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.

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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.

My very first blog post!

Here goes!  I think it is kind of scary and intimidating to write a blog, but I’m going to try and see how it goes.
For about six months ago or so I started my sewing journey.  I have found some amazing bloggers out there whom I’ve been stalking while trying to learn as much as I can from their fabulous blogs.
It all started when I came a cross a pin on Pinterest to a tutorial on how to make a bubble dress posted by straight-grain.com I tried to follow it but the bodice came out way too small for my little girl.  But boy did I get excited when I read that An, who writes that blog, was working on a real pattern for the bubble dress so I waited patiently and bought the pattern as soon as she released it and that became the first piece of usable clothing I have ever made.

And after that I was hooked!  I have been hoarding patterns and I’m slowly building up a nice fabric stash as well (don’t tell my husband).  I made quite a few dresses, skirts and shorts this summer and now I’ve even made pants with sippers and all, really proud of myself!  
I have been wanting to get a serger so I can get that nice finish on the inside of my garments as well as trying my luck on some knits.  So last weak I went ahead I bought one, what a joy!  It came with a class on learning how to use it and I’m going to that next wednesday, but I have been playing around with it and I think I’m getting the hang of it.
Now I just have to start working on my photographing skills and try to get my little models to be more cooperative.
Here is a peak at some of the things I have made in the last few months.  There is more but I don’t have shareable pictures off everything.  
Victoria’s Ruffled Swirly Skirt from Create Kids Couture

Pleated Playsuit from Elegance & Elephants

Ruffle Top From Elegance & Elephants

Roly Poly Pinafore from Imagine Gnats

Summer Shirt from Lily Bird Studio

Bubble Pocket Shorts from Elegance & Elephants

Bubble Pocket Shorts from Elegance & Elephants

Geranium Dress from Made by Rae

W-Pants from Blank Slate Patterns

Hanami Top from Straight-Grain

Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing

Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing

Bubble Pocket Top and Spin Skirt from Elegance & Elephants
This weekend I will be working on upgrading old stretch jeans of mine to Hosh pants for my girly and start some christmas gifts projects.
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my very first blog post.  I would love to get comments with some good pointers! 
Love Dagbjört