Thursday, 26 January 2012

Capri On My Mind

And I don't mind Capri as an island but Capri as a pants. Capri pants are mid-calf pants worn in warm weather.
"Capri pants were introduced by European fashion designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948. The pants' name derives from the Italian isle of Capri, where they rose to popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s."
Actresses Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn were one of the most famous person who loved to wear Capri pants.

All over the internet you can see lots of pictures with so-called Capri pants, but in my opinion, this name can only carry slim line pants.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Black Lace Bra and Suspender belt

Wearing New Corduroy Coat

It was sunny and not too cold Saturday morning....perfect for photo-shooting on the old railroad bridge over the Mura River.
I am wearing my new corduroy coat, the hat is an old thing I bought in the local department store years ago and the shoes are new Oxford pumps from BCBGeneration...I love them. The dress under the coat (last photo) is my 30s inspired dress

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


...or rather underbust corset, is one layer corset made of spot broche. In the first version (small photos) I added at center front and canter back one top layer of stretch was not exactly the best idea. In the end I made ​​a completely new cincher made of broche.
Gorgeous Kitty Ax
I changed the method of suspender attaching because the suspender top clips are not strong enough....they slip at the smallest tension. Instead of this I use hooks to make suspenders detachable from corset.

Elastic loop is sewn onto the bottom edge of the corset. The hook is sewn onto the suspender edge and slips through the elastic loop.

Friday, 13 January 2012

My Second Bullet Bra

Made of taffeta with cotton lining. I drafted my own pattern for bullet bra as seen on

  Kitty Ax presents her bullet bra

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Olive Green Corduroy Coat

For a long time I was searching for dark green corduroy (or cord) with thicker width of the wale...4-6 wales/inch, also at many online stores but unsuccessfully. Eventually I found it in a small shop, to which I always forget, near my house. You can imagine how happy I was.
It was standard wale corduroy, aprox. 11 wales/inch, not the one desired, but  good enough. And color is Olive green.
Cord fabric is quite warm, but still not warm enough for winter when the icy north wind blowing. So I sewed an extra padded lining that can be attached to a coat with buttons. There were several options for warm lining fixing ... zipper,press fasteners and buttons. Zipper seemed too complicated, press fasteners leave an imprint on the fabric, so I finally chose the buttons. I'm pretty satisfied with the final result.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Skirts, skirts, skirts

Hello people!
I'm sitting here comfortably in a office chair and drink my afternoon cappuccino. My winter vacation is over. I enjoyed two days of Sale Shopping. I finally found (and bought of course) high heel boots I searched for two years (you'll see them soon) I must say they are not THOSE PERFECT BOOTS I really want but they are close enough.
And my darling bought me shoes! Oh what a lucky girl I am.!!! I must say he buy regularly shoes for me and never complains to much If I bring home the new one..... the only condition is that the heel is higher than 6 cm ha ha
This heel is 12cm high with 2 cm plateau but this shoes look like they are from 40's (photo is coming)

During this week I have not read a single book, but I watched the first and started the second season of the series Downton Abbey and I highly recommend it.

O.K I didn't only sit on the sofa and did nothing. I sew things and the first was Bowling shirt for my man, sample for those that follow (photo is coming). Then there was flared skirt for me, made of wool fabric that was lying in a box for years and two pretty skirts for friends friend. Oh yes, there was one more skirt made before Christmas for the lovely Pin up girl Greta.

Those two beauties fly for London tomorrow.
 Dogtooth  pattern and pleats

Pinstripe Skirt
I wasn't delighted with choice of fabrics .. it was quite thick and stretchy and I wasn't able to press it properly.

Greta's Pin-up Skirt is actually a reproduction of similar skirt whose photo she found on the net. The skirt I sew is high waisted, approx.15cm longer then original, with slightly altered back middle part.

Now, at the end, looking at all these photos.......I sew myself pretty boring skirts and I have to change this.