I hoped to find emerald green viscose and/or an ikat print/woven in Amsterdam…. and this is what I actually came home with:
A structured, black&white houndstooth jersey. It’s quite thick and since the print is kind of “loud” it was perfect for a mini-skirt with a very simple cut.
What you see here is a slightly curved tube of fabric. I inserted a 4 cm wide elastic in the rectangular waist piece, hem is a little bit lower in the back…. really EASY. And super easy to wear as well :) Wore it several times already and I’m very content.
Next projects won’t be that easy-peasy. I’ve queued the purse I found in the new CUT magazine, the Gérard coat from Republique du chiffon and Grainline’s Kat dress. Don’t think I could complete them all till christmas/new year. But maybe one or two;)
Immediately after the first design special magazine was published I knitted this hat:
You’ve seen it probably in the self portraits here. I really get tons of wear out of it, I think I wear it nearly each day. It is sooooo warm and soft <3
I’m about to finish my pullover that is made with the same yarn, hopefully I’ll finish it until weekend! Wool for a second lala Berlin pullover is already ordered (… but not shipped? heyyy? … EDIT: It just arrived!) ;)
It’s the final part of Fee’s Lomo Challenge and I finally managed to develop and scan my pics. Yay! I have to admit, I’m a bit sad that there are no more challenges to come right now. But on the other hand, it was more and more difficult to get nice pics the less and less the sun shone. And since Fee already announced to start another challenge next spring, I’m quite happy now about the regeneration time ;)
Thanks Fee for hosting this challenge!!! I saw a lot of beautiful lomo pics and found new people whose blogs I’ll follow regularly in the future. So even when I accomplished some themes less successful than others, your lomo challenge was a great success in the end! :)
Here are my final pics, all taken with my La Sardina!
Since people around me are quite camera-shy and I’m too shy to ask strangers, I can only show two portraits of myself. They were both taken in Amsterdam - the first at our second stay this year and the second last weekend when we were in town for a concert. And literally they are different as day and night: the first one was taken by my friend when the sun came out for a few minutes that day, the second one - applause - I took myself at night, using Fritz the Blitz!!! So you can’t really tell from the picture I’m in Amsterdam actually… you have to believe me.
It feels to me like autumn was really short this year. Am I right?! For me it’s already winter now and I can remember an afternoon barely two month ago that felt like summer. Weird. Or I’m strange.
This fly agaric (ok, I had to look that one up) I photographed in our garden. Wow, I used the bulb mode of my cam! So many possibilities not to produce grey pictures! And it really works :D
So here are a few more bulb mode pics. The first one is my favourite pic of the last weeks <3 I took them in Dortmund, between shopping and party around eight o’clock. It was foggy, very foggy. And very autumn. On the left (right in the second photo) should be the bright “U” but you just can’t see it.
I love those light circles around the lanterns <3
To conclude, of course I have a few cliché photos with coloured leaves, berries, …. or at least I tried. So, please enjoy the sun above the Ruhr-University Bochum and some impressions collected in the botanical garden!! ;)
I’m late with my contribution to Fee’s Lomo Challenge this time. I carry a full roll of film around with me, but I didn’t have the time to get it developed yet. Since I have great expectations of the pics on it, I’ll share my results next week, when I got the photos from the lab. Pleeeaaase step by again, will you? :)
This weekend I’ll be to Amsterdam again, for an afternoon before we’ll attend a fabulous (it will be great! I’m so excited!) concert of the Posies in Amstelveen in the evening. Will do some fabric shopping: colourful, thick ikat fabric for this travel bag and hopefully emerald green soft fabric for that dress. Wish me luck! Don’t know what else we’ll be doing but I’m sure it will be amazing since the weather forecast says: sun <3 Hope I’ll fill another roll of film, by the way.
PS: Just for fun: Here’s the one and only picture I took using “Fritz the blitz” so far. What a pitty I don’t use it more often! Oh, and it’s a part of my living room in the photo.
A loooong time ago (1.5 years maybe?) I was on a fabric market in the Netherlands for the first time. And there I bought two meters of this fabric, I think it’s by Anna Maria Horner? First I intended to make a Darling Ranges dress out of it. But at the moment I tend to more classy less quirky garments (no, I don’t get younger. I mean, I even wear glasses now!), so I changed my mind…
And again quite a time ago I ordered the Lakeside Pajamas pattern by Grainline Studio when Jen released it. Since then it waited printed, glued and cut in my room and finally - yay! - I managed to cut the fabric and put the pieces together. It’s size 2 and I managed to fit the garment pieces in one meter of fabric. Plus fabric for binding.
The pajamas are quite summerly, but to be honest: it’s something like 20 degree in my flat in summer, it’s something like 20 degree in winter…. so it doesn’t matter.
What matters is the fit of those pajamas. And this is beautiful!! The shoulder straps are a tiny bit to long because I am petite, I solved the problem by knots temporarily. After the bias binding possibly stretched out I’ll properly fix that in a few weeks! With that modification the fit is perfect as it comes. I’m especially amazed how beautiful the shorts are with that curved hem. I’ll definitely use that pattern again to make sport shorts!
Since the cotton I used is very soft and thin (for quilters cotton at least) I didn’t want to ruin it with store bought, stiff bias tape. So I took the time to make my own bias tape… and it was worth the trouble! (Use this technique: click and 0.5 m of fabric)
I got a new sewing machine last thursday, a Juki F600. YAY! As far as I know by now, it’s great :)
To test it out, I finally managed to sew the Kelly skirt by Megan Nielsen, that I had on my list for sooooo long. I chose thin plain cotton, so it’s more a summer skirt. But for getting friends with my Juki it was perfect. Possibly it will make a nice layering piece in winter, to bring some colour in my outfit, I’ll see.
The skirt is size XS, I omitted that button thing and replaced it by an invisible zipper in the back. Test of my new invisible zipper foot: successful! To make the skirt at least a bit interesting, I stitched the hem with one of the many many decorative stitches.
Despite all promises and efforts, I have less photos to present than last time. Although I included one old pic again. -.-
We were in Amsterdam last weekend and it was grey and rainy. So from tons of mirror-selfies this one below was the best, the others were just grey noise. Gna!
So, that something-like-red spot above saddle in the window is the reflection of me in my red anorak… :P
On sunday, the last day of our stay, the sun showed up for about five minutes, yay!! So I managed to shoot at least one beautiful reflection of the sun on the surface of Amstel river <3
For the everyday life topic I tried to take pics of my sewing/knitting stuff, since I spent quite a time with them at the moment. But obviously I must learn: inside pics only with flash!!! Damn, all the pics were grey. -.- It was quite a grey film I collected from the lab yesterday…
So all I can show you is my pre-master everyday life:
And a new friend, that accompanies me since I had the time to went to the eye specialist: