Friday, August 28, 2015

My favourite on-line shops

Some are tried and tested and the others are just looked at from afar.

Stoklasa in Czech Republic, delivery is on time, actually I think I remember it was quite fast and the goods are also great (even though some are made in China)

tissu fabrics in the UK, delivery was fast (even though I'm not from the UK), the fabric is as great as seen on-line

dortex in Germany, delivery is on time, not too expensive

21run in Germany, it's not about fabric and crafts but it's about my favourite hobby – running

Millet sports –  in the UK, for sports again, I ordered shoes some time ago, it was all right

widelbar in Germany, for babies, kids, mums to be, clothes etc. I love to look at the colourful and cute things they sell, I ordered a safety bed frame for babies from windeln -

svet metra┼że in Slovenia, a huge fabric store, I actually don't buy on-line but I drive there (30 km) and always find something for myself, everything that they have inside is not put on-line, English link 

buttinette in Austria, not tried yet, I'm looking forward to that day when I order everything I drool over now 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Simple ruffled and rich blouse

I got this wonderful material from my aunt. My aunt has been sewing for more than 25 years and she is a huge inspiration for me. We decided that instead of going fabric shopping, which is by the way our favourite past time activity, we can exchange some fabric from our stash. I thought I have lots of fabric but my aunt has definitely more fabric than me. Anyway, this wonderful fabric was in a terrible state. It was shredded. It was falling apart. Here's a picture of the state it was in.

The most beautiful details of the fabric were falling apart. I had to construct the fabric again. I used zig-zag and tried sewing the shredded pieces back in place. Luckily it was working. 
I chose a very simple pattern for this material because it's so rich in itself and the piece was not exactly big. Lately I do lots of simple patterns because my time is limited: cooking, 3-year-old daughter, cats, job, gardening, crocheting, blogging, a bit of sewing etc.
So I made this wonderful blouse, Burda 7/ 2014, mod. 108, size 38. I added a peplum piece/ ruffles from Burda 3/ 2014, mod. 119. And as you can imagine I carefully trimmed every piece of fabric to prevent further shredding.

My  wonderful fireplace.

My name tag - finally.

Very simple neckline.

Wonderful material with small sequins.

And since I mentioned my aunt, here is a picture of her. I wore my blouse to an operetta Die Fledermaus in Schlosstheater in Vienna, Austria. There is my aunt (wearing her own jacket), 2nd from the left, my cousin who is studying opera singing in Vienna and she is pretty good, my mum is next to her (wearing a dress my aunt made) and me on the right.