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Hazelhen Kids Tee

More pattern testing for PatternByMalena 😄✂️ The kids version of the Hazelhen Tee.

I love the result of this cute long sleeve kids tee 🥰
As for the women's pattern - it's a great pattern with excellent instructions!
Organic cotton jersey and ribbing from Stoff & Stil.

This is size 116, and I used my Janome CoverPro 2000cpx with tape binder attachment for the neckline and sleeves. This isn't described in the original pattern, but I thought it would be a nice detail.

Holographic rainbow vinyl from Creativeart.no Love this!! 🌈 💕

The tee fits very well, and my sweet niece loves it too, luckily 🥰









Personalised Gifts

Personalised gifts for a big sister and her newborn little brother 🥰

This little "dress" is based on the Ester & Ebbe free pattern from Threads by Caroline.

Text made in HTV, in Swedish and means: "The worlds best big sister" 💕
And for her newborn baby brother:

I've sewn the drawstring bag, but the baby onesie is from H&M.





Hazelhen Womens Tee

Pattern testing is fun! ✂️ This time I was lucky to be one of PatternByMalena test team 😊

Sewn in the same fabric as for the tights in the previous post.

This is a great pattern with good instructions and it's easy to sew. You can buy the pattern at her Etsy shop.

Great for Yoga practice 🧘‍♀️


Namaste 🙏






Thea Tights

I was lucky to be one of Ida Victorias pattern testers for this tights pattern.

It's a great pattern with several options for pockets and waistband.
Fabric is a nice soft poly, with brushed inside from Stoff & Stil.

The top is based on Ida Jersey Dress pattern.
Looking forward using this set at the yoga class when the fitness centers opens again after the Corona lockdown.







Face covering masks

I've made face covering masks - just because I can!
I made these when I was laid off work for 5 weeks due to the Corona pandemic  ("lock down" here in Norway from 12. March 2020).

Luckily, here in Norway, we are not advised (in general) wear face covering/ masks in public. But, IF the health authorities tells us to - I'm ready! 😄😷






All made from quilting/ batic cotton I had in my stash.




Vera T-Shirt x 2

Finally I got to sew this yoga top. 

I bought this cute (and lovely) Shantini Yoga Viscose Crepe Jersey a while ago,  but haven't dared to cut into it until I found the perfect t-shirt pattern. 

After testing a few patterns I finally found the perfect one!  It is the free pattern Vera T-Shirt form Cut & Sew PDF - Elvelyckandesign.com 🙏

Fabric is Lady McElroy design bought at Fabric Godmother. It’s sooo cute!! 🥰

This is the test-version, made in a super soft and lovely bamboo jersey.

Perfect fit t-shirt!  And the pattern is FREE 😄👍

Time for Yoga!

🧘‍♀️

So happy with my new yoga top 💕
Namaste 🙏







Long sleeve raglan t-shirt

I made this long sleeve raglan t-shirt a month ago.

Pattern from Wendy Mullins book "Sew U Home Stretch" It's a guide to sewing knit fabrics.


I made binding tape from the same fabric as for the sleeves,  and used my Janome CoverPro 2000cpx with tape binder attachment for the neckbinding and sleeves.

Fabric is organic cotton jersey from Elvelyckan Design.

I made the sweater extra long as I plan to use this top when I go to Yin Yoga classes  (or as I do nowadays: taking online yoga classes at home).








Easter Bunny Bags / Harepuspose.

Three very cute easter bunny bags 🐰 Free pattern from Idavictoria.no 🙏

Fabric from stash.  Outer fabric is from a bed sheet and lining is quilting cotton.

The bunny faces are made on my Silhouette Cameo with black HTV (heat transfer vinyl).

Thank you Ida Victoria for the free pattern! 💝

Happy Easter! 
Picture from Princess Ingrid Alexandra´s Sculptures Park  (located in The Royal Palace Park here in Oslo)
Oslo, april 2020. 🇳🇴 #altblirbra  🇬🇧 #itsgonnabeokey




Gift for newborn

A good friend of mine had her firstborn in January. The little boys name is Aron and I made these personalized gifts for him 💖. 

Onesie (from H&M) with HTV.

Drawstring bag with to bring small necessities as food, toys or other things.

Text and name made with heat transfer vinyl (HTV) on my Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter.

Array Top #2

My second Array Top 😊
Pattern from Papercut Patterns.
I love this pattern, and I wear my first top a lot.
(The dress version I made is also one of my favorites).


Fabric is black stretch velour bought from Tine Solheim´s atelier here in Oslo. It has the most beautiful shine and the coolest "snake skin" texture 🐍 - I love it 💖!



I made a high/ low split hem on this one.

I had just enough fabric left to make a simple tie belt.



Trousers are also memade. They are the Luna Stretch Pant pattern from StyleArc. Blog post about them here.
Looking forward to wear this top to work (or for social occasions)  when this Corona situation is "over".   I am temporarily laid off work since 18. March until 13. April (if not prolonged....)
Hope our country (and the rest of the world!) get control over the virus as soon as possible 🙏







Baby onesie, and selfmade tape stand (for tape binder)

I've made my first baby onesie! Pattern is Kuvertbody from Hallonsmuladesign.
Fabric is left over fabric from a t-shirt I made for my man earlier (blogpost here). It is a lovely organic cotton jersey from Elvelyckan Design.

Not perfect, but ok for the first one 😊.  (I'm still getting to know my new Coverstich Machine with the tape binding attachment and all).
Sewing for babies is a fun way to get use of smaller pieces of left over fabric from other projects. Will be great gifts 💝
During the process. Looking good!
Only buttons left here.
And Finished!

This is size 68.

Jersey snap fasteners in silver.
I made the binding tape from white jersey (also from Elvelyckan design).
* * *
 I made a tape stand from a toilet brush (brand new and unused! from IKEA) 😄
It is working just fine👌

The Merlo Field Tee

Short time after I made The Stellan Tee (see last blog post) I made this t-shirt to get to know my new Coverstitch machine even better.
Pattern is "The Merlo Field Tee" from Sew House Seven

This is the short sleeve version.

The grey fabric is bamboo jersey and the burgundy fabric I don't know what is...   (I got it from a college/ sewing friend a while ago)  It has the same thickness/ drape and feel as the bamboo jersey.  So the go very well together 😄

Reverse coverstitch on the color blocking and normal two-needle coverstitch  on the hemming and neckline.


Very happy with the result on this one too 😊✂️


The Stellan Tee #2 (slightly hacked)

My very first garment made on my brand new Janome Coverpro 2000 CPX 😊✂️🙌 I bought the machine at the Sew Nordic 2020 event in January (see last blog post).
This is the free pattern "The Stellan Tee" from FrenchNavyPatterns.  I made a color blocking on the front piece to be able to experiment with the reverse coverstitch.

I made binding tape of black rib fabric I had in my stash,  for the neckline and the edges of the sleeves.


Reverse coverstitch on the colorblocking. 

I think the hemming looks good! 👍

Fabric is viscose jersey I had in my stash (bought at Stoff & Stil).

Happy with the result!