August 25, 2009

Paris on my mind...

And apparently not only on mine. As I keep on distracting myself online from packing for the big move to France (I hate moving), I stumble on a lot of Paris themed fashion. Here are just some examples

T-Shirt from Forever 21 Hoodie from Old Navy

Additionally, Burdastyle (formerly Burda World of Fashion) has dedicated a whole spread to Parisian fashion in its August issue. Here you can see some pics
Pics thanks to Burda, more here

So, is Paris once again the fashion capital of the world? Let me know what you think.
I'm definitely excited about moving to France soon, even though it's not directly Paris but just one hour away is not that far. The next weeks will be busy for me and probably won't get close to a sewing machine for some time. However, I will keep you updated on what is happening during my semester abroad. During the first two weeks of September I will attend the introduction program of my new college, ENSAIT at Roubaix. Then I'm off for two weeks until the lectures start in October. I will spent this time visiting my sister in North Carolina. So looking forward to this as I have not seen her for almost 2 years. Hopefully, I will also find the time to visit North Carolina State University in Raleigh, which is heaven for everybody studying textile technology. You will hear all about it over here.

Have a great day!

August 23, 2009

Latest read - Breakfast at Tiffany's

Picture thanks to Amazon

Who doesn't love the movie? And so when I got my hands on a beautiful hardcover version of the book, I just had to read it. It's a novella, a short novel, and easy and fun to read. However, it is one of the rare cases when the movie is actually better than the book.

The book does a great job at introducing the character of Holly Golightly, which was used as basis for the movie. The movie was able to expand the story and make it more interesting as the book is lacking the happy end (I'm such a girl) and of course the beautiful clothing of Givenchy.

Concluding I have to say that the book is well-written but when you know the movie you will probably be disappointed.

August 17, 2009

Pics, pics, pics

As promised yesterday, here are some pics from my latest creations. Currently, I'm trying to sew pieces that can be worn right now but also once it gets a little cooler with a cardigan on top or shirt underneath. My favorite color at the moment is purple in case you can't tell ;-)

First up is a grey jeans skirt with white topstitching from the January BWOF issue of 2008. The fabric is another find in the remnant bin. The only change I made to the pattern is that I closed the slits in the back as they kept on flapping open. Now, it is a little tight at the bottom but nevertheless I like it a lot and can see me also wearing it during winter with stockings and boots. Very versatile skirt and I think the lines are kind of slimming.

Now to creation no. 2. I've already made a top from this jersey fabric but ended up not liking it at all. So I ripped it apart and luckily had enough to make this top from the BWOF issue of June of this year. Love how it turned out and finally the fabric gets some use. I'm liking the lines of the top so much that I will probably also make the dress version of it sooner or later.

Last project is from the April issue of BWOF of 2008. A very comfy jersey dress with a nice neck detail. The purple is actually a lot brighter than in the pics. Looks much better in reality and I like it a lot.

Let me know what you think. What are you working on?

Happy sewing!

August 16, 2009

Long time no see

So I survived 3 weeks of exams and the partying afterwards. After that I just needed to take some time off to see my family, organize my exchange semester to France and work a little. However, I have not been completely lazy on the sewing front, just lazy when it comes to taking pictures. Today, you are getting a little sneak peek of what I have been working on. Tomorrow I plan on posting pictures of my finished new pieces.

Pictures thanks to Burda

All patterns used are from BWOF. More tomorrow. Have a great day!