Self-Stitched September

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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Some September preparations

September has arrived, and as a preparation for a month wearing me- mades, I decided to make some underthings for myself. After quarreling with my sewing machine for a while, and then clean it, and then quarrel a bit more, I almost got the tension right for sewing zig-zag on knits. Almost. And it still…

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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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Self- Stitched September 2010: A summary

For SSS my pledge looked like this: “I, Sølvi of delfinelise, sign up as a participant of Self-Stitched-September. I endeavor to wear only handmade and refashioned of clothing, except underwear, sportswear, shoes and rainwear, every day for the duration of September 2010.” Did I succeed in keeping my pledge? Well, more or less I did, with one exception that I…

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Are we Beautiful?

I was going through my google reader yesterday, and to my delight Sarah of Rhinestones and Telephones has nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award. Thanks Sarah! The rules are that I must share with you ten things that you didn´t know about me. Sooo… I must define “you” not to include family and friends,…

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Self-Stitched September – halfway through

Day 17 When I joined Me-Made May back in April, I didn´t have a clue about how it was going to change my whole sewing experience. I had no idea that there were so many fantastic people out  there, sewing beautiful and creative stuff, writing interesting and thought provoking blogs, and supporting each other in a way…

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Refashioning and the finishing of a jacket (or two)

Burda Easy Fashion autumn 2005

Since I came back to Uppsala, I first thought that I was super prepared for SSS. Now that September is here, I see that I have mistaken a closet full of self-made items with a closet full of useful autumn-y clothes. So, I have been doing some refashioning and some finishing of old UFO´s and…

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I really want a new sewing machine… and a serger.

I know, it´s a bit greedy to wish for both a new sewing machine and a serger at the same time, but you see, I´m redecorating my studio/workspace and everything is turning out so lovely, except for the fact that my sewing machine is rubbish. The thing is, I needed a quick fix. And, as…

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