean my machines when I was done.

Do you want to see the thing????

I have two photos cause I was not about to waste our time on a photoshoot.

By Dagbjørt

Yeah it’s a giant blanket robe!!


But it’s extremely warm and cozy with a fleece lining and all!

Although it’s the ugliest thing I’ve made so far I wear it ALL THE TIME!  Around the house I should add.

I need to find some great fabric that isn’t a blanket and make another Esme that I can actually wear outside the house.




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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