Ice Ice Baby – Top with Icecream Print

Me-made top with icecream print pattern 114 Burda June 2012 ... ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY ... Blog

Even though I have been sewing for more than 20 years (I have started very early and I’m actually older than I look 😉 ), I still sometimes get very nervous when I’m about to cut into a very special or very expensive material. That’s how I felt with this silk fabric with icecream print, which I loved right away when I spotted it online and just had to have. When the fabric arrived, I wasn’t so sure anymore about the print as it was much bigger than I had expected and also I did not like how the icecream cones looked right next to my face. So I had to scrap my initial idea of a short sleeved blouse. In the end, I decided to sew a v-neck top from a Burda pattern as it tones down the print and also I like the summery shape with this summery print. (more…)

Shades of Blue & Berlin Doors

I’m usually reminded of France when I see these beautiful colourful old doors. But Berlin has acutally its fair share of these photogenic doors. When I first arrived it only took me 5 minutes to find the first fashion bloggers, who were taking pictures in front of one of these doors. Needless to say that I felt at home right away. In Berlin nobody cares or even casts a look when you are taking outfit pictures in public. You have to do much better than this to draw their attention 😉  Today’s pattern started its life as the Grande Arche Blouse. (more…)

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