Sunday, January 29, 2012

Old vest
This old vest was a bit too big for me. I adapted it to my size, not very difficult, but since I was a bit lazy I wanted a quick, simple way to cover the seams on the inside, which now really did not look very nice. A decorative band was used to cover this up, and the leftover of the decoration band was used around the neck. Worked out pretty well!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Going to Berlin any time soon? Don't miss the exhibition fashiontalks - Berlin at the museum for communication, runs until the 26th of February. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

There is a very nice book store in Berlin called "Bucherbogen am Savignyplatz", situated here  Buecherbogen_am_Savignyplatz
They sell books about Berlin, Art, Film, Design, Architecture - and Fashion. The selection is varied, and I found two books this time:
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche: Fashion Revolution

(although they only had the
french version of the YSL book)

This means that even if the weather might
turn bad here in Berlin this weekend -
I know what to do!
Chanel: Couture and Industry

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Visiting Berlin - not for fashion week, although it would be fun to see some of that. Decided to go and visit a fabric store that was closed the last time I was here - stoffe-moeller Berlin - in Schöneberg.
The shop on Leuthener Strasse 17 is not so easy to find, there are no shop windows but it is situated on the first floor, in something that looks like a small 2-room apartment, including a small does not really look like on the website pictures...

They did have nice fabric though, and the fun part was that I brought a friend with me that now wants to make a skirt with my help! A sewing community is being born....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


No sewing this weekend - visited a friend instead....who said she wanted to make a skirt! Did I maybe inspire her? Who knows...
We went looking for fabric in her hometown but as is the case in a lot of places in Sweden - it is not really easy to find good stores. I hope she will not give up, and when she starts - Skype will be used for support!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First finished project 2012
A good start of the new year - this skirt was finished on the 1st of January!

It is from the Burda magazine 5 / 2008 that I adapted a bit - making it longer and more straight (I do believe that fits my body shape better...). The fabric I found during a trip to Hamburg, and it is soft as a pajama. 

I have already worn the skirt to work twice this week, and it even looks good after a whole day sitting down in the office!