Lucky me!

Have any of you ever won the big pot in the lotteri?  I won 50kr a couple of weeks ago, thats little over $6.00 so not exactly the big pot hahaha!  But early this sommer I was chosen to be a Sewing Portfolios Ambassador and I got 3 yards of fabric from Michael Miller to play with, now thats what I call winning the big pot!!  I have been treating my fabric like gold and going back and forth on what to make from it.  This is the first time I have been given fabric so this was truly a big deal for me and.  Well, I finally found the patterns I wanted to use and be warned this post will be long!

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

Are you involved in the sewing community in some way?  If yes and you haven’t heard of Sewing Portfolios you are missing out and you need to check it out!  Sewing Portfolios is a place for you as an individual to create, like it says, your sewing portfolio.  You write down what you enjoy sewing and a little bit about yourself and if you have worked with any designers or fabric manufacturers and you list your projects.  It is a great way to keep a diary of your sewing work.  The only people that can view your portfolio are buisness members and only if you have your settings set on puplic.  Buisness members like pattern designers, fabric manufacturers and shops can then take a look at your work and maybe you will be lucky and get asked to work with them in some way.  You can also have your setting on private if you only want to use your portfolio as a way for you to keep track of your projects.  Aaand wait for it – its totally free!  There is also a Facebook group where we can stay in touch with each other and tester calls and other opportunities are posted there.  Click on over and sign up,  but please come back and check out the rest of my long post.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

My Vikings found their swords in rock! The three bronze swords stand 10 metres (33 ft) tall and are planted into the rock of a small hill next to the fjord. They commemorate the historic Battle of Hafrsfjord which by tradition took place there in the year 872, when King Harald Fairhair gathered all of Norway under one crown. The largest sword represents the victorious Harald, and the two smaller swords represent the defeated petty kings. The monument also represents peace, since the swords are planted into solid rock, so they may never be removed.  This little piece of Viking history is brought to you by Wikipedia.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

Like I said I was chosen to be a Sewing Portfolios Ambassador and I got 3 yards of Michael Miller Fabric.  My randomly chosen (by Candice N. Ayala, the mastermind behind Sewing Portfolios) 3 yards came from the In Bloom collection made by Sandra Clemons for Michael Miller Fabrics.  Lets just say I couldn’t have been happier with my fabric if I had ordered it myself!  The colors are so rich and vibrant and the quality of the fabric is great as is to be expected from Michael Miller.  As soon as I saw it I knew I should make a semi matching outfit for my two youngest ones.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

Lets start with Viktor as it has been a long time since he has been on the blog.  The main fabric in his shirt is Linger and the accent fabric is Harmony.  Such a lovely combination.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

The pattern I used for his shirt is from One Thimble, issue 10 the Willow Shirt by Felicity Sewing Patterns.  I sewed up a size 8 for him.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

I love that it’s not a super formal shirt as we are pretty much a casual type of events kind of family.  I made him short sleeves to be sure I had enough fabric.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

I was so worried that the photos wouldn’t be usable because of the direct sunlight but thankfully they worked out.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

The main fabric in Anitas dress is the Garden Patch and I used the Harmony as a contrast here too.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

 This pattern is also from One Thimble the newest issue, issue 16 it’s the Hally Dress by Ainslee Fox Boutique Patterns.  I made Anita a size 6 with 7 length.  I love the construction of this dress.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

As I see it we have two options!  One is that the kids can’t grow much during the winter months or we can move to Australia so they can have more use for their new clothes.  In my dream world we would already be on the plain towards the land down under!  But realistically I guess we have a third option and that is layering, so I guess we have to go with that one.

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

Here you see how well both the kids and their outfits go together!  Pure love!

 

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

I have been bying single issues of One Thimble for some time, but now I finally bought myself a subscription.  The e-zine is always packed with great patterns and interesting sewing related articles and it’s just so pretty!

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

Thank you Sewing Portfolios so much for choosing me as one of your ambassadors and for trusting me with these awesome Michael Miller Fabrics.  I really hope you like what I made and I would love to work with you again!

Sewing from Micheal Miller Fabrics for Sewing portfolios using pdf patterns

 

I really have to wrap this up now.

Thanks for sticking around to those of you who made it to the end of this very long post.

 

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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