Category Archives: sewing

Modern coat from old woollen blanket

The perks of sewing! We can turn old beloved fabric, high in emotional value and pretty at that, into clothing. Last summer we sold our beautiful little Swedish cottage, after 35 years… I kept loads of mementos, like this beautiful

Modern coat from old woollen blanket

The perks of sewing! We can turn old beloved fabric, high in emotional value and pretty at that, into clothing. Last summer we sold our beautiful little Swedish cottage, after 35 years… I kept loads of mementos, like this beautiful

Fleece Finn jacket

We were pretty smug when we picked a traditional and fairly unknown Norwegian name for our boy in 2014. So smug it backfired. By the time he was born, ‘Finn’ was number 10 in the NL- BE chart. Followed a cool stormtrooper named

Fleece Finn jacket

We were pretty smug when we picked a traditional and fairly unknown Norwegian name for our boy in 2014. So smug it backfired. By the time he was born, ‘Finn’ was number 10 in the NL- BE chart. Followed a cool stormtrooper named

Cool overall – but why this weird fit?

Help! Do any of my kind readers know why there’s a diamond-shaped-pull in the back? I get tons of compliments for this overall, and do feel glam in it, but I’m bugged by the ill-fitting back. Is it the zipper? The

Cool overall – but why this weird fit?

Help! Do any of my kind readers know why there’s a diamond-shaped-pull in the back? I get tons of compliments for this overall, and do feel glam in it, but I’m bugged by the ill-fitting back. Is it the zipper? The

Vintage Pattern Swap?

Slowly my vintage pattern collection is growing. I have too few to swap physically, but am happy to send accurate traced copies in exchange for another copy of a vintage pattern. If any of the following appeal to you let

Vintage Pattern Swap?

Slowly my vintage pattern collection is growing. I have too few to swap physically, but am happy to send accurate traced copies in exchange for another copy of a vintage pattern. If any of the following appeal to you let

Ringbearer and flowergirl: the cutest outfits

The advantage of marrying later in life, you have your own cute little ring bearer and flower girl. If you like sewing, it’s an added bonus! I ended up making both of their outfits. (Link to the making of the

Ringbearer and flowergirl: the cutest outfits

The advantage of marrying later in life, you have your own cute little ring bearer and flower girl. If you like sewing, it’s an added bonus! I ended up making both of their outfits. (Link to the making of the

The wedding dress saga

I dislike the frills and lace and bling of ready-to-wear wedding dresses. And the forced mermaid-or-princess-or-bohemian looks. If I’m to be an old bride, at least with some dignity…I hope. Designing my own is the only option! Yippeee! Instant crush on Dessy’s

The wedding dress saga

I dislike the frills and lace and bling of ready-to-wear wedding dresses. And the forced mermaid-or-princess-or-bohemian looks. If I’m to be an old bride, at least with some dignity…I hope. Designing my own is the only option! Yippeee! Instant crush on Dessy’s

Slim urban dungarees

I love dungarees. Alas most are very ‘old Macdonald’: too large and ill-fitting. Or maternity style and equally large and ill-fitting. Thank you Knipmode for this pattern of relatively skinny dungarees!!! I wanted sleek urban dungarees, I opted for a dark denim in

Slim urban dungarees

I love dungarees. Alas most are very ‘old Macdonald’: too large and ill-fitting. Or maternity style and equally large and ill-fitting. Thank you Knipmode for this pattern of relatively skinny dungarees!!! I wanted sleek urban dungarees, I opted for a dark denim in