Let there be light

For the last couple of months I have been slacking off in my photo documentation of finished projects, so I thought I´d share it all with you today instead. Oh, and Happy New Year!

The Christmas DressThe Christmas DressThe Christmas Dress

This is my New Years Eve dress. AKA the Christmas Dress. AKA the oldest UFO in the history of mankind.  Pattern is Burda WOF 125-11-2007, and it´s a reprint of a vintage pattern from 1958. It´s got kimono sleeves with gussets. Geez. I´m glad I didn´t actually try to sew this one up in 2007. Because that would have been a small catastrophe, I´m sure! This is part of the Hepburn Hepburn project and My Grand Plan.

Twirly full wool skirt. Vintage Burda pattern blouse. Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 2497 New Look 6000 view C

Burda WOF skirt 117-10-2010, Burda moden blouse 6794-02-1975, Simplicity 2497 Cynthia Rowley dress, New Look 6000 dress.

Sencha the dressSencha the dressSencha 2.0 & Vi Mönster 3324Sencha 2.0 & Vi Mönster 3324

Sencha the dress and Sencha 2.0 (Colette Patterns). These are both part of Hepburn/Hepburn and My Grand Plan. And the skirt is Vi Mönster 3324 aprox. 1960.

Self-drafted serge-o-rama top Burda WOF 103-03-2009 Burda WOF 109-03-2008 Blouse.

Self-drafted asymetric top, made from what was left from the gray cardi, Burda WOF 103-03-2009 jersey top, Burda WOF 109-03-2008 silk blouse.

Stil 7261Stil 7261

The finished black wrap dress from the 1970s. Stil 7261. This is part of My Grand Plan.

What do I learn from this?

  • I never need to make anything for myself ever again.
  • I am not at all especially good at sticking to a plan.
  • I want to do nothing but sew, sew, sew all day long.
  • I need to start sewing more for others.

Can I justify any of this?

  • All fabric is either thrifted at my local charity shop, or bought on sale.
  • The two woolen skirts were made out of necessity of keeping warm in the freezing cold.
  • I have already worn the Cynthia Rowley dress at three different activities.
  • I “needed” more tops.


  1. Tilly on 03/01/2011 at 15:01

    Wowzers, that’s what I call productivity! I LOVE that Sencha dress. The blouse hasn’t worked out for me so far but the dress seems more flattering and I adore the buttons going all the way down the back (ooh la la!). Can you share how you did it?

    • Sølvi on 03/01/2011 at 17:48

      Thanks, Tilly! I´ll try to make a little tute on that one of these days. It really isn´t much to it – just some muslin making to be done! 🙂

  2. Sarah on 03/01/2011 at 15:50

    Wow! These are all spectacular!!! Your NYE dress is absolutely gorgeous; I love the sapphire blue on you. Fab! Everything you’ve made is so chic and pretty. 🙂 The Burda silk blouse is divine! And the Sencha dress? Inspired!

    Love it all! Job well done 😀

    • Sølvi on 03/01/2011 at 17:47

      Thank you so much Sarah, that´s so nice of you! 🙂

  3. Alana on 03/01/2011 at 19:08

    Yowza – you have been busy!! Love love love! Especially the new years dress (black and blue are always favourites of mine) and the sencha dress – we all want to know how you did it 😉

    • Sølvi on 04/01/2011 at 15:56

      Thanks! Sencha tutorial is coming right up!

  4. quietandsmalladventures on 04/01/2011 at 04:49

    oh holy smokes!!! i LOVE your new year’s eve and sencha dresses!!! love love love!!! you’ve been terrifically busy and it all looks so amazing!

    • Sølvi on 04/01/2011 at 15:57

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Amy on 04/01/2011 at 20:21

    Wow! What an incredible wardrobe you’ve made for yourself. Every single item is beautiful. I couldn’t possibly pick a favorite.

  6. louise on 05/01/2011 at 00:25

    you have been crazy busy sewing, that is a whole lotta lovely clothing!!! i remember catching a glimpse of the sencha dress in SSS and thinking it was a brilliant variation, LOVE the buttons all down the back 🙂

  7. Jane on 07/01/2011 at 08:57

    All absolutely gorgeous but particularly the Sencha dress. I’m going to add myself to the list of people pining for a tutorial! You should feel really proud of yourself, beautiful clothes and all look like a perfect fit. x

  8. Ali on 21/01/2011 at 05:16

    Ack! It looks like I haven’t commented though I read this weeks ago. Damn girl, you’ve been busy. Incredible! And I just read your year round up, inspiring as well. You look fabulous in all of them, but Simplicity 6000 has a particular Mad Men flair 😉 [as in foxy Joan!]

    • Sølvi on 25/01/2011 at 14:27

      Thanks, great that you feel the Mad Men vibe, that was what I was going for! 🙂

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