Janne Robberstad

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downsize

By spotogspindel | July 24, 2015

Today´s 10-minute work-break-project was to downsize a big, knitted sweater. I am a relatively cold person, as in I freeze alot. So whenever I can get my hands on some real good and warm wool, I´ll  jump at the possibility. This wonderfully soft and fuzzy mohair/wool sweater I found at H&M on sale for a third of the usual prize. Downside: it was size XXL. I´m not that big. Not nearly.

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BUT I do have an overlock (serger), and in 10 minutes I had cut off excess fabric/knit, made new seams and voilá! A new, warm sweater size S! The great thing about the overlock is that it can both cut and sew all in one go. Below is a little  sketch to show how I cut away (the arms were way too long too).

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And this evening my niece and nephew and I had our third creative date. My nephew wanted to learn how to embroider. And since that is what I am going to be doing a lot of this fall and winter, it was a perfect opportunity for me to see how they took my instructions, and what I needed to adjust. The hardest thing to remember is which way the stitch goes. And how to turn. I can actually remember that from when my Mom was teaching me, how I needed help in turning.

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My nephew wanted to make a football. We found a simple drawing online and traced it to the stramei-cloth.

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Even thought the form may be simple,, it´s actually quite advanced to sew all those lines going here and there. But just like his aunt, you can tell the concentration is there, when the tongue sticks out 😉

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