Let's talk fabric. As I mentioned in the last post, I pledged not to buy any fabric until October 31st, 2017. So I have to deal with the fabric I have at had which is quite a large stash. More than 200m is my best guess as I have not yet entered everything into my excel sheet. And I already had some fabrics in mind when making the last post for the Christmas dress(es) on Monday.
Lasst uns über Stoffe reden. Ich habe mir ja vorgenommen, ein Jahr keinen Stoff mehr zu kaufen und muss deswegen bis zum 31sten Oktober 2017 mit dem vorlieb nehmen, das ich habe. Was wirklich nicht wenig Stoff ist (ich schätze mehr als 200m Stoff, muss mal wieder meine Exceltabelle pflegen). Ich hatte auch gleich Stoffe im Hinterkopf, als ich am Montag über die möglichen Schnitte geschrieben habe.
This si the digital rose print jersey I will use for Vogue V8379, the infamous wrap dress. I got that in the same sale as the fabricfor the fractal dress. I have 3m which should be sufficient accoring to the pattern's description. I will make the short sleeved version, but I'm still not sure about the collar. Should I make one? Does it work well with cardigans?
Das ist der digitale Rosenjersey, von dem ich am Montag gesprochen habe. Aus ihm soll das berühmte Vogue Wickelkleid 8379 werden. Die 3 m, die ich im Stoffverkauf mitgenommen habe, sollten laut Umschlag reichen. Ich will auf jeden Fall kurze Ärmel, bin mir aber mit dem Kragen nicht sicher. Brauche ich den? Funktioniert der mit Strickjacken?
I think I will use a combination of 2 taffetas for the 50s dress. I got the gunmetal grey taffeta from my friend Paisleystern wh used it for an amazing corset and cape combination. I will use the grey for the top part and make skirt and sash from black taffeta.
Für das 50s Kleid will ich gerne 2 Stoffe kombinieren: Der graue Taft ist ein Geschenk von Paisleystern (die aus ihm ein wundervolles Korsett und ein passendes Cape gemacht hat) und soll das Oberteil des Kleids werden. Den Rockteil und die Schärpe werde ich aus dem schwarzen Taft ergänzen.
This would be an alternative for the taffeta combination, but I think it will be far too summery for a true Christmas dress. Maybe I will use it for the trial run? Or just sew it up in spring?
Das hier wäre noch ein Alternativstoff für das 50s Kleid. Allerdings ist er mir zu sommerlich, vielleicht wird er das Probeteil oder eben im Frühjahr genäht. Im Sinne des Me Made Mittwochs und der Veranstaltung Weihnachtskleid 2016 kann ich also sagen "Hurra, ich habe genau den
Stoff gefunden, den ich mir vorgestellt habe. Der Schnitt passt auch
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1. Why did you start to blog in the first place?I started to blog in 2009 originally to have some fun with outfit pcitures, but the blog soon eolved into a diary for stuff I make and do. I often have the feeling that I don't achieve anything and never finish anything I start. The blog keeps track of stuff I made and helps me to see that I actually do finish things. And it really works!
2. What is your favorite book?I hae written about this before, but my favourite book is "Spares" by Michael Marshall Smith. It contains, spaceships, war, robots, clones love and a broken detective, all mixed up to a story which you can't lay down once you started reading!
Here is the text on the back cover:
Coma meets Blade Runner in this future noir thriller, a compulsively readable melding of hardboiled narrative and hardware invention. Smith forecasts a decadent future in which the rich clone themselves at birth and callously harvest replacement organs from their "spares" as they need them. Narrator Jack Randall, a debauched but conscientious ex-cop, flees to the megalopolis of New Richmond with seven clones he has liberated from a spare farm and is almost immediately relieved of them by a gang of thugs. Jack's efforts to find out who has abducted the spares and marked them for death plunge him into a mystery that ultimately links the two events that have shattered his life: the brutal unsolved murder of his wife and child, and his soul-searing tour of military duty in The Gap. A virtual world built from the flotsam and jetsam cluttering the Internet, The Gap is an awesome conception made to seem supernaturally eerie yet scientifically feasible. Smith elaborates this creation brilliantly, as a surreal battleground where Jack confronts the demons that have haunted him for a decade, and as a symbol of emptiness and waste that brings the novel's numerous depictions of personal and social devaluation into sharp focus. Both a disconcerting portrait of a future that might be, and a poignant study of one man's fight to resist it, this novel augurs a promising future of another sort for its author.
3. What do you dislike the most?Intolerance and stupidity. Not necessarily in that order. I don't know if I hate any of the two more, but sometimes I hate myself for being stupid. So I sometimes hate myself a bit, but at least I try to avoid intolerance! ^^
4. What’s your favorite food item from the mall?That's hard. I love fusion food, preferably asian fusion. There is a food ventor called soul food who has amazing burgers and sweet potato fries to die for. I also love sushi. And udon. Actually, I'd eat almost anything, depending on the mood I'm in! ;)
5. What is your favorite past time activity?Again, I find it hard to decide that. Spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family? Reading? Sewing? So much things to do, so little time!
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