Oh so Heavenly!

A few weeks ago I bought two patterns from Figgy’s new Heavenly collection, The Stellar Tunic and The Ethereal Dress.  I have already sewn up The Stellar Tunic but haven’t gotten around to do the Ethereal dress just yet, but I will soon because I was planning to use that one for Anita’s Easter dress.

The Stellar Tunic turned out great, although I got a tiny bit nervous when cutting all those pieces for the sleeves and as that wasn’t enough of small pieces I decided to do a little color blocking on the body as well.  Mostly because obviously it had to be pink and I find that often dresses look like nightgowns when they are a solid pink color.

Sorry about the bad photos that follow!  I promise I’ll start taking better photos!

And to crazy hair photos 🙂

It really was fun to sew and I totally see myself making many more of these.  I think it is a great comfortable play dress and not to mention stylish!  And the best part my little stubborn princess likes it a lot!  A total WIN 🙂
As I followed the Heavenly Tour all over blogland I participated in some of the contests for a chance to win a pattern and what do know I – WON – the Celestial maxi skirt on CailaMade! I never win anything so I was over the moon I was so happy 🙂
I don’t have photos of the skirt just yet, but Anita loves that one as well! 🙂
Love Dagbjört

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KCW: The Sweet Bonnie Top

Ok you guys I have one more post for you today and then I’ll stop for now.  This time I’m going to share with you The Sweet Bonnie Top by Shwin & Shwin.  This one was a challenge with the zipper in the back and the Peter Pan collar.  But I got through it even though there is a small gap in the front where the right and left collar piece meet.  Next time I’ll get it perfect! 🙂

I was a bit worried that it wouldn’t be pink enough for my little lady, but she loves it so it was a win!
I bought the fabric at fabric.com but I can’t find the name of it at the moment, I think it is a Robert Kaufman.
Love 
Dagbjört.

KCW: The Sally Dress

I bet you didn’t expect me to be back with a new post this soon 🙂  Good to have the pressure of the last days of KCW.  So next on my sewing list was The Sally Dress by Very Shannon.   I love this dress!  A couple of months ago I sewed this one

I love it, but it’s the wrong color according to my little miss princess so she wont wear it 😦
So this time I made sure to make it in the right color, pink obviously!

As you can see she is very happy with her pink Sally Dress! 🙂
The skirt part of both the blue and the pink dress is some really soft corduroy I bought at my local low price fabric store, the blue chevron is Montreux by Lori Mason for RJR Fabrics bought at fabric.com and the pink triangles is from Panduro Design.
Until next time!
Love 
Dagbjört.

KCW: The Olivia Top and Dress.

So next up on my KCW adventure I made the Olivia Top and Dress by Craftiness is not optional That is also one of my absolute favorite blog to read! It is a great pattern and fun and easy to sew.  I added a heart shaped pocket to the dress because after it was done I kind of thought it looked like a nightgown do to my fabric choice.  But I have learned that things need to be pink in order for my little missy to wear them as I will show you in my next post which will be popping up here very shortly.

The fabric is called Little Dot from Europe Art bought at my local fabric store, the pocket is made of Prisma Cats by Ingrid for Moda.
More coming soon 🙂
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.

Christmas Presents.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.  We sure did, aside from my to youngest ones and my husband have been sick all Christmas with high fever, coughing and runny noses.  So pain killers have been served alongside all the good food, Christmas cookies and candy. But they are on the right track now I think or hope!

I made a couple of Christmas presents for my to beautiful nieces who live to far away from us.  I was so nervous making something to give to someone else, but I think it turned out alright and I hope they like it.

I made The Roly Poly Pinafore a pattern from Imagine Gnats and the Alex and Anna Winter Pj’s a Peek-a-boo pattern for my brand new niece who is barely 3 weeks old now.  The appliqués I got from craftsy, the night owl is a Five Sprouts design and it was free and the tulip is a design from Kip&Fig.

For her big sister I made a Sadie Grace Nightgown a Seamingly Smitten pattern combined with the bottoms from the Alex and Anna Winter Pj’s and a Pajama Eater a pattern from Sew Fearless.

I love all of those patterns.  I made exactly the same nightgown and pj bottoms for my little girl, and she loves her monkey pj’s.  I definitely want to make some pajama eaters for my to little ones now that we have redone their bedroom.  I also made the pinafore for Anita last summer and I love the fact that it’s reversible.  Here is the one I made for her.
That’s it for now folks!  Hope you have a nice and safe New Years celebration!
Love
Dagbjört.

Amaryllis Dress

It’s about time I write a second post here on this blog of mine!

I have been sewing quite a bit lately but most of it are Christmas presents so I can’t show you those projects until later. But when I was done with those I finally started on a Christmas dress for Anita. As soon as I saw the Winter Wonderland Collection from the great designers behind Pattern Anthology I knew that the Amaryllis Dress would be a perfect Christmas dress for her. Just as I was about to start Melissa, the talented lady of Blank Slate Patterns who made the pattern, announced she was going to have a sew along on facebook so I jumped on that. My first time sewing in public! I bought the pinkest fabrics I could find since my only to year old daughter refuses to wear anything that isn’t pink. That might in some way be my own fault as I have loved buying everything pink after having three boys before her. I bought the fabric from one of the to local fabric shops in my area.

The polka dot is a Quilters Basic Style # 4517 by stof.dk and the other one is Dimples by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics.

The dress came together very nicely, the instructions were really good and easy to follow. I was very happy with how accurately I managed to cut out all my pieces, everything lined up perfectly.

She loves her new dress! I can’t decide which side of the dress I like the best. What do you think, how should she wear it on Christmas eve?
Since it seems like I don’t have the fastest turnaround on my blogposts I guess I’ll just wish you all a very Merry Christmas now!
Love
Dagbjört.