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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 ☀







Ogden Cami #2

My second Ogden Cami 😊


Love this pattern!! 💙 (from TrueBias)
Made of fabric left over from the Lottie Dress  I made earlier this month (take a look at this blog post).
Viscose - Crêpe Midnight (a dark dusty blue) from Atelier Brunette,  bought at MeterMeter.dk
The Ogden Cami is great for layering! (The weather isn´t always this sunny and hot here in Norway) Pictures are taken at our cabin near the mountains. 💛 Here´s a few more pictures from this absolutely wonderful weekend:













Lottie Dress

This is my third make from the Lottie Dress & Shirt pattern, from Christine Haynes.
(Take a look here and here for the two other (shirts)).


This is the dress version (just above the knee length), with short dolman sleeves. 

Fabric is a beautiful Viscose - Crêpe Midnight (a dark dusty blue) from Atelier Brunette,  bought at MeterMeter.dk

I made the dress for a 60 years birthday party we went to earlier this month,  but totally forgot to take pictures of it at the party.... 
So we had to take some pictures of the dress on me in a more casual way the other day  (we found a beautiful green lawn by the NRK Television studio here at Marienlyst in Oslo).

The dress works well both as a party dress together with high heels and beautiful jewelry,  as for a more casual look together with sneakers and a scarf.
I really like the dress and the fabric is so comfortable and drapes beautiful 😊.








Ogden Cami

The Ogden Cami is so beautiful .  "Everbody" are sewing the Ogden Cami "these days", so I had to try this pattern myself. 
And It´s such a great pattern (from TrueBias)!

I made it double layered (instead of the short partial lining),  and 4" longer than the original pattern.

Beautiful neckline!

Fabric is a lovely Rayon from Cotton & Steel (Rifle Paper Co), bought at MeterMeter.


Deeper neckline at the back.

Perfect as a layering piece.


I am very satisfied with the result -  the double layer and the length!




I will definitely make more of the Ogden Cami !
Summer in Oslo!  The most beautiful pond in the park by the Royal Castle.