Striped Moneta top

Striped Moneta top

As I may have mentioned a time or two. The Moneta dress pattern from Colette patterns are one of my go-to patterns for comfy knit dresses. I like it so much that this summer I decided to make it into a top as well.   In my stash I had a small piece of diagonally striped jersey that has been there since last november. It wasn’t much, only 75 cm – the last of the roll when I bought it. But it was so beautiful that I had to have it. Even if it weren’t much I could do with that little fabric. Still, I thought I could combine it with so other fabric or make a crop top or something. And that is how the Moneta dress pattern came into the picture. The top half of the Moneta pattern would make a lovely crop top. So I tried it. But when it came down to it I really don’t like to show my belly anymore, and I don’t have that many high waisted trousers/skirts. So I decided to ad a piece to the bottom for a bit more coverage. This was simple enough, but to make it more interesting (and make the most of my small piece of fabric I decided to do the bottom piece on cross grain. That way the stripes would go the other way, making a cool effect. Luckily the fabric has a bit of stretch in that direction to, though it’s not a full 4-way stretch fabric.   I[…]

The new season of DSSM

The new season of DSSM

Hi. I just popped in to tell you that the new season of “Det Store Symesterskapet”(DSSM) is starting tomorrow. If you live in Norway, did you watch it last year? (For you guys who haven’t heard about it, it’s the Norwegian version of the great British Sewing bee and I won the last season.) I must say I really look forward to seeing how the producers have developed the show since last year. This year they have decided to bring in guest judges among other things.  It will be fun to compare it to the last season, when I spent two wonderful weeks in the contest.  And fun to guess who the winner will be as I don’t know what will happen when it airs this time. I think I already have a favourite, but I won’t tell you who. 😉 will you watch it with me on Monday? Here is a link to the press release. It airs on Mondays on NRK 1 at 19:45 Oh, and by the way.  I have no affiliation with the new season, and have received no compensation for writing about the show. Nor will I. As always I give you the world as I see it.