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  

Getting ready for fall.

I figured Anita needed some pants and sweaters for this upcoming season.
I mean even a princess can’t wear dresses all the time.  So I’ve been stocking up on
knits and fabric for pants lately.

For the sweater I used a sweet pattern from Sewpony called The Little Betty Top.
I love the wide band at the bottom and the wide cuffs!
I made her a size 3 and it fits very nicely.
For the pants I used the Holly Trousers pattern from Go To Patterns.
This is the second time I use this pattern.  They look so comfy and she likes
to wear them.  There is an elastic waistband so easy to run to the bathroom,
and there are really cute pleats on the front.
The fabric for the shirt is rib knit I bought from Stoff og Stil.  I tried stenciling again,
I still haven’t washed her shirt so I don’t know if it will fade like it did the last time.
I hope not cause I really love that gold butterfly.

 

I also got the fabric for the pants at Stoff og Stil I couldn’t find it on their webpage but it is a
very soft corduroy.

 

 

I don’t know where she is getting her moves from!

 

 

Never tell your model to smile if you want the real thing!

 

Itchy nose.

 

 

Love
Dagbjört.

A Skater Girl

As we transition from summer into fall it is time to start on my fall/winter sewing for Anita and Viktor. At the moment I’m working on an outfit for Viktor but I’m not ready to share that one just yet but don’t worry I do have something to show you. 
Yesterday I sewed up a Skater Dress for Anita.  The Skater Dress is a Kitschy Coo pattern which I got as part of my August patterns from The Sewing Rabbit. Which by the way is a great club to be in if you want to expand your pattern collection, for just $ 10 a month you get 3 new patterns each month and so far at least all the patterns have been great!

Isn’t she cute!  I know you must be thinking – what Anita in a blue dress???  
But let me tell you she loves it!  I added a little bit of pink just to be on the safe side, but the hearts really did the trick.

She sure is getting a hang on those poses!

The fabric is also from the Kitschy Coo store, there are some awesome fabrics there!  I bought it to make an Elsa inspired top for Anita, but I couldn’t find a chiffon to match it at my local fabric store.  
So when I got the Skater Dress pattern I knew it would be perfect for it.

I made the width a size 18M-2T but the length of the skirt and sleeves a size 3T-4T and it is 
the perfect fit for her.

This is just the perfect dress for an active little girl.

I also have the Lady Skater pattern, maybe I should make matching dresses for us girls…?
I will be back soon with Viktors outfit, I used some fantastic fabric for his as well.  So stay tuned!
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.
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Dagbjört.

We LOVE Charlie!

July has been a great month with summer vacation, fabulous weather here in Norway and of course 3 new patterns for us in the sewing rabbit pattern member club. I already had the Casual Lady pattern but I haven’t sewn it up yet, but now I have my pieces cut out and ready to go as soon as I am done writing this post.

I so want to make the Fedora Hat for both Viktor and Anita, I just can’t decide on what fabric to make them in.

What I have made is the Charlie Dress and we LOVE it!! Usually Anita is happy with what I make for her as long as it is pink, but when she saw this one she squealed and her eyes lit up like if I had given her the whole world!

This is the first pattern by Mingo & Grace and it was first released to pattern members.
I sewed up a size 3 and I really like the fit. It is a little roomy on my skinny little girl but I like that it isn’t constraining in any way now during the warm summertime and that she will be able to wear it with layers in the fall and winter.

The bias binding on the neck and armholes through me off for a while. I just could not understand it! But after playing with it for some time a light finally came on in my head and it was a smooth sailing after that.

I’m so proud of how my horizontal lines match up on the back!  High five to myself!

I bought the fabric a few months ago from Miss Matatabi, its called Japanese Fabric Rectangles in pink. I really like the texture it gives the dress.

The Charlie Dress is great for twirling, maybe too great as most of my photos were blurry.  But I can live with that because the dress is cute and my girl is cute and soooo HAPPY!

 Its also great for jumping up and down!

 And for singing!

 Playing on the playground!

 Hunting butterflies aka stones!

 And riding a bike!

I have decided that I am going to make all Anitas and Viktors regular cloths for at least the next year so I’m sure I’ll be making some more Charlies.  In fact I have already picked up a fabric for another one.
So the conclusion is two thumbs up from the both of us!
Love 
Dagbjört.

Sommertime!

Hello friends!
I am still here and still sewing so I have some catching up to do here on my blog!
We are enjoying our summer vacation, even though it started with our 4 year old getting the chickenpox and now our youngest one has gotten it as well.  Oh well I guess it’s good to have it over and done with!

 

Our two teenagers and I spent a few days in Paris, we had a great time checking out most of what Paris has to offer.  I never made it to the fabric stores though, but I guess my boys wouldn’t have found that very interesting anyway so I’ll just do that next time around.  Good to have a reason to go back there again and please don’t tell my husband that we will be doing some fabric shopping when I take him on a romantic trip to Paris!
Other than that we have been going to the beach, hiking, going to Kongeparken which is a local amusement park and just enjoying the lovely weather we have been having.  My sister in law and her son came to visit for a few days, and it’s always so nice to have family and friends come visit us.
Ok then, lets get to the sewing part!
First I want to share with you my Pintuck Blouse and Dress a design by Heidi & Finn.  I’m sure I will get a lot of use out of this patterns as it goes all the way up to size 12.  This is the second Heidi & Finn pattern I sew up, the first one was the Colorblock Dress, which I haven’t gotten around to take photos of yet and I’m dying to find the right fabric to make the Chic Cocktail Swing Coat.

 

 

 

I love the simple silhouette of this dress and the pintucks add such a nice little detail.
The fabric is from Robert Kaufman bought at fabric.com some months ago, I couldn’t find it on their site now so I guess it’s sold out.  Thankfully small dresses don’t use a lot of fabric so I still have some left.

 

I sewed up a size 3 for my 3 year old and the fit is spot on, next time though I will make the neck opening just a tiny bit bigger.

 

 

And the best thing is that my little missy loves her dress!
Love
Dagbjört.

The Tilly Skirt.

Anita also got to choose the fabric for my next project for her.  She had a little bit harder time to narrow her choices down to just to fabrics than Viktor did but in the end she was happy with her decision.

I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that pink is part of her combination.

I made her The Tilly skirt by sewing mama raeanne which is part of the Mai pattern bundle from the sewing rabbit pattern membership.

I sewed a size 3 for her but cut the elastic in the back an inch shorter like for size 2, I probably should have taken yet another inch of it but I was afraid that would be too much.  I guess her cute baby belly is getting smaller plus she is no longer using diapers.  
I love this skirt, it’s so playful and you can totally change it up depending on the fabric combos you use.  It all came together very neatly and fast. I see many more Tilly skirts in her summer wardrobe.

Love
Dagbjört

I do love to sew!!

I really do feel I got my money’s worth from the March patterns I got as a pattern member with the sewing rabbit.  Now before I start on my April patterns, which are let me tell you fabulous!  I’ll show you the Madeline Dress I made from the March patterns.  It was the first pattern Jess Abbott the amazing lady behind the sewing rabbit team designed.  I must say I am stunned by all those incredible pattern designers I have found on my sewing journey.  Who knows maybe I’ll get there myself one day, although I can’t see it at the moment, but maybe if I keep gaining experience.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but at the moment I’m just enjoying the ride and sewing my heart out.

And I can’t tell you how much my heart swelled up getting such lovely comments on my knight hoodie blog post from so very talented seamstresses and fellow bloggers!  Thank you! It really made my day and boosted my confidence!

Ok so do you want to see some photos of my darling princess modeling her Madeline Dress?  She totally loved it, and it looks like she is getting more used to the modeling part cause she knew exactly what she was supposed to do!

 

Anita is two and a half years old and I made her a size 3 dress.  I think the fit is great on her with a little bit of a room to grow into.  When I cut the fabric for the skirt part I forgot I wanted to do the longer version so I added about 11 cm to the bottom of the skirt with some lace in-between the two layers.

 

I love the vintage look of this dress!  Again I messed up when cutting the fabric so my bottom extension came out to narrow so I decided to add a piece at the center back in the same fabric as the bodice.

 

 

 

 

All models need a little break when on a photo shot.

 

 

Big brother is always ready to land a helping hand.
So tomorrow I’ll start printing out my new patterns, so check back soon.  Also if you are on Bloglovin I would really love if you would like to follow my little blog there.
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

More Knights!

Of course I had to make a Knight Hoodie for my princess as well.  So my castle is completely safe now with to knights guarding it 🙂  It is a wonderfully charming pattern by Charming doodle it was one of three patterns I received for the month of March for being a pattern member with the sewing rabbit.  I can’t wait for tomorrow when we get three new patterns to play with in April.

I used  a double sided fleece again this time in pink and red and I omitted the face armor on this one too.

Best friends!

I kind of messed up the zipper but I hope nobody looks that closely at it, she doesn’t stay still for that long anyway! 🙂
I’ll be back soon with the dress I’m just finishing up which also was a part of my March package.
Love 
Dagbjört.

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