Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

Sewing Lingerie

I was not lazy at the weekend (as usual) and sewed a teddy and an underdress. The teddy was a bit complicated because of the fabric and the lace I choose. Both are made out of silk, but the black one is much nicer. It feels so good. These two pieces hopefully will come in handy when the weather gets colder.


Montag, 24. Oktober 2011

Hat Week - Day Six

I know this comes a bit late, but this is the hat I wore Saturday (and today). I like the shape very much. It´s so elegant and feminine. Unfortunately the color is a bit problematic. I don´t have so many things that match this shade.


Photo by my friend Luise

Freitag, 21. Oktober 2011

Hat Week - Day Five

I got this hat only yesterday. Isn´t it dramatic? The stares of the people today were funny. This kind of hats yell for attention. I felt like a diva wearing this hat. Like a 30s movie star. Today it was cold enough to wear my pretty coat and the whole ensemble was really elegant.


Oh, and by the way, today is my birthday.


Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2011

Hat Week - Day Four

This is one of the hats I wore the most. The color and the style goes really well with many of my clothes. The hat is very autumnal. It reminds me of yellow leaves. And mustard is one of my favorite colors at the moment.


Some photos from the weekend






I really like autumn colors.

Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011

I sewed pants

The new Colette Clover pattern got me. I saw some great examples online and had to try my hands on it.
I wanted something colorful, so I bought a bright yellow cotton stretch.
Sewing was not complicated. I made no pockets, because I wanted it simple and don´t thought them necessary. I had some fitting issues. I know I should have made a muslin, but as it was only a try I skipped this. Or you can see this version as my muslin.
Unfortunately I don´t think this is really my style. First I am no pants type. I am really comfortable with my skirts and feel strange in pants. If pants I like them wide. Second I don´t think they look good on me. Maybe it´s only because it´s so unusal for me, but somehow I think I look better in wearing skirts or dresses.
What do you think pants or skirts for me?


Hat Week - Day Three

This is my newest addition. And I already love it. It´s so comfortable to wear and looks really great. Some things I found out for myself about hats are:

~ I like asymetrical hats, somehow I think they look more interesting
~ I like the small hats or better to say caps, because they are easier to wear and are not so over-the- top

I also like my other hats, that don´t fit the bill, but I noticed the hats I wear the most are made like this.

This hat reminds me of "Gone with the wind" (the curtain dress) and a bit of a Baroque feeling. After I bought it, I felt a bit guilty for buying another hat, but now I don´t regret it. I hope I will wear it a lot.


Dienstag, 18. Oktober 2011

Hat Week - Day Two

I am a bit biased about this hat. One the one hand I think it´s really cute with the green leaves. It has something playful and girlish. One the other hand it´s a bit weird. Maybe too crazy.


Montag, 17. Oktober 2011

Hat Week - Day One

I thought to wear my hats a bit more I like to wear one each day this week. This brown one is from the 40s. I really like it. It´s comfortable to wear and matches many of my clothes. It´s one of my most worn hats. I love the little details. You could wear the tulle over the face, but I think this is a bit too much for normal wear.


Montag, 10. Oktober 2011

Bike tour

We made a little bike tour at the weekend. The weather was really nice and I did take some pictures, trying my new camera.





The blue one is my bike. I bought it second-hand.


And one outfit shot from Friday, testing my tripod.


Blouse, selfmade (Colette Sorbetto); skirt, selfmade (Colette Beignet); cardigan, H&M; hat, vintage (Etsy); shoes, Deichmann

Montag, 3. Oktober 2011

Autumn Weekend

I spent the long weekend (it´s holiday today in Germany) at my parent´s home. It was such a nice weather, all sunny and warm. We were at a wild animal park and I had the opportunity to test my birthday present (I know it´s a bit early for presents, but my parents wanted to test it): a Nikon D5100. This camera is great. I can´t wait to try it out. And it was so much fun to take pictures with it. So here are some:


This was a real lucky shot, because I only wanted to photograph the flowers and then there was this butterfly and I really got it.


I think the colors in this picture are great.


It was a bit difficult to take pictures of the squirrels, because they were in a cage and they moved all the time. But I like this photo.


Me, having fun with my new camera. (taken by my Dad)


And a good shot of my outfit. I sewed this dress of a 50s pattern. When it was finished I realized that the bodice was to long. So I shortened it. But I was a bit to optimistic and now the bodice is too short. With the belt it is okay and wearable though. And all this after I was so careful with the sewing. (photo also taken by my Dad)