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#MMMAY16 – I´m in



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). I really need to up my handmade game again. The last couple of months, I have slipped into a jeans and tee – rut that I am desperately trying to get out of, at least when it comes to only wearing store- bought jeans.

I will probably not document much on this old space, but I will try to at least from time to time post on Insta, @delfinelise.

Right. Back to work.

Peace out.



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Me Made May 2014 – a review.

    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… Continue Reading…

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  1. MMMay 4 lyf!!!! You always look sooooo amazing, colourful and vibrants and you are a total inspiration for so many others. You have so many fabulous separates, I’m not surprised you want to layer up as many of them as possible! Your new bomber jacket is super cool. I agree, it’s so fun to see other sewers around the world in different climates, with different styles etc. xxx

    • Yay! Thank you Zoe – it´s such a treat to participate each year, you are doing an amazing job hosting! 🙂 And thanks for your concern – my neck is something I have to live with, and try to monitor it as much as I can. Luckily sewing is never a problem (thank goodness), so it´s mostly the documenting part that it affects. 🙂

  2. Oh and sorry you have neck problems. I hope they sort themselves out quickly and don’t hinder your creating or blogging any further

  3. I love your photo collage, so bright and colourful. The Heather top looks great and I love the red trousers and the yellow trousers. Great style! X

  4. I love your photo collage, so bright and colourful. The Heather top looks great and I love the red trousers and the yellow trousers. Great style! X

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Me Made May 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, endeavor to wear only me-mades throughout the month of May 2013 (with the exception of tights, footwear, national costume and… Continue Reading…

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  1. What a great challenge – it’s brilliant that you’ve thought it through so clearly. I can’t wait to see what you wear 🙂

  2. What a well-thought-out pledge, Sølvi, and an intriguing post. Thank you for reminding me about the Couture Dress class. I bought it but haven’t watched/sewn it yet. Perhaps it will help me to slow down and be more methodical as well. I’m really looking forward to your ensembles, particularly your you-made accessories. See you on Flickr!!

    • Thanks Shelley! I actually watch Craftsy-classes like I do Netflix…when need a little break from work.:) looking forward to seeing you on Flickr!:)

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4 Responses to The evolution of me-mades 2010 – 2013

  1. Thanks for sharing a couple of pieces from the archives that are still getting a good run. MMM definitely helps the sew jo doesn’t it! This is only my second one, but for me, I’m so happy to see that things I wore last year are still in the mix this year.

  2. I haven’t participated this year but I think it’s great the way MMM makes us think about what we’ve made and gets us wearing the lesser worn items. Also how some things have been really great wardrobe pieces that have been loved and lasted through many years.

  3. nice reflections post 🙂
    making a list sounds like a good idea, i had my memades hung in wardrobe together with non memades shoved down to back where i couldn’t see them!
    and similar to you i thought to myself several times over month how pleased i was with how well some of my older makes have lasted

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The month of May – so far.

    Man, do I have a backlog of FO´s to show you! But I guess, all in due time. Now it´s time for a MMM´13  recap. I am having a great time over at the Flickr pool, thoroughly enjoying everyone´s creations and getting TONS of inspiration! And with a record breaking 404 (!) members… Continue Reading…

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  1. I’m loving the flickr group as well.. although this week I’ve been only able to look at it just before bed – so then it’s 2 hours later by the time I’ve checked out everyone and got up to date. Having a great time though!! I think there is definitely something to be said about us.

  2. You never fail to disappoint me Solvi- your outfits are so colouful & you always looks super stylish. Fab first third. I’m afraid I have been too slow to get off the ground with Flickr this time…I know I’m missing out 🙁 but glad that it’s rocking!!

  3. I love the skirt that you have on Day 5 and the Blazer on Day 8. They look like they could be shop bought! 🙂

    Is everything literally made from scratch or do you do fix up older garments also?

    Certainly now following your blog’s RSS to keep up to date now!

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3 Responses to I am moving (the blog) – and Hurrah for Me Made May 2013!

  1. I am enjoying seeing all your lovely me-made May outfits Solvi! Why did you choose the name delfine elise, are those your other names?

    • Thanks, Carolyn – and likewise. You are such a style inspiration!

      You, know the name delfinelise comes from delfin, which means dolphin in Norwegian (I was very fond of dolphins when I was younger), and Elise is my middle name. It was my first online- alias, and it has stuck with me ever since. 🙂

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Hi all! Me-Made May´12 is over, and I hope to get back to regular blogging soon! Only thing I didn´t take into consideration before I signed up to Me-Made May this year, was that I would be painting furniture and a terrace this month. For that I didn´t wear me-mades. I don´t have any me-mades… Continue Reading…

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  1. Lots of great clothes, as usual! Good luck with your moving adventures. You have a great attitude about something that most people get very stressed out about. 🙂

  2. Lovely outfits – I spotted a Ceylon! That pattern has been on my mind a lot lately… Yay for the move! I hate packing up, but decorating a new home and making it yours is lovely!

  3. You’re always lovely, Solvi. I’m looking forward to your pattern reviews and peeks at your new digs! If you decorate like you sew, it’s going to be one fabulous place. 🙂 Happy moving!

  4. I always love seeing your outfits & photos! How exciting to be moving! I’m glad it’s something you feel relaxed about, afterall it’s a creative adventure moving into a new space & making it yours …:-)

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Where I´m at.

If anyone´s wondering where I am at, check out the Me-Made-May 2012 flickr group, and there you´ll find me! I thought I´d share some of my outfits with you here on the blog as well, and I´ve put together a collage of the first couple of weeks. If you click on the image it´ll take… Continue Reading…

7 Responses to Where I´m at.

  1. I’ve been enjoying all your pics, and it’s fun to see the collage. This is my 4th me made and I have been much more relaxed in my approach. My focus is on styling the items I have, and learning form others.

  2. So glad to see you posting! I’m not doing MMM this time around, but of course I love looking at what everyone else is wearing. That boatneck top especially caught my eye!

  3. I always love seeing your MMM progress — so many lovelies. I love the variety of what you sew, so inspiring!

  4. Lots of fun outfits, Solvi! 🙂 I’ve sadly not managed to keep up with the flickr feed, but I’ll have to slowly go through it soon!

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An update might be in order.

During the last couple of months I haven´t been able to show you much of anything I´ve been sewing. Because I have a neck problem, my computer time has been limited for work only, but I am slowly getting better, and hope to return to “regular schedule” during the next couple of months. Speaking of… Continue Reading…

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  1. Fun clothes! What pattern did you use for your man’s shirt? I hope your neck problem clears up soon – that’s *not* fun.

    • Thank you, I feel much better now than a month ago! 🙂

      I use McCall´s 2447. Classic shirt pattern with lots of options!

  2. I’m glad that sewing doesn’t seem to be affecting your neck, and hope you feel better soon, That is quite a line-up and I love the nautical theme. I really love that polka dot blouse, what’s the pattern? Also, I want to see you in your Syttende Mai costume whether you make it or not!

    • Sewing is one the few activities I can do, luckily. 🙂 Nice Norwegian spelling, by the way! And the blouse pattern is New Look 6808.

  3. Sounds like you’re going to be even busier! I hope you neck problem gets better soon and that the move goes smoothly. I have to ask, will we get pictures of you in historical costumes for work? 😉

    • Absolutely, historic costumes will be part of the challenge, I have made them myself! 🙂

  4. Oh wow, that’s a lot of fun all in one post! I love your ship ahoy Parfait and that cute polka-dot blouse! And your man is very lucky getting those smashing shirts! And Viking age historical garments sound very cool – if not quite practical? But I’d love to see you in one! I’m interested in your national costume as well, what does it consist of?
    Hope your neck is getting better!

    • Actually, you’ll be suprised about how practical the viking gear is, lots of flow-y dressses and aprons, a joy to wear:-) and when it comes to the national costume, also known as bunad, well you’ll just have to wait and see…;-)

  5. Oooh! I love seeing wardrobe plans, I guess that’s what spring is for in the sewing world? I should get up off my lazy — and make one for this winter. 😉

    Congratulations on moving back to Oslo! It seems like such a beautiful city.

  6. Love the linen shirt for your man! I am about to make one very similar for J. Well, when I say ‘about to’ I really mean sometime in the next three months….

  7. I love everything you’ve made! The striped Parfait is just yummy and I love your matching polka dot top. 🙂 Congratulations on moving back to Oslo. I hope you’re share photos of your new home and seaside!

  8. The Ship Ahoy Parfait is just stunning! The stripes are perfect for this style, but the little anchor on the pocket is divine!

  9. Your projects sound very fun, I wish you luck with your job interviews. I hope your problems go away soon and continue necks so productive. Wow!

  10. I’ve missed your loveliness in the blogosphere, but am glad you’re taking care of yourself. I also went to the doc today and think I should take a rest from computer work to not exacerbate a problem in my arm. But she didn’t say anything about sewing! 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing your Rum Diary dress and your parfait looks like wonderful inspiration for some red/white stripe fabric I have. xoxo

  11. Wowzers! You do have a busy May ahead of you! I am sooo pleased that you are participating despite all your plans. I wish you all the best with moving and for a speedy recovery with your neck. Plus I can’t wait to get a proper peek at those anchor-adorned garments!

    Zoe xxx

  12. Glad you’re feeling better. These projects all look so exciting. Looking forward to seeing posts about your move back to Oslo!

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Blogger´s meet up, traveling, embroidery,non-sewalonging, and other interesting stuff.

Thanks all for interesting comments on my last posts! You know, sometimes, I have so many different things to say, I just don´t know how to get everything said. So. Prepare for a long and diverse blog post! Yum! Tapas at Café Andaluz in Edinburgh. And if you look closely you´ll see a glimpse of… Continue Reading…

12 Responses to Blogger´s meet up, traveling, embroidery,non-sewalonging, and other interesting stuff.

  1. What a lovely interpretation of the Lisette pattern – I am feeling so inspired! I might have to copy your wider neckline – it looks so pretty.

  2. Aw, an embroidered blouse, so cute! Looks like you had a lovely time in Edinburgh. I love that photo of you all bent over the box of patterns.

  3. Hi Solvi! I’ve been perusing your blog & love what you write about & your sewing is gorgeous. I am now subscribed so will be coming back!
    That Lisette blouse is really pretty & such a good way to display your embroidery. It makes it even more unique. Bye for now
    SB x

    • Hi! I´ve been following you for a while too, love your work and style! 🙂 THank you for the compliments!

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