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: BlĂĄ 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

Paprika Patterns – Opal Cardigan: Review

It´s not a big secret that I like Lisa. I like her as a person, her lifestyle and I´m a big fan of her patterns. I´ve made the Jade skirt, the Jasper sweater and now her Opal Cardigan. I want to make her Zircon sweater/dress so badly, but since it doesn´t (really) agree with pregnancy or breastfeeding, I´m putting on hold for next year.

Back to the Opal Cardigan. When Lisa asked for testers, I was bummed because being pregnant I wasn´t the right woman for the job. So when she asked for reviewers* afterwards, I jumped at the chance because a buttonless cardigan is wearable whatever state you are in 🙂

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The One with a Word of Warning

I love sewing, but sometimes it’s a hobby which can get a little expensive. Especially when you need (read: want) all the available notions. Who can say no to gorgeous buttons and pretty ribbons… I for sure can’t. So I try to save on each one if I can by looking for a cheaper replacement. But sometimes, sewing karma comes back to bite you in the ass. One of the things I frequently use is fusible hemming tape (or fusible web). I use it in all widths because I find it practical when hemming. The hem just doesn’t shift while … Continue reading The One with a Word of Warning