Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Musselin for 1st WGT outfit

I finally started sewing again! For weeks I felt like I lost my sewing mojo, so essentially no sewing happened in my flat. But with only 6 more weeks to go until WGT, I had to get into gear again...

I started with a (wearable?) musselin for the bustle outfit. I started with cheap fabrics for the skirt and kept close to the original Burda pattern - I just added 5cm length to the skirts because otherwise I know they will be short. Here ist the result:

front (yes I used two different fabrics for the underskirt. It's a musselin, who cares?!)

direct view at back (doesn't look bustle-y, hu?)


I think it looks a little small for a real bustle, so I decided to make up my own "victorian underwear" with spiral steel. And as I didn't want to buy any fabrics, my underskirt is my old curtain:

Next step will be to cut the spiral steel and finish the underskirt and overskirt. I promise some pics with me inside once the boyfriend has time...

Plant a tree, raise a son, build a house...

Well actually, I will just plant a tree! ^^

This website offers to plant a tree for you if you mention their name on their blog and put up a link to them. As I really care about nature and hate how Germany's natural forrests are cut down or killed by pollution, I love this idea! Hey, maybe one tree can't change the world, but a lot of trees make a forrest! ;)

Mein Blog hat eine Eiche gepflanzt.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A photo from over 10 years ago

Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite television program
Day 04 — Your favorite book
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 — A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — A fanfic
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 — Your day, in great detail
Day 26 — Your week, in great detail
Day 27 — This month, in great detail
Day 28 — This year, in great detail
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 — Whatever tickles your fancy

Sorry for the bad quality, but I had to take a picture of this polaroid with my digi cam to load it into the internet. This was me some 13 years ago at my grandma's place. You can see from the clothes that this was taken in the 1990s (horrible two toned pullover *flush*) and I had rather short hair at that time. But I think my face is still more or less the same. Maybe that's why I get asked for my ID when I buy alcohol?!


I'm still alive. And my sewing mojo has returned. Guess what I'm working on now...!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm a star!

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Burda Style 4/2011

This month I like a mix between classic sleek lines and ruffly, girly stuff. The turtleneck shirt I like third best has a very clean pattern without many details. I really think that this will work perfectly in a business environment! Second best goes to the very ruffly wrap dress in an awful flower pattern which reminds me of Laura Ashley (anyone remembers this trend during the 80s/90s?).
I like the yellow dress in the middle best from this issue. I like the neckline and think that - in a different fabric of course- it would look good dressed up and down. I can see this in silk for a bridesmaid or in thin wool on a meeting.

I still don't know what Burda has going on with the "frumpy" trend. The dress on the worst list has overcut shoulders which only look good on wide shoulders with small breasts. A very specific clientel, and most probably not the targeted (housewife in her 40s) Burda audience. The jacket on the right fits their taste better, but I never liked parker style. Even in the 90s when grunge was hip I could not stand these jackets. Even worse were the lumberjack shirts, preferably in red and black... Yuck!
But worst is this amazing macramee vest. Honestly, no words for this... If you make it and wear it in public, you are a braver woman than me!