Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back to the roots...

Hi @ all!

This is a little announcement post.

You might remember that this blog started as motivation help for getting my dressmaker's degree. I'm not sure I mentioned it here before, but I always wanted to add a master's degree on top and from September on I will got back to school.
If everything goes well and I pass the exams I will be a Master Craftswoman for dressmaking/ tailoring in a good year's time.

I don't know how much time I will have then, but I hope to show some steps here on this blog.
But before there is another move to be managed and with work keeping me busy and on the road quite often, there won't be much time left for anything sewing related.

This is just for your information in case you're wondering why I am MIA.

Thanks for your patience and I hope to be back soon :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

WGT 2013

Hello again :)

So here it is my little picture post of this year's WGT in Leipzig.
I had a great time there. I went with two very dear friends and met with even more dear friends as well as my parents there.
Thanks for the fun, guys!

Without any more words, here are my few pis:

I also again met the lovely Mywiel. Quite a number people came over and asked for pictures. One woman wanted to just take one while we were chatting. Such a cute request ;)

With the cape and my carpet bag I look a bit like a governess on the trip to her new employment ^^.

Thanks for watching :)

P.S.: If you don't want to be shown here, please tell me and I will immediately take the picture down. Thank you.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Completing the outfit

Hey my dears!

I know, it's been some time already since my last post, but oh well... here I am again ;)

WGT has long since passed and I owe you pics of the final NF dress. But before I show you the complete outfit worn, I've got to show you some more things I made to complete the dress.

First we've got a small cape. I made it to cover the neckline for modesty and cool temperature. It's a very simple shape made after this instruction. I changed the collar a bit though making it rounded, so it would mould around my small neck better. I added the left over piece of the pleated trim (which I had wanted to put on the hat), that was just the right length. It closes with a small hook and eye. I might add some velvet ribbon around the hem, but we shall see^^.

Then I made a hair piece. I just don't have enough own hair to make a proper victorian hairstyle. So I bought four super braids of dark brown artificial hair and turned two of them into switches as shown in a tutorial on Your Wardrobe Unlock'd.

In the end I didn't use it for my WGT outfit as it kind of was too big for the hat, so I just used an additional braided switch to fill in my own hair in a bun.

Last I made a small handbag. Some time ago I stumbled upon this pattern and immediately fell in love with this purse. And I'm usually not a handbag type of girl, not at all.

Here's my version:
Btw. it's a great way to use up fabric left overs.

Ok, finally, I want to show you pictures of the actual finished dress worn by me, but without any accessoiries except the hat. I took them quite some time ago.

That's it for today :)
Stay tuned for my next blog post with WGT-pictures.
Thanks for reading.