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on the eve of me made may

By Sølvi | 30/04/2019

On the eve of Me Made May 2019… The Me Made May challenge is in its tenth season. I remember when it all started, back in 2010. It was one of my first interactions with the sewing community. Can you believe it we were only around 80 members back then!  I hadn´t been sewing for…

Delfinelise sewing and knitting plans 2019

Springspiration & Plans 2019

By Sølvi | 22/02/2019

I recently started reading blogs again (thank goodness my old Feedly-feed was still active), and on the Sewcialists blog, I came across a link to MyBodyModel. I´ve always loved sketching out my sewing plans, and this little app makes it possible for me to make croquis much more resembeling my own body. That´s truly helpful…

Toaster sweater pattern ny Sew House 7, made by delfinelise

FO´s: I made some stuff

By Sølvi | 15/02/2019

So, I had a concussion. And anyone who follows Gillian would know how much “fun” that is. For me, though, the good that came out of it was that, in my loooong period of zero screen time and no work, I got to finish a pile of UFO´s, and make some new stuff to boot.…

Oslo Frocktails 2018!

By Sølvi | 30/07/2018

It´s finally time: Frocktails in Oslo!   Join us for an evening of chit-chat about sewing, yummy cocktails and of course an excellent opportunity to bring out that extra special handmade outfit you´ve made, but don´t get to wear as often as you like. Or why not stick to the traditional frocktail-theme, and make a…

A handmade wardrobe?

By Sølvi | 14/05/2017

Suddenly there were more work than I anticipated. And hence, less time for sewing. Shoulders aching. No more knitting. In April I found myself either too warm, or too cold, not having a proper spring jacket to wear. So I actually went out and bought one, actually two if we´re being honest. And I didn´t…

#MMMAY16 – I´m in

By Sølvi | 25/04/2016

  Hellu! Just a quick note to say – Yay! – Me Made May is soon upon us! I am having a ridiculous May this year, so will not make any pledges about documentation, but I do pledge to wear only handmades for the month of May (with some undie- exceptions from time to time).…


Learning through blogging.

By Sølvi | 19/08/2015

Time flies while sewing and having fun Do you knew it´s been almost ten years since I started blogging? In the beginning I wrote very random stuff in Norwegian. At the time I had only just begun to sew, and I saw myself more as a crocheter than anything else. After finding futuregirl.com, I was…

delfinelise ginger jeans

FO: Ginger jeans

By Sølvi | 11/01/2015

Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Files. What´s left to say? Everybody´s been raving about them, and I for one knew in the instance I saw them, that I needed them. Knowing that Heather Lou makes the bestest patterns, from making a couple of Netties, I knew I was in safe hands.   The perfect fit…

delfinelise, pencil skirt, ponte knit

FESA FO: The knit pencil skirt

By Sølvi | 22/09/2014

  Serger Love Imagine that. I have a serger again. My serger broke, slowly but steadily during the winter months, and since February I have been without. When it finally did break all together, I feared it was nothing to be done, so I delayed taking it to the shop, because I was afraid of…

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Why not try and make a plan and then stick to it?

By Sølvi | 30/08/2014

the making of a plan I went through my yarn stash recently. Since I no longer knit much (because of some neck/back issues), I thought it wise to free up some space by letting go of some of my yarn. That felt really good. So this morning I went through my fabric stash. Now, not…

cocoon jacket, delfinelise

FO: Cocoon cardigan from burdastyle easy fashion

By Sølvi | 17/08/2014

Cocoon jacket Look what I made! On a whim, I decided that my wardrobe was in desperate need of a cocoon cardigan. Actually, from idea to finished project, I think it took less than 24 hours. That must be a new record for me. I love to plan things, and most of the things I´ve…

lekala review delfinelise.com

Lekala – my experience

By Sølvi | 13/08/2014

First of all – thank you all for the thoughtful words regarding my missing dresses. I knew you´d understand. Still no sign of them, but if they show up, you´ll be the first to know. For the last year or so, I have more and more become smitten by Lekala, the pattern company that claims…

Handmade dresses gone missing.

By Sølvi | 07/08/2014

I lost two handmades today. And I feel a little sad. Two of my concert dresses has gone missing. I brought them onboard with me on the train from Oslo to Bergen, but they were´nt there when I was leaving the train. Stealing a costume bag with unknown contents seems to me a strange move.…

hawaiian quilt delfinelise

How To Make an Hawaiian Quilt.

By Sølvi | 13/07/2014

I´ve been working a couple of weeks in a really tiny and small isolated part of Norway this summer, and so I´ve needed a portable craft that I could bring with me. I really do enjoy hand-sewing, so when I came across this Hawaiian Quilting technique on Pinterest, I was sold. There are so many beautiful…

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Me Made May 2014 – a review.

By Sølvi | 09/06/2014

    Another Me-Made-May is over, another lesson learned. As always I had a wonderful time, enjoying the company of all the brilliant participants, and I would like to say thank you for all the lovely comments and likes I received. You guys are the bestest! In retrospect, I see that my ambitions for this…

stil 2080 pattern vintage

FO: Wool Fleece Jacket

By Sølvi | 07/05/2014

Last summer we went to visit my family who have a cottage on a remote island off the coast of North-Western Norway. This is a place where summer is defined not by temperature, but by availability (the island is more or less unavailable during the winter months because of weather), so bringing some practical garments was…

Tamanegi- Kobo Heather: Peace!

By Sølvi | 02/05/2014

Well, as part of my MMM- pledge, I promised myself to blog about the things I wear that are previously unblogged so here we are, my first installation. There is not much more I can say about my love for the Heather, this is my fourth version, and it probably won´t be my last. What…

Me Made May 2012 delfinelise

Me Made May 2014

By Sølvi | 29/04/2014

It´s that time of the year. My favorite holiday (IMO MMM is an holiday): Me Made May! Are you excited? I am excited. So. Last year my resolution looked a little something like this: “I, Sølvi of delfinelise.com, endeavor to wear only me-mades throughout the month of May 2013 (with the exception of tights, footwear, national costume and…

delfinelise, sewdollyclackett

Sew Dolly Clackett – My Contribution.

By Sølvi | 22/04/2014

I met both Roisin and Nic once, last year while visiting London – both terrific people. So when I learned the news that they were getting married, and that Sarah would host a Sew- Along, the excitement was pretty big. Sarah – you are a genius (and thank goodness you didn´t quit blogging all together)!…


By Sølvi | 06/03/2014

Spring is in the air. Although there might be a couple of months still before the leaves on the trees will start to show up, it definately is time for some spring sewing planning. Of course, I´ve had my Springspiration board on Pinterest for months, so I am not completely unprepared. colors As you might…