Made by me

Hey ho!

Thank you so much for the all the comments on my last post, it was great to hear that I am not alone in this kind of handmade frenzy. As several noted, it is very easy of underestimate the time it actually takes to sew something and when you make something for others you really want it to be perfect, which adds to the stress. 

After wasting several more hours running all over town in search for bright pink overlock thread I finally gave in and used some purple that I had in my stash. It worked out just fine. But since I got so delayed I had to sew the set while my daughter was in the same room watching tv, but she usually shows no interest in my sewing so luckily she didn’t notice what I was working on!

She really liked her new outfit and it fit her well. Both the top and leggings are from the Ottobre magazine, my favourite source for children sewing patterns and the fabric is a knit velour. So in the end it all worked out fine and now I will enjoy a five day holiday. 

God Jul/Merry Christmas/
Happy Holidays!


  • Tracy
    December 24, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    These are the outfits that her memories will be made of. I remember as a child I couldn't wait until my mother finished something for me. I'd wait by the machine watching almost every stitch. When it was done I'd put it on and stare at myself in the mirror, thinking my Mom made this just for me. Her face says just that:)

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    December 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Her outfit looks great 🙂 I love the pink.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • a little sewing on the side
    December 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    She looks so cute and the outfit is adorable. Great job! Merry Christmas!

  • Trudy Callan
    December 24, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    It looks awesome on her.

    Merry Christmas.

  • Digs
    December 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Charming happy child! Merry Christmas, Johanna, to you and your lovely family. Best wishes for all manner of success in the New Year with your creative designing and the lovely sharing that you do here.

  • KID, MD
    December 24, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Cute outfit and amazing picture!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Anonymous
    December 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Hey Johanna, it's 10.20pm here. Santa is due shortly so I had best get to bed. Happy Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for your lovely blog, pictures and inspiring designs and best wishes for 2010. Maureen in Ireland

  • Karin
    December 25, 2009 at 7:50 am

    You can tell from the picture that she loves it 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

  • j.kaori
    December 26, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The outfit looks so cute on her. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  • prashant
    January 11, 2010 at 4:28 pm

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