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Archive for February, 2011


Just as in the previous post I have made a pair of pants with rib . But this time I attached ribs in the frontflap. It keeps it much better up. So better every time I make these. This is size 3 years but with extended life due to ribs. Appliqued a worm that winds its way around the pants and down his leg. It was a bit of a challenge to get into the leg, but I got crooked me to it. And used many of the fun scrap I had left.  :) Fun variation but a lot more work though.

This last picture is my son” in action” . the fit is good and I love how it turned out :)

Hippo Pants

This one is based on the same pattern as the whalepants. The elastic is replaced with rib and I think it works just fine and give it a different look. I used the size 2 year but extended the flapfront a bit and just added the rib. It’s wide enough as it is. The hippo is made of fleece and the legs are filled as a fun effect.

Retro pillow

In a retro-mood this weekend. This pillow is made from a old tablecloth, added lace and piping. I hope you enjoy the fresh colors!

Cap – Brown skyes

My baby needed a new cap that was warm around her neck so I made one! A little tight to put on thou but she survives :)

Romantically bench reminder

My hall isen’t so cosy that I want it to be so theeen I found some old curtainsscrap and a red starscrap and made it cosy and romantically . Never been a fan of hearts everbody makes this days. The pillows are printed with textile color and it says in Norwegian:

Women need:
1. Caring
2. Understanding
3. Respect
4. Devotion
5. Valuation
6. Security

Men need
1. Confidence
2. Approval
3. Appreciation
4. Admiration
5. Recognition
6. Encouragement

It is a mars and venus thing but I think it is worth considering in any relationship!

Both the pillow and madras-cover have envelope-closing so it’s washable, little children and dirty housband want to use this to sit in when they get dressed for outside. The bench is really a bed for babies to strap on the adult-bed. But lives on as a hallway-bench now. Until next baby, but that is years into the future!

Skirtdress McCalls 4769

This time I wanted to make something to myself. You know when you just hang around at home all day and your toddler is paddle around(yes with her arms hehe). Look like you have slept all day and so on. Well now I’am searhing for jobs and a needed to make some job-garment’s. This is the first one out.

I got realy inspired by Willy who I know through a forum. I wanted to make the same dress that he did. And with princessseam and all that stuff. I kept the pockets from the pattern but modified the top and skirt in to one piece. A tutorial for the princess-seam you can find here. Helped me a lot!

I also struggled with the sleeves as I always do hrmf! So this time I did some researh and found this tutorial. Well it did get better but ahh not perfect, you can’t see it thou mhi. One thing, it helped when I sew with small stiches, not the batting-bigones, and in three rowes. Did not bother to do more than one row before in this, well do all three!! Much more control.

The big problem with this dress is the lapel collar who is kind of  just described in text in the pattern and left me with a ???. But Willy had did some researh to and found this blog that I followed accurate.

The buttons is from my local store and the fabric is popolin, 3% strech, just enhaug ease to this garment. From I love how the pattern turned out in this skirt-dress. And is follows my line. I sewed the size 8 and measured myself before cutting. Hoped you enjoy this post and I will be happy to answer any questions about this dress if you want to try. The pattern is McCalls 4769.

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