Concrete Grey

This is a dress from Burda easy magazin autumn/winter 2012. It seems like there is a new trend after colour blocking the material blocking. The original dress is made of jersey and leather.

The original dress from the magazin

Instead of leather I used voile. A light, transparent fabric with some flowers. Just the total opposite of leather. For the skirt part I lined it with the jersey, because I didn’t want transparency between my legs.

I omited the flaps, because they were just a design element and had no pockets behind them. I thought flowers are enough decoration.

I also omited the piping and facings at the neckline. Facings just don’t work for me. They always tend to flip out of the neckline no matter how good I secure them at the shoulder seam. I used a facing strip, a technique I learned from a past Burda Style project (my Hi-Low dress).

I had to shorten the upper part of the dress. But that is an alteration I always have to do. Altough I sewed  size 34 (which is a XS) the dress is a little wide. But I think it’s a nice dress to wear at work in autmn.dress in concrete grey

We took pictures of the dress in a part of Berlin that has a quite monotone architecture . The houses look like concrete boxes. I named the dress after this district “Marzahn”, because it’s concrete grey and has some spots of colour. Inside this district there are some very old houses that are the leftovers from a village and even a windmill.  In this place we found a nice brick wall that made a nice contrast to the dress.

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Bunnies against chaos

I was looking for a way to store my earrings without losing more space on my tiny vanity table. Then I came across Chloé Fleury and her sweet paper bunnies (probably on Pinterest 🙂 ). I figured out how to cut and fold similar ones. I made the ears bigger because they have to hold quite a lot of jewellery. The bunnies defeat the chaos…no more searching for the second earing!

earring bunnies

Burda likes me :)

I thought about starting a blog when my profile views at BurdaStyle.com hit the 1000…I even made it to the member project of the week several times (even as a sewing novice with an supermarket sewing machine)…then there was a database crash…but who cares about lost views on the internet when you discover yourself in the BurdaStyle magazine! I was very proud when they asked me if they are allowed to publish a picture of my beloved mullet-dress. Hello sewing world!

My dress in the BurdaStyle magazine
Caro goes print