Peacock Island, Berlin

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Today’s pictures look like they were taken in Southern France. But you guessed wrong! Unfortunately, I still have to wait until August for my summer vacation and the pictures were actually taken in Berlin. At Peacock Island situated in the middle of the Wannsee to be exact. Nevertheless, this short trip to the island felt like a short vacation and was a welcome downtime after an especially stressful week. Note to self, play tourist in your own city more often 😉 We got lucky and could spend a very sunny day and relaxed afternoon there. Everything started off with a picnic and an exploration of the island later on. Of course, we were especially keen on finding the name giving peacocks that run around freely all over the island. Peacock island belongs to the UNESCO cultural heritage and is also a nature reserve. To get there it is easiest to take the S-Bahn until the station Wannsee and from there the bus 218 (comes every 30 minutes) until the final stop “Pfaueninsel”. The short trip with the very, which includes the entrance to the island, costs only 4 € per person.

Peacock Island, Wannsee, Berlin Germany ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

My new gingham blouse, which I decided to make very spontaneously, has turned out to be a stroke of luck. Since finishing it, I have already worn it countless times and every time it’s in the wash, I can’t wait to wear it again. As usual an image on Pinterest was the inspiration behind this sewing project. I was immediately convince that I absolutely needed such a gingham blouse in my closet. Luckily, I had the perfect fabric already sitting in my stash. I quickly considered trying out a new pattern but as I had already made pattern 3B of the Burda Easy issue SS2016 twice (1x white and 1x striped) and I was very happy with the outcome, I decided to stick to the TNT pattern instead. I used to really plan my sewing projects ahead of time but lately I have mainly sewn spontaneously what I wanted to wear right away. This has turned out to work quite well for me as these pieces get even more wear than my other garments. Are you a planned or spontaneous sewer – to which camp do you count yourself? What works best for you?

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OUTFIT

Gingham blouse: me-made 3B Burda Easy SS2016, versions with long sleeves in striped and in white
Black jeans: Zara
Straw hat: Zara
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta
Earrings: Zara
Necklace: Topshop
Ring: Six
Straw bag: French Market
Sandals: Topshop
Nailpolish: Essie “Chubby Cheeks”

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Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY

Vacation outfit - me-made gingham blouse Burda Easy pattern, black Zara jeans, straw hat, straw bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, brown sandals ... Sewionista.com ... Sewing ... Slow Fashion ... DIY