måndag 25 februari 2013

Sewing and skiing

I have made a pair of leggings for myself. First I printed the grey fabric in a flower pattern. I used one of the stencils from Alabamachanin. I used a pair of old leggings as sewing pattern. One thing I learned from the sewing book I bought from Alabamachanin studio is that jersey knits works fine without hem stitching. So my leggings are without hem.
Here I sit by my new office table that is height adjustable :). No more aching back, yay!

From the scraps of the fabric i cut strips and knotted them together to make a bracelet thingy. Looks a bit weird but matches my leggings.
 I finally got energy and time to do some cross country skiing. Last week my youngest boy was home with the flu and I stayed indoors all the time taking care of the poor one. But on saturday we tried some skiing but his energy ran out quickly. 

On the sunday I went of to the forest myself to ski 6 km, and today I got home earlier from work to take the same track again. It's so fun, I didn't knew I missed this since I haven't skiing cross country since I was a kid.  The slopes are very scary though, theres nothing to hold on to exept the tracks when you go down. Apart from downhill skiing when you have the steel lining to get a grip.

21 kommentarer:

  1. So neat! Making my own leggings!? Seems like a wonderful dream, I'm not that talented ;)

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. It's easier than you think. I used sig-sag stitch to sew them since I don't have an overlock machine. In that way you get the stretchable seam :)

      Radera
  2. I am *seriously* impressed! I'm sure Anita would love to make her own leggings, since her legs are so long!!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Thanks! :) I highly recommend her to try. I think mine is short as well and I'm average lenght. I think they are saving some fabric...

      Radera
  3. Wow! That's great, being able to make leggings *_* I guess that's the ultimate sewing skill. They came out really nice!

    SvaraRadera
  4. Beautiful job, Linnea-Maria! I'm so glad you're getting lots of use out of the Alabama Chanin book. I think if we don't find a new place and end up having to rent an apartment or something, that will be the one book I take with me. Then at least I can keep busy with hand sewing and not go crazy until I'm reunited with all my crafting stuff!

    That's so nice that you've rediscovered cross country skiing, and are loving it! :D

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Thanks! I missed some legwear in the book but when I was about to throw a pair of leggings away I knew I could use them as sewing pattern. The good thing with the book is that you can do it as complicated or simple as you like and that you dont need an expensive overlock machine.

      I went 6 km and my body is drained of energy. It makes me admires those crazies who skiis the famous competition that is 90 km.

      Radera
  5. Snygga leggings & armbandet var också fräckt!

    KRAM, Jenny

    SvaraRadera
  6. Wow! Great work! They look so professional!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Thanks. It's actually some smudgy spots from the fabric paint on them but I don't bother ;)

      Radera
  7. Längdåkning är en sådan där grej som vi här nere i Skåneland aldrig gör, men känns som varenda kotte långt uppåt landet ägnar sig åt under vintern. Vi har knappt någon snö kvar nu, men influensorna gör fortfarande ronden.

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Nja det är inte så många som åker längdskidor fast det ingår i gymnastikundervisningen på skolorna, det är minst lika mycket slalom o snowboard. Jag är glad för snön, det finns liksom rolia saker att göra utomhus fast det är kallt o jäkligt.

      Radera
  8. Wow, gud vad nice att sy egna leggings! De ser riktigt bra ut :D

    Jag skulle också vilja åka längdskidor, jag gjorde det jämt på vintern när jag var mindre, superkul!

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Ja det är ju kul. Jag minns det så också sen åkte man inte skidor på x antal år. Hade det bara varit drygt och jäkligt så hade jag sålt skidorna på blocket men det var både drygt o kul. :)

      Radera
  9. Those leggins looks very pretty! Great idea :)

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Thanks it was easier than I thought so I will definitely make my own prints now :)

      Radera
  10. Jätte kul att du vill vara med i tävlingen.
    Jag ska hålla tummarna till dig.
    Kram Gerda

    SvaraRadera
  11. Oh, your leggings and bracelet are adorable! Very clever! And I love that photo of the beautiful, snowy landscape. The total opposite of what's outside my window in Australia. Haha.

    SvaraRadera
  12. Coola leggings!!! =)
    Kram och ha nu en fin helg...
    Sofia

    SvaraRadera