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Redesing - From Shirt to Skirt

Old Yves Saint Laurent shirt redesigned into a skirt.

I wanted to have pocket on the skirt -  so I used the pocket pattern pieces from the Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt.

Gathered back piece and pleats in front. The original label and my own.

 Reuse of the YSL logo.

 From this:

To this:

The cardigan is "Kjolecardigan" from Ida Victoria, Sting & Ting. Fabric from Cotton Candy.
Not much left of the original shirt:

It was fun to make this skirt! I normally use patterns for all my makes,  so it was very satisfying to make a wearable garment without it this time.

Ester & Ebbe T-Shirt #2

Another Ester & Ebbe T-Shirt for my sweet niece 🥰 Free pattern from Threads by Caroline 👌.

Pale yellow cotton jersey that I got from a sewing friend of mine. Pocket and neck binding made of scraps from my Alice dress  (made earlier this month - also pattern from Threads by Caroline).

The little girl liked it (and it fits), so I'm happy! 😊 

And it really matches her trousers as well 👍
It's so enjoyable to sew for this little girl 💕

Women's Alice, Top & Dress pattern

Last autumn I was so lucky to win the Women's Alice Dress pattern from Threads by Caroline 😊
Now I finally took time to sew this dress.

Fabric is cotton jersey from Stoffdronning.

Elastics in the back to create the shape that fits your body best.

Tie knot at the front 💖
The pattern is well drafted and has good descriptions, so the dress was easy and fun to sew.

"Action" pictures taken by the Tromsa river  (nearby our cabin in Fåvang, Gudbrandsdalen)

We are having the most wonderful time here in our summer vacation.  Beautiful warm and sunny weather 🌞
From the scraps I made a little dress for my sweet niece 🥰

Gifts for newborns (drawstring bags and baby onesies).

I have a tradition for making drawstring bags for family and friends newborns. 
I used to embroider names and birthdates, but now I make the text with heat transfer vinyl (HTV) on our vinyl cutter and iron it on.

Baby onesies from H&M with personalized HTV.


These gifts are so much fun to make, and I really enjoy giving them away 😊.

Personalised gifts made with the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter.

I've made some personalised gifts lately.
Coffee/ Tea mugs with names/ text. Vinyl was cut out on our Silhouette Cameo and attached to store bought mugs.

Mug with name in pink glitter vinyl for a sweet colleague 🌸

Mrs and Mr mugs for a the newlyweds 💕

Their wedding date at the back.

Gift for my older sister Annika who is an artist. For her art project 25 years anniversary  (Work in progress since 1994: "ett og etthundre terningkast om dagen").

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Anna Dress

This is my Anna Dress, pattern from By Hand London. I made it for a wedding I was lucky to take part a couple of weeks ago 💕

This is the slash neck option.  Because of the fabrics large pattern I changed the original panelled skirt to a half circle skirt instead.
The fabric was a gift from a sweet colleague (from my previous workplace) for my 50-years birthday, a couple of years ago.
I didn't know what to sew from it until we were invited to this wedding. I had the Anna Dress pattern for a while and though it would be the perfect match for this fabric, and this occasion.

I made a tie belt from a matching silk fabric.

I think the dress turned out really well, and I felt quite pretty at the wedding party 😊 "Jewelry" from Cooee, Sweden.

I even made some shoe laces out of the dress fabric,  to make my new Superga leather sneakers match the dress better!

The wedding couldn't have turned out better!  Both the ceremony and the party was held outdoor in Kragerø - and the …

Redesign: Dress from old tablecloth.

I participated in a really nice sewing course, a month ago.  It was the talented Ingrid Bergtun who held the course (and who is the designer of this dress).

We made dresses from old tablecloths.

The course was held at Clarion Hotel the Hub in Oslo.

I chose a rather small tablecloth with beautiful embroidered flowers.

The colors in the embroidery really appealed to me.

I cut away the lace trimming and layed out the pattern pieces  (that we drafted out of a little to big t-shirt) to get the most out of the fabric.

I made a tie belt from a perfect green bedsheet, and the ruffle at the bottom is from a fabric in my stash (because it was not enough fabric from the tablecloth for this).

I'm so happy with the result!

Pictures are taken at the university (Blindern) nearby where I live.

I even got time to make a small tote bag of the last piece of embroidery  (kind of looks like a butterfly).

Thank you so much for the inspiration and a great sewing course Ingrid ✂️😊
You got me out of my …