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Talvikki Sweater #2

This is my Talvikki Sweater number two!

I love this pattern from Named Clothing 💖

I have had this fabric in my stash "forever".  It is the most beautiful dark brown velour from Hilco. Great to finally make something of it.

High/low hem with deep side splits.

The long darts really make this sweater special.

Garment number 2 for my sewing challenge 2018  (to make at least one garment per month thru the year) 😊

🌞 Beautiful sunny winter day!  Cute mouse tracks on the snow 🐁

2018 Secret Valentine Exchange on IG

I joined the 2018 Secret Valentine Exchange hosted on Instagram  by @sinaeishida and @ute_ig in February.
The gift should be made with materials we already had on hand
(encouraging recycling and repurposing).

I made this tote bag for my Valentine friend.

The dark grey fabric is leftover from a shirt I made for my man. (Take a look at this blog post if you like)

I made the cute bird stitchery a while ago, and it was fun to finally use it. Pattern is from Heather Baileys pattern sheet "Birds & Branches". (It´s a pocket by the way - not an appliqué)

The tote bag is fully lined and sturdy.

My 2018 Secret Valentine partner was Anna from USA. She received the gift in good condition and in time for Valentines day 💞

It was fun to participate, to make a gift for a stranger.  And very exiting to wait for my secret gift.
The gift I received was this lovely bag sent from Nina (from Switzerland)  💞 

The Darcy Boxer Shorts

I´ve made a pair of boxer shorts for my man 😊

The pattern is free and can be found here at Measure Twice Cut Once.  

Made of leftover fabric from my Varda Top I made in November 2017. Soft, and slightly brushed, cotton form Stoff & Stil.

These shorts was fast and fun to make.  Next time i will make a pair with long legs for PJs 💤🌛

🌞 Beautiful winter here in Norway (Kvitfjell).

LOTS of snow!!  We had to shovel the roof of our cabin to take off some weight.

Handbag sewing course

I took a handbag sewing course with André Wallenborg in October. We made a medium size handbag with both short handles and a long strap.

We learned how to sew in faux leather, and many other smart techniques
to sew a good quality handbag.

We used faux leather for the short handles and the bottom.  Main fabric is from Stoff & Stil
I am really pleased with the result 😊
Nice details. It is fully lined and has three pockets inside.
I have taken two sewing courses with designer André Wallenborg before. The first one in 2013 (look here) and one in 2015 (look here).
He makes the most beautiful handbags at his studio in Moss. He is a great teacher and we learned so many smart ways to sew all the different details/construction of a handbag.

4th November at the cabin 🌞
And snow in the morning after ⛄

Varda Top #2

Here is my second Varda Top.  I really liked the first one so I had to make another one 😊.

It´s a great pattern from Christine Haynes

The fabric is a very soft and lovely cotton from Stoff & Stil.

Invisible zipper at the back. (almost perfect...)

October was a productive sewing month for me. This is my third garment made in October.

Luna Stretch Pant

I bought a Luna Pant pattern + Spice Stretch Bengaline fabric bundle from Style Arc. And the total cost was only AUD 47,84!! What a bargain 😄!! All the way from Australia to Norway! 

 Love the included labels 💕 Gives the garment a professional look!

The pattern was easy to follow and the fabric was great to sew with.

I am very satisfied with the result 😊

Beautiful riverside (Akerselva) here in Oslo in October.

Blackwood cardigan #2

This is my second Blackwood cardigan. I really liked the first one, so I had to make another one.

I made this slightly shorter than the first one.

Pattern from Helen´s Closet. Fabric from Stoff & Stil. Dark blue cotton/polyester blend.

Great pattern!!

Very happy with my two Blackwood Cardigans 😊

Beautiful weather and autumn colors outside our apartment here in Oslo.

Varda Top - made of self dyed fabric

Varda Top - pattern from Christine Haynes.

This is view C - the top length version with elbow-length sleeves.

Invisible zipper closure up the center back.

Topstitched faced neckline.

The fabric was a white cotton/linen blend from Stoff & Stil wich I dyed myself with Avocado pits.
I found a great "recipe" for how to do this on the Grainline Studios blog.

I like the result of the color very much - a dusty/pale pink. 

I am very satisfied with the result of both the dyeing and the sewing :-)

"Action" pictures after sitting in a car for a while - therefore all the wrinkles... (it´s linen you know!)