Saturday, May 19, 2012

View from hotel window in Barcelona
Just have to show the fantastic view I had this week in Barcelona - unfortunately it was a very short visit...

Not just sewing....
Thought it would be fun to do something else than sewing for a change, so I looked in my drawers if I had anything I could play with - and was lucky to find material for a necklace:

I bought the material several years ago at the museum shop at the Louvre Museum in Paris - think it was actually meant for kids to play with but I think it's pretty OK like this!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Summer preparation continues...
So, the summer clothes are slowly coming together, just finished off a tunic in a red cotton fabric with white dots.

I have to admit that I am not fully convinced about the pattern. It was Burda again, number 6/11, and the arms was difficult to get to look nice - I prefer round armholes, not square.

Think it will still work though, and the color is great.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Paris is calling...

As always at this time of the year I feel the need to go Fabric shopping in Paris...

It is time to book a trip!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Finally some free time
After a couple of busy weeks - at last I had some time to get going with my sewing projects again. The first thing to do was to finish off two projects that had been lying around for the last weeks, starting with a sleeveless tunic for the summer, made be a red really heave linen fabric.

 The pattern originally had small sleeves, but it was not really comfortable so I decided to remove them and finish off with these nice bands instead.

 After the tunic was ready it was time to move on to a pair of trousers - made of a lightweight corduroy in a blue/green color (the pictures does not really show the color correctly). I used the pattern I had recently used for my Barcelona trousers and it worked very well also for this fabric.

 Now what I need to do is to go pattern-hunting, would really like to find a nice tunic-pattern for the summer...