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! 🙂


  1. Tors on 02/01/2012 at 12:51

    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!

    • Sølvi on 02/01/2012 at 15:45

      Thanks Tors, hope your year will rock as well! 🙂

  2. Alana on 02/01/2012 at 13:05

    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?)

    • Sølvi on 02/01/2012 at 15:46

      Thanks! I´d love to do a challenge in February! 🙂

  3. Alexandra Mason on 02/01/2012 at 16:55

    Can’t wait to see what you make! Happy New Year.

    • Sølvi on 02/01/2012 at 20:04

      Thanks! Happy new year!

  4. Catherine on 02/01/2012 at 18:53

    Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing the finished items!!

    • Sølvi on 02/01/2012 at 20:04

      Thank you, and a happe new year to you too! 🙂

  5. Sarah on 02/01/2012 at 23:06

    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!

  6. liza jane on 03/01/2012 at 02:18

    Yay, fun! I love the idea of making fun stuff. Love your color palette, too.

  7. Sigrid on 03/01/2012 at 08:46

    I love your palette, and think that FUN! is the best way to organize a wardrobe ever.

  8. Sølvi on 03/01/2012 at 09:45

    @Sarah, Liza Jane and Sigrid: Thanks! Hurrah for some fun! 🙂

  9. Alessa on 03/01/2012 at 12:02

    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!

    • Sølvi on 03/01/2012 at 14:12

      Thanks Alessa, how fun that your color choices are similar! 🙂

  10. Ali on 03/01/2012 at 20:16

    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 🙂

  11. Kristen on 07/01/2012 at 19:05

    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!

  12. Scruffybadger on 11/01/2012 at 08:49

    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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