Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring blouse

Spring is coming...

and here is a new blouse for the next kindly nights.


I used a pattern from Patrones 292,

the blouse N°30

I don't have a serger, but I sewed these blouse while I took a sewing course in Cologne in Germany in a fabric-shop called: "Feine Stoffe"


I learned lot of  tips for quickly sewing for example, but also how to sew such chiffon fabric!
I brought patience ... but only for the fabric because it was very interesting and very funny!!!

I can recommend these course if you are in Germany , closed to Cologne!:-)

I had already the fabric for the blouse and I looked for the fabric for sleeveband and for the neckband, and for the waistband..
I found in the shop "Feine Stoffe" a light transparent fabric and a satin fabric, wich I used for the waistband together:


 I cut the pattern in the european size 38 and I made no alteration.

I used and cut diagonal the transparent fabric for the neckband.


At the waistband I used the same fabric ( togehter with the satin fabric in the same colour) horizontal
 But for the sleevebands  I used the fabric vertical!

I was not only a sewing course, it was a styling and creativ course too!!!

Here is a view from the sleeve:

and here is a view from the side.

It was difficult for me to sew correctly this difficult fabric but I had help from Dirk, the sewing teatcher, and from his serger!!!
But I am so lucky about the resultat!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Red wine bottle

Since last thursday ( and till today!)

we have in  Cologne a lot of fun!

 Not only kids but adults too celebrate carnival!

"Kölle Alaaf!"  (the device of Cologne Carnival)

This year I used for my garment my collection of corks!

                                                       and I used for my dress the McCall Pattern 5799

I found bottle labels online, I let these print on white fabric.
So I sewed both label on the dress.

and here is my hat with a lot of corks!!!!

funny but heavy :-(