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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!)

Blackwood Cardigan

This is my first Blackwood Cardigan. Pattern from Helens Closet 😊

I omit the pockets on this one (for a sleeker look).

Fabric from Stoff & Stil. Cotton/polyester blend jacquard.


I really like this cardigan! The pattern is well described and easy to follow. The sleeves are REALLY long on the pattern -  I took them of a few inches and I still need to roll them up (but that´s not a problem!)


The fabric works really well! I have used the cardigan several times and even if I sit on it for a long time it doesn't´t stretch out over the butt area - it keeps in shape 🙌


Love the length on this one! But next time I think I will make a slightly shorter version.
Garment number 18 so far this year 😄. Well ahead of my own sewing challenge  (to sew at least one garment per month thru the whole year).

Beautiful autumn colors in the mountains this weekend :-) Venabygdsfjellet i Rondane, Norway ☀