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What does the Fox say…

I was so happy to hear a couple days ago, that I was selected to test a pattern for two awesome gals in Germany. FinnLeys and Trollis Nadelwald worked together on the collaboration Freya meets Wildlife, which is just overly cute.IMG_2019

With this pattern you can create an super comfy costume for boys and girls. You can create a fox, dragon, raccoon, kitty or a bunny. And I just had to create a fox for the boys.5

And I have to say we are a bit fanatic with the foxes since Liam was born. As you can see đŸ™‚ Finnley meets Wildlife

Elliott and I have listened to “What does the fox say..” over and over, it just gets stuck in your head and it”s funny, especially for a 3 year old Toddler.7

The boys love wearing their Freya meets WildlifeNew ImageIMG_2029




Baby Rattle - Rattle Pattern Lotta Jansdotter

Made by Lili is Growing

Well we have announced it to family and friends, but I haven’t said anything here yet. Made by Lili is Growing! We are expecting. đŸ™‚Made by Lili is growingI’ve started to sew some things already for the little one and I thought I share them with you!London Bus Newborn Pants

Here are super cute pants from the last Ottobre Magazine. Sewing them was super fast and are super easy. And they are so adorable.London Bus Newborn Pants Close up

I mean, look at the back! I can’t wait to see them on the little one.London Bus Newborn Pants  Back view

London Bus Newborn Pants Close up Back

I think I will create a couple more before the Baby is here. I also sewed some more burb clothes, matching to the Rattles I did last year. Burb Cloth and Baby Rattle

Burb Cloth Flannel

The Rattle is the only one I kept and was the first one I’ve created.Baby Rattle - Rattle Pattern Lotta Jansdotter

We are super excited and can’t wait to meet the new member of our family.

Lili, Tim and Elliott


World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing

Deutschland! Deutschland!

German Flag, DIY, Boy Shirt

E with German Flag

Germany is playing the US today! Go Germany Go! I am a huge Soccer fan, so I’ve followed the World Cup prhttp://madebylili.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=categoryetty consistently.

The Seattle weather usually needs a long sleeve shirt and because we already had a short sleeve German Shirt (Thank you Oma und Opa),  I created a long sleeve one. I love the German Jersey and took it as an inspiration. Of course the weather has been absolut beautiful and warm, so no long sleeve shirt need. 
Diy, Sewing, Shirt, Boy shirt, Germany, German

Elliott will wear it in the morning when it’s still a little *fresh* (as we Germans like to call it) outside. I am glad I made the shirt a little bigger, so maybe we can wear it for other occasions. World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing It’s the first time, that I did a V-neck and arrows. It’s a lot more tricky than I thought it would be. So the corners are not perfect, but I am happy with the results.
World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing

I used my usual Shirt pattern (yes, it’s time to post the images of all the Shirts I have made in the last couple months) and copied the front piece and arm piece and just cut them apart and layed them on the fabric. I’ve added seam allowance to the pieces I’ve cut apart and left the rest the same. I did add a little more seam allowance to the black stripe underneath the arm, to have more visibility.
World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing

I was super lucky to find the star and soccer Patches on Sale. These are Iron-Ons, which you are not supposed to wash. But I just appliqued them to the fabric, so that they will endure the Washer and Dryer.World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, SewingI first wanted to add the Soccer ball underneath the Stars, but the dimensions weren’t correct. 
World Cup, German, Germany, DIY, Shirt, Sewing