Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Friday, 6 February 2015

Royal Blue Isn't Only For Royal Family

This is my third garment that I have sewn from the Draped Draped book. The designs are really  something special, some of them with a very artistic, 'elaborate' look to them, one might struggle to find an occasion to wear them.


This is the lovely book:


I tend to use the patterns as a guidance and modify them to my liking or mix and match with my own patterns. I made this vest last summer with no changes though:

http://mycolourfultexture.blogspot.com/2014/04/sewing-from-drape-drape-2.html



The design from the Drape Drape 2 book, I've only used the skirt pattern and drafted my own close fitting top to go with it:



And finally this is my version:



Lovely royal blue medium weight cotton stretch fabric with ribbed neckline.






I made this purple tassel necklace to go with the dress:






I dyed my hair a couple days prior to the shoot. The red/ orange shade creates a nice contrast with the blue colour, doesn't it?

And lastly- what do you guys think about the dress?


Gosia xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Simple Tunic Dress

Simple straight line tunic is a very versatile shape as it give a lot of room to play around. I love my tunics with belts or elastics to shape the waist.
 The first one was made from a light red fabric with elastic stitched around the waist and a big bow stitched on the side ( I love the bow^_^) :



The red on is from last summer. 
My newest one is made from grey colour lightweight wool blend fabric with tight elastic casing as well as printed fabric side inserts:






  Playing around with details/ fabric choice when using the same simple pattern totally changes the outcome.







Sewing from Drape Drape 2

I love books so much that I often treat myself with them^_^
And when my new Drape Drape 2 book arrived I couldn't wait to start sewing! I chose something simple to start- my first piece of clothing is a vest.

It's a lovely 3 piece draped vest with oversized pockets. It's very comfortable and the fabric I used (heavy weight cotton jersey) it's so soft and warm too.

Pictures from the book itself:






And here is my vest:



I'm standing on top of the roof  where the lighting is great to take pictures. But although the sun was shining so brightly that evening it was quite windy and I was very cold.. Just putting a brave face, am acting as if it was hot cause the vest looks much better with bare arms^_^












Saturday, 31 August 2013

Pink And Turquoise Flamingos 50s Tie Front Shirt

Hello hello!

Today was a great day for me for two reasons.
Firstly I finally got to go on a test ride on my new (second hand) bike. And it was a beautiful ride along the canal and then up towards the hills. Oh I'm so happy with the bike!!
Secondly I was wearing my newly sewn flamingo shirt which I love even more than my new bike!^_^
The sad news is that the summer is leaving us now, autumn definitely was felt is in the air...

Anyway weather aside here it is:
My pink and turquoise flamingos 50s tie front shirt!



Freshly screen printed flamingos:































What do you think? Aren't the flamingos sweet?^_^


Gosia

xx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hand printing and fashion- 50s Tie Front Shirt

Hello,

I was doing some design and pattern cutting last week and came up with this vintage inspired- 50s tie front shirt with sea side inspired hand printed design on it.

It's such a comfortable slightly loose cut, it's perfect for warm summer days.
Looks great with jeans and shorts and skirts too!

My hand carved boat stamp



















I love this design so much that I am going to make more shirts!^_^
The next one I have in mind is in blue colour with pink flamingo prints, let's see how that goes...


Gosia


xxx

Thursday, 15 August 2013

What has become of my butterfly prints

Remember my post with those lovely butterfly stamps?

 I finally made a good use of those fabric swatches! I then took my rubber stamp out again to stamp some more and more..

That's my rubber stamp


 I ended up coming up with a small butterfly collection.
 Home ornaments...

This lovely pillow can be purchased HERE

This one has hand embroidered details added: 




Hear ornaments in red and blue:







How sweet my room looks now!^_^



 And when tea time comes I get to place my mug on one of these lovely coasters!^_^
This sweet coaster can be purchased HERE






This heart ornament can be purchased HERE



This lovely pillow can be purchased HERE




.. And of course I didn't just stop there, there was some fashion too- a lovely linen blouse:






Fading effect..





And what do you think of my small collections? I have to say I am quite pleased with it!^_^

Gosia
xxx