An update might be in order.

During the last couple of months I haven´t been able to show you much of anything I´ve been sewing. Because I have a neck problem, my computer time has been limited for work only, but I am slowly getting better, and hope to return to “regular schedule” during the next couple of months.

Speaking of next couple of months, guess who´s moving during the summer? Yup, it´s official, my darling and I are moving back to Oslo this year. I am so thrilled to go back to live in the same place as most of my friends, and to be able to live by the sea again. So in the spirit of the ocean, you might notice a slight trend in the pictures above… I´ve been sewing, both for myself and for others, but I haven´t had the time to take decent pics yet, so I´ll just give you a sneak preview:

  1. Summer dress, inspired by the dress Megan wears when Don and she visits LA in the previous season of Mad Men.
  2. A candy striped Ship Ahoy Parfait.
  3. A Rum Diary inspired linen shirt for my man.
  4. A polkadot shirt, also for my man.
  5. A white knit basic top.
  6. Another detail of the Ship Ahoy Parfait.
  7. A Lisette Portfolio for a friend.
  8. A textile print on Steph´s blank canvas tee.
  9. A little blouse for me, using the remnants of the polkadot shirt I made for my man. Imagine if we wear them at the same time! Oh, the hilarity! 🙂


As you might notice, lot´s of these items fits perfectly into my Fun!-theme, as well as That´s Sew Cinematic!

By the way, who´s joining Me Made May, this year? I am so excited about this years edition, as it´s going to be a real challenge for me. I ´ll explain why. This May, apart from working regularly, there will be:

  • Two concerts with my choirs. Both with specific dress codes.
  • 17th of May, the Norwegian national holiday, this year celebrated together with my family.
  • My man is defending his dissertation, and we are hosting a BIG black tie- party.
  • I am going to Norway to work at the Viking Age Museum (wearing historical garments).
  • Hopefully, I will have some job interviews to go to…
  • My birthday, and my man´s birthday.


May is going to be a fairly busy and very versatile month, and I´m gonna do it Me-Made style! So,  ‘I, Sølvi of delfinelise, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’12. I endeavour to wear all me- made garments, with the exception of national costume, socks, underthings and sportswear each day for the duration of May 2012’


The part about national costume is of course for the 17th. I don´t know if I´m gonna wear my national costume or not, yet, but even if I´m not, the red linen dress I´ll wear instead is made by my mother. Oh, my mother made my national costume, as well! So it will be handmade, just not by me.

So, have a nice Easter Holiday, if you celebrate it (it is my favorite holiday!), and enjoy life!


  1. Donna on 04/04/2012 at 15:08

    Fun clothes! What pattern did you use for your man’s shirt? I hope your neck problem clears up soon – that’s *not* fun.

    • Sølvi on 04/04/2012 at 15:40

      Thank you, I feel much better now than a month ago! 🙂

      I use McCall´s 2447. Classic shirt pattern with lots of options!

  2. Sigrid on 04/04/2012 at 17:33

    I’m glad that sewing doesn’t seem to be affecting your neck, and hope you feel better soon, That is quite a line-up and I love the nautical theme. I really love that polka dot blouse, what’s the pattern? Also, I want to see you in your Syttende Mai costume whether you make it or not!

    • Sølvi on 04/04/2012 at 22:26

      Sewing is one the few activities I can do, luckily. 🙂 Nice Norwegian spelling, by the way! And the blouse pattern is New Look 6808.

  3. Tors on 04/04/2012 at 21:00

    Sounds like you’re going to be even busier! I hope you neck problem gets better soon and that the move goes smoothly. I have to ask, will we get pictures of you in historical costumes for work? 😉

    • Sølvi on 04/04/2012 at 22:27

      Absolutely, historic costumes will be part of the challenge, I have made them myself! 🙂

  4. Alessa on 04/04/2012 at 22:01

    Oh wow, that’s a lot of fun all in one post! I love your ship ahoy Parfait and that cute polka-dot blouse! And your man is very lucky getting those smashing shirts! And Viking age historical garments sound very cool – if not quite practical? But I’d love to see you in one! I’m interested in your national costume as well, what does it consist of?
    Hope your neck is getting better!

    • Sølvi on 04/04/2012 at 22:33

      Actually, you’ll be suprised about how practical the viking gear is, lots of flow-y dressses and aprons, a joy to wear:-) and when it comes to the national costume, also known as bunad, well you’ll just have to wait and see…;-)

  5. StephC on 05/04/2012 at 00:26

    Oooh! I love seeing wardrobe plans, I guess that’s what spring is for in the sewing world? I should get up off my lazy — and make one for this winter. 😉

    Congratulations on moving back to Oslo! It seems like such a beautiful city.

  6. liza jane on 05/04/2012 at 02:05

    Love the linen shirt for your man! I am about to make one very similar for J. Well, when I say ‘about to’ I really mean sometime in the next three months….

  7. Sarah on 05/04/2012 at 16:03

    I love everything you’ve made! The striped Parfait is just yummy and I love your matching polka dot top. 🙂 Congratulations on moving back to Oslo. I hope you’re share photos of your new home and seaside!

  8. Meg on 05/04/2012 at 20:08

    The Ship Ahoy Parfait is just stunning! The stripes are perfect for this style, but the little anchor on the pocket is divine!

  9. Rosy on 05/04/2012 at 22:33

    Your projects sound very fun, I wish you luck with your job interviews. I hope your problems go away soon and continue necks so productive. Wow!

  10. Ali on 05/04/2012 at 23:09

    I’ve missed your loveliness in the blogosphere, but am glad you’re taking care of yourself. I also went to the doc today and think I should take a rest from computer work to not exacerbate a problem in my arm. But she didn’t say anything about sewing! 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing your Rum Diary dress and your parfait looks like wonderful inspiration for some red/white stripe fabric I have. xoxo

  11. quietandsmall on 07/04/2012 at 02:37

    oh i’m so sorry about your neck problem, but daaaaaaaamn i loooove your new clothes!!!

  12. Alexandra Mason on 10/04/2012 at 21:21

    Great projects! I love your striped Parfait. Glad your neck is feeling better!

  13. Zoe on 13/04/2012 at 22:17

    Wowzers! You do have a busy May ahead of you! I am sooo pleased that you are participating despite all your plans. I wish you all the best with moving and for a speedy recovery with your neck. Plus I can’t wait to get a proper peek at those anchor-adorned garments!

    Zoe xxx

  14. Stacy on 26/04/2012 at 22:09

    Glad you’re feeling better. These projects all look so exciting. Looking forward to seeing posts about your move back to Oslo!

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