Wednesday, April 09, 2014
I was able to attend a workshop in making a ring of silver and I have to say it was a lot of fun! so much fun that I found a 4 day course the first week of my vacation and signed up
Monday, February 24, 2014
Vogue 1175 Donna Karan Dress
This pattern is OOP and I´m so glad I got one! I had it for some time and was intrieged by the weird cut.
I used a viscose fabric with velvety dots in some synthetics that where way to stiff for this dress but I made it to be used at a Gatsby party so I consider it a wearable muslin.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Better late than never
It´s Burda 2008/09/134 and the fabric is from tha ugly fabric swap in Kiel, unknown fibers, quite shiny and I would say that it looks more purple than the pictures will show
Monday, February 03, 2014
I´ve been kind of obsessed with Alabama Channing these days and my first attempt is this top,
I think it´s Burda 1/2005 and I´ve made it once before but this time handsewn Alabamastyle, It took 2 spools of buttonhole twist thread, mainly becourse I desided to do the decorative stitching also on the hems of the body and the sleeves
I used the stencil in one of the books and created a large one using some kind of thick fusable interfacing, then I tried a rather thick paint that I used a sponge to apply, did not go well!!!!so I turned to the bottle with liquidy paint and sprayed on it using the airpump that it came with, the color of the paint is purple
The top is part of the Burda challenge for 2014 there you make one item from each month but since Burda in Sweden comes around mid month I´m doing januari in februari etc etc... Both items are part of a swap on a Swedish facebook Group where you sew 6 items/ season, and these are part of my spring wardrobe, that is quite summery due to I´m heading for New Orleans and Austin at the end of april/ beginning of may.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The little top of horror
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Collection ( one of many)
Not only do I collect thimbles, I also collect other sewin related stuff and my latest collection is mugs that show of fiberrelated decors. I bought the two Merchant and Mill mugs in Dublin and the other two here in Malmö and when in London I bought a mug tree, I´ve been seeing them through my travels in the UK and Ireland so this collection will be limited to 6 mugs
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Beeing a weight watcher you really should not eat sweets or at least limit your consumtion. So nice of Colette that I can indulce both Beignet and Meringue that contains no points...
I´m not sure but I think the front darts on this skirt is placed closer together than on other skirts.
I might as well do one more for summer with the scalloped hem.