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Leaning in

There is a business advice, almost like a cliché, that suggests that one should lean into things. Instead of having everything perfect before you do things, you should start small, dipping one toe into the water at a time. And before you know it – you are accomplishing things that was out of reach before.…

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The evolution of me-mades 2010 – 2013

As May 2013 is closing in on us I wanted to share some reflections about my relation to the Me Made months. My first challenge was May 2010. My very first me-made pledge was to wear one me-made or refashioned item each day  for the month of May. I think I did pretty good back…

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I´m guest blogging!

Just a quick note today that I have written a guest post over at Girl meets Wolf, helping Tors out when she is off at work. I am talking about my favorite sewing tools. Now, go, run along and check it out! 🙂 A couple of my favorites…

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I´m alright.

I know it´s been a while since I last posted anything,  and yesterday I was planning a catch-up post,  joking about reporting that I´m alive,  and well. Little did I know about today´s dramatic events here in little Norway. So instead of showing you what I´ve been up to the last month,  sewing wise,  I…

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30.

“So, Sølvi. Where have you been?”, you might ask. And my answer to that is: “Well, like everyone born in 1981, I did my part and turned 30. Last week was packed with work, visitors, more work, more visitors, dinner with my darling, and a garden party with all of my family. Little or no…

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My Grand Plan of autumn 2010- how did it go?

Last autumn, I came up with a plan for my sewing. before I did that, I more or less just sewed what ever I wanted to do, but through MMM and SSS, I experienced that there were some serious gaps in my me-made wardrobe. So I came up with My Grand Plan. I think it…

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Spring Palette 2011

On my little trip to Paris last weekend, I came over these gorgous summery cottons, at Coupons de St. Pierre. I have them near my desk, so I can look at them from time to time – and at the same time listen to music for an upcoming concert one of my choirs are having…

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Sencha the Dress

Sencha the Dress

Thanks for the lovely comments on my wardrobe production, people! A couple of you wondered about how I made Sencha into a dress.  So I thought I´d share that with you all. First of all, this is not at all complicated, so anyone who knows how to make a Sencha blouse can make her into…

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On my sewing table: 1970s wrap dress

I have just posted a question on Sew Retro about this dress I´m working on, and I´ll just post the whole thing here as well. Hope someone can help me! 🙂 Hello everyone! I am currently working on a wrap-around dress from the 70s (don´t you just love the colors and the accessorizing of the…

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