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Rosa Shirt Dress #2

This is my second Rosa Shirt Dress. Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons.

I wanted a light summer dress so I omitted the sleeves and the collar.

Fabric is light grey seersucker from Stoff & Stil.

Beautiful Bamboo buttons from ArrowMountain. (The Shirt Button) 

Love this yoke! 

I am really pleased with the result, and I will wear this dress a lot!

We are having the most beautiful and warm weather these days,  so we took at trip out to Hovedøya here in the inner Oslo fjord, and I wore my new dress.
The location for the photo shoot are in the ruins of Hovedøya Kloster (Hovedøya Monastery). 

Flint Shorts

These are my Flint Shorts. Pattern from Megan Nielsen patterns.

This is the Flint pants and shorts pattern: "Wide leg cropped pants or shorts with unique crossover closure at the side seam. Pattern sits on the natural waist and features hidden closure at the left pocket, release tucks at the front, darts at the back, slash pockets, two waistband options and two lengths."
Fabric is Chambray from Stoff & Stil. This is version #4 -  shorts with the tie closure.

Clever closure with one hidden button on the inside.

I think this tie is the cutest!

I lengthened the legs a few inches, as I am not comfortable with short shorts. It is a great pattern to follow and all the pieces came together as they should. 
The Flint Shorts was fast and fun to sew!

One more garment finished for my Sewing/wardrobe challenge 2018 :-) (now I have made 8 so far)

Snerten Damegenser

This is the "Snerten Damegenser" (means something like "Snazzy Ladies Sweater")

Fabric is viscose jersey. Bought at Stoff & Stil here in Oslo.

Nice detail in the back, makes a flattering silhuette.

Pattern is from Astrid Lindgren Design, for

"thanks, I MADE IT!" Cute pin from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics.

We have the most beautiful weather here in Oslo these days 😀

Annika Top

This is the Annika Top.
Pattern from Style Arc.

The black fabric is viscose jersey and the petrol fabric is a light crepe georgette. Bought at Stoff & Stil here in Oslo.

Split cuffs on the 3/4 sleeves.

This is a gift for my older sister, whose name is actually; Annika!!

The top was fun and easy to sew :-)

Beautiful Magnolia is blooming in the Frognerparken, Oslo.

Kimono jacket

Kimono Jacket made in a light and soft wool fabric.

I found the pattern in the magazine "Alt om Håndarbeid" #01 - 2017.

The instructions weren't the best (mildly said...). But I managed to get the jacket together pretty well.

I have had this fabric in my stash for a while,  and I'm not convinced that is a good color for this kind of garment... Feels a bit like a doctor's coat. And it reminds me of my Judo outfit from when I was a teenager :-D

I lengthened the jacket about 6".

Not sure I will use this jacket much..., but we'll see. 

Some lovely narcissus at Sørmarka Kurs og Konferansehotell.

I spent a weekend here with 25 other ladies for a sew-together. We come here twice a year and we have such a great time together :-)

Sarah Shirt

This is my Sarah Shirt!

 Pattern from By Hand London.

Fabric is the beautiful cotton gauze Terrazzo Shell from Atelier Brunette. MeterMeter has the most lovely fabrics in their store 😍.
I usually buy fabrics from them online of course,  but last summer I took a trip to Aarhus to be able to shop in the real store!

This is version #1 with the dainty rounded collar and long, billowy sleeves.

Nice pleat in the back.

 Matching "scarlet red" buttons form my local haberdashery store.

I took my new shirt out for a walk in the beautiful Vigelandpark here in Oslo today.

Finally spring is here!

I think Sarah looks good with bleached jeans and my new scarlet red Superga sneakers.

Garment number 5, so far, in this years Sewing/wardrobe challenge.