Archive for May, 2007
Finally I have pictures with the red denim dress!
The pattern is from La Mia Boutique, and although it is made out of 10s of pieces and I do not understand Italian, it was fairly easy to assemble, but required a lot of time.
Every stitch has been iron pressed and I added two parallel top-stitches in bright red thread to finish the denim feel for this dress.
I love wearing this at work, I think it is great for summer, being sleeveless and it also can be worn maybe with boots and a form fitting long sleeve blouse under during cooler temps.
I always buy a little extra fabric especially when there are bias pieces, somehow I cannot compute how much I need.
This time I managed to sew a mini skirt, a hat and a belt out of the leftovers! Tonight I am hemming the skirt and I can;t wait to post about it. The hat and belt are still in the making.
I have taken many photos of the sewing process, and I plan on posting small how tos about darts, jeans pockets, shirt collars…soon.
This morning I was presently surprised by an email, saying that Fashion Geek has joined my neighborhood on the Blog Catalog: Everything you need to know about Wearable Electronics!
“How will Wearable Electronic now change the way we see and use our clothing?”
Have a look at their articles and decide for yourselves.
All I have to say is: I need to make time and read all of it, it is simply revolutionary and truly interesting!
My mom’s a chemist and a seamstress, my dad is an electronics engineer, I’m a software engineer and I’m really digging this brilliant blog!
BurdaStyle would like to introduce to you a new blog category: Featured Member!
They say: “Many members of the site have been very active and supportive, and we think they should be in the spotlight. We prepared a set of questions that will be posed to the respective user.”
Now, I feel so honored and proud to be a featured user, since Burda has played an important role in my life as a hobbiest seamstress.
Read the interview and check out what BurdaStyle users are up to:
This airy silk twill has been a joy to work with and now it is a joy to wear. It keeps me feeling cool and comfortable during hot summer days.
I find this outfit to be very versatile, I can change the look in an instant, simply by wearing them together for a more dressy look, or take them apart and pair them with jeans or a T-shirt for the day.
Another gorgeous find at Fashion Fabrics Club is this stretch washed red denim fabric.
I had my mind set on a beautiful dress from La Mia Boutique, for a long time. Now I finally decided to go for it, and sew it in denim.
The pattern is made up of many many pieces and the difficulty is set to 3 stars, meaning it will take me a while to finish this project.
I hope to sew it in parallel with a sun hat, belt and maybe even a purse out of the same leftover fabric. I tend to be very economical when it comes to placing patterns over the fabric, and always have some useful leftovers.
I will post instructions on how to sew and press bodice darts, appliqué jeans pockets and hidden button closures. Keep looking!
I got this gorgeous 100% silk from Fashion Fabrics Club and it is more beautiful then I had imagined.
I have sewed a bias skirt, just over the knees in length. I was left again with a big bias triangle of silk, which of course turned out to be just perfect for my signature triangle top.
I have sewn many meters of round lace out of the fabric (there goes the other triangle leftover, cut in bias bands). I used this lace for the skirts waist line, around the neck of the top. The blouse is like a corset in the back and the bias strips are now lacing it.
I have received many compliments of the skirt, after wearing it with a plain T-Shirt at work.
The look changes in an instant when the skirt and top are worn together, from day to night wear I’m one top away!
I plan on wearing this during my trip to Vegas at the end of this month, and take many pictures with it!
Treat your feet with these fluffy soft micro-fleece luxurious embroidered spa slippers, available online exclusively from Everywear!
Wear them to the sauna, or jump into them after a relaxing shower and walk around the house.
The sponge fluffy soles have adherent anti-slip rubber dots to prevent sliding over slippery surfaces. A layer of double sided stiff fusible interfacing has been added in between the sole layers for strength.