27 January 2015

Pink bodycon dress

Finally I took some photos of a dress I made last year in November.It is simple bodycon dress. 
Pattern: redrafted/remodeled my TNT-top pattern from Burda 2/2009 model 108.
Fabric: cotton knit with a textured surface.
Alternations: Added length (a lot) and reshaped boat neck into crew neck.
Lovely dresses made from Burda t-shirt pattern HERE,HERE,HERE and HERE.
I have two more dresses and one top made (last year) and ready to blog about. :)

13 January 2015

Budapest – New Year

Hi! Happy New Year!
For me, this year started in Hungary. At last minute we decided to spend New Year eve in Budapest. 
This was my second visit, after 27 years. First was just in transit, half day, on my way to Warsaw.  
What to say, beautiful city with lot of similarities to Vienna, but yet very specific.Unfortunately, it was very cold (-15 C) and gray, but that didn't stop our walking tours around the city. I will certainly return, one spring or summer, and of course visit the famous baths. 
We started our sightseeing on Gellért Hill. From here you have fantastic panoramic view and good first impression of the city.
Statue of Liberty stands on top of the hill. 
Citadel (Citadella) - fortress.
Royal Palace- today home to the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Library.
Statue of the horseherd
Matthias Fountain
Baroque gate
Statue of the Turul Bird (Turulmadár), the mythological bird of the Magyars. 
 Holy Trinity Square 
Matthias Church (Mátyás templom) over 700 years old. 
Statue of St. Stephen 
Fishermen's Bastion (Halászbástya) 
Some of the best views of the city from Fishermen's Bastion.
   Just window shopping.
  Recharging batteries with Esterházy torte.
Crossing Danube from Buda to Pest via Elizabeth Bridge.
  Vörösmarty Square
Budapest Opera 
 The Heroes' Square
Millennium Monument
Museum of Fine Arts
 Kunsthalle (Műcsarnok)
  City Park

 The ice rink in City Park- first opened to the public on January, 1870.
Budapest Zoo-one of the oldest in the world- since 1866.
  Széchenyi Baths
 The Millennium Underground was the first subway line in continental Europe opened in 1896.
St. Stephen's Basilica - Budapest Cathedral

St. Stephen's (first king of Hungary) mummified right hand is kept in a glass case in the chapel.

Budapest Parliament - the world's third largest Parliament building.
Museum of Ethnography.
Chain Bridge was the first bridge to connect Buda and Pest.
Danube Promenade.
View of Buda- Royal Palace from Pest side.
The Central Market Hall- largest indoor market in Budapest.
Souvenirs at Váci Street.
Kürtőskalács-delicious spiral-shaped pastry.
You can eat it plain or rolled into various toppings (cinnamon, walnuts or coconut).
Underground wine cellar labyrinth.
The third largest oak cask in the world.
Restaurant is set up in the former wine cellar. 

This is only a small part of what we have seen in Budapest.
A lot is planned for next visit-hopefully soon.