Friday, February 27


dress - burda 09/2012, #107

made this dress back in november
but it took me ages to take pics
(even those crappy phone ones)
had only 1.1m of fabric
and somehow squeezed dress out of that..
i managed to make front symmetric
back is a mess
but i can live with that
dunno what the fabric is supposed to be used for
wouldn't be surprised if it's upholstery 
it's quite stiff..
but i loved the print
(and it hides seams pretty well..
so you don't get to see my freestyle back double pointed darts
that are everything but symmetric)

Friday, February 20

coat time

coat - burda (08/2012, #101)
shirt - burda (05/2012, #104)
pants - burda (07/2011, #102)

bought this houndstooth wool boucle few years ago
with idea of turning it into a cape,
but that never happened
last winter i planned to turn it
into burda's coat from one of the 70s issues,
and even traced billion pattern pieces
but winter never came
so i abandoned that idea too
this winter i thought i might use the fabric 
to make burda's oversized coat from 2012
but that would probably end up as another forgotten plan
if it wasn't for my friend tea
one day last month
we were having one of our usual never ending talks 
probably fueled with too many beers
and the idea of coat challenge was born!
we choose february 15th as a deadline
and while tea finished her coat on time
and even managed to finish another one in the meantime
i was late, as usual
i finally managed to finish it yesterday
so tea and i met to take pics of our coats together 
(well, not really together, as there is not a single pic of two of us together)
we barely had time to take any pics at all 
since i was so late, that we had only last moments of daylight to shoot them,
and that's why there are no any details pictured
no lining shots, and the coat is not buttoned in any of the pics
it's fun to have a new coat finally
as i'm constantly wearing the one that i've made 5 years ago
and even though it still holds up pretty well
i kind of got a bit tired of it
now go check out tea's amazing coat