As you might have noticed there has been a change of style in my creations lately, that’s to say I have been making other stuff than dresses and cardigans, even shorts which is something I haven’t worn for years until this summer. Early spring I got a craving for beautiful blouses and what do you wear with blouses? Skirts or trousers and that how it all came about. After struggling to fit my first pair of shorts and, being me, wanted to continue making shorts until I had mastered it completely, continued making more. As I went on I realized that I really like sewing trousers or shorts which is what I have been making lately and that trousers don’t have to be uncomfortable or slide down when you sit down and there are more blouses that look better with trousers then they do with a skirt with the exception for a pencil skirt but they aren’t really comfortably nor easy to move around in. So I think this parade of separates might continue for some time.


The latest in this is my knitted Waterlily top from the spring edition of Pompom this year, knitted in Sandnes Garn Alpakka/Silke. Here it is modeled with a wool panel skirt I made about 2 year ago, and I see now that it needs a bit of pressing but just ignore that please. I made a few modifications to the pattern in order to make it fit, firstly I added hip and waist shaping then I lengthened the body approximately 10cm. I also lengthened the yoke 3 cm below the braid and 2 cm in the lace section. The one thing I’m not perfectly pleased with it is the bind of in the back neck I made a few decreases to get it tight but it is still a bit floppy, I’m going to try and sew in a tiny thread of elastic to see it get better otherwise I will have to re do that part. This project made me realize that I don’t like to knit lace anymore, I think that a little bit of lace in a knitted garment makes it more professional and neater looking but I wish someone else would knit that part. That said I’m thinking of maybe making another one in turquoise or yellow, it so beautiful and comfortable and I think it will be great with a cardigan in the winter.

This outfit make me feel like I’d fit in the mini series The Bletchley circle taking part in London 1952.

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4 thoughts on “Waterlily

  1. Sarah

    What a beautiful outfit! I love soft pink and navy together. I’ve been sewing separates a lot lately, too, and definitely see it continuing into fall and winter.

    1. docksjo Post author

      Thank you, the colder weather has already begun around her and long skirt with beautiful tops and a cardigan feel really classy and warm. Love your sorbetto collection by the way.

  2. joelle

    what a beautiful waterlily! in theory, dresses seems likethe easy way out when getting dressed in the morning: only one garment to choose! but in reality, i always go for jeans and a top when i’m feeling lazy… go figure 🙂

    1. docksjo Post author

      Thank you, I don’t even own a pair of jeans so for me the easy thing I rash for in the morning is a dress or any dress if I’m tired, but since I’m usually freezing allot especially in school I think this have a grate potential of preventing it. I have been thinking of maybe making Sew over its Ultimate trousers in navy blue to make it easier to wear blouses.


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