Going totally outside my comfort zone!

I started this sewing thing 4 years ago when my daughter was almost a year old and it all begun with me bying some fat quarters to make cute skirts for her like I had seen on Pinterest.  That was like all the ambition I had back than and never in a million years did I think I would be sewing for myself, let alone what I’m about to show you now!!  It would never have happened without the lovely Christina of Wardrobe by me, so thank you Christina!!

Here it is, welcome to by dagbjort – swimwear edition!

So the thing is Wardrobe by me has just released the ultimate swimwear collection.  Each pattern can be purchased with a release discount of $2.00 (code beach).  Swimsuit and bikini is $11.00 the kimono is $9.00.  If you buy both the bikini and the swimsuit the kimono in included for free.  The price of all three patterns is $22.00, in other words a great deal!

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My Nina

Alright, since it’s almost summer I guess it’s fitting that I share my new wool coat with faux fur collar.  On a side note, first day of summer is actually a national holiday in Iceland and was on April 21.  So at least it would be fitting if I was planning on spending my summer in Iceland because you never no what kind of weather you’ll be getting and need to be prepared for it all.  But I’m not, so maybe we could all just pretend that I am extremely great at planning ahead and that I now have a new coat all ready for fall!  But my friends and family know that’s just one big lie.  So I guess my reason is that I have had this wool fabric for some time now and then the Nina Coat pattern from Shwin Designs came along and I saw a match and wanted to give it try.

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My lovely Amelia Bomber Jacket

Yeah you read the title correct – I made myself a bomber jacket!!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record here it goes:  I was lucky enough to test Wardrobe by me latest pattern, the Amelia Bomber Jacket.

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A Diana with a flare

I have been working on some items lately that are a bit more challenging than what I’m used too.  Which is a good thing but I needed a nice simple project to balance things out to make sure I didn’t loose my sewing mojo and Christina from Wardrobe by me came to my rescue and released a flared skirt add on for the Diana Wrap Dress.

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The Diana Wrap Dress.

With the help of Wardrobe by me I will soon have a full wardrobe by me!

My newest item is the Diana Wrap Dress, which was just released.  At first I wasn’t sure a wrap dress was my thing but I’m totally sold.  You should definitely check out all the other tester versions, there are some amazing pieces there.  Some are casual like mine, some are smoking hot and some are really elegant.  So making a wrap dress to match your style is no problem!

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The Sneha Tunic

We’ve been dreading cleaning our closet for months, I thought I would just end up moving stuff from one place to another cause I would think I could make something else out of our old clothes.  A week ago my husband and I dove in and we filled up 7 – yes 7 garbage bags of clothes that we delivered to goodwill.  It felt soooo good!  So now we actually have empty drawers and hangers!

And what does that mean?  Well, of course I have to kick my sewing into high gear and fill up all that empty space — right?  But don’t tell my hubby I said that!!

It was a good thing Christina at Wardrobe by me needed testers for her new pattern – The Sneha Tunic.

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Wardrobe builder

Are you looking for a t-shirt pattern but can’t quite decide on the style you want?
A v-neck, crew neck scoop neck, sleeve length and so on.
Don’t worry in this blog post I’ll solve that problem for you!
I was so lucky to be one of the testers for Wardrobe by me new pattern,

Believe me – you NEED this pattern!!
It includes 5 necklines: Crew, scoop, deep scoop, v-neck and boat neckline
5 sleeve lengths: Long, 3/4, elbow, short, cap and sleeveless.
3 body lengths: Hip, hip + 5″ and curved hem.
Optional ruching at the side seam.
With all these options you can make over 100 different t-shirts from just the one pattern!
In my book that is one heck of a deal!
In the testing process I made three versions.  I started with a short sleeve v-neck
and the hip + 5″ body length.  In the final pattern the v is a bit deeper than in this one.
I made size 4 graded to a 8 at the hips.
For this one I used Art Gallery fabric bought from Imagine Gnats.
The second one I made is the scooped neck with 3/4 sleeves and the same length.
I love that length cause it goes with both jeans and leggings.
For this one I made size 4 and just graded to 6.  This fabric I bought from Girl Charlee, I think
it was in the August Knit Fix pack.  It is much thinner than the Art Gallery fabric.
The sleeves are a bit more fitted in the final pattern.
For the final one during testing I made the boat neck with the side seam rushing,
the same sleeve length and body length as the previous one.
I love this one!
The fabric is hit parade from Andover Fabrics bought from Imagine Gnats again.
The size is 4 gradet to a 6.
Here in black&white you see the rushing a little bit better.
The pattern and instructions are great.  It has layered options so you can print only
the size you want, that really helps with all the different neckline options in this pattern.
The pattern also has no trim pages.  I’m not a big fan of that though because I like to fold my
printed pattern and store in a plastic folder and you can’t really do that when the pages overlap.
I have one more good news for you guys!
The Wardrobe Builder pattern is on SALE for only $ 7.00  until this Friday!!