patterns

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

sewing plan delfinelise

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…

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Lekala – my experience

lekala review delfinelise.com

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…

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FO: Wool Fleece Jacket

stil 2080 pattern vintage

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…

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Deer and Doe Airelle

Airelle Deer and Doe delfinelise

The last thing I finished in 2013 was a Deer and Doe Airelle. Since May I have been falling more and more for Deer and Doe´s pattern line. Apart from the fact that the designs are trés chic and very well made, the ones I have made (Datura, Belladonne and Airelle) all go easy on…

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FO: Marcy Tilton Vogue 8934 Coat

V8934

As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew this would be my next winter coat project. I have a million winter coat patterns in my stash. Some are feminine, som are boxy, some are easy, some are advanced, some are detailed, some have very little instructions. But none of them could quite match Vogue…

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Tamanegi-Kobo!

Tamanegi-Kobo Heather

One of the best things about the me-made-may flickr pool, is all the new inspiration. This year quite a few members of the Japanese sewing community joined in, and brought an extra flair to the group. One pattern company that seemed to reoccur quite frequently was Tamanegi-Kobo. Tamanegi-Kobo sells PDF patterns, some have English instructions,…

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I am a castaway!

I am thrilled to tell you that I am the ninth castaway on the ongoing series Desert Island Sewing over at the Scruffybadger´s place. Hop on over to read about which patterns I would bring with me to a desert island. It´s such a fun idea Ms. Scruffy has hatched, and I have enjoyed reading…

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Sølvi & the Summer Dresses: New Look 6377

  I am currently going through my summer wardrobe, and in between well-blogged items, there were a few little numbers that never have gotten any attention here on this space. So I thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of my unblogged summer dresses. To say I have enough summer dresses would…

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Finished object: Stash piece no. 1: Mathilde.

Mathilde blouse in black

Mathilde blouse in black crepe de chine – such a lovely fabric  to wear!  I´ve finished my Mathilde! You know, that gorgeous blouse pattern Tilly just released. Before I say anything more, you should really read Karen´s post on this, as she captures my exact thoughts on this blouse much more eloquently than I could do myself.…

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Finished Object: Stash Piece No. 5: The Wrap Top.

Burda Wrap Top 03-2012-121

I have finished the first garment on my list! Or, to be more accurate, I ´ve finished the fifth garment on my list. I warned you, I might jump and not start at the very beginning (although my Mathilde blouse is already cut and interfaced and all ready to go). I´ve had this small piece…

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