I’ve been MIA for a while. Life and all. But 2018 is the year I want to start blogging again because I still sew (a lot), I miss telling others about it and IG is just not cutting it (the timeline drives me crazy) 2018 is also the year I want to stop caring about my weight. I’ve realised the past couple of months that having clothes that I love accomplishes that (for the most part). Somewhere mid-fall I decided that it was time for a closet purge, a colour palette, a styling workshop and a confidence boost. I now … Continue reading 2018

Opal Waterfall Coatigan

Sometimes inspiration strikes on the very last day. Last week it was still really cold and I still didn’t have a winter coat. I didn’t find one in stores that I liked and I didn’t have the courage to sew one all winter. Fast forward to last week when I realised that my favourite fabric store was still having sales and that a nice warm draped coat wouldn’t take me all that long to make. Enter my all time favourite pattern: Opal Coat & Cardigan (#obviously) I took the regular pattern in a size D and drafted the new front … Continue reading Opal Waterfall Coatigan

Pattern Review Sudoku Contest – inspiration

  Pattern Review Sudoku Contest – inspiration van stephaniekcr met dolce gabbana sweaters I came across the new PR contest and it inspired me to generate my own Sudoku to try and sew another capsule wardrobe. I really like the Sudoku idea because it makes it easier to make matching outfits. I usually sew dresses but I miss some separates and this might be a chance to change that. I´m not entering the contest itself because I can´t deal with deadlines right now and I want to use as much of the clothes I already own instead of sewing everything … Continue reading Pattern Review Sudoku Contest – inspiration

Ebony = Love

Some patterns are just too good to resist. Especially when your friends make such awesome versions on release day 🙂 The Ebony t-shirt & knit dress is exactly what I was trying to create when I made my black Nettie swing dress but Heather Lou made it even better. The hi-low hem is on point and the sleeve variations give it everything you want and more. I made a straight size 14 after Gillian advised to size down when in between sizes. Next time I’ll shorten it beforehand because this needed a 2″ hem to be sassy. I also have a 2″ sleeve hem. … Continue reading Ebony = Love

Glitter deer combo

  This little lady turned 3 last week (#cuemommytears, #stopgrowingup) and my aunt bought her this cosy sweatshirt knit. Little did she know that my stash contained matching fabric (#stashisuseful). An idea was born and my sewjo was kicked back to life. (#halleluja) Patterns: Dress/tunic: Blå Blomma dress (Ottobre 1/2016) size 104 Leggings: Storm legging (Ottobre 1/2016) size 110 Fabric and notions: Deer sweatshirt fabric Blue sparkle sweatshirt fabric (grey colour way) yellow rib knit (stash) Review: What I like about working with Ottobre is the fact that their patterns are well-drafted, true to size and super fun. They always include little … Continue reading Glitter deer combo


I’d like to start by wishing you a happy 2017. May world peace and eternal happiness be forth coming! #optimist 2017 is only 3 days old and I’ve come to the biggest realisation in years. It’s a feeling I’ve had for a while but that I wasn’t able to properly voice or explain until now. In a few days my blog will be 4 years old (#congratulations) and in those 4 years my life has known many changes and I’ve shared them all with you. As you well know, I became a mother almost 3 years ago and life hasn’t been … Continue reading 2017

Monday Morning Secret Pajamas

Soooo, I´m back 🙂 I´m back at work (part time) and it´s been a real challenge getting things back in rotation. So if I want to blog more (because I want to) it needs to be quick and dirty 😉 (There is no more room in my sewing room to take pictures so I tried some quick selfies in our bedroom mirror – which I need to clean #sorrynotsorry.) Long story short: Only one of the items on my Fall list has been sewn, finished it two days ago and what I´ll be blogging about today isn´t even that. Weather … Continue reading Monday Morning Secret Pajamas