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Shower of Stars

Finally back to blogging and sewing. We started our new adventure 4 weeks ago and we can proudly call us homeowners now. It took me a bit to find the hard drive which had all the images for this blog entry. I am still missing my the cord for myprinter. And to be honest I underestimated on how hard it would be to move 7 1/2 months pregnant, and of course there was so much going on afterwards (friends from out-of-town, little stupid accidents, work and daily life) that I needed a bit of a break.

However, I promised in my last post that I would show you another version of the Taeschling. The Taeschling pattern is a little star, or maybe I should call it  “Shower of Stars” because you have so many options. You can just create it the way you want it  and for every season.

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

And here is the information on how you can order your Taeschling pattern, send an email to allerleikind@t-online.de and Heike will send you a bill.

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

This version has the extended legs, so the pants can grow with your little one. You can roll the hem up or just scruff it together, it stretches with the kids movement.  The Taeschling is just fun and I can’t wait to sew so more. I’ve finally gotten my machine back out. YAY!

Taeschling DIY Sewing Allerleikind

Elliott loves to wear his Taeschling. The pants are super comfy and I actually just want a pair for myself. I am just waiting for Allerleikind to create and adult version. *hint hint*

Taeschling DIY Sewing Pattern


I’ve linked this post to Made4boys and Freutag!

Taeschling Allerleikind close up

Favourite Piece

I am super excited to show my new favourite piece! <3 Tadaaaa…..here it the Taeschling from Allerleikind:Taeschling Allerleikind

I had the privilege to be selected as test sewer for a super awesome pattern from AllerleiKind.Taeschling Allerleikind

The e-book will be published soon, but I just couldn’t wait to show you one of my first variation of the pants.Taeschling Allerleikind close up

The pants can be created the way you want them to look, long, short or for your growing child. Allerleikind made it possible to offer one pattern with up to 12 different (to see all the variations follow the link) ways to sew pants for your child. Doesn’t matter if boy or girl!  She provides 3 different ways to finish the legs and 4 different ways to create your front pockets on the pants.


In this post I only show you the short version and one variation of the front pockets. I will show you the other version in another post! I felt like each pair of pants needed its own post!  Taeschling Allerleikind

I’ve used Lillestoff and Birch Jersey Fabric for the Pants and Shirt.Taeschling  and Shirt Diy

I’ve created the Shirt a little while ago and really liked the unusual combo and thought it would be perfect for the Taeschling. And I know this might be a bit of an overdo with matching shirt and pants, but I just had to put them together for the “photo shoot”.

Taeschling ebook Allerleikind Diy Sewing

Well you can’t really call it photo shoot, he was wearing his clothes 15-20 minutes and after that everything was off and he ran around naked in the yard, because it has been so hot here in Seattle.

Taeschling ebook Allerleikind Diy Sewing

Thanks again to Heike from Allerleikind for letting me be a part of the an awesome sewing group!Shirt Made from Lillestoff and Birch Fabric

I also linked this to Made4boys

I also linked this to Kiddikram






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. 🙂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

boy standing in knitted hat and handmade vest

Fall is here…Winter is coming

I’ve kept myself quiet busy especially with sewing for Elliott. For some reasons when the weather gets gray and dark, I start knitting. I don’t touch my knitting needles all summer. So this year, it was no different, rain and dark Sundays at home made be check my wool stash and I started knitting again.  I bought last year yarn, with the intention to knit a hat for Elliott from a pattern I found on Ravelrly, but I didn’t have the guts to do this until this year.

Knitted hat and handmade vest

Knitted hat and handmade vest

The first one I did was too small for Elliott, so I ended up doing another one and “yeah” success, as you can see in the picture.

boy standing in knitted hat and handmade vest

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I also sewed a new west for him, for the days for the weather is in between. Not cold enough for the winter jacket but not warm enough for only a fleece jacket.

Kids picking up pumpkin

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I used my own pattern, which I used for the Denim Jacket I created a while ago. I lined the jacket with fleece to keep it nice and warm. The outside is out of a polyester print. I added a little patch on the chest, which I bought at vintage mall. I also added pocket, which is not functional at all. Sometimes you just need  to add a little accessoire.

boy with pumpkin

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