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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 🌞

Dress Cardigan / Kjolecardigan

Kjolecardigan / Dress Cardigan.  Pattern from Ida Victoria, Sting & Ting.

This is a great pattern for a short cardigan to wear over a dress. The pattern includes optional sleeves and closure. This is the 3/4 long sleeves with tie closure.

Fabric is jersey from 50/50 cotton/polyester.

The dress underneath is a sleeveless (and collarless)  Rosa Shirt Dress. Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Blog post about it here

The winter is coming shortly here in Norway, so the make of this now is a bit "off season"...  Looking forward wearing the cardigan and this outfit next summer 🌞

Annika Top #2

I´ve made a second Annika Top. Pattern from Style Arc

The first one I made was a gift for my sister.  Read the blog post about it here.

The off-white fabric is viscose jersey and the petrol fabric is a light crepe georgette,  both from Stoff & Stil here in Oslo.

This one I will keep for myself 😊

It's hard to take decent pictures nowadays,  due to the poor light conditions even if it's midday. The petrol fabric is much prettier than it looks like here.

Beautiful sunny day in the mountains, a couple weeks ago. Dørfallet, Venabygdsfjellet.

Skirt (Solsikkeskjørtet) + Top (Kirsten Kimono Tee)

Earlier this month I participated in a sewing challenge hosted by Trinel Syskole & Design. We got the pattern for the skirt (Solsikkeskjørtet) for free, and 5 daily e-mails with instructions for how to sew this beginner friendly skirt.

The fabric has been in my stash for several years. It was a remnant from Stoff  Stil here in Oslo.  It is (surprisingly!) made of 100% polyester....  I always though it was viscose or something.
But it drapes well and looks good!

Only one piece was needed for the skirt + waistband including elastics.
My "made by amborg" label must off course be sewn on.
Afterwards I had enough fabric left to make a top to go with the skirt. The Kirsten Kimono Tee from MariaDenmark.

This is a great pattern for a simple top. 

Suddenly I had a "dress"! 😄

This is actually not my favorite kind of fabric with all the "shiny pattern/ surface",  but it's fun to try something unusual sometimes.  I think it could work well as a Christmas or…

The Essential Pouch

I've made a new zippered pouch ✂️

Pattern from Sotak Patterns. Fabrics from my stash 😄 (Blue cotton chambray from Stoff & Stil, flower cotton fabric from Dear Stella Design

This is the Extra Large size.

My own "made by amborg" label and HANDMADE bamboo tag from ArrowMountain.
This is a great pattern with good instructions! And it includes four size options 👌.

Varda Top #3

I LOVE the Varda pattern from Christine Haynes  💕. 
This is my third Varda Top!

Fabric is a black linen blend from Stoff & Stil. As the previous two ones  - this is view C, top length version with elbow-length sleeves. (The top is lengthened with a few inches.)

I omitted the invisible zipper as I easily can put it on without.

I sewed on my pink "made by amborg" tag on the bottom left side (as I often do).

I use my "in the ditch foot" and move the needle a few steps to the right,  to sew perfectly close on the hems. 

The Varda pattern is such a great pattern - I get nice compliments when I wear my Varda Tops!