Empire State of Mind
Today I got the final evidence of my new approach to clothing. I don´t know how it is everywhere else in the world, but here in Sweden you can become a member of hmclub, a bonus shopping program if you´re a regular shopper at H&M stores. Today, in my mailbox I found a letter from…Read More
2010 – my challenge in review
2010 was the year where I decided it was time to stop spending on clothes, and spend more time sewing. About a year ago I decided to not buy anything new. This would allow me to: I will be more creative – since I can’t buy new clothes, I will have to make them myself…Read More
My grand plan: The floral skirt
Windy outside today, perhaps? Back in May, when I bought the fabric to the Rosie dress, I noticed that the floral print was available in other colors as well. Back then I thought it was a bit over the top to buy it, and let it go. The fabric used on the Rosie dress Turns…Read More
My dress assistant is here!
There is progress! I followed some of the great advice I got on my previous post (thanks ladies!) and now I have two full bags of clothes ready to be shipped away to new, more deserving owners. Oh joy! There is space in my closet again! I also came up with an idea to how…Read More
Pledges and sustainability.
Although I have had this blog since 2005, only the last 5 or so months have been really productive. It all came down to my challenge 2010, it´s simple: I said to myself in january this year; that I shall restrain myself from buying any new clothes. After making this decision, I discovered the fantastic online…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
I am a colourlover
During summer and early autumn different bloggers have been talking about color and palettes and which colors that looks most flattering on them. Tonight, I was sketching on some ideas for my autumn/winter sewing, and when I finished the drawing, I saw to my surprise that it mainly consisted of five colors. Black, navy, red,…Read More
Refashioning and the finishing of a jacket (or two)
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…Read More
Goodbye summer (for now), and HELLO Self Stitched September!
Alright, so this is officially the last day of summer. The day was fab, with sun, crisp air and the arrival of my new (old) shoes that are going to take me through autumn in style. I bought these shoes from Here and There Vintage on Etsy, just five days ago, and today- there they…Read More