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First of all: Happy New Year, everyone! I sincerely hope that this will be a wonderful year for all!

The last couple of years, I have been focusing on putting together a thought-through and balanced wardrobe, but this year, in 2012 I am going for the fun!

As I now have a closet full of practical everyday wear, I want to focus more on unique clothing, and on evening wear. Updressed casual daytime clothing is where I excel, but I´d like to not have to rummage my closets in panic each time I´m going to a party or I´m going out for drinks. I usually end up in black, and although I love black, it´s not really representative for me to always wear black – I love color too!

So here are the colors of my Fun!-palette. These colors are bright and fun, and I love to wear them. The emerald-ish green color represents everything green in my plans. I have a couple of different fabrics in a range of greens and teal, and I want to wear more of them! I used to wear red all the time. But as my wardrobe is slowly changing into a handmade one, the red didn´t come along! This has a lot to do with the fact that I´ve had such a hard time finding red fabric, so when I´ve finally found some, I have been excused from my Stash Bustin´and have bought a couple of meters. The navy blue and the eggshell white are both staples in my wardrobe, and the coral is so fresh and spring-y. I have one particular coral colored fabric that I´ve been wanting to use for ages! This is the time for it! 🙂

When it comes down to picking patterns, that will be more difficult (yet Fun!), because there are so many gorgeous ones to choose from, and I really want to explore unique styles and techniques. One guideline will be Sewing trough the Decades as I still love to explore patterns from different eras and styles.

So there you have it, I am going to have some fun this year! Hope you will too! 🙂

19 Responses to Fun!

  1. Oooh, loving the colours, can’t wait to see what you come up with! Happy New Year, hope it’s an amazing year for you!

  2. LOVE IT! Can’t wait to see what you create, Solvi.
    (Ps. I replied on my post but how about a pinterest challenge in February?)

  3. Awesome! I’m all over sewing for fun, too!! I can’t wait to see what you make – your colours are yummy!

    Happy New Year, dear Solvi!

  4. Oh, what an awesome goal for 2012! Fun! It’s a lovely palette, very similar to my go-to colours. I’m sure you’ll have fun with it, happy stitching!

  5. Hooray for fun! Can’t wait to see what you whip up. I’m right behind you in making an everyday wardrobe — but I look forward to inspiration, fun on the horizon 🙂

  6. FUN! I love that idea for a sewing year’s theme. Great palette too! I have a few more staples to make, and then perhaps something fun for me!

  7. Sorry to repeat- this is a great idea- shows how fantabulous your handmade wardrobe is already – and seeing your gallery and remembering your me made month outfits, the scope of your handmade wardrobe is to be envied!! In my mind you already use colour in a fun way so this feels like a really good extension. Sounds like the perfect focus this year. And I love your first fun dress with the lace!

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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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Some summer sewing in March

This video is from Astrid Lindgren´s book/tv-series about Emil. This song is about how summer sometimes needs a little help, it really is a spring/summer anthem here:-). So, over at the MMMar´11 Flickr pool, there have been some lovely spring creations, and I got inspired, and wanted to make something appropriate for warmer weather too. As I… Continue Reading…

10 Responses to Some summer sewing in March

  1. Great shorts. They will be a fab summer staple in your wardrobe. I do like Pippi Longstocking, such a great book heroine.

  2. Thank you, ladies!
    @Debbie: I agree about Pippi, and I am so happy to see my nieces are reading Pippi too. She never go out of style!

  3. Those shorts are extremely cute! I love the jogging shot!
    I read all of Pippi Longstocking when I was a child, and read them to my daughter too. She loved them as much as I did!

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The Carl von Linné skirt

The sun is setting, and the snow is melting outside the tropical greenhouse in Uppsala Botanical Garden. This weeks challenge over at The Sew Weekly was to make something inspired by the town you live in. Now, I live in Uppsala, and apart from having a really old university, a really big (and old) church,… Continue Reading…

9 Responses to The Carl von Linné skirt

  1. You live in a beautiful city, Solvi! I love your skirt; there’s something so feminine and pretty about a rose print skirt. Your red boots are awesome!!

  2. The skirt is lovely,I really like it. I thnk it will be a good one for summer too. How nice to see the whole of you in the photo too! BTW, I am jealous of your red boots.

  3. Well, thank you ladies! I love my boots, but they are getting old, and one of them has got a whole in it – so I´m looking for some new one. 🙂

  4. I really like your skirt! (So weird, my husband is looking to do further studying in Uppsala university…I didn’t realize you lived there!)

    • Wow, that´s cool, Steph. you must let me know if you´re coming with him! What department is he at? (My man is at the university too)

  5. I love how with your skirt and overall ensemble, you are basically yelling at winter to go away and for spring to come! I highly agree, maybe if we all start dressing for spring, it will have no other choice but to come…

    • Hehe, Kristin, that was the general idea of this outfit, yes. It was so strange, when I took a walk to the garden, everyone I met were dressed in black, grey, brown and neutrals. It´s funny how winter do that to people. 🙂

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5 Responses to Spring Palette 2011

  1. I have that Sabrina blouse pattern and have yet to make it up, I’m excited to see what you do with it. Morocco is such a gorgeous place for color, such unexpected combinations of hues, a truly inspiring place. This will be a lovely wardrobe.

  2. I tried to comment on this at the Colette forum but I’m not sure if I did it right – you’re palette and mood is great! I love it…

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Spring – where are you?

Alright so the sun is shining today, and the birds are singing and flowers are blossoming, but still I miss that  spring feel. You know, a warm breeze that makes you want to be outside all day. I still miss that. We have only had a few days like that for the last couple of weeks. I… Continue Reading…

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