A Little Sewing

Against the Sky

Yesterday we had a very nice afternoon after we all got home. The girls spent a while jumping and playing on the trampoline, and it was a joy to watch how Ronja took good care of little sister – doesn’t always go that way, but they were just great together.

Action on the Trampoline

Mads went to pick up another bargain for the kitchen – a brand new induction cooktop that someone didn’t find use for anyway. At a great price of course!

I finished an overall for a tiny baby that has just arrived in the family – we’re going to visit on Sunday, so I wanted to make something. The little girl was born 3 weeks early, so she is rather small, and I chose to make the #3 from Ottobre 03/2007 in a size 50. It is SO small – I really hope it will be the right size, because I wanted to make something that they can dress her in right away. I’m pretty confident that they’re not following my blog, so I dare post the pictures even if we’re not giving the gift until Sunday. Actually I think that half the pleasure of making a present like this for someone, is that you spend the entire time thinking of that someone.

Tiny Overalls

I used twill instead of a knit, and I didn’t add cuffs to the legs, because I like the look of adding elastics better for these. If you think you’ve seen something similar from my sewing machine before, you aren’t entirely wrong – see here. It was one of our favourite garments at the time, and I just love the look and quality of the twill. Now my little niece Marlinde is the very pretty keeper.

Earlier in the week, I made a pair of velour pants for Frida – they came about in a bit of a dispair because I hadn’t sewn for so long! (Yes, I actually had my sewing machine out twice this week, can you believe it?)

Long Time No Sewing Pants

The pattern is Onion 10009, and I made them a size 86, which turned out to be a bit too big for Frida yet. I even narrowed them a lot around the bottom, because they were sooo wide! This velour is from Stof og Stil, and it is wonderfully soft. I may just make myself a pair of pants like this. 🙂

Long Time No Sewing Pants

Right now we’re on our way to Legoland, and then we’re headed up to visit my mother. Have a wonderful weekend everybody!


  1. Christina Skarø says:

    Hej Astrid, hvor er de kære disse her retro bukser.. Man kommer pludselig i tanke om sin mormor ude i haven med forklæde på og bånd i håret.. Smiler.. Velour bukserne er så skønne også. Jeg har faktisk overvejet at sy et par til mig selv i samme striber?! Bliver det mon for Lille Pige agtig? Nej det tror jeg nu alligevel ikke… God weekend fra C

  2. Jeannine says:

    Good for you Astrid. Looks like you are enjoying life. The little outfit is absolutely adorable. Love the fabric. I am in the process of getting Nicolas a trampoline for his birthday at the end of this month. Seeing how much the kids are having on yours makes me want to buy it tomorrow. I hate waiting. Of course, it has rained here in Florida for the last nine weeks, so I hope at least our Fall will be nice.

  3. Millie says:

    Your sewing projects are lovely. I got red velour trousers made for my eldest daughter,i hope to make the babies some too. I just love velour! The overalls are dinky, I’m sure they’ll be a big hit. Enjoy Legoland.

  4. Medrie says:

    I love that folk-figure twill fabric! The outfit is so cute, especially with the binding– you always know just what to do to bring out the beauty of each fabric.

  5. K says:

    I love the print for the overall, and those pants look so comfy. Your sewing is very inspiring. The apple dot shirt you made is so adorable. It made me go right to the computer and purchase some apple dot myself 🙂

  6. Katarina says:

    I have been looking on your blog now and I have to say that you makes many lovely clothes for children and for yourself:-)
    Thank you for sharing all this lovely pictures and idees with us.

  7. Yvonne says:

    As always you have created the most lovely outfits 🙂 A trampoline would be something my children would enjoy very much as well… For now my bed will have to do 🙂

  8. Katja says:

    Str. 50… hold op tiden går hurtigt. Theis er 5 måneder på onsdag og han er gået fra en str. 50 til 74 på den tid og 6 kg 😉
    Som altid – lækkert tøj du får lavet dig.

  9. Lana Lulu says:

    I love the clothes you make for your children. They are so cute! I love coming and checking to see what else you come up with.

    I have passed on the Blog De Oro award to your blog. You can check out the post on my blog: http://lanalulucreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-first-blog-award.html. To accept the award, just copy the image, paste it in a blog post, and select the 10 blogs you think should receive it next. Thanks for your inspiration! Keep it up!

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