challenge 2011

Happy Pay a Blogger Day!

Last night, while I was catching up on my reader, I was excited to read about a new social micropayment system called Flattr. It was Diane at CraftyPod who wrote about this initiative. Now, I love initiatives like this, and went ahead and registered myself as a user today. I love the concept of a…

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FESA: The corduroy pants

Edit: I had no idea, but a post over at the Coletterie stated that it is Corduroy Appreciation Day today! Fitting, no? So, I finally finished my corduroy pants! I´ve been wanting to make a rust colored pair since seeing Carolyn´s version. I have already told you about the beginnings of these pants, so here comes the finished…

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FESA update: The jersey dress

Burda Knit Dress in Teal

I am almost finished with my corduroy pants, but I have a little left on them. I did however make this jersey dress last week. I had it cut out a while back, and when I finally started to sew, it was quite easy to make. The pattern, BurdaStyle 05-2010-103, is originally for woven fabric,…

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Refashioning for the tall

Now, I dont know about you, but I have more than once been fooled by the gorgeous pictures on somebody’s blog where they are showcasing a smart and remarkably good- looking garment, refashioned from a men´s shirt. Just as many times, I have become disappointed about the unsatisfactory result when I try to do something similar. Why oh why isn´t the pretty shirtdress working for…

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All good things must come to an end

And so September is over.  First of all, thank you so much Zoe for arranging this again, and thanks to all of the other participants for the inspiration and encouraging comments! I have to say, making the photographing part into a fun thing instead of a necessary task was really the best thing I´ve done this time around. Everything…

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Where´s my stash at?

I was trying to make a pair of shorts the other day, and I thought that I MUST have some appropriate fabric in my stash. After all, shorts doesn´t take that much fabric! I did find some fabric for my shorts. I also found the insight of the necessity of going through my stash. Again. A little…

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Autumnal sewing plans

When Sarah, Alessa and Ali announced a Fall Essential Sew Along, and doing so by using alliterations like Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather  and Chic Chemises for Cool Climates, I knew I had to join. Now, I am trying to keep the selfish sewing limited, so I get more time to sew for others, but some things…

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The challenge of Me-Made.

Hello folks, today I want to let you know that: ‘I, Sølvi of delfinelise sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-Sept ’11. I endeavour to wear only self-stitched and refashioned clothing each day for the duration of September 2011’  Me-Made June was for me a difficult month to document, as I was visiting friends and…

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Stash bustin´: an update.

Hi there everyone, are you enjoying June so far? I´ve been away a lot, unable to access internet for long periods of time, and whenever I take a glance in me RSS feeder, you´ve all managed to produce 250 new blog posts. Phew! There is a lot of activity going on, that´s for sure!  …

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