A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend sewing together with other sewing enthusiast. We had a lovely time together. All of us sew different things some of us are sewing clothes, some are sewing beautiful quilts and someone make bags.

We don’t have to think of anything when it comes to eating. We get great food, snacks and something to drink all delivered to the door and we just have to sit down at the table. We have great chatts, lovely laughter and lots of sewing.

I made two dresses for my granddaughter, t-shirt and a cardigan for myself.

For the dresses I used two different patterns, one of I have used before. This pattern is fairly wide when it comes to sizes and it become huge on my very tiny granddaughter, however I love to patterns. It’s the Ikatee sewing patterns a French pattern company and the patterns name is Helsinki. I can’t say that they have great instructions, I sometimes find the a little un clear, however, I love the patterns they have and will continue to make other garments for my granddaughter.

This time I made the dress in a baby needlecord which was lovely. I have had the fabric in my stash for more then 10 years, as it was ment for a workmates baby but different things in life came in between and now it has been turned into a lovely dress for my granddaughter.

For this dress I added a label “Gjord av mormor”, “Made by grandmother”.

The second dress is in jersey, its left overs from the maternity dress I made for my daughter. It turned out lovely, as I didn’t have enough fabrics for long sleeves I decided to go for cap sleeves. I didn’t have bias binding tapes to match completely but it’s good enough.

This dress fits the young lady perfectly, mainly because the fabric didn’t fit the skirt part so I had to remove more or less 4 cm. The pattern comes from Threads by Caroline, a Swedish pattern maker, you can buy the patterns with written instructions in English. There are very clear instructions with great pictures which makes it easy to follow. The dress name is Smilla. I’ll definitely make more dresses from this pattern.

I also managed to cut out a t-shirt with long sleeves and a cardigan, both of witch I’ve made before. It’s the Tilly and the buttons Freya t-shirt, that pattern is in her book “Stiches” and Helen’s closet patterns Blackwood cardigan. I finished them at home as I like to hem them with my cover lock machine.

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