Saturday, July 13, 2013
I challenged myself to making one nice dress for my birthday and one for christmas, My birthday was a couple of days ago but I´m going out with a friend to salubrate tonight so in my world I made it!
this one but did some modification and I like the finished dress very much.
Summer has finally arrived here and the cat likes the balcony a lot
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
This dress is from for me the latest Burda, it´s in the plus section and I´m wild about it!!
I´ve seen som opinions about it on the net how ridicoulous it looks etc. In the magazine the dress is made in a sequened fabric and there is a optional top too, cut where the lower gathering is on the left side. I have to agree of the opinions BUT look at the sides and think of them with the same design on the other side and there are two really nice dresses and it´s easy to make a straight skirt on the left side too for a third variation. I´ve made a muslin today of twice the left side and I´m planning to use one of my nice libertyprints for it!
The dress is so nicely shaped, unfortunately I have to go to work so I have to wait until tomorrow to cut it!
Sunday, July 07, 2013
I like everything about lace shawls, I love shopping for yarn, knitting, wearing, giving them away and I actually love to watch how they transform during blocking. I always bring a lace knit when I´m travelling since it´s lightweight and last a long time. This shawl is called "Lotus" and is knitted in a yarn I bought in Edinburgh and I knitted on it in San Fransisco. It´s dyed by a local dyer and that´s how I prefer to shop. I have two more shawls to block, one of them was finished yesterday and I already has a new one on the needles; a variation on a Haruni only using the last border.
Monday, July 01, 2013
I guess it´s not totally clear why this top is called Lemon Juice? It was yellow in the magazine...
I really wanted to do it in a very nice vintage blue rayon but wanted to try it out before in another fabric, this fabric is from the remnant table at Stof and Stil and has borders in both edges, I used them for cutting the sleeves.
I really love this top, it lookes weird on the hanger but when you wear it there are a nice assymetric cut to it due to one side seam is flat and the other a kind of waterfall.
Close upp on neckline. I was planning to use my serger but didn´t find the cord...It´s so much easier to get the neckline even cutting it with a serger