patterns

The Christmas Dress, or and update on the Blue Velvet Dress.

Do you remember the navy blue velvet dress I was about to make back in …ehem…September? Well, turns out, Vogue 8280 wasn´t really for me. Because this was a style of dress I hadn´t tried out before, I decided to make a trial dress. A wearable muslin if you will. The pattern was great, and…

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Sewing plans: Vogue 8280.

A good friend of mine is getting married in November, and I really want to make a new dress for that event. Believe it or not, I don´t really have any winter appropriate party dresses, and you never know how the weather will be in November. Especially in a chilly church. Before we moved, a…

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Another FO? Simplicity 1995.

Simplicity 1995 dress

Hello hello! Can you believe it? I have another FO to show you! This is a dress that´s been finished a while, but I haven´t had the chance to take any decent photos of it until now. This dress goes under the name The Dissertation Party Dress.  Back in May, my darling defended his PhD-…

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That´s Sew Cinematic: Hudsucker Proxy

Cropped Burda Jacket

I can’t believe it’s June already, and I haven’t shown you any of my Sew Cinematic creations! Just a little recap, my inspiration for this sew-along looks a little something like this:  So far, I have made the cropped jacket from Hudsucker Proxy and the shirt and trousers from The Last Time I Saw Paris. All…

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OWOP: Day one

I don’ t think I’ve mentioned that I’m taking part in the One Week, One Pattern challenge. A bunch of sewers are wearing garments that are different versions of the same pattern for one whole week. I have chosen a pencil skirt pattern from BurdaStyle Magazine, pattern number 107 from the 2011 February issue, to…

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How do you use online sewing resources?

Hi everyone, and a belated happy holiday to you all! I was having a Twitter conversation with the darling Sarah, asking for advice on an online forum for sewing, similar to what Ravelry is for knitters and crocheters. She came up with some great suggestions, like My Sewing Circle, and the forums at The Sew Weekly…

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Christmas came early this year.

You know I love Burda Magazines, right? Imagine my delight when I discovered a 1961 issue on Swedish ebay! I knew I just had to have it, and to my surprise, nobody else was bidding on it, so I won it! Yay! Not only did I win that lovely issue, I won another pattern magazine,…

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Keeping it cozy.

A backlog of unblogged craftiness is rapidly increasing here at Casa delfinelise. I have another pair of corduroys to show you, I’ve nearly finished a coat, and I have ventured into the magical world of shiva sticks, all without sharing it with you! What I have been most occupied with though, is knitting. I have…

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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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