Random Failures

This spring has had its challenges and and though I have completed a few projects, non has been really satisfying. I didn’t do anything that challenged my capacity and my projects was on the smaller side, but it still didn’t work. Sometimes you’re just not up to it. One project was to make a classic … More Random Failures

The 1960s Futon

This weekend I started a long neglected home decoration project. We got a fabulous 1960s futon last summer that has been standing untouched in the guest room since then. Last weekend we walked through Stockholm and ended at Tygverket and almost immediately found a fabric we liked. It is a thick and shiny material in … More The 1960s Futon

September Sewing

 It has not been an unproductive month, just been lousy at sharing my work. I’m still working with my mens shirt pattern, the details isn’t finished yet. I’ve been wondering about the style of the collar but after studying this picture of my grandmothers brother I’m leaving it as I first drafted it. Mine looks … More September Sewing

Slopers for all

The progress over here is slow, to much to do and not enough time. I think it’s the same for most of us hobby sewists. Loved the excellent post from Tread Theory, Top 5 Reasons to Sew for Others I recognise myself especially in the “forced to do it right” and  the “stakes are high” parts. Me … More Slopers for all

Grandads Pyjama

I have found this many times. It has showed up in boxes of clothes since I was a teenager and started to look for old clothes to try on at home and at my grandparents. I love the fabric design every time I see it. Its not a fancy pyjama but the details are nice. … More Grandads Pyjama

July Sewing

In July 2016 there hasn’t been much sewing so this post is really unnecessary, but I start anyway to form the habit. I went through my fabrics and yarns looking for fall appropriate things earlier and its inspiring even if they won’t be used this year either. Everyone here wants shirts so I probably have … More July Sewing

Wool and Denim

I made this sweater ages ago for my husband and he almost worn it out. The pattern is from the 1930s, the cable design is my own and its made in some kind of Rowan yarn. I can’t remember the name of it. The name of the color stuck though, “Lead mine”. An awesome name for … More Wool and Denim