Top 5 sewing hits of 2015

Top 5 sewing hits of 2015

I hope everyone is enjoying a nice, long Christmas holiday. I know I am. I was planning to write about my home-made Christmas gifts and I even took lots of pictures of the making process. But now I’m away on holiday and the memory card with the pictures are back home. Typical. Instead I will do my Top Five best makes of 2015 in reference to Crafting A Rainbow‘s annual end-of-the-year summary. I wear most of the clothes I make myself, and love a lot of them, so deciding on a Top 5 list is not easy. And I considered all my sewing, not just the clothes I made for myself. So, here’s my list, in no particular order: Top 5 sewing hits of 2015 Favourite trousers from RTW. Even if they are a rather late addition to my wardrobe I have use these a lot. They have their flaws, but they fit me better than any other pair of trousers I own. I have also made a second version of these trousers in blue wool, and with a few fitting issues addressed. Hopefully I’ll be able to blog that pair soon, as they are even better than my first pair. The knitted west you see in the picture is also made by me, but sadly unblogged as of yet. My cartoon Burda 7580 knit dress. I have used this dress so much. It’s fun to wear, and soooo comfortable. It’s true that the print has faded a bit, and the viscose could have been[…]

Homeboy hoodie for my hubby

Homeboy hoodie for my hubby

Again I have made a garment for my husband, my biggest sewing fan and forever in need of soft and nice wool garments he knows I can make him. Today I want you to meet the navy blue  wool Homeboy Hoodie.. This is not the first time I have made a hoodie, but the first I have made one for my husband. If you followed the Symesterskapet on NRK last year you will have seen me making this beauty in the first episode: Compared to that, this hoodie was a joy to sew. It was fast and easy, and I needed to do just one minimal change. But first things first. Let’s start with the pattern. Homeboy Hoodie After seeing the hoodie Joost made on Instragram I decided to try his pattern. He runs the site MakeMyPattern, which generate patterns for you based on the measurements you type in. He is also generously offering up his patterns for free, but accepts donations to his site. The pattern I used is the Homeboy Hoodie, the first pattern of his that I have tried. I followed the instructions and punched in my husbands measurements, and the pattern was generated as a pdf I could print. Even with failing ink in my printer I got the pattern together fairly quickly, as there isn’t that many pattern pieces. I must also say that I like the way the pattern pieces are marked. A wool fabric.. The fabric I chose for this project is an unbrushed college fabric in 100%[…]