18 September 2017

Cold shoulder blouses

After "cold shoulder" dresses here are two cold shoulder blouses.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 4/2010 model 112A
Fabric:cotton poplin
Alterations: made just one ruffle and added lace ribbon.
Top: Burda Style  4/2010 model 112A
Pants: Zara
Fabric: cotton batiste
Top: Burda Style 4/2010 model 112A
Skirt: me made
Belt: Sisley
Shoes: Mango

14 September 2017

Cold shouldes dress

On the wings of the "cold shoulder trend" I continued sewing with the same pattern.One more dress.
Pattern: Burda Style 4/2010 model 112B
Fabric: shirt cotton
Alterations: made just one ruffle and added (me made) crochet lace.

Dress- pattern Burda Style 4/2010 model 112B
Shoes- H&M

12 September 2017

My summer sewing

Well, I'm sewing but not writing about it. Again.
The summer is over and most of my sewn garments are irrelevant for upcoming season. But I am still going to post some pictures, just to keep on track with my on line sewing journal.
First I done some refashion.
Do you remember my Shirred summer dress from 2009? I wore it a lot.
Now it is new dress, adapted to this season ultimate cold shoulder trend.
It was easy sewing. Most difficult part was to rip off smocked part. Fortunately the previous dress was wide enough, so it was possible to cut the ruffle part from the width of the dress.
And voila! New dress and trendy girl.
Gold lace is recycled from green skirt I also made in 2009.
Fabric: Cotton
Alterations: made just one ruffle
Dress- pattern Burda Style 4/2010 model 112B
Belt- H&M

11 February 2017

Travel: Graz - Austria

Finally the post about our last trip in 2016. In December, last year, we were in Graz -Austria. That was our first visit, only one day, but certainly we'll repeat this trip in spring or summer.
Graz is the capital of Styria and second largest city in Austria. Also Europe capital city of culture for 2003.
Opernhaus- is the second largest opera house in Austria.
Herrengasse- main street
Stadtpfarrkirche - Parish Church
Herzogshof -"Gemaltes Haus"-Painted House
Landhaus -one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in Austria.
Renaissance-style arcaded courtyard.
The Christmas ice crib-traditional feature of Advent in Graz.
Stempfergasse street
The Glockenspiel -up in the gable of the building on Glockenspielplatz square.
Right under the Glockenspiel there is a lovely Café Glockenspiel.
A dancing couple in traditional Styrian costumes and 24 bells play three different melodies.
Sporgasse street
Hofbäckerei Edegger-Tax bakery- the oldest surviving bakery in Graz-14th century.
Grazer Dom-Graz Cathedral-St. Giles' Cathedral. The church was built in 1438-62.
Gothic architecture of Cathedral with Baroque furnishing. 
The Burg - was built between 1438 and 1453 by Emperor Frederick III who decided that the older castle on the Schlossberg was too small. Today the Burg houses many government departments.  
Burg contains an unusual Double Spiral Staircase- a masterpiece of Gothic stonework.
Mur River
Schloßberg -'Castle Mountain'-The area is now a series of gardens and contains some of the most popular tourist attractions.
Schlossbergbahn-a funicular railway.
The Great Well
St.Thomas Chapel
The Glockenturm- Bell Tower 
The Chinese pavilion
Remarkable view
Grazer Uhrturm -Clock Tower- A major landmark and attraction of the city-28 m high.
Schloßbergplatz  with staircase up to castle.
Variety of gorgeous façades
Kastner & Öhler- big department store
Hauptplatz- main square
Rathaus- Town hall
Archduke Johann Fountain-Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen -Austrian field marshal and Imperial regent (Reichsverweser). Great modernizer and important figure of identification for Styria. The monument also features statues of four women symbolizing the rivers Mur, Enns, Drava and Sann which flowed through the old Styrian land.
Christmas market on Hauptplatz square in front of the town hall.
Graz is so lovely during pre-Christmas period. All over the town there are various Christmas fairs. Streets and shops are decorated with lights, and at every corner you can hear somebody is playing Christmas music.
Fair trade shop