I made cupcakes!

Not the edible kind though but the cupcake top a design from sewing mama raeanna. It’s a sweet simple unisex knit t-shirt with a kangaroo pocket and some ruffles for the girls if you want.  I made one with ruffles in size 3 for Anita and a size 5 for Viktor without the ruffles of course. They both love their new t-shirts especially the pocket.

We are definitely loving this lovely spring wether we are having!

Do you want ice cream??
Love
Dagbjört

My Knight in Blue Armor

A few weeks ago I became a Pattern Member of the Sewing Rabbit.  You get 3 patterns each month and it’s a great community to get to know other people with sewing addiction and share your projects. This first month we got the cool Knight Hoodie, the practical Toiletry Travel Bag and the sweet Madeline Dress.

So far I have sewn up a hoodie for my littlest man, let me tell you he LOVES it!  And now my little lady wants one as well and I just can’t say no when they want me to sew them something so I bought some more fleece to make her one too, and its already washed just needs to dry before I can start on a pink knight hoodie.
For Viktors hoodie I used a light blue and navy double sided fleece.  I omitted the face armor since he doesn’t like zippers in his face, otherwise I followed the pattern.  I did a size 5 even though size 4 would probably have been spot on but I wanted it to be more of a jacket then a sweater, and a little room to grow in doesn’t hurt either. 
Are we done already…?
Now he has a nice and warm fleece hoodie for early spring, and its big enough that he will still be able to wear it in the fall.
I better start tracing a size 3 for the lady of the house, I’ll post that one as soon as it’s ready!
Love 
Dagbjört.

KCW: The recess raglan.

I wish I could sew and blog about it all the time.  But with work, 2 kiddos and 2 teenagers, keeping the house in a somewhat decent state and always finding something to remodel in our home, now it’s the main bathroom, I’m lacking hours in the day! I try to get some sewing done every week, specially when my husband is away for work then I sew every night after I put the little ones to bed.  I had big plans to participate in the KCW and I do have some pieces done but haven’t had time to blog about them.
Now I’m going to share with you to sweaters I made one for Viktor and one for Anita, I used the recess raglan pattern from see kate sew.  It was super fun and fast to sew!  I will use this pattern again for sure!  Now I just have to stock up on some more cute knits as my fabric stash isn’t that big yet and I’m loving using my new serger.

I got the fabric at my local low price fabric store stoff og stil I don’t know what it’s called but I think it’s super fun and the kids love it!  They were not cooperating very well (as usual) when I was trying to get an ok photo of them, they just can’t stay still for for to seconds!  I might have to enroll them in some modelling school 🙂  
I will try to post my other projects soon.
Love
Dagbjört.

My very first blog post!

Here goes!  I think it is kind of scary and intimidating to write a blog, but I’m going to try and see how it goes.
For about six months ago or so I started my sewing journey.  I have found some amazing bloggers out there whom I’ve been stalking while trying to learn as much as I can from their fabulous blogs.
It all started when I came a cross a pin on Pinterest to a tutorial on how to make a bubble dress posted by straight-grain.com I tried to follow it but the bodice came out way too small for my little girl.  But boy did I get excited when I read that An, who writes that blog, was working on a real pattern for the bubble dress so I waited patiently and bought the pattern as soon as she released it and that became the first piece of usable clothing I have ever made.

And after that I was hooked!  I have been hoarding patterns and I’m slowly building up a nice fabric stash as well (don’t tell my husband).  I made quite a few dresses, skirts and shorts this summer and now I’ve even made pants with sippers and all, really proud of myself!  
I have been wanting to get a serger so I can get that nice finish on the inside of my garments as well as trying my luck on some knits.  So last weak I went ahead I bought one, what a joy!  It came with a class on learning how to use it and I’m going to that next wednesday, but I have been playing around with it and I think I’m getting the hang of it.
Now I just have to start working on my photographing skills and try to get my little models to be more cooperative.
Here is a peak at some of the things I have made in the last few months.  There is more but I don’t have shareable pictures off everything.  
Victoria’s Ruffled Swirly Skirt from Create Kids Couture

Pleated Playsuit from Elegance & Elephants

Ruffle Top From Elegance & Elephants

Roly Poly Pinafore from Imagine Gnats

Summer Shirt from Lily Bird Studio

Bubble Pocket Shorts from Elegance & Elephants

Bubble Pocket Shorts from Elegance & Elephants

Geranium Dress from Made by Rae

W-Pants from Blank Slate Patterns

Hanami Top from Straight-Grain

Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing

Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing

Bubble Pocket Top and Spin Skirt from Elegance & Elephants
This weekend I will be working on upgrading old stretch jeans of mine to Hosh pants for my girly and start some christmas gifts projects.
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my very first blog post.  I would love to get comments with some good pointers! 
Love Dagbjört

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