Sunday, 10 December 2017

Story #3 - Insta

This is my third Story on Instagram for The Sewing Bees :)

I have decided to transform these garments to make a dress. 
I'm going to use a shirt with long sleeves, a sweater and 2 cardigans.
 This is how I want it to look like when it's finished, but sometimes I change my mind..

First I made the decoration for the top.


I have used the bottom of my cardigan as collar.
The skirt is made of my husbands sweater, 
and I choose to use a double layer of from the cardigan as the hem of the skirt. 

Voila! Dress is finished!

Thursday, 7 December 2017


This is my blouse from the 6th Episode of the Sewing Bees.
The size is approx 36 (10).

Leave a comment about the blouse on my blog and you can be the winner of it :)

Remember to leave your email address, so I can send a note to the winner.
Within 10. of December.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Part 2 - 6th Episode Sewing Bee!

The last Challenge this Episode was to sew a raincoat with sealed seams within                                5 Hours 30 minutes! 

I had to make a test raincoat at home to be sure that I could reach the time limit!

I didn't have the same fabric as I chose for my original project, but at least I could try making the paspel pockets with the raincoat fabric.

 We are always ready for new excitements!
 I had to measure my model to see that my patterns would fit good.

I'm always challenging my self, so my choice of fabric was a bit tricky to work with since it was quilted lining covered with plastic, but I hoped the judges would give me credit for it.      

I combined the quilted fabric with yellow raincoat fabric to make it more special.

I'm working with the paspels for the pockets opening, and I used more time than expected since the fabric was heavy. I hoped the judges would give me some credit for it.  

We had to use a kind of raincoat glue band for all the seams, and it took a lot of time, but I was happy with my curved raglan sleeves.

 Raincoat with paspel pockets sounds complicated Christine says.

Tine says to Andres that Ellen still have a lot to finished.
She thinks that I probably would not be finished in time, but I did!

 I'm a perfectionist, so I had to sew the zipper twice this time..
I do not hope you have a lot more to do, Christine says.

 Foto: Tore Zakariassen

I was really HAPPY with my raincoat and how it turned out! Tine said it was a great idea with the magnet buttons in front.
I was a little disappointed that the judges didn't mention my nice paspel-pockets and my hoodie. I decided to use two seams instead of one seam for the hoodie to make it looks nice, and I also lined it with black satin.

The judges said that the top stitches was beautiful, and the raglan sleeves looks nice, 
and the seams are nicely prepared with the glue tape.
Then they pointed out that I should have drawstring at the waist,
and I did sew it properly, but didn't have time to put the waistband in place.

Tanja's raincoat 

 Ingrid's raincoat

 Yasser's raincoat

 Monica's raincoat

Brage's raincoat

I still hope to stay and show more of my creativity. 
 The judges are discussing who has to leave the competition.

 Congratulations to Monica who wun the masterpiece of the week!

 Then to the sad thing; 
Two persons had to leave the competition this time.

       I didn't want it to be me, but sadly the judges had decided
                               that me and Ingrid had to leave.

Of course I hoped to continue since I have been practicing very hard.

I fulfilled most of the challenges in the competition and I'm leaving the show with a Good Feeling.

I was sure to be able to show my sewing skills in the next episode, but I will share the next challenge of my test-projects on my blog!