My wish sweater

Do you like knitted warm sweaters? Yes? Me too.

But my problem is that when I knit it myself it doesn’t look nice. I already tried to improve it by using different needles for right and left rows. Nevertheless, I didn’t like the result very much.

For a long time I was looking for someone to knit me sweaters according to my patterns. On the internet I found people who knit sweaters as an order. But I was looking for someone nearby to discuss wool, patterns and so on.

And then I was in a shop that sold homemade things for someone. There were sewn bags and pillows AND knitted stockings.
Of course, I immediately asked if she accepted orders. That’s how I met Hanna. She lives in my city which was important for me.

Today I want to show you the fourth sweater – my favourite so far.

Anyone who has read other postings from me knows that I love applications and nautical motifs.
OK, I didn’t want applications on my sweater. So I thought, why not embroider the sweater?

I found a site on the internet where you can buy embroidery designs. https://www.lesbrodeusesparisiennes.com/en/les-/660-le-grand-abc-rivages-a-broder-au-point-de-croix.html (no, I don’t advertise them or get anything from them)

Actually it should say “LA MER” on the sweater, but Hanne said it would be much too big.

That’s why I chose the embroidery pictures WITHOUT the letters.

FRONT

Knitted and embroidered sweater 01

BACK

Knitted and embroidered sweater 03

Here are the embroideries on the sweater

Knitted and embroidered sweater 02

Knitted and embroidered sweater 04

Knitted and embroidered sweater 05

Knitted and embroidered sweater 06

I love this sweater ❤ ❤ ❤
Since this week Hanna is embroidering an advent calendar for me. So for each day a Christmas motif. Then I want to sew bags out of it. Unfortunately she won’t be able to finish it this year. Too much to embroider and I still have to sew afterwards.

My 5th year sewing anniversary and a new machine

Soon I will have my 5th anniversary.
5 years ago I found my new hobby: Sewing.
And I still love it. ❤ ❤ ❤

That’s not something I take for granted. I had often found a new hobby before, spent a lot of money on it and then after a few months or even a year no longer feel like it.

Now the time had come to invest a little more money in my hobby.

I had bought my first sewing machine BEFORE my first course day. I didn’t know what to look for as a beginner. I don’t even remember why I bought this model. I didn’t know any better.

But don’t get me wrong. This machine has accompanied me 5 years wonderfully from my beginnings until today!

My first sewing maschine

Over the years, however, I have missed more and more functions on my machine, such as the machines in my course.

That’s why I’ve been looking for my favourite sewing machines for the last few months. Used because new machines are too expensive for me.

Friday was the day. I found one of the machines I liked and the price was OK for me.

Yesterday I had my new baby.

My new Bernina

I haven’t sewed anything with it yet. Just trying to get familiar with it, because the new machine is very different from my old one. Just sewed a few seams and tried the stitches.
But I love it already.

And as a goodbye to my old machine, today I post the last piece I sewed with it.
It becomes part of a dress that I want to sew in class and also finished with my new machine.
Up to now I had always sewed things with applications for others. But this project will be for me 🙂

I love everything that has to do with the sea. That’s why I have a compass in almost all my badges.
Cutting out every single part cost me a lot of time even if the compass has 10 inches including the letters.

I could have simply ironed the compass after cutting, but I was afraid that it would come off at some point. That’s why I always sew ALL applications to the contours after ironing.

Compass application 01

Compass application 02

Compass application 03

Compass application 04

The funny thing now is that my new machine has an embroidery module and I could have stitched the compass with it hehe

DIY My first polo shirt

I love polo shirts. I guess I have at least 40-50. Long sleeve, short sleeve, in all colors.

A few months ago a colleague came to work with a shirt. It looked like a normal shirt but was as long as a mini dress and had a ribbon on the sides. I was blown away.

Unfortunately I couldn’t buy the shirt anymore.

But hey, I can sew hehe

And because I have a liking for polo shirts, I changed my shirt accordingly.
Look at it!

Front

DIY Polo shirt 01

Back

DIY Polo shirt 02

A closer look at the collar

DIY Polo shirt 04

I used a twin needle with 2 colours and triple stitch on the arm and bottom of the cuff. I love the result ❤ ❤ ❤

DIY Polo shirt 03

This won’t be the only polo shirt I sew. Only next time I have to change the pattern because the neckline is too big for me.

DIY – A jacket for your next beach trip

Maybe I have mentioned once or twice or even a hundred times that I like stripes hihi

I have so many different fabrics with stripes that I lost track of them.

I started this jacket last year, put it in the closet and forgot it. While sorting my fabrics I rediscovered this jacket.

Now I finally managed to finish sewing it.

And I used my embroidered badge with the compass for the first time on a piece of clothing.

Sweat jacket 04

Sweat jacket 03

Sweat jacket 05

Wonder why I took the french ribbon to hide the back of the zipper? I didn’t have a dark blue ribbon.
Plus it matches my woven badge 🙂

Sweat jacket 01

Sweat jacket 02

On the beach – photos and sound

The last days I have been on vacation at my favourite beach ❤ ❤ ❤

One night I recorded the sound of the sea with my mobile. It was a little windy as you can hear 🙂

I’ve taken lots of photos

The next photos are made by low tide

Beach 02

Beach 08

Beach 07

Beach 04

The sheep ensure that the dikes are firm. I think they just eat and sleep hihi

Beach 03

I don’t know what these things were used for before the sea destroyed them

Beach 11

Beach 06

Beach 14

Beach 10

Beach 16

Beach 15

Sunset – more people took photos there instead of in daylight hehe

Beach 12

Beach 13

Dancing on the beach ❤ ❤ ❤

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DIY nautical hooded jacket

When I’ve sewn the girls dress with the school supplies I found remains of french terry fabric I used for a hooded jacket. Not enough for another jacket for myself, but enough for a little girls hooded sweat jacket.

I’ve made 6,7 or 8 hooded jackets for myself but this small jackets are way more complicated hehe

I started with an very easy jacket, Nothing special! I used the dress fabric as lining for the hood.

Here my first jacket for Miss M 🙂

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My next jacket has been more elaborated 😀

I used this jacket to learn how to applique

Remember the maritime dress with the paper boats?

Burda dress 01.

I had more than enough fabric left over  when the dress has been done.

First I searched the net for drawings of a paper boat. I printed my found in different sizes and sewn it on the back of my jacket

DIY Hooded sweat jacket 04

The front got a paper boat too. This time with Miss M’s initials. I also made piping with the lining fabric

DIY Hooded sweat jacket 01

For lining the hood and the front I used the dress fabric. For the back lining I took the pocket fabric

DIY Hooded sweat jacket 05

Front of the jacket

Yes, I know. The pockets are a little displaced

DIY Hooded sweat jacket 02

Back of the jacket.

Unfortunality I put the paper boats a little to high on the back. The hood is covering part of the boats 😦

DIY Hooded sweat jacket 03

 

A cute nautical dress for a little girl

I really like the Burda pattern!!!

I made one summer dress with Mickey Mouse and one with school supplies.

 This one will be the last summer dress for this year. Fall will start soon – unfortunality hihi

I so love everything with nautical colors, motives   ❤ ❤ ❤

This fabric I have as jersey and as cotton in different colors. Its sooooo cute. I made a T-Shirt for myself last year. I love to wear it ❤

I had more than enough fabric to sew a summer dress for Miss M and do something for myself.

Here photos of the summer dress

Burda dress 03

For the pockets I choosed the red fabric with the paper boats

Burda dress 01.

 

Burda dress 02