Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blue Gauze Blouse

This blue gauze has small hearts as its pattern. I decided to make a blouse to go with jeans, with a ship-shaped neckcut with a cloth string to tie at the front, and elastic bands at the hips (making a 10cm loose part at the end) and at the end of sleeves. I'm wearing Pons Quintana flat marine blue sandals, very becoming with blue jeans, and confortable.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Empire Waist Mini-Dress

As usual, I got inspired by the fabric. This was a green, black and yellow patterned lycra. To make a whole model in this flashy pattern was excessive, so I decided to combine it with black cotton/lycra and make a dress out of this combination.
I've always been a fan of empire cut dresses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_silhouette) because they are so flattering to non-perfect bodies like mine ;-)
I found none in my pattern magazines, so I decideI to make a composititon here too. I found a tight bodice empire cut dress, which gave me the bodice and the sleeves (which I made bigger and longer, but kept the part attached to the bodice as in the original pattern). With the skirt i made several experiments. I tried to gather it completely before uniting it to the bodice, but when I tried it on I looked like a ballon. Then I tried deep folds in the middle of front and back, avoiding the lateral parts to avoid volume in that area.
The result is lovely, confortable and becoming, and combines very nicely with different lenght leggins or dark, thick stockings. Here I'm wearing Nine West ballerinas.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I like sewing, fabrics, and fashion design. It is a hobby that I enjoy since I was 17, when I started learning to sew with a red minidress -so short, so tight- that my mum would never have made for me ;-)
I endevour in this experiment, without any fidelity or constancy intentions, to share with you my designs, my adventures to find nice fabrics, patterns or all the needed stuff we need to sew in a time when home sewing is a vestige form the past.