Hmmm… Shiny! :)
Does anyone has extra foil lying around the kitchen drawers? You do not need to limit its use with the kitchen! See the dress I made? :)))
No, of course I’m not serious! This is just another gorgeous fabric that I’ve bought… Couldn’t resist the shiny color, how could I ?!…
I’m back with an awesome jacket!
I know… It’s been ages… I was so overloaded with my day job that I couldn’t update my blog as much as I wanted.
But the hectic 2012 has finished and I’m back with new projects :))
So, zillion years ago I’ve posted a text about my upcoming sewing project. I’m glad to say that I’ve finished it, wore it many times and already put it in the spring/fall shelf of my wardrobe ‘cause the winter is back, after long days of cold but sunny weather.
What’s on my sewing table…
I have even less time I can spare for my sewing passion this month. But I’m determined to keep up with my sewing life and blogging about it! :)
I’m dedicated to finish this jacket for this month. The pattern was published in Burda Style’s August 2012 issue with pattern no. 137. It can also be purchased from here: Shawl Collar Jacket
I really liked this collar style as it allows free movement when wearing a jacket for work.
I’ve never made a shawl collar before and I really liked the way it looks on the model. We’ll see whether I’ll be able to pose like her when I finish the project :) Considering my 6 feet tall figure, I think I should shorten the waist part a bit.
As I cannot go for a fabric shopping, I have to use something from my fabric stash. So I decided to use this gray lightweight woven fabric with a satin facing that I’ve used for a blouse before. I just adore colorful facings! :)
Although the pattern looks stunning on the model, I suspect that part of is has to do with the tempting blue color of the fabric used. So my fairly modest gray fabric may not be able to show off as I much as I wanted. Thus, I’m thinking about putting a contrast color bias on the shawl collar. We’ll see how it’ll end up :)
A High-end watercolor project…
I know, I’m terribly behind my posting schedule :( But I started a new project lately, which requires 150% of my time until February… But I could not keep myself away from the blog any longer and decided to share with you a project I finished right before my hectic work life began.
As seen above, this time it is not the pattern (or our size 0 model’s mind-blowing posing skills) that shine out, but the fabric with amazing watercolor prints on…
An Excessively Purple Dress!
While the fall is coming loud and clear, the wardrobes and the sewing projects are getting darker and thicker. Well, I thought if I’m to loose the light and bright colors of summer, I should at least go down with a good fight! So please see above the first dress of my fall collection :)
Butterflies and pink dreams…
For me, this has been the most romantic summer dress of 2012. It’s so light, so soft, so chic!
The fabric is a light pink chiffon with gorgeous print of butterflies and flowers on it. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it at the fabric store and finished the dress in a day!
Adoring the new fabric booty :)
Since the fabric pile at home is still not above by head… (more around my shoulders I must add) I went to the fabric store to look for something new and fresh. Then I found this adorable chiffon fabric!
And the best part is, I have just the right earrings for it! :P The (only) good thing about living in a textile heaven country is that you can find various types of fabrics almost for free :) Well, almost… This gorgeous chiffon costs around 2 USD a yard!
Upcoming Project: 1950’s halter dress!
It’s been quite some time since I last wrote and I feel very bad about it :( But my hectic work program has just finished and I feel like a school kid just going out to summer break!
Of course my heavy workload did not stop me from daydreaming about my next sewing project. This month’s BurdaStyle mag offers so much for my well deserved holiday plans. If you enjoy 1950’s dresses, you mustn’t miss this one. This pattern is also sold through their website where you can visit from this link.
So here’s my new summer dress:
This pattern is just a copy of the one published in BurdaStyle May 1950 issue. Isn’t it great? :)
The dress has a halter neckline and a circle skirt. Hmm, I may need to edit the skirt a little bit.
I’m just ready to cut the pattern and start sewing. The fabric I intend to use for this project is a lightweight cotton with very graceful patterns on it!
I’ll soon let you know about the results of this project on Sewing Your Style :) I hope it’ll turn out as great as I imagine.