Friday, August 01, 2014

Summer pants....

I really needed something else than jeans and shorts during our hot summer days in Norway. And I have had this white thin fabric hanging around for at least ten years (!) and wanted to make something out of it.

I bought this pattern a while back as well. The trousers looked just right so I went for it.
The fabcis is striped and a bir sheer....but I don't care as long as I wear the right underthings ;) But I have to make some new ones, more fitted to the style of the 40's.

Not only a bit see-through but a bit wimsy as well. It wouldn't lie still unless I used a lot of pinning. This is from the left side......

...... more of the front.

I had to show you the behind as well. Not often one sees pictures of the behind. Not quite perfect, almost a size too big (!) but absolutely woderful to wear. Of course did Hunter look on as I took my pictures. He's alwas keeping an eye on everything I do ;)
I do have "a few" more yards of fabric to put into good use, so..... Se you later :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

All done.....

...and I was the only one.....

...correctly dressed for the occasion.....

Hunter and me... :D

Then.. on with the next project ;)

Friday, May 16, 2014 I come

The dress is done.  
The back......

...and the front. It is a cross-over front bib-style. If you know what I mean Each crossover part is buttoned up to each side. First I put it on with the arms and bodice. Tie the knot in front. Then I tie the front band to the back. This makes the dress a lot easier to put on without any help :)

This is the back of the petticoat from behind. I went for a bodiceless petticoat. To me it was the easiest solution. It is corded at the bottom with a few rows.


To the front. Here you can see that I pleated instead of gathering. 

A closer look at the back. Without the chemisse and short stay though :)
I'm really looking forward to use this on 17th May and 1st June. The only two event that I can use this outfit for without looking strange ;) I just have to iron it a bit before I walk out the door....

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Not quite .... looks right.......

 ... but it grew too big for me. I just couldn't get the yarn under my controll :(

But I learned my lesson :)

This is a sweater from 1941. The pattern came from an Australian newspaper knitting book. I used a modern yarn and used  what was recommended. Didn't change anything from the pattern. It turned out great. If only I could find the original file for this....

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I know.... not quite quilting. Not much going on in that department at the time being. But I am making do of my fabric, sewing machine and needle ;)

After I made this outfit, I wanted to make more....

Found this picture on the net and wanted to make something similar....

I really hate seflies......

Then I need something else.... the pattern for this swagger is a size 12 (too small for me) so I have to adjust quite a lot. I'm also using a different kind of yarn..... well... everything is different from the original..

A good looking Miss Marple... don't you think?

Monday, February 03, 2014

1814 Norway

This year it is 200 years since Norway got its  National Constitution, and of course there's going to be some celebrations going on all year. I'm aiming for 17th of May since that is the day we celebrate every year.

So, since I have 6 yards of this lovely sheer fabric, i though why not use it?

There's a lot of ideas flowing around......

......of period dresses from 1814.......

...with checker fabric used. While I'm deciding what to make ......

......I started with the regency underthings like short stays and a chemise.

I got my hands on a lovely curtain really cheap and decided on a regency bonnet and a Spencer (really short jacket).

The curtain cost me 3 US$. I allready had the ribbon in my stash. The "straw" part is from my Edwardian hat that I ripped apart and did over. Most "straw" hats these days are made of paper looking like straw, just to make them cheap enough for us to bother to buy them :D

Something old and something new.

 I had a knitted jacket in five pieces that i wanted to finish. But I lacked buttons. Big ones are rather expensive, so I made my own.
In place.
Ta da!
 And then I wanted to try out an old idea I've seen somewhere. An empty tin can and made some wholes in it.
 Made a crochet cover for a nice cover up.
 The I lit the candle. Looks good in real life as well :D

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