KCW: Pink Stallions!

I really wanted to sew along with kids clothes week this time 
cause I had the perfect fabrics for the theme – Wild Things.
But I had to do my sewing last week because my in-laws will be visiting this week.
I managed to finish what I had planned and today I’ll share Anitas wild thing outfit.
If you read my last post you might remember that I said my next post would also 
feature patterns from Jennuine Design.
Tada!
Here you have the Haven Acres Blouse and the Dressage Leggings.

Pink stallions are pretty wild, right?!
And riding pants too?!
I made both a size 5.  The top fits perfect I think, but the leggings are a bit to big.
But I don’t mind cause I’m hoping for a really warm summer and if I get my wish they
wont be worn much until fall.  So fingers crossed!
I didn’t use the elastic for the sleeves because my local fabric store didn’t have
the right width on stock, but I think they look nice with out it as well.
I wanted to hold on to the length of the blouse so I hemmed it with bias tape.
For the blouse I used Mustang in pink from cotton + steel.  I bought mine from
The Laughing House.  It doesn’t look like she has this color in stock anymore,
but she has lots of nice fabrics and great customer service.
For the leggings I used fabric from my local fabric stores, the pink is from
Kreaktive (they are not online) and the denim color is from stoff og stil.
The patterns are both easy to follow and well written.
The leggings are not a fast sew, at least not for me.
But they are totally worth the time!

Now if only Anita could go riding with auntie Ásta in her new riding clothes!
Next up is Viktor.
Love
Dagbjört.
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The Verona Dress.

I really wasn’t going to buy any more patterns for a while,
 cause I kind of have plenty already – even some I haven’t sewn up yet.
But then all my favorite designers start launching new patterns for spring! 
And who am I kidding – I have no self control!!
After following the blog tour for the Verona Dress from Jennuine Design
I just had to have that pattern.

See what I mean – isn’t this a great dress?
Anita is very happy as usual with the clothes I make for her.
The pattern comes with many different sleeve options, I did the cap sleeves 
and I love the little notches in them!  There is also an option for cute pockets, 
I would have added them if I had made the dress in a solid color.  
There is always next time around, right?
There are no buttons or zippers to sew – yay!
It fits ok over her head but I should have made the notch 
at the back just a little bit deeper.  
The skirt is done with french seems and I really love 
how nice and clean it looks on the inside.  
The elastic at the back is also a really nice touch.
I made Anita a size 4 and it fits great.
And twirls great
Both fabrics I got from the remnant bin at my local fabric store, Kreaktiv. 
The pattern printed out nicely and everything lined up perfectly 
and the instructions were easy to follow.
It doesn’t show all that well but I sewed the collar down with some sequins 
and tiny pearls I got from my late grandmother.  
She was and is my greatest inspiration and role model.  
I have lots of items made by her and they are my most 
precious treasures.  She knitted, sewed, did all kinds of needlework, 
made pottery, made things out of glass.
She could do everything and oh so perfectly and with so much love!
Me and my happy girl in her pretty new dress thank you for stopping by!  
My next post just might include some more from Jennuine Design.
Love
Dagbjört

The Ponderosa Dress

Alrighty then, lets talk about a pink dress yet again shall we!
Anita basically only wants to wear dresses and even though they are usually very cute they aren’t all that practical on cold days in kindergarten.  But I guess long sleeved knit dresses are the best option for those situations, and I have made a few so far even though I haven’t posted them all here.  
So today that’s the kind I want to show you!

This is the Ponderosa Dress, a pattern by Elegance & Elephants.  Which was one of the first sewing blogs I started to follow.  I love her patterns and I have sewn up quite a few of them by now, the bubble pocket shorts are one of my favorites and I plan on making some more of those again for Anita before sommer hits us.
Like all of E&E’s patterns everything is spot on, pattern pieces come together easily and the instructions are great.  The only thing that was a bit tricky with this one was the neck binding and that was mostly I think because my old sewing machine couldn’t handle all those layers at ones.  But now I have a brand new machine so I’m sure it will go much better next time around!
I made Anita a size 4 and the fit is spot on.
Of course we need some dance moves!
The fabric is from Art Gallery called Orni which I ordered from Imagine Gnats.  I couldn’t find it on her site now so I guess it is sold out there.  The stripy fabric I got at my local fabric store, Kreaktiv.
I asked her to smile but I’m not quite sure what she thinks she is doing here.  
Most of our photos from this photo shot were like this and the more 
I told her to smile the worse it got!  
I guess she is a bit out of practice after our winter hibernation!
And then there was Noi – our photobomber!
Finally daddy came along and made a funny face and all was good!
Love 
Dagbjört.

What do you know – another dress!

I have a dress to share with you again.  What a surprice – right?!  
This one I actually made three of, but I can only show you one of them as the other two were christmas presents.
The dress is the Maggie Mae from Shwin Designs.

I love the curved colorblocking.
This one was the last one of the three so I didn’t even look at the instructions  
If you know this pattern you have probably seen that I changed it up a bit 
even though it was totally unintentionally.   
I even just realized this now myself as I write this post.
I gathered the skirt instead of doing the pleats!  
Did not mean to do that, I love the pleats!  
But oh well I still love this dress! 
And miss Anita loves it too!
I can’t go wrong with purple and pink!
That awesome Japanese fabric is from miss matatabi.  I bought it almost a year ago and I don’t see it in her store anymore, but she has the most amazing fabrics and I love getting my orders from her!  The purple one is weave by moda I bought at my local fabric store Kreaktiv, they don’t have a web page.
I made size 4 and the dress length and it fits spot on.   But I have a feeling that the ones I sent to my nieces were too small, but I hope they can wear them as a tunic for at least some time.  
Love
Dagbjört