Montag, 25. Oktober 2010

May I introduce you...

... with my new sewing machine:


It was a birthday present. I was so curios, how it would work. And then everything went fantastic. Preparations were a bit complicated, but manageable. Sewing was exciting and easy.
I had some problems changing the stitches, but with some trying it was okay.

So far I made a t-shirt for my boyfriend and a skirt for my ballet lessons.

Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2010

Birthday Give-away

Because today is my birthday I have some jewelry to give to you. The first three people who write a coment to this entry will get one Halloween themed set that contains a cameo and a pair of earrings. I will send it to you via post. You can mention a color wish.

These are the sets:







Montag, 18. Oktober 2010

Graffiti Nails

I really love to color my nails. Unfortunately I often don´t have time for it. Last weekend I discovered a new nail polish. You have to apply a base color and then add the nail top. The result is a kind of marble effect.


Nail polish and Graffiti nail polish by IsaDora (Douglas) 8,90 EUR.

Montag, 11. Oktober 2010

Making Rococo: Stays - Preparations

The first thing I need for my Rococo garment are new stays, because my old ones are far to wide now and not so well made.

This is my pattern:


And this is my outside fabric:


I have left over corset fabric from my last stays and some linen. This time the outside will get a nice fabric. I love the roses. It´s a reproduction fabric from the 18th century. I also have the boning, only thing I have to buy/make is the bias tape.

Montag, 4. Oktober 2010

What I made in September

This month I almost only made things for others. But I like this too and I could use some of my fabric scraps.

First I finished the handkerchief for my Dad. I embroiderd his initial. Nothing special, but what to give someone who has everything (or wishes I can´t afford, I think I come in this after my father, his hobby is also expensive XD).


Second I made a picture book for my nephew (this is weird, that I have a nephew without a brother or sister). His parents and the rest of the family liked it a lot, when I gave it yesterday. Little Leon was unfortunately already asleep.







And finally I made some things for myself.

Fashion brand community - poupeegirl

Pointe shoes earrings


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Matrjoshka earrings


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Corpse Bride brooch


Oh, and I finished my Beignet skirt, which you can see here Day 17.

It seems Self-Stitched-September was not so motivating for my sewing. Sorry, I have no photos of the last days, because weather sucked so much, I forgot to take some.

Plans for October:

- some Rococo sewing (speaks stays, chemise and hopefully pattern for dress)
- maybe Regency sewing (stays, chemise, bonnet)
- Lady Grey
- Ballet things (new leotard and skirt)

And finally holidays after six months working.