Monday, February 29

all black

top - burda magazine 02/2016, #103
racer back top underneath - burda magazine 06/2014, #125
leggings - made by my friend greska

once i had a black top 
that looks almost exactly as this one
it was one of very few things that i actually bought in past few years
and i only bought it cause i was out of town for few days
and weather suddenly got real cold
so i had to buy something to keep me from freezing
wore the hell out of it
until one day i decided to paint some shelves wearing it
and it got few nasty white paint smears
so when i saw february blouse pattern
i knew what i'm turning it into
(well, other than that gray version
that i've showed you in my last post, that is)

i wear a racer back top underneath, not for modesty reasons
but because it was quite windy when we took these pics
but i kind of like the effect the top creates
sleeves may look like design feature
with those transparent panels
but in reality i had only tiniest bits of both fabrics
after i cut front and back,
that i had to piece sleeves from scraps
neck is finished with narrow satin bias tape
looks rather neat
but you'll have to take my word for it
 as i forgot to take pics of that


  1. This is so cool! I never sew with sheer fabrics as I find it less than fun, but I love the way this looks! You've tempted me to try it!

    1. glad you like it, sonja :) i love sheer fabric, but i don't sew with it as much as i would like to, as most of the sheer fabrics i can afford are pure polyester, and quite unpleasant to wear.. one day, i'll buy me a lot of sheer silk chiffon :D

  2. i agree. SUPER COOL. i'm glad you wrecked the other shirt ;)

  3. Those tops hang beautifully with the leggings from your friend. Great outfit.

    1. thanks :) it's really great pattern, and that back dart makes it hang real nice.. must make few more versions methinks

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    1. thanks, catherine :) the whole outfit has a power to make me feel cool wearing it

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    1. thanks :) i'm all about black lately, dunno how that happened

  6. all black will never go out of anything! ... who said that women who wear black live colourful lives? ...

    1. black is the new black, right :D
      i've spent quite a few years wearing very colorful clothes, so i got bored of it.. now it's all about black and gray :)