I made Sofia a new skirt a few days ago.One night a few weeks ago she woke up early in the evening before I had gone to bed and she was a bit agitated. So to calm her and cool her down (her room faces south and gets really warm in summer) I took her… Continue reading A Skip in the Hopscotch.
We celebrated Midsummer's Eve in Sweden on Friday, and even though it's the start of summer it does get a bit chilly in the evenings and I wanted to make a sweater for the girls to wear. I've been eyeing the Nature Walk Pullovers for a while (I love the pants that come with that… Continue reading Nature Walk for Midsummer
Last night after the girls were in bed I sat down to make Sofia a new dress.I had the Ice Cream Dress in size 6 cut out and it was all ready to go.I had hoped to get the yoke done before Sofia fell asleep, but no such luck.In all it took a little over… Continue reading Ready for an Ice Cream Social
Last night I sewed up two Seashore dresses for the girls. (Taken with my phone late last night)This afternoon I had them try the dresses on.Too tight in the chest and tummy on both of them, and the armscye was way too high and yet the straps were a bit short.Not much right there.I took… Continue reading At the Seashore …
I spent the weekend sewing a new coat for Sofia. The one I made her this winter is too warm by now so she needed a new one.I based it on the School Days Coat by Oliver + S but instead of a hood I put in a collar.I also added some width in the… Continue reading New coat – KCWC Day 1
The girls and the husband went to the bathhouse on Monday (Easter Monday) when we had out last day off for Easter.It gave me time to finish Sofia's Playdate dress with elephants.I'm not entirely sure about the yoke - due to how I combined the piping strips I "lost" the dots in the piping fabric.The… Continue reading More Playdates
I made Sofia a Playdate Dress last year with a green elephant fabric.She's worn it a lot of times and I love the silhouette of it. I've also gotten a lot of comments on the fabric. Apparently elephants are popular.The fabric is a generic cotton fabric I found in the Patchwork section of my local… Continue reading Playdate anyone?
We were celebrating Easter Saturday at my SIL's place. Her in-laws were also visiting so with kids we ended up being 14 people.We were asked to bring some food to the table and we made a "matjesillstårta" (as in herring cake - not as bad as it sounds, in fact bloody delicious if I say… Continue reading Easter
Well, here's the finished result. Two pretty Jump Rope Dresses for two pretty girls.They picked the fabric themselves and I added the white pindot fabric for the plackets and collars because the fabric had a vintage flair to it and I thought the white plackets would add to that retro feeling.This is the contented smile… Continue reading Vintage flair
When setting out to make the Jump Rope Dresses for the girls I was a bit (very) intimidated by the plackets. It looked like it would be difficult and hard to get it to look good.I made a few test runs since I had to make toiles for Isabel anyway, and it was a lot… Continue reading Practice makes perfect