No pink stuff today!

I don’t sew pink dresses all the time! It’s about time I show off my little boy again.
I have made him quite a few raglan sweaters and he loves them.  I blogged about one here and two here and now I’m going to show you two more!

His pants are the Kudzo Cargos blogged about here.

I love the Recess Raglan pattern by See Kate Sew. It sews up so nice and fast and the possibilities to make it your own are endless!  It is so much fun to come up with new ways to cut it up for colorblocking, like I’ve done with these two.
 
He too knows how to put up a show like his sister!

I made one more last week, with a different colorblock.  I’ll have to try to get photos of that one soon.   I will for sure be making many more of these!
OK, that’s enough mom!!
Love 
Dagbjört
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Pants with a happy ending.

Since I have decided not to buy any clothes for Anita and Viktor, at least now for the time being, I really needed to make Viktor some pants.  So I printed out the pattern for the Kudzo Cargos by Charming Doodle for Willow and Co and thought I would make him the skinny version.  And so I did in size 5. Thankfully I tried them on him before attaching the waistband and I panicked!
They were way to tight on him!

What to do – what to do??

Well, I had enough fabric to make a new one and Anita could always use a pair of pants as well.  But she is not in a size 5 by far.  Then I read in the instructions that one could add elastic to the waistband, so that’s what I did and just shortened them some.  And BAM they both got a new pair of pants!

The fly on Viktors ended up on the wrong side, looks a little bit funny but he doesn’t 
care so I’m not going to worry about it.
I don’t know how but I lost one of the back pockets for Anitas pants.  
I know I sewed it up and I have searched everywhere but I still can’t find it.
I even went through and or organized y remnants box!  But no luck.
But I kind of like hers with just one pocket, it would probably have been to 
much with two anyways.
The fabric I used is stretch denim from stoff og stil.

Viktors fit great, Anitas are roomy but we are ok with that.
It is so much fun to sew for these two because they get so excited when they 
find out that I am making them something new.

This is a great pattern with great instructions.  
But after making two of these in a row I have had enough of pants for a little while 
and it was SO relaxing to follow up with an easy knit dress.
Love
Dagbjört  

My happy dude!

It just melts my heart that Viktor and Anita really love the clothes I make them – so far at least!  
Viktor has been waiting patiently all week to wear his new clothes to daycare so last night we had a quick photo shot so he could wear it today.  And this morning Anita threw a massive tantrum because she wanted to wear her blue dress ( the skater dress ) but it needs to be washed so after a lot of bargaining she put on the clothes I had found for her.
Back to Viktors outfit.  I made him a pair of Tree Climber Trousers by Go To Patterns 

For the Recess Raglan I used a rib knit in jade and orange from stoff og stil.  I added some color blocking to the sleeves and a band at the bottom.  I also stenciled some skulls on the front also bought at stoff og stil.  Viktor picked the motive by the way!  I followed the instructions and ironed after 24 hours and washed it after 48 hours, but the images faded after that wash I’m not sure if it is meant to or if I did something wrong.  But Viktor didn’t mind so I guess all is good.  
I felt like a total rebel when making this shirt, first changing up the pattern like that and then I didn’t follow the instructions when sewing it up because I like it better when the cuffs are sewn on after the sleeves and the side seams are done so I don’t end up with the tail from the serger at the end of the sleeve.  
I guess it doesn’t take much for me to rebel  –  LOL!

Ok, lets move on to the tree climber trousers.  I am still a little bit intimidated by sewing pants, 
but these came together quite smoothly and surprisingly fast.  
I made a size 5 with no alterations and they fit great.   

This is where I used that awesome fabric I talked about in my last post.  It is a reversible Japanese corduroy I bought from miss matatabi.  She sells the most gorgeous fabrics I have ever seen.  
The photos above don’t really show off the pants or the fabric so here are some close ups.
Aren’t those great?!  For the pockets I used the other side of the fabric.
And as you can see he is one happy dude!

I want to thank you guys for all your nice comments!  They really mean a whole lot to me, and although I love getting comments from my family and friends it is super special to see that I get visits and compliments from fellow sewing enthusiasts.  
THANK YOU!
Love
Dagbjört 

Accessories for boys

I always get so frustrated when I try to buy accessories for my little ones.  There is this huge selection for girls, just name it and they have it!  And then in the boys department there are like a few belts, caps and band-aids maybe, at least that was the selection last time I went to H&M.

Anita has her Hello Kitty handbag with her everywhere she goes, she even sleeps with it!  Viktor being only 18 months older than she is, they kind of do everything together and always want the same stuff, so he has been borrowing her other Hello Kitty handbag for his treasures.

So armed with Pinterest and a sewing machine I knew I just had to make him a cool messenger bag.  I bought some fabric with pictures of cars on it, but he didn’t like it and insisted on a Lightning McQueen bag.  My local fabric store didn’t have that kind of fabric but they did have some iron-on patches so I got that and some red and blue fabric.  I used this tutorial for the bag but I cheated and bought a ready made strap.

He LOVES it!!
The tutorial was really easy to follow and everything was spot on!  

He cut his hair himself a couple of weeks ago and tried to blame it on his sister, but when she refused he said a monster came into our house and did it 🙂  It really shows in these photos.
Love
Dagbjört.

Finally something for my little man.

I didn’t have much time to sew up the April patterns from my sewing rabbit membership, but last week I whipped up The Jack and Jill Colorblock Shirt for my little man.  It is a great shirt pattern with lots of options for both boy and girl shirts from Peaches and Peanuts.  Shannon the designer behind Peaches and Peanuts also has a blog called little kids grow, which I have been following for some time now.

He had already told me that he wanted me to sew him something blue and orange and it didn’t take him long to choose the fabric he wanted when I let him look at the fabrics I had on hand.  I only had scraps of the orange one so I couldn’t do much colorblocking.  I’m thinking of putting orange buttons on it as well, I just have to go to the store and get some.  At first he didn’t like that I made the short sleeve version but after wearing it for a little while he forgot all about that and thought he was very cool with his Ray Bans as well which match the shirt perfectly!  The Ray Bans are of course from Synsam Sandnes Optikk, the best place to get glasses in Norway, not that I’m biased or anything – I just work there! 🙂

And here he is my cool dude! 🙂

I made him a size 4 with short sleeves and the long pocket.  The blue fabric is a Robert Kaufman bought at fabric.com.
Love
Dagbjört.

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.