Monday, October 27

caramel and charcoal

cardigan - (burda 10/2014, #113)
dress - (burda 4/2013, #109, 
modified using pattern magic musubu dress diagram)

this cardigan is probably the cosiest thing i ever made
it's soft and warm and feels like wearing a blanket
(maybe even a security blanket of some sort)..
i'm always moody and cranky when fall is in full swing
all i wanna do is cover myself with mountain of blankets
and spend my days reading books..
and live off of roasted chestnuts and pumpkin cakes
of course, i can't really do that
as i barely see my home these days,
but at least now i can wear my blanket everywhere i go
without looking like linus van pelt

Friday, October 17

transformer jacket

crazy jacket, right?
i guess bunch of people won't like it
as it's not tailored or fitted or lined
no hand sewing or pad stitching involved
and frankly, i hated it at one point too..
it started with burda's long cardigan pattern from october issue
well.. 'pattern' is a bit strong word,
as it's basically two long rectangles
plus sleeves,
but i loved the design anyways
and wanted to try it out
pattern is meant to be made in drapey knit fabric
but as usual, i ignored what they say
and went for thick wool knit fabric instead
not a drapey stretchy kind of knit at all,
so it ended up looking really funky at the back
(well, it still does
as you can see in pictures)

wasn't a fan of that look at all
but at some point
i got an idea to try the jacket upside down
and that totally transformed the look
into cool rather than the odd one
(to my eye, at least)
also, it looks way better on my friend sandra
so we bartered, she got the jacket
and i got one fabulous ring (sandra makes jewelry)
here is the pic of collar before i added lining to it
when it only had wool trim:

jacket closes with large black sew in snaps
(and can be closed in few different ways
to create different silhouettes)
but you'll have to take my word for it
cause i added snaps after we took pictures
and isn't it hilarious how that flag photobombed almost all pics?
haven't even noticed it, until i got home and saw pics on my computer
and at that point it was too late to go back and take photos again
and i was too lazy to try removing it in photoshop

Friday, October 3


dress and top - self made
skirt - sun skirt

yes, these are some silly photos,
but we just couldn't be serious for one second..
and how can one be serious
standing barefoot on a rooftop
and in my case holding a stone in palm (why?!)
i always feel really awkward taking pics
and hate every second of it
but, damn, clothes look way better on a human
than on a hanger or a dress form
so i keep on taking pics anyways
and because i made these two garments
using the same fabrics and piping
and they are similar in style
i figured it would be the best to picture them together
so i asked my friend sandra to model the top 
dress is from october issue of burda
and top/sweater or whatever one wanna call it
is made using pattern from neue mode magazine
(from april of 1981)
both are made out of same wool
and with silver faux leather piping