Sophie’s World #1

So this is going to be the title of some of my update posts or just in general “what’s happening” post that is not a specific pattern or something I sewed up, but it will be sewing or at least crafting related don’t you worry! I thought I would start with summarising the year that is about to pass. Here are my best nine on instagram: I love showing you my makes on instagram. This social media has brought me so much joy over the years and connecting me with other sewcialists all over the world. From my best pictures […]


Meet my new friends, Tom & Jerry.

*Patterntesting Name: Tom & Jerry Pattern: Karri dress from Megan Nielsen Patterns Fabric: Navy jacquard / different colored cotton sateen from Stoff og Stil I have been so lucky to be one of Megan Nielsen pattern testers for this dress. When I got the news of being a pattern tester for Megan I was thrilled, and even more when I saw what she had designed for me to test. When the mail came out I saved the picture, copied nine times onto one page and started coloring to see what I wanted. I have always wanted a color block dress, so […]


Checking in with the morning report.

*Patterntesting Name: Zazu (from The Lion King) Pattern: Alix Dress from By Hand London Fabric: Viscose crepe from Vietnam “Chimps are going ape, giraffes remain above it all. Elephants remember, though just what I can’t recall. Crocodiles are snapping up fresh offers from the banks. Showed interest in my nest egg but I quickly said “No thanks!” We haven’t paid the hornbills and the vultures have a hunch. Not everyone invited will be coming back for lunch” – Zazu Ever since Elisalex from By Hand London showed us a not so sneak peak of the dress pattern back in May, […]

Zazu

The Incredibles children

An addition to the Incredibles family.

Name: Violet, Dash and JackJack Pattern: Molly dress/top from Sew Over It – My Wardrobe Capsule: City Break Fabric: Various knits from my stash Have you flipped through the five patterns that Sew Over It made in their capsule yet? No? Well now is the time. Even though I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t buy any more patterns before I’d made everything I intend to make. That promise broke quickly after this pattern capsule came out. I also purchased the Kelly Anorak when it came out, but more on that later! From before I have two characters from […]


Summer PJs for my sister!

Pattern: Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files Fabric: Second hand duvet cover from Fretex I dound this awesome duvet in a second hand store and it was perfect for a pajamas. I had two different sides of this duvet cover and only needed the one, so made one pajama for my big sister. I planned on making one for myself in the near future, but since I have sewn other things instead I figured I post a blog for my sister only and for me when I have actually made it. It was perfect, it collapsed well with the bonus […]

Julie in her Carolyn Pajamas

Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider

Initials for Love.

Name: Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider (from Tangled) Pattern: Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files / Jedediah Pants from Thread Theory Fabric: Navy blue denim from Stoff & Stil / Black twill from Goldhawk Road in London. This is love. Maybe it’s me, maybe it’s the beginning of autumn, or maybe because I feel endless of love from hubby these days, whatever the reason I’m glad. You are really in love when you have your significant others’ initials on your buttocks. Or maybe it’s because we are engaged and own each others asses! This is the first time I have done some […]


My trousers journey so far.

Name: Vanellope Von Schweetz (from Wreck-It-Ralph) Pattern: Ginger jeans from Closet Case Files Fabric: Brushed stretch twill from Stoff & Stil [out of stock] Let me start with giving you the timeline . Heather Lou’s pattern debut was on October 23rd 2014, yes 2014! I purchased the pattern on November 9th fairly confident that I would make myself a pair of trousers in the near future. That winter and the following year I was only wearing dresses and some skirts , so the need for trousers wasn’t that high. I only wore tights with the dresses if it was ever […]

Vanellope Von Schweetz

Good and stable, Baymax.

  Name: Baymax (from Big Hero 6) Pattern: Belladone dress from Deer and Doe Fabric: Floral cotton with a bit of stretch in it from Stoff& Stil [Out of Stock] To begin with  this is my third Belladone dress. The two other dresses I’ve made with the same pattern is my Wall-E dress and my Lumière dress. If you’ve read that post you know that I started the Wall-E dress after measurements and it ended up being huge, but I managed to alter it to fit after all. The Lumière dress I made in a one size 38 through out […]


Sister sisters!

Name: Alice (Alice in Wonderland) Pattern: Macaron dress from Colette Patterns Fabric: Ikea curtains and pink party sateen for my sister and light blue cotton curtains for me. Background story of the two Macaron dresses: I made this dress for me as a muslin last summer, why? Because I needed to test it out before I made my Randall Boggs dress as a maid of honor dress for my sisters wedding last year. So after half-assed the Alice dress and not finishing the bias seams and hemming I let it sit in my WIP pile until November when I didn’t […]

Alice

Lisas Minuro Jacket

Muslin gift!

Pattern: Minuro jacket from Sewaholic Fabric: Light twill and cotton (out of stock) I started on this jacket for about a year ago. When I found out that the hips were a bit to snug for me I put in on my WIP pile. So when I had one of my best friends here in Trondheim over it was just laying around. So I asked her to try it on and it fits her! So i figured I could make it for her. This was at in the fall last year. Months went by and I made other stuff and […]


Fashion with Edna Mode

Name: Edna Mode Pattern: Winslow culottes from Helen’s Closet Fabric: Black cotton lining and chiffon from Stoff & Stil For the last two years my group of friends has gathered together for a weekend in Oslo in July. It so happens to have been the second week in July both times, so we made a tradition doing it again this year. Lately it’s been harder when people has started to have a full-time job and can’t get away whenever we can. We have still manage to stay together anyways (much because most of us has found a partner within the group!). […]

Edna Mode

Baloo

I never knew I could love culottes that much!

Name: Baloo (from The Jungle Book) Pattern: Winslow Culottes from Helen’s Closet Fabric: Duvet cover from Fretex (second hand store) When I discovered Helen’s closet she was at the last stage of announcing her first cloths sewing pattern ever. I’ve seen only beautiful versions of these culottes. I have never made culottes myself at the time and thought it was a genius idea. I mean, pants that is masked as skirts? Mind blown. I purchased the pattern when it came out on Monday this week. Printed it out on Tuesday and assembled the PDF pattern, traced and sewed it up […]


What’s going on Part 1.

Hi there again! I’m sorry that I haven’t blogged anything lately. The reason for sewing absence is that I am not finished with some of the things I want to blog about. Somethings are gift’s that haven’t been given yet, and others are WIPs I can’t seem to finish. I have a lot of plans, but plans don’t seem to fall through when it’s sunny and warm outside. I get super lazy. So far on my list of sewing goals 2016 I have managed to make 7 out of 21 patterns. Not bad, but a very slow pace. It is […]


Upcoming-soon-to-be-mother-in-law.

  Pattern: Akita top / York blouse from Seamwork Fabric: Light floral twill (I couldn’t find it on their page) / blue print woven cotton from Stoff og stil Wow, what a mouthful! Well, what else am I going to call her? Boyfriends mother? Too simple and boring, so upcoming-soon-to-be-mother-in-law it is! We’ve been together for 8,5 years, I think it’s safe to call her that. This is the first time I’ve made her something at all. It’s her birthday on the 21th, so I figured I could make her something since I already made my mother something this year. […]


Fierce, gentle and totally insecure.

  Name: Rex (from Toy Story) Pattern: Emery dress from Christine Haynes Patterns Fabric: Dark turquoise with flowers from Stoff og Stil Rex looks totally fierce with his badass Tyrannosaurus rex looks, but when you hear him speak and get to know him, he is so gentle, adorable and cute. Not to mention his insecurity, which makes him even more adorable. I’m naming this dress after him. I actually won the Emery dress pattern from Christine Haynes herself! She had gained 5K followers at the time and had a giveaway on her instagram acctount. Lucky as I was her cat, […]

Rex