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Jocko Sweater (pattern testing X 3)

In December I was lucky to get the opportunity to pattern test for Ready to Sew. The design of the Jocko sweater really appealed to me.

I sewed up three of them!

I bought a red sweatshirt cotton fabric for the first one.  Mainly to test the patterns size and fit before I sewed the "real one" in a light grey cotton stretch velour fabric. 

I like this "test version" a lot 😊

The pattern is very well drafted and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. It's a quick and fun sweater to sew!

Pearl snaps from Prym:

The only changes I made was to take off about 1" at the length. 

Copper colored snaps form Prym:

I really like this one too 💕

It's difficult to take good pictures in the poor light condition this time of year... and very cold!

This is version #2 with a turtleneck, without buttons.

Happy New Year and Looking back at 2018.

Last year I sewed 32 garments!
13 of them was so called selfless sewing 😊
(including panties, tank tops, beanies and neck warmers for small children)
 These are my favorite makes:


Talvikki Sweater from Named Clothing.
Varda Top from Christine Haynes.
Negroni Shirt from Colette Patterns.
Sarah Shirt from By Hand London.
Rosa Shirt Dress from Tilly and the Buttons.
Marilyn Dress (slightly hacked) from Style Arc.
 Clemence Skirt (hacked) from Tilly and the Buttons.
Crewneck Sweater and Beanie from Bobbin Hood. Neck Warmer from Ida Victoria, Stil & Ting.
Susie Panties from Suco by Susana. Tank Top from Life Sew Savory.
I aimed to sew at least 12 garments in my own Sewing/ wardrobe challenge for 2018. And that I achieved with good margin 😄
I will continue to have the same Sewing/ wardrobe challenge in 2019 🙌
Now, I look forward to sew many new and exciting and beautiful garments in 2019.

Crewneck Sweater #2

Homemade Christmas gift for my niese 😊. Crewneck sweater, beanie and neck warmer.

Fabric is organic cotton jersey from Elvelyckan design.

Free patterns from Bobbin Hood (sweater and beanie)  and Ida Victoria, Sting & Ting (neck warmer).

Black heat transfer vinyl for the name on the beanie and the balloon letter on the sweater. The snow flakes on back of the beanie are made of reflective heat transfer vinyl. Made on Silhouette Cameo.
Love this Balloon font!

And I had enough fabric left for a little headband with a knot tie.

Luckily it all fits the cute little girl 💕

Crewneck Sweater

One of this years homemade gifts was this sweater for my husbands grandson.

It's made of the same cotton jersey as for the gift I made for my brother in law (see post here).

Pattern is Crewneck Sweater from Bobbin Hood, and it's free!  Thank you Bobbin Hood 😊

His first name letter in Balloon font, made in black heat transfer vinyl on our Silhouette Cameo.

Beanie and Neck warmer made of the same fabric. The snow flakes are made in reflective heat transfer vinyl.

Pattern for the Beanie is also free from Bobbin Hood.   Pattern for the neck warmer is from Ida Victoria Sting & Ting and it is also free 👌.
And luckily it fits the new owner 😄
Beautiful December morning sun in Fåvang ☀️ 

Shopping Bag with reflective heat transfer vinyl.

I've made this shopping bag for my father for Christmas.  It's made of bright red cotton fabric from Stoff & Stil.

The text says: "Bag? No thanks, I already have one". Reflective heat transfer vinyl in silver, from Made on our Silhouette Cameo we bought a few months ago.
As we have several months a year with poor daylight it is a good thing to make yourself visible when walking in the dark. Therefore the reflective text!

I've made short straps for carrying the bag by hand,  and additional long straps if they like to carry it on the shoulder. (I often miss that option myself, on the shopping bags I have)
It doesn't show on these two pictures, but the bag has quite a square shape (wide bottom) so it can carry lots of groceries like milk/ juice cartons and other "large" items.
Hopefully my father will get good use of this bag.  It's sewn with French seams so it is sturdy and also looks good inside.
This is our cabin in Fåvang, Op…

Sayward Raglan

This is the Sayward Raglan t-shirt. Pattern from Thread Theory.

This was a gift for my brother in law's 60 years birthday.

Fabric is cotton jersey.

Self designed "logo" with his initials, birth year and zodiac sign,  made of black heat transfer vinyl.

Happy 60 years birthday ÅP!  🎈🎂 🍾 🇳🇴
Luckily the t-shirt fit well, and I think it looks really good on him 😊

Beautiful sunny November Sunday 🌞