Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Lounging around in the summer

Hello people!
Due to some events outside the normal on my regular work I had to take a few days of vacation. I must say it wasn't very pleasant weather these days, there were 40°C in the shade and I got a headache because of air conditioning but at least I hadn't go out to this infernal heat.
I planned to sew during this week some of the ordered items but it turned out that I was able just to vegetate.

At least we manage to take some motion photos of my dresses...which I added in some of the previous posts.
A wonderful place for a picnic on a branch of the river Drava, which are visited only by fishermen ... only to be avoided on weekends and holidays when it's really crowded.

Two years ago I receive this interesting vintage 30's and 40's fashion magazines as a birthday present. A few Italian GRAZIA (what a pity that I don't understand Italian) and one domestic Croatian called MODA (fashion). One of them even have a pattern sheet. 
On the first occasion when I have extra time ... I'll photograph several of these sites then you'll you see how much easier is today to take patterns from Burda. 
Although it seems that the Burda is in some financial difficulties .... they reduced format of the magazine and all patterns are pushed in the once smaller format....instead of 8 sheets there are only 4 now. I don't like it at all.

This is it for today. I'm hungry. My darling is cooking today but he like when I finish the dish soooo...I have to hurry home!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Stella posing

Stella is a lovely sweet girl and my regular customer. This time she posed in her dotty Dress for Sweet Girls even though she looks more dangerous than innocent in the photos.
Photographer is a talented girl with the same name .. Stela


Corsetted Alice In The Rabbit Hole

photo by petitny

photo by petitny

photo by petitny

Thursday, 18 August 2011

New look

Some people are slaves to their habits. I am a person prone to change.
I like to change clothes and shoes. Every time when walls need to be refreshed I change color. I love to try new tastes of ice cream.
Even my music taste is colorful from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald over Bob Dylan, Smokie, The Pogues, Beyonce, Adele etc....r'n'r,rnb,soul,country everything.
I always buy a new fragrance perfume .. I see no sense to buy the same scent when soon I get used to it and I can not enjoy it ....apropos for the same reason you can overdose on it ..and others too :)
That's why I wanted to change the look of the blog. Not much..just adding a little bit color.

Then I came across
a blog called
Shabby Blogs with a sweet, twisted, awesome accessories that you can free install in your blog!!! yejjjjjjjjjjjjjj!!!
But the key word is
"installed". I
n fact I have a problem with it. What can I say ... HTML is killing me. I am a total ignoramus about HTML :(

I cried for help and now I am waiting.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Little Black Dress

This is not ordinary, simple little black dress...this dress has an asymmetric neckline and peplum which gives her this "something". Zipper and kick pleat at the back.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Another sommer wrap dress

I took this pattern from a 90's Burda magazine. It is one piece garment....dress is made without side seams..only with darts. Fabric is cotton, ideal for hot summer days.  


Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Overall Dress

I decided to make this dress at the moment when I saw it in Burda Style magazine. The cut reminds me of children's overall dresses from the 20's, 30's, Americas working class poverty.
Unfortunately I can not find any authentic photo to show you what I mean.