19 July 2009

One Yard dresses

No,I am not magician.
I am just a petite person.
And I bought only two Yards of this two fabrics.One Yard of each.

So, I chose very simple patterns for this projects.
Just two simple shift dresses.
Fabric for first dress is from Melissa Averinos, Lace in Cocoa from her Sugar Snap Line of designer fabrics.I made a simple A-line shift dress. I have constructed pattern by my self.
Well,I can't call this pattern. LOL

And I am very happy that I preserved that fabulous prints on the fabric- by using simple pattern.

There is ribbon running along the upper edge of the dress.

I made that trim from two different color ribbons and decorated it with machine embroidery.

Maybe I will add belt from same ribbon,or maybe not. I have not decided jet.

The second dress is made of beautiful cotton fabric from Blank Fabrics ( Marrakesh in the Sahara )
The pattern is from May Burda issue, model no.118.
But, I skipped a piece of fabric that goes across the front part of the dress. I haven't had enough fabric.LOL

I haven't had enough fabric to turn up regular hem, also. So I used false hem in color-coordinated trim.

There is invisible zip closure at the back.

I'm really satisfied how it turned up at the end.
Now,I have two cute day dresses. :)

07 July 2009

Plants on my balcony

This necklace is available in my Etsy shop.
But the most interesting part, in the latest necklace photo session,is that I used lavender from my balcony.
The balcony is a special place for me. I really enjoy drinking coffee there.
Since we live in an apartment, in an old building with ugly facade,I am trying to improve it with flowers.Every year I plant something different.This is the first time that I have lavender plants. And finally I find perfect plant for my favorite place in the house.Other plants are nice, but usually the sun is too strong and it is difficult to maintain its freshness and beauty.
Here are my beauties.

I hope next year, after facade renovation, I will be able to show you more beautiful balcony.