The Garden Girl Collection: The McKenzie Tunic turned Dress.

Anita:  Mom, why do you make me so many dresses?
Me:  Hmmm, because I really like making them.
Is it possible that she has too many dresses?  
Nahhh, I girl can never have to many dresses!  Am I right?
She is very happy with her newest addition.  Of course she wanted to wear it to kindergarten today, but she agreed to pick out another one for today so she can wear the new one tonight when we attend Roberts graduation from 10th grade.
My to oldest don’t get profiled much here, or not at all.  I have only sewed one pair of pajama shorts for Robert, which he refused to model for this blog, and nothing for Hartmann.  I guess it’s a bit trickier to please 16 and 19 year old boys than the little ones.  Maybe one day – we’ll see!

Ok, now the star of this post

This is made from The McKenzie Tunic pattern from Shwin Designs.
It can be bought separately or as part of the Garden Girl Collection,
which then includes The Stella Tunic and leggings
I made her a size 4 and added 10 cm to the length.  That means that she is going to be able to use it for a long time.  First as a dress and then as a tunic, because she is so petite she has some room to grow into.
This was a breeze to sew and no buttons or zippers so it only took me a few hours too make.
The pattern pieces are perfectly made and the instruction are great.
With the deep opening in the back it’s easy to put on and take off.
I love the big pleats!
It even has some twirl factor!
I bought it from Urban Sew.
The gray is quilting cotton from Stof bought at my local store, Kreaktiv.
Now for some picture overload, but that’s ok right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Working on the summer wardrobe.


We are sooooo ready for summer here in Norway!
So it was quite disappointing that the nice weather from a couple of weeks ago didn’t last.
But at least I’m working on the summer wardrobe for the kids.
I made Anita the Glass Onion Top from Shwin Designs.
I love their blog Shwin and Shwin.  They have tons of tutorials and
free patterns as well.
I made Anita a size 4 and it fits perfectly.  
The pattern has 3 sleeve options, cap, mid and long.
This time I did the mid sleeves.  I say this time because I am for sure using
this pattern again.  It didn’t take me long to whip up this darling cute top,
and it was such a satisfying sew!
There are to options for the back, regular or pleated.
As you see I did the pleated version and I LOVE IT!
The neck scoops down in the back so it’s easy to put on and take off
without any buttons or a zipper.  
This is the perfect top for an active princess.
I think I got both fabrics for the top and the leggings at my
local fabric store, Kreaktiv.
The leggings she is wearing are go to leggings I made her late last summer.
I don’t remember the size I made these in.
Those are also easy and fast to make.
There is not much more to say so I’ll just let you enjoy some fun photos
of my happy little goofball.
Thanks for sticking around!

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.