Montag, 29. März 2010

Spring comes

I finally used the Ikea fabric I bought in January and made a cute skirt out of it. The pattern is by Ottobre. It was a quick and easy project and I really like the outcome.

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Spring skirt


Montag, 22. März 2010

Finished things I

Some things I finished the last weeks:

Sauna dress:


Fichu (it´s finished after months and months of embroidering):

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Close-up of the embroidery:




Lolita hoop-skirt (finally something to save my dead petticoat):

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Hoop skirt


Montag, 15. März 2010

Sublime Stitching

Some weeks ago I bought "Sublime Stitching - Embroidered Effects" and fell in love with the designs and ideas. The book contains iron-ons. In the first part the author explains different stitches and embroidery basics. The second part contains ideas for projects. I think the projects are really cute and wearable/useable. The designs look good without being to difficult.


And here is my first project from the book, a birdie jeans.

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Birdie jeans


In the book there were two birds, one on each side. I had problems with the iron-on, because the jeans was too dark and I didn´t see it one the fabric. So I draw it myself.
Here is a close-up:


In real the colors are a bit darker. I love the outcome. Got so much compliments when I wore it last week at work. Hopefully I have the opportunity to make something from the book again soon.

Montag, 8. März 2010

Ottobre 2/2010

I really love Ottobre patterns. They have cute, wearable designs and it´s very comfortable to work with them. In the magazine are normal women as models and they use such adorable fabrics.


So last week I got the new issue and ... was a bit disappointed. Maybe because the last issue was so lovely. This time there is only one piece I really like and some nice ones, but a lot are really ugly in my eyes. But it´s okay and I hope for the next issue in autumn.

My favorite piece:


Montag, 1. März 2010

Name labels

Last week my name labels arrived. I was inspired by Goldkind, because I so liked her name tags. At the last Lolita meet-up I asked her where she got them and then ordered some myself. Here is the result:

I am really satisfied with them. I ordered mine at dortex and paid 26,25 € for 100 labels. The system is easy. You can choose between different text types and colors, label colors and symbols (cost extra). I decided on black with white text, because you can read it easily and it fits my normal clothe style.

Another German label site is I looked there too, but they seemed to be a bit more expensive.

Now I can´t wait to make something new and use my labels XD