Montag, 25. Juli 2011

Review: Patrones Extra


A while ago I bought the new Patrones. It´s a special edition with only summer things. All in all it is nice. I love the photos. They are very artistic. Sometimes you can´t see the fit and style of the clothes well, but I really like eye-candy.
Some of the patterns are really interesting, at others it is more the fabric choice that makes the things special. I had hoped for some more patterns I really want to make, but all in all there are not so many that are my style.
But enough words, here are my favorites:


I love this dress. The fabric is gorgeous. I am not sure if I could find an affordable fabric for this. I don´t want to spend too much on this kind of dresses, because I hardly wear long skirts.


I like the shorts, because they are so simple. And don´t you think these huge sleeves on the blouse are gorgeous?


I already have a plan for the blue top. I have an old jersey dress I no longer wear and I hope I can make this shirt out of it.


I think this would be a good summer jacket. But I would lengthen the sleeves.

Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Inspiration - To Catch a Thief

Recently I saw "To Catch a Thief". The movie was really interesting and entertaining. I loved the characters. Especially Grace Kelly was awesome. I really don´t know why I did not watch it earlier. The story was very entertaining and there was not one point I thought it was boring. The dialogs between the actors were great. All the characters were extreme, but this added to the fun. I really liked the mother. She was very amusing.


And Grace Kelly wore so many wonderful outfits. I think, there was not one I didn´t like. Because of the sunny setting everything looked much more colorful and pretty. But especially the evening gowns stole my heart. Now I really want to make a light-weight dress like this. Don´t you think it would be fun to wear some flouncy dress like this?


Maybe I can use the Colette Chantilly dress pattern. I really want to make it anyway.

Freitag, 22. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day Seven

The last day of our holiday trip. We visited the Neues Museum. There are exhibited things of Heinrich Schliemann, Greek and Roman art, Egyptian things of all kinds and of course the famous statue of Nefertiti (which was so beautiful). The huge complex (the museum island) is gorgeous. You can even visit it as a little park. The buildings are all very impressive.


I wore my 40s Vogue dress with new shoes. I am not very fond of flat shoes, but I thought they were better for a museum trip.


Our trip home was relaxed. I was a bit sad that all was over, but also happy to be at home again. In the evening I left for my own home. It felt strange to be alone. All in all it was a nice holiday, far from perfect, but it was good to be away for some days. Oh, and here is a photo of my souvenirs:


In the background you can see the silk scarf, then there are the scarf for my Mom and the teas. The Egyptian pendant is for my Grandma. The book is from the fashion museum and on it lay the earrings. And of course there are the shoes.

Donnerstag, 21. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day Six

We changed again our location and went to Berlin. I was there several times, but only for some hours. Our hotel was not so nice as the last one, but okay. First we visited the KaDeWe. This store is really huge and expensive. I think this was the first time I saw a real Chanel dress (and even touched it). Fortunately even expensive stores have sales, so I could buy myself a silk scarf with a nice flower and bird motif and a scarf for my Mom. I also got some tea, wich they do not sell anymore at home.


Afterwards we did a little sight-seeing. My boyfriend wanted to see the inside of the Ritz-Carlton hotel. I have to say it is impressive, but I am not sure if I want to stay there. We also went to the Alexander Platz and did a little more shopping. I wanted some shoes to wear to the museum the next day.


Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day Five

Finally we were at the fashion museum, our main reason to go to Meyenburg. It´s a private collection. The owner has many fashion objects and accessories from the 1900s to the 1970s. It was very interesting to see the change of style trough the decades on real things.


There was also shop with vintage clothing and accessories, but the prices were not my range. But I bought some nice pearls earrings. They have a little defect, but I think I can repair this. If you have the opportunity to visit this museum, do it. It´s really fascinating and quite charming.


For the occasion I wore my 40s dress. I made this for our trip to the opera two weeks ago. It´s a homage to the BBQ dress of Scarlett O´Hara. It´s my favorite dress from the movie.


I paired it with my vintage flower hat and added some red. I plan to make a green belt to make it more like "Gone with the wind". The belt, bag and shoes are also vintage.


Dienstag, 19. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day Four

Bye, bye Baltic Sea


hello Meyenburg


Meyenburg is a little city in Brandenburg. Here is a little castle with a fashion museum. Our hotel was really great. The rooms were so nice and comfortable and the food is so good. I could have stayed here only for the hotel. And the hotel was only a little distance from the museum.


In the afternoon we walked a bit in the park and took photos. I wore my 40s (house) dress. This too I finished right before our holiday. The weather was a dream. It was sunny and warm. I was a bit sad that we had to leave the seaside when there was the first warm day, but it was worth it for the hotel.


Montag, 18. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day Three


The weather was really nasty. It was cold and it rained a lot. But we were at the beach for some time. I wore my 30s beach pajama by Wearing History patterns. I made finished it the day before we went. Sewing it was not very difficult. And I really like the fabric. I got it for in the sale for only 3 EUR/m. It was much fun to stroll at the beach in this outfit. The sand was so nice and soft.


It´s sad that all the things you can visit here are very expensive. So we stayed indoors most of the day. My boyfriend made a segway tour. And we took a long walk at the beach and in the city. There was a huge shoe sale, but only my boyfriend bought some shoes. If it was not for the weather it was a nice day.


Sonntag, 17. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day Two

The weather was not better this day. So we went to the house that is upside down. It was advertised as a good place to make photos. The inside was very cool, but there were so many people that it was not so much fun. This was a general problem here. Everywhere were too many people.


We did take some pictures in and outside of the house. And we had quite some fun with the giant ant.


In the afternoon we visited the beach. It was a bit cold, so we didn´t stay there long. But I really liked the view of the ocean. It´s very impressive.


I wore my new vintage hat. It came right for the holiday. I really love this hat. You can wear this with many outfits. The rest of my clothes was quite new. The sun was unfortunately not impressed by my bright colors.

Samstag, 16. Juli 2011

Holiday 2011 - Day One


Wednesday we started our holiday trip. First station was Ahlbeck at the Baltic Sea.

Our way was very relaxed. We were there really fast and without many problems. Our appartment was okay. Nothing fancy, but enough for the price.

After the arrival we bought some food nearby.

The rest of the day we relaxed. The weather was not very nice unfortunately, so we couldn´t go to the beach.

Dienstag, 12. Juli 2011

Shopping Trip

I went for a little shopping trip to buy some things for our holiday. First some fabric for these two cuties:



I hope to finish them till tomorrow.

Then I was at H&M to buy some underwear and maybe a cardigan. They had a huge sale and as you can see I got no cardigan.

Fashion brand community - poupeegirl

Fashion brand community - poupeegirl

Fashion brand community - poupeegirl

The jacket and the bag I already admired when they were new. But almost 50 EUR for the jacket were way too much. Now they are mine. The top is a good basic. Then I also bought a brown belt and at least some underwear.

Montag, 11. Juli 2011

Summer party


My boyfriends rod and gun club had a summer party last weekend. Of course I had to dress up a bit. I finished my 1947 dress in time and wore it with my cute little 40s hat. The pattern is Vogue 8728. It was very comfortable to wear.


The party was quite okay. I had fun to amuse myself about the uniforms. On the one side I like the vintage feeling but on the other they look a bit ridiculous. My boyfriend won the second place at the shooting competition.

Montag, 4. Juli 2011

Vintage Patterns: The 70s

Although the 70s are not my favorite decade I think some of the styles are really nice. I like the long flowing dresses in soft colors and the cute short simple dresses. Some things are a bit funny, but that makes them even better.


Simplicity 7434 - Some years ago I bought a original 70s dress. I ever thought it was selfmade and now I discovered the exact pattern. I am not sure if I make one, because I already have this, but it was too tempting to have the pattern.

Simplicity 8746 - I got this for a good price and had to have it. The dress is great for summer and I think it will be easy to sew. I like the different collars. Maybe I even make the trousers.

Simplicity 5525 - Another fun pattern. Want to make a leotard for ballet out of this.

Simplicity 5465 - Don´t know why I bought this. It somehow caught me. For me it´s one of the funny things, because of the apron. But it´s so cute. Maybe I really make this.

Simplicity 8199 - I want this for summer. It would be so much fun to wear this while sitting in the garden after a fresh up in the river (I love swimming in the river). I like the trousers too, my boyfriend might like them even more.