Thursday, September 26, 2013

Have you heard?!

This HAS to be THE best deal of the year!
This is all new to me, but I am just as excited as the rest of you!

Read all about it here! 

 For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns (valued together at over $200.00) and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value!
Grab the bundle when it goes on sale next week and you'll be all set to sew for school and the coming holiday season! You'll have to wait until next week to see which patterns are included in this fall's bundle, but I can tell you right now that you won't be disappointed!
I am soooooo exited! Are you?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back to my roots

My blogging adventure all started whit me wanting to create clothes for my kids.
And looking back at my first blog-posts, (are you browsing my blog right now?...) I almost blush!
I cant believe what I was thinking! Haha... well, actually I do.... I was thinking something along the line of: "Hey`all! I made pants for my little boy! Are`nt they adooooorable???".
I had no earlier experience or anything like that, but I have always been making SOMETHING...
And now the interest for sewing came right out of nowhere!
But if I am allowed to say so my self, I think (and certainly hope!) that I have developed and grown since the beginning, two and a half years ago.

The last six months the interest for sewing for my self has more or less been taking over for sewing for kids. It is a whole different type of sewing, I think... And I have gotten my eyes more and more open for pattern construction. I find it very exiting how things actually are made, and how I can change them to mu own likings. I am still very new on that subject, and I have A LOT to learn yet!
But I have many ideas popping up in my head all the time. And some times the ideas get to come to life. Like this skirt here, that I made for my princess.

I just love the fabric whith these cute children on it! I bought it whit the thought of making something to her of it, but 1 meter is`nt very much. So for a long time I was trying to come up whit something clever.
Then I came up whit the idea of using the fabric as a sort of "accessory" to something else.
And suddenly this skirt was born!

I made a skirt whit several gathered layers, and elastics at the waist. Then I made a "cape" out of the patterned fabric (first measuring here waist whit the skirt on) and fastening it whit two golden buttons in front. It curtainly has some aspects that needs more figuring out, but I really like the idea! 

Maybe this calls for a tutorial?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I am what I eat

For over a year now, I have been following the LCHF (low carb high fat) method, 
and it has worked well, because I have lost 10 kg!
Now, I am a bit more relaxed, but I know what works for my body, and what does`nt!
Lovely Liller is a blog that wrights about LCHF food/lifestyle, but allso about allergy friendly food, 
and glutenfree for thos who need that. A truly inspiring and iteresting blog!
She is allso a BIG fan of IHerb , and she is now offering two readers a package from IHerb worth uptil 200 NOK (about 31-32 $). She allso covers the shippingcost! 

Check it out here!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Finally! My Elisalex dress! (Made out of curtains!...)

For those of you who have read these earlier post here about my making of the Elisalex dress by ByHandLondon, propably knows that I was a little nervous about the fact that I was making it from curtains.
And would it be suitable for a wedding?
Turns out, it did! (Well,  I think so!) 

During the weeks (Yes! Weeks! ) it took to mak it (remember, I have kids and a husband, so it is not for surtain that I get to sew every day! ) I got more and more nervous about the poofyness around the hip-area.
But looking at a lot  of pictures, convinced me that It is a great  look, so it grew on me.
I drew a size 10, and the bust fits perfect! But the skirt I had to take in about a inch on each side.
AFTER I had attatched it to the bodice, and finneshed the pleats. Aaaaahhh... silly! 
So, rip up the dress, cut, fold new pleats and sew back on. This time around, perfect fit!
I, aswell as propably everone else cut ALOT of fabric at the lenght of the skirt. I think that that is a mutch better look.

I had a blast in this dress! It was great to dance in allso, haha... Oh, how we danced....

I have to show a picture of the back. It realy shows how figure-hugging and flattering this shape is.

(this picture is days before the wedding so now stylish action here...)
I undelined the whole dress whit a white lining, No pictures there, I`m afraid,
But I have new shoes for the occation! And a new hairdue. But looking at the pictures now, I cant stop thinking: "do I look like I have an old ladies hair?...! (dont answer....)

And last, a picture of me whit the bride, My babysister! She made me so proud that day! 
She was a real princess! And It`s propably once in a lifethime-chance for that to happen, `cause shes not really the princess-type.... 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY Knot Headbands

I was looking for a quick and easy project to spend some of my odd lenghts of fabric.
And then I found this great DIY over at The Girl Inspired blog
(wich has TONS of great tutorials btw!)

This was super quick and fun as well. Nothing is better then that!
Plus, my daughter liked it to:)

Its easy to put on. Just wrap it around your head, and tie a simple knot, or even a bow.

I must admit, I borowed it a couple of times, and it even looks great on me,
whit my new short hairdue:)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Megan Nielsen Briar #2

Good day to all! 
I am aware that the heading says Briar #2, but that is only because I have another Briar that I have not yet posted. I am in need of some good photos (and a photographer), and not the silly selfies I have on my phone...
Back to the Briar. This is a pattern from Megan Nielsen, who allso happens to have A LOT of cool patterns, but unfornunately, I have only tried the Briar. 
After I saw the updone pattern like the million`t time, I finally desided I woulk make me one.
Or in this case, two:) (I`ll show you # 1 later...)

The fabric is from, and is a very, very thin weight, slouchy (is that a word?..) knitted fabric.
But it is great for this exact project. It falls so nicely, and looks great over a blouse, like the one I have on the picture.
Allso, the colors are great. The bottom collor is.... well, there is no bottom actually. Its all just a lovely mess of grey, black, white and blue! 
I made this one whit the pocket, and allso I prefer 3/4 sleeves instead of full lenght sleeves, cause I only roll them up anyway!

The Briar top is a very quick sew. I only have an ordinary sewing machine, no fancy overlocker or serger.
And for me it takes about 1 hour to put it together. For you guys whit a serger/overlocker it must take about half that time?? 

(Man, I want one!! I am making a spesific wish for my birthday in february, thats for sure!)

I have had A LOT of sewing time the last few weeks, and this past saturday was my sisters wedding.
And I went in my beutyfull Elisalex dress. I got so many compliments for it. Stay tuned for more posts and pictures!