Lace Camas blouse

Lace Camas blouse

After participating in the Camas Sew-along on the Thread Theory blog, I knew I had blog about the finished blouse right away. I have several other garments all ready to be photographed and blogged, but this had to come first. Making a Camas Blouse I’ve had the Camas pattern in my pattern collection for a while. I bought it not long after it was published in their web shop, and as I’m not too fond of pdf’s (especially the taping of the numerous pages) I bought the printed version. I’m a regular reader of the Thread Theory blog and got really inspired when I discovered they were doing a sew-along on the blouse. After rummaging around in my stash for a suitable muslin fabric I came across a small piece of white viscose left after my cartoon dress. I figured it would be just about enough fabric for a muslin for the blouse. The pattern changes. I started by doing my regular pattern changes. My starting point was a straight size 10, and my usual adjustments includs a forward tilting shoulders adjustment, a lengthening of the torso by 4 cm and the sleeves by 1,5 cm. And the ever present sway back adjustment. After reading the sew-along piece about pattern adjustments for using woven fabric I also adjusted the width of the sleeves to better fit my biceps (sleeve changing methode 1 at the bottom of this blogpost).   Making up as you go along I don’t know about you guys, but I usually get[…]

Knitted Marius sweater

Knitted Marius sweater

It has been a while since I last updated my blog. Shame on me. But now I’m back from my Easter holiday in the mountains and can show you my most recent project: a knitted Marius sweater. Knitting versus sewing For the last month I have been knitting on a sweater for myself. I like knitting, but as it’s not as fast as sewing I don’t do much of it. That of course change when holidays come up. We often go away to visit family, and the sewing machine just isn’t all that handy to travel with. Therefore I usually have a knitting project lying around – for those times I want to be creative, but haven’t access to all my sewing stuff. For a while now I’ve been wanting to make myself a new sweater. One of my colleagues at work started knitting on a Marius sweater and I got inspired. The Marius pattern is rather famous in Norway, and you can see the pattern on all sorts of things, -but more than anything on homemade knitted sweaters. I believe the pattern has been around since the 50’s or something, but don’t quote me on that. The Marius sweater pattern The traditional colour palette is blue ground colour with white and red pattern, but I wanted something a little more neutral. That way I can use it with most of my winter wardrobe. It’s of course a little late in the season for super warm woolen sweaters now, but I don’t mind. There will[…]

Knitted Eira jacket/ Eirajakke

Knitted Eira jacket/ Eirajakke

I know that this is a sewing blog, but today I have a knitted garment to show you. My Eira jacket or Eirajakke as it’s called in Norwegian. The reason I’m showing you the sweater, is because I get a lot of questions about it. If you watched “Det Store Symesterskapet” on NRK1 this autumn you will have seen it, as I wore it in several of the episodes. (For those of you not familiar with Det Store Symesterskapet: It’s the Norwegian version of the BBC show “The great British sewing bee”.) The cardigan is actually the first (and only) sweater with a multi colour pattern I have made for myself. Favourite cardigan I have an old knitted cardigan in my closet, that I got when an old aunt died some years ago. I absolutely loved that cardigan, and literally wore it to bits. I had to find a replacement. Eirajakke & Pickles yarn When I came across the Eirajakke in a booklet from Nostebarn, I decided that this was the pattern I had been looking for. Nostebarn also sells yarn, and it would have been natural to buy the yarn needed from them. But no. I wanted a certain look for my cardigan, and had already blinked out Pickles Merino Tweed, a tweed yarn from Pickles.no. I can’t say that the yarn was a joy to knit with, not by a long shot, but I liked the texture on the finished result. I’m to the fastest of knitters, and it took me maybe a couple of months to finish[…]