30 July 2014

In the Navy

N is for Nautical
Love everything about this style, and when you live by the sea -it is must have. :)
Fabric: Rayon jersey  
Alterations: added length, made sleeves from "different“ plain fabric.
This is lovely, easy to sew dress. In Burda magazine it is styled with long sleeve shirt and tights, but I am not going to wear it like that. Maybe I could sew one with long sleeves for winter with some alterations. This pattern with curved raglan sleeves and seam in the middle is not best solution (I don't like it) for long sleeve version.
The bag I made:

29 July 2014

Multi strand bracelets

Super sale going on in Lady Lina Shop

50% off    Multi strand bracelets

28 July 2014

Black and white dress

X is for Xtreme Black & White 
I love black and white combinations and floral prints of course. So, here it is perfect trend for me. :)
Pattern: No3- Little black dress -Simple chic book byMachiko Kayaki.
Fabric: cotton sateen
Alterations: added 5 cm to the upper part length and made side zipper closure.

This is my second "little black dress" I made from Simple chic book. First was floral-pink. Well, maybe third will be black, finaly.
Jewelry I made: 

26 July 2014

Gingham style

I am fulfilling previous decision to follow A-Z TrendGuide in my sewing.
In my version it is almost crop top. Since I am 40+ lady it fits best with high-waisted wide pants. So, two trends in one.

Pattern: No8-back buttoned top from "Simple chic" book by Machiko Kayaki
Fabric: gingham quilting cotton
Alterations: made eight small buttons (pattern suggests five), omitted side slit.

I like wide pants with side zipper closure. Maybe these pants are not perfect for my body shape, especially with flats, but who cares. :) 
I like to wear them with ballerina shoes.
Pattern: Burda 4/1995 mod.104
Fabric: rayon polyester blend
Jewelry I made:
My ballerina shoes addiction: