Life is too short to wear boring clothes!

Kongsberg, Norway · 436 Sales


Life is too short to wear boring clothes!

Kongsberg, Norway 436 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Robin Sarnacki

Robin Sarnacki on Jan 31, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I LOVE this pattern! I used it to make about 20 sweet little bags for colleagues for Christmas! I filled them with chap stick, a small tube of lotion and the purse-size tissues - everyone loved it! Thank you for a great pattern!😃

Jennifer Hastings

Jennifer Hastings on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I made this hat for my husband for Christmas. It was a real surprise and he loved it! The pattern is simple, the instructions are clear and the hat is quick to make.

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Life is too short to wear boring clothes <3

Hi and welcome to my shop Vaappi, or as we say in Norwegian; Våppi (you pronounce the 'å' -letter almost like 'oh!').

Vaappi is our daughters nickname. When we in Norwegian say 'vår pie' super-fast, directly translated into English: our girl, it sounds like Vaappi. Therefore the shop/brand name 'Vaappi'.

My name is Jeanette, I work full-time ++ at a company that builds fiber broadband all over Norway, I have a partner through many years, Tom, and together we have a fantastic daughter, Emilie (13 ). Sewing is my extra job/hobby - and I love to sew! All day long I have all these ideas buzzing around in my head of clothes I would like to sew. Sometimes I wish that a day consists of more than 24 hours..

Even though it is me who designs, cuts, hand-prints and sews the clothes, I consider 'Vaappi' to be our family business. Both my partner and our daughter helps me out with practical tasks, I am so blessed and grateful for my family. I also have to mention that it is my Tom who does everything at home, he cooks and cleans and even goes fabric-shopping for me! Without him, I couldn't run my business like I do.


Oh yes, there are 3 things that are very important for me when I make a new dress or a new skirt, not necessary in this order:
* It must be comfortable to wear
* It must be a garment that makes one happy, both to wear but also to look at
* It must have good quality. I take pride in my work, I don't rush anything - and I aim to use equipment and supplies with good quality

You may have noticed that I use a lot of bright colors, dots and stripes at the clothes I sew? I love colors and I live by the saying that 'life is too short to wear boring clothes'. I have a plus size figure myself and earlier I used to wear all black clothes (couldn't find what I was looking for in the closet, everything was black!) Luckily I 'grew up', and realized that it was nonsense to hide my body in dark clothes. We are as we are and it is up to our self to make the best out of it, the not so flat stomach and big butt did not look neither smaller or prettier in dark clothes.. Besides, according to my customers, and my own experience; happy colorful dresses, makes happy women (and probably happy husbands and partners as well...) Soooo: Be brave, be bold and whether you are petite or have a plus size body, use colorful clothes, it makes you feel awesome!

My dream is that one day in the future, I will be able to make a living out of my hobby and only have to work part time (I can not stay at home sewing all day long, I am a social person, so I need colleagues and a job outside the house).

For thorough measurements and information about the dress and skirt sizes visit my page: or click on the 'Blog' link below (it's actually not a blog but there was no better word to describe the page.. )

Anyway, I hope you'll find something you like in my store. I do custom orders, so If you find a dress you like, but perhaps not in your size, or you would like different colors or print (of the ones I have), - don't hesitate to contact me.

A big smile from

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  • Jeanette


    I'm a self-taught sewer who has been sewing ​​since elementary school. As a child, my mother used to call me 'the sewing machine killer'.. Thankfully much has changed since then :)

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2017
Please take a moment and read through my shop policies.

If you order a product that is finished and ready to be sent, it will be shipped within 24 hours after the order/payment is received (Monday-Friday, the Norwegian mail service has stopped deliver/sending on Saturdays).

Products made ​​to order will be shipped within 7 days after order / payment is received.
I will notify you when the order has been shipped.

Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Keep in mind that packages can be delayed due to customs. I am not responsible for delays at customs.

Message to Norwegians: Jeg er mva pliktig og må betale moms på alle salg til norske kunder. Salg gjort til utlandet skal jeg ikke betale mva av og prisene her på Etsy er eks mva og tilpasset salg til utlandet. Hvis du bor i Norge og ønsker å handle hos meg, kan du klikke deg inn på hjemmesiden min som linkes til her på Etsy.

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Since Etsy's system is not good at calculating shipping for more than 1 item, please contact me if you are ordering several items. Then I can combine your items and set up a custom listing with the least expensive shipping possible.

If you order and pay for multiple items and pay too much for shipping, I will refund the extra shipping.

Your order(s) will be shipped the least expensive way (as priority A mail) with the Norwegian mail service, Posten. According to Posten, it will take between 4-20 days for the shipment to reach its destination, depending where the destination is.
Refunds and Exchanges
Digital downloads can not be returned or exchanged.

I accept returns of unworn and undamaged items*. You can send it back for a full refund or exchange it for another item/size, within 14 days of receiving it. Please contact me before returning the item. Customer are responsible for all shipping fees on returns or exchange.

*Custom made and personalized items can not be returned for exchange or money back. I will gladly make changes on the garment and ship it back to you. Customer are responsible for return shipping fee.