Silk dress for a wedding

Silk dress for a wedding

This last weekend I attended my cousin’s wedding at the west coast of Norway. It was a lovely wedding in a beautiful place called Luster, situated at the edge of one of the Norwegian fjords. The bride was a lovely sight in her buttercup yellow wedding dress ( which I made), and her fiansè in his grey suit and yellow tie (one of seven ties also made by me). But, those garments deserves their very own blog post, and I will talk about that another day. Today I want to show you what I was wearing to the wedding: A Butterick B5317 in lavender coloured Thai silk. Fabric for my silk dress The fabric was bought at my favourite silk “dealer” in Norway: Morbaertreet. They have no store, and no website, and are therefore a bit of a trade secret, but they have the loveliest silk you can imagine. I first heard of Morbaertreet when I was still in school, and I remember buying the silk for my own wedding dress there when I got married back in 2008. (Another garment on my blogging list). Butterick B5317 once again. The pattern for the lavender dress I wore this last weekend is my well tried Butterick B5317 pattern (I have three dresses so far), and this time I raised the front neck drop to almost none existent. I was after the boat neck look in front, while keeping the scooped back, and this turned out great. I love the fact that the back neck drop is low, but not[…]

My Me-Made-May’15: the pledge

My Me-Made-May’15: the pledge

So, I decided to take part in the Me-Made-May challenge this year. If you haven’t heard of it you can click on the button to the right to read more. This is the first time I take part in the challenge, and I’m rather excited about it. My Me-Made-May’15 pledge: I, Anne Lyth, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear at least 1 selfmade piece of clothing each day for the duration of May 2015   I have more than a few me-made garments by now, but as my body has changed quite a bit during the last 12 months a lot of don’t actually fit any more. The goal is to find out what gaps I have to fill in my wardrobe to once again be able to wear homemade garments most days of the week from now and into summer. With a fulltime job and two kids and husband it’s not always so easy to find time to sew to myself, but if I can uncover the gaps hopefully the things I do get to make for myself will be successful and not hit-and-miss. I believe the Me-Made-May’15 can help me with that. I will try to post so photos on Instagram of the garments I wear, – though probably not every day. And at the end of the month I will hopefully have a sewing plan for summer ready to share with you, together with the insights I got during the month.   If you too are participating I[…]