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    Christmas makes 2018

    In terms of self-made Christmas gifts, this year was fairly quiet. I had drawn my father for the gifts and he’s more for comic books and practical gifts than crocheted dolls or knitted dresses πŸ˜‰ So the handmade items were limited to the gifts for my goddaughter. Firstly I sewed her a dress with the left over fabric from my…

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    Aster sweater

    When I bought the purple fabric for the cache-coeur pullover, I also bought this flowery fabric with the intention of making a second cache-coeur pullover with it. However, since I wasn’t that pleased with the end result of that sweater, I decided to use the fabric for something else, namely a simple sweater pattern by La Maison Victor, the Aster.…

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    Line’s second birthday

    Last Sunday Line, my brother’s youngest, celebrated her second birthday! It has become a sort of a tradition that I give the girls something I made myself for their birthdays and this time was no different. This time I chose a pattern that has been in my favourites for a while now, but I never made it, since it only…

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    Fox for baby Thomas

    In October a friend/colleague became mom of a little boy, Thomas. Of course I also wanted to make something myself to give when I went to visit, and when I saw the birth announcement, I immediately knew that that something would be a fox. First I had wanted to imitate the fox from the announcement, but then I saw this…

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    Pullover with cache-coeur

    This school year I signed up for sewing lessons for the third year in a row. This time for the “Leisure” module, which means that the focus is more on tricot fabrics. The first project of the school year was a top with a cache-coeur neckline. I chose a slightly heavier tricot in a beautiful plum purple, so it would…

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    Athena jumper

    After I had finished Janne’s Bulle, I took a break from knitting or crocheting. Not only was the summer very busy, but also extremely hot, so I did not really feel like doing anything with yarn. However, then around the end of July, my hands started itching again. That’s how I rediscovered a batch of cotton yarn I had bought…

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    Janne’s eight birthday

    It’s a bit unreal that Janne already turned eight last June. She’s growing up so fast! Just like previous years,Janne’s birthday presents from her godmother were all handmade. I started with a simple sewn skirt, that I made in the last sewing class of the school year.    Next I made the dress that Janne asked me to: a Bulle…

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    Left-over skirts

    When I had finished my June dress, I still had a fair amount of the purple fabric left. I didn’t have to think long about what I wanted to make with that: skirts! I hoped I would have enough to make a little skirt for each of my four nieces and I did! For the youngest, Line, I did have…

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    Cropped cardigan for June dress

    My outfit for my niece’s wedding was not yet complete simply by finishing the dress. No, I needed a cardigan to go with it. I wanted the cardigan to be short, so it kept showing of my waist and the pleats in the skirt. I also wanted a V-shaped neckline to mirror the back of the skirt. Additionally, I also…

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    My June Dress

    Last may, one of my nieces got married. For the wedding I had decided that I wanted to make my entire outfit myself. With that in mind, I started working on my dress in sewing class somewhere in december. The dress I was going to make was the June dress from La Maison Victor.     © La Maison Victor The…