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…
Any Questions? - What to do with velvet fabric…
Hello! I have a brown colored velvet fabric at home (for about 3 meters) and I can’t decide what to do with it. :) I was thinking maybe you could help me make up my mind about how to use it :D
Hi! As the winter is coming, it might be a good idea to get ready with chic outfits and velvet is indeed a nice choice when used wisely :P
How about a velvet dress? Combine it with a sheer fabric or lace and get a great look. How about this?
You can find many similar patterns to make this look. One of them could be the Swing Dress from BurdaStyle. It is simple to sew and would turn into a very chic outfit if you just shorten the skirt a little and add a lace at the hem!
Or you can sew something like this which I have recently made as a summer dress:
I have used a classic pattern from McCall’s (m6460). You can get more information about this project in this post: Polka Dots and Childish Dreams
Do not throw away the leftover fabric! You can make yourself a great necklace like this:
Happy sewing! :)
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!
An Italian Fabric Store in the middle of South Anatolia…
DISCOVERING A FAIR PRICED DESIGNER FABRIC STORE IN ADANA
Alright, I admit. I’m a fabricaholic :) The thing is, when I see good quality fabrics, I don’t just enjoy them because of their colors or patterns, I love them because of the potential of turning that one piece of fabric into a great outfit. I immediately start wondering what kinds of great designs one can make out of them.
I have recently added a post on my blog about the wonderful fabric stores in Paris. The cheery feeling I had back there just came back when I discovered this small boutique fabric store in the middle of a South Anatolian city “Adana”, a town famous with its Kebabs. Although it was much smaller than Reine store in Paris, this beautifully decorated boutique fabric shop had so many hidden treasures to be discovered :)
Visiting Fabric Stores in Paris
As a passionate seamstress, I have to find time to spend in the fabric stores of every city I visit. And if this city is Paris, I HAD to buy something that would remind me of it all the time.
So here I was, visiting the ever so famous Montmartre. I had a wonderful time up in the Basilique du Sacre Coeur and the bohemian Montmartre area. But thanks to the other sewing bloggers, I knew very well that this was also the place for buying some French fabrics!
My Suffering Owl
One of the utmost important missions in life, without a doubt, is to learn how to make an owl from fabric!
This serious looking funny animal happens to be one of my favorite characters in life. Thus, I couldn’t think of anyone else to give me a hand in holding my pins when I’m sewing. So I decided to draft and sew my own pin cushion with an owl shape. I liked the outcome so much that I used the same pattern in couple of my son’s clothes.
Let me introduce you to my ever-suffering but always loyal owl:
So if you say “this is the only thing missing from my life”, keep reading…