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Toulouse Pullover

By Sølvi Elise | 07/03/2013

Just a short and sweet post, as I am excited to tell you I finished knitting another sweater! This is the Toulouse Pullover from the Knitscene winter 2012 edition. I fell in love with the style while browsing through my sister's copy of the magazine, so I decided I had to make it. One E-magazine bought on iPad later, and yarn bought specifically for the project, I cast on and knitted a new sweater just in time for spring. I used Dale yarn's Lerke, a 50/50 cotton- wool blend. Love it! The pattern is easy to knit, and easy to adjust as it is knitted top- down. I…

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Finished object: Stash piece no. 1: Mathilde.

By Sølvi Elise | 19/02/2013
Mathilde blouse in black

Mathilde blouse in black crepe de chine – such a lovely fabric  to wear!  I´ve finished my Mathilde! You know, that gorgeous blouse pattern Tilly just released. Before I say anything more, you should really read Karen´s post on this, as she captures my exact thoughts on this blouse much more eloquently than I could do myself. I love my new blouse, but I made it a little too small, though. I used my upper bust measurement instead of full bust, and didn´t make a FBA, because I thought the amount of ease didn´t make it necessary. In hindsight this was a bad idea, and for my next version (because there…

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The act of getting dressed

By Sølvi Elise | 15/02/2013

Recently I watched a very interesting documentary about Diana Vreeland, the notorious editor-in-chief of Vogue in the 1960´s. She was an extremely influential and inspirational woman for many of today´s leading fashion houses, and if you haven´t seen the documentary, Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, and you are just remotely interested in either fashion, clothing or female business women of the mid-century, you really should watch it! One interesting topic that was briefly mentioned in the film, was that Diana Vreeland saw something almost ritual in the act of getting dressed. She would spend the mornings wearing her housecoat, and then take her time to get properly…

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Finished Object: Stash Piece No. 5: The Wrap Top.

By Sølvi Elise | 12/02/2013
Burda Wrap Top 03-2012-121

I have finished the first garment on my list! Or, to be more accurate, I ´ve finished the fifth garment on my list. I warned you, I might jump and not start at the very beginning (although my Mathilde blouse is already cut and interfaced and all ready to go). I´ve had this small piece of white rayon jersey in my stash since before Christmas, and I´ve been planning to make something from it as soon as possible. Why the hurry, you might ask? Because I already have circa 3 meters of this fabric already. I am pretty “impressed” by myself that I managed to buy more of…

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Stashbusting Sewalong 2013

By Sølvi Elise | 04/02/2013
Stashbusting Sewalong 2013

So, people, I am excited to give you a more detailed list over my Stashbusting Sewalong contribution for the next couple of months. I have also added the sewalong to my nav bar, so you can monitor my progress there, if you´d like. Here are my sketches and ideas again:   And here are the details: Black Crepe de Chine Tilly & the Buttons Mathilde blouse Red cotton shirting bib style shirtdress.  Advance 4935, but probably with a pleated skirt instead of the one it comes with.  A fushia wool fleece hoodie. BurdaStyle 12-2012-139  Turqoise Crepe de chine Grainline Studio Tiny Pocket Tank   Offwhite rayon jersey Cake Patterns Pavlova…

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 Hi there! I´m Sølvi Elise. Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. This is a space where I share my craft projects  and thoughts and ideas concerning handmade in a consumerist world.

I live in Oslo, Norway where I use my spare time stitching up my own wardrobe. So far, I´d say that 80 % of my closet is filled with me-mades. I also have an interest in historical sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, leatherwork, tablet weaving, rigid heddle loom- weaving, cocktails, jewelry making, makramé, shoe making, drawing, paper craft, machine knitting and generally any craft that looks like fun.