Category Archives: Sewing

Summer sewing

 

Rose pants

Rose pants

Darling Ranges Dress

Darling Ranges Dress

Flint pants

Flint pants

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had heat weave over easter and a bit undecided weather ever since but it has definitely been shorts weather and as I doesn’t fit in to any of my shorts or I can wear most of them but there uncomfortable and look weird. So when the heat came I swapped knitting for sewing and as usual I unconsciously priorities making the kiddos summer things so she almost set for this summer now but I’m still without shorts an air everything.

The plan is to make:

  • Flint shorts and cropped if I get like the shorts.
  • Rose pants I’m so exited about this new pattern from made by Rae
  • Darling ranges dress and top
  • some kind of swimsuit or altering what I have kiddos weekly swim classes are hard on our swimwear
  • And maybe some kind of blouse
  • And a flowy high waisted skirt if I find the time

I tend to want all the things but never get around the fitting part of making it, that way it is so much easier to make kids-wear as the loos fitting with room to grow generally doesn’t require that much fitting.

Project bag colour work style

docksjo design Project bag

My old amazing project bag is a bit warn and the handles are literally threads and falling in pieces so I decided it was high time to make a few new ones. First up was this fabric I saved for something like this, it was supposed to become a Oddvars penestre kofta but I didn’t feel it and instead of ripping out this amazing fabric, I felted it in hope of using it in a special sewing project. Having seen so many beautiful bags lately on pods I felt inspired to try something new and created this pattern to use every cm of my hand knit fabric. Continue reading

Work in progress

As you probably know I’m working on a collection of baby/toddler wear, these are a few of the things I’m working on.

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The decision of focusing on baby wear came as a side track, but a love it and it will probably stay for a while. Everything is tiny, cute and there is always the challenge of making everything comfortable as well as functional. Did you know babies have really big heads and making tops go over the head without having an unhappy baby can be a bit of a challenge? The photo sections are also very interesting, if you happened to pick a good day, you have a laughing baby for a full hour of changing clothes and snapping photos, it the best day in the world. If it’s a bad day the newly ironed clothes gets vomited all over before we even get in to the shooting set up, but it is wonderful not knowing and working with what you have at the moment.

What you can see in the pictures, apart from the adorable model and child of a friend, is Akleja Blanket currently in pattern testing, Maskros T-shirt a 60’s inspired top, Tussilago Trousers adorable pleated trousers for everyday wear and Dagmar.

Hanna top

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I pattern tested for Wardrobe by me Patterns for you just before christmas and made this top, The pattern is now released and is the hanna dress but I made it shorter as a top. I made it in organic cotton jersey with 6% elastane that I got from my sister in law for my birthday. This top has a few fit issues that she should have resolved in the final pattern, the main one being that this turned out more like a maternity top then a normal sweater due to the low back and high bust for the bodice that tilt the skirt forward. It is incredibly comfortable and I love the yoke detail and will definitely use it again for other tops and dresses.

I’m thinking of putting this in storage for a future pregnancy (If we are blessed) but I have been meaning to do so for almost a month now but it is so comfortable that I just keep use it. Do you have any suggestions?

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Ornament Make Along

Ornament Make Along

I want to make christmas ornaments this year and thought that some of you might be interested in joining in (I hope.)

I’m going to be posting some inspiration posts here and then have some sort of link party at the end. I think that making ornaments can be fun to do as a holiday craft so the end date for the Link party will be in the beginning of January. So there is no rush, I just want to enjoy making pretty little things during this time of the year. We don’t have a christmas tree or rather, we have a tiny one in a pot, living in the city makes buying and disposing of a tree a bit difficult so we only have a tiny in a pot that lives on the balcony the rest of the year. For me it won’t be about decorating the tree, it already has 8 glass hearts in the smallest size I could find and there isn’t room for more, so the decorations will probably hang in the curtains instead.

If you want to join in use the hashtag #OrnamentMakeAlong and leave me a comment so I know there is someone more then me doing this. I think it will be really fun and have already started by cutting out grainline studios’s narwhal pattern.

I made a ravelry group with an inspiration board and a pintrest board filled with different DIY project for the holidays. I hope you enjoy this little project.

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Dagmar Sewing pattern

Dagmar the dolphin docksjo design

My very first sewing pattern in here it is cute and cuddly, don’t you agree.  You can read more about it on the product page here.

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In order to be able to sell sewing patterns I have had to change my shopping system this is still in progress so there and at the moment 2 different checkout systems in the shop but apart from that every thing still works and is user friendly. Go en check out the new store design, I have been going with sketches to my husband that have frantically been coding to get every thing to look as I want it to. I think the new design looks very professional, tidy and much more in my aesthetic.

If you prefer you buy knitting pattern trough ravelry so you can keep them in your ravelry library this is your last change all old pattern are still available through ravelry but will be removed and put in the new shopping system one by one as I go trough them. The first ones will go on Monday December 7th so you have this week. I think the new system is grate different but grate and the best thing it that I can sell sewing patterns, knitting patterns and notions in the same store which is a huge benefit.

Link to my ravelry store

 


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Waver Jacket

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I’m making a cotton nice weather jacket, it is made in the amazing screen printed cotton I got from my sister in law a few years ago. I tried making a dress from the fabric when I got it, but my sewing skills wasn’t that great and it didn’t even make it to the blog. The result was just too bad to show it, this jacket however is amazing. The print makes it a quite bold but in a nice way. The pattern is Waver jacket by Papercut patterns, I did a broad shoulder adjustment, Se below, I needed to add 2 cm extra width 12 cm from the neckline and you can see how I did, I cut to the seam allowance saving just enough for it to stay together and then pulled it apart 2 cm and re-drew the pattern piece, this way the excess is only added where it is needed at the shoulders.

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I changed the pockets to bound with flaps and silk lining so they don’t add any bulk to the jacket. I bagged the jacket using the same tutorial as I did with my Veste Bernadette. I think it is quick and makes everything look neat and nice on the inside as well. For the lining I used some lightweight cotton, I walked around in my local fabric store for about an hour without finding something quite like the one in my mind or something I really liked within my budget and finally decided to make do with this green owl print. I now remember why you always should line the sleeves with silk no matter what you line the rest with, it is tricky to get the jacket on when you are wearing a heavy sweater. Since I haven’t had a cotton lined jacket for at least 5 years now I had forgotten that this is an issue. I thought that this would be fine. It is cotton but the surface is smooth almost lit satin treated cotton, well not smooth enough.

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This is how much I like it.

 

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