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.
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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.

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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.
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Dagbjört.

What happened to April?!

I only manage to sew one garment in April, I swear that month just flew by!  With Easter, my second oldest son’s Confirmation and my mom visiting from Iceland, April was a fantastic month but just went by way to fast!  Time flies when you’re having fun, am I right?

What I did sew was a dress (no surprise there I guess) for my daughter to wear to her brothers Confirmation.  As soon as I saw that pattern for the first time I knew I would make it for that occasion.  I think it is one of the sweetest little dress pattern I have seen, it has the perfect balance between fancy and girly I think.  I am of course talking about the Ethereal Dress by Figgy’s.

So do you want to see some photos of my little cutie in her dress?

The main fabric is some quilting cotton from my local fabric shop and for the flounce I used chiffon.  I had to go into hiding while I was sewing this one as I was sure she would want to put it on at once and wear it to daycare, and I was right she practically squealed when she saw it and ripped of the clothes she was wearing so she could put on her new dress.
I sewed up a size 3 for my skinny little almost 3 year old.  The dress is a little roomy but thats how we like them anyway so we are very happy with how it came out!
And here is the whole gang.  Anita is the only one wearing mommy made clothes this time around, I don’t think my 15 or 18 year old would agree to wear something I made anyway, but I hope to venture into sewing for myself as well as for my little ones.
I am so rich!! 🙂
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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.
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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??
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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.