25 May 2014

Mint lace sweater

In A-Z Trend Guide I is for Icy Pastels.

So, here it is my "contribution" to this trend
Mint lace sweater.  
I found this pattern somewhere on net years ago, and save it in case I learn to knit lace one day. And that day has come. This is my first knitted lace if I'm not counting lace scarf made two years ago. I am so happy with it. It turns so nice for first time knitting lace sweater.
I will definitely use this pattern again maybe with silk yarn.

Pattern: Japanese book/magazine
Yarn: mercerized cotton Mirabela by Unitas
Needles: 3.5 mm
Hook: 3 mm


15 May 2014

Floral T-shirt top

After long no sewing period I have made few "serious" decisions.
Now I have "big plan" for spring/summer sewing, knitting, crocheting....
First decision is to use mostly fabric from my (or my mom's) stash.
Second is to use patterns from my old Burda magazines. Some of them are over twenty years old.
Third decision is to follow THIS A-Z Trend Guide. Well, I already know that floral trend is going to be the most represented in my wardrobe, but I'll try to represent some other (this year) trends through my sewing.
A fourth and most difficult decision to fulfill is to make at least one garment a week.
So, first trend is F-Floral 

                          Floral T-shirt top 

I already made this top four years ago
Easy, simple, basic pattern.
Pattern: Burda 2/2009 model 108 
Fabric: Rayon jersey
Alterations: Last time I just turned the edges around the neck and topstitch. This time I added knit neckband. (Useful tutorials HERE and HERE)



02 May 2014

Stolen From Men

Well, stolen or not, I'm addicted to nail polishes.
By the way, Mary Quant's designs in this video are so cute. Side slit tunic is gorgeous. 
These days I'm thinking about this lovely Mary Quant's dress. 
It will not be difficult to make a similar. I even have a matching pattern.This lovely Burda dress from December 2011 with some alterations.
But, since I don't wear mini, adding lenght will spoil the impression.

Well, I don't know. I'm still thinking.