Tuesday, October 13

golf course dress

dress - bodice: burda magazine 01/2012, #114 (modified a bit)
 + half circle skirt

found this printed cotton twill with golf course print
and no matter how crazy it looked
i just had to have it
since the print is pretty insane
i chose to make a really simple dress
and tried to eliminate as much seams as possible
so the skirt is cut as one piece..
and it ended up being way too short,
but no way i can fix that now
struggled a bit with how to cut the bodice
and not end up with one of those sand traps
creating funky paramecium-like patch on one of my boobies
and accidentally ended up with 'hole' positioned right where my heart is
(while two guys and their golf bag
are standing suspiciously near my crotch area..
so.. it ended up being kinky dress instead of funky
and has a bit strange opinions on
 how should a way to woman's heart look like
or at least where it should start)

Wednesday, October 7

high neck

dress - burda magazine 10/2015, #111

don't remember that i've ever before waited
for new burda magazine to hit the stands
as with this issue..
few minutes after i got my copy
i was in studio, tracing pattern for dress #111
fabric is a remnant box find
some sort of rayon blend, with a bit of stretch
and it actually has two good sides
(the other side looks like a negative of the one i've used)
i've already traced and cut the pattern
when noticed that stretch is lengthwise
not crosswise, as i thought
but was too eager to start sewing
that i decided to ignore that fact, and go with it anyways
so the dress ended up being a bit snug at the hips
(if i ever make it again
gonna go a size bigger at the hips
or chose the fabric that stretches in right direction)
not being a fan of waist tucks
i turned them into double pointed darts
which simplified the look a bit

Friday, October 2

summer bits and pieces

there are three lakes at the edge of nikola's hometown
and this summer
instead of traveling abroad
we bought an inflatable kayak
and went to explore them
lakes are artificial 
created on river uvac
when three hydroelectric power stations were built
they are pretty narrow and pretty long too
perfect for paddling
needless to say we had the best active vacation ever!
we would explore one lake for couple of days, 
then deflate kayak
pack it up and hike to the next lake
and do it all over again..
now if i only can sew us some warm paddling outfits
so we can go paddle all year round