Hello! And I am here again as I promised!

I would like to thank you everybody for nice comments and for visiting my blog!

Original Dress From Burda MagazineToday I wanted to show something that is not related to card making and paper craft. Besides this I also like to make clothes for my friends and myself. Why I am doing it. First of course because I like it, second because it’s unique and third I never had luck finding something in the store that I will really like and will fit me the right way. With fabric it is the same as with a paper. You see a fabric and you think what will fit to this print. So when I saw this black and white cotton print at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts I already knew what I will do with it. I don’t create my own patterns for my clothes. I am not that smart…

My Version of the DressWhen I lived in Russia I was buying Burda sewing magazine. It has lots of patterns inside with a range of sizes. For this dress I used a pattern from the issue of August 2004. I made some changes, added some decorative elements (white piping). When the dress was ready I could decide what kind of a belt will go with it.  One day we went to the mall and stopped at the Wilson’s Leather store. They had a sale going on. I saw a wide white leather belt (it was on sale!) and remembered my dress. I thought that they would match perfectly!

Here are the pictures with what I saw at the magazine and my version of it.

Next to the Fountain in OmskDon’t be too much scary of me! On the picture to the left you can see my son and me from the last trip to Russia. We are sitting next to the fountain near the Transport Academy in Omsk, city where I was born and lived until December 2004. On the other picture is me again next to the beer restaurant. No, I don’t like beer, I just liked this silly guy and he didn’t mind that I stayed next to him for a picture.

I also wanted to add that if you are interested in this magazine you could subscribe to it. That’s what my husband did for me. I am very thankful for this! I had a hard time finding this magazine at the bookstore. In the magazine they have lots of patterns not only for women, but for kids and men also. They also have some interesting crafts. Each pattern has different sizes and they have step-by-step instructions on how to make it. So when people ask me:” Did you make it?”  I tell them that yes, I did. And you can make it too. Just try it! That’s how I started. One day my friend came to my house in new clothes. I asked where did she buy it? She said that she made it. And she added:” You can do it too!”  And I did!

I hope you found something interesting for you today!
Happy sewing!
Elena

Category: Clothes, Sewing
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3 Responses
  1. Nancy Grant says:

    That’s so cool! When I lived in Sacramento… a very long time ago. There was a German deli down the street and they sold the Burda Sewing Magazines too. I have three that have moved with me every where I’ve lived. I am so pleased to see your beautiful dress! You did an awesome job. As for me, I’ve made a pair of pants from one of the patterns and shamefully I don’t own them anymore.

    You make a beautiful model. Thanks so much for sharing!

    🙂

  2. Elena says:

    Hello Nancy! Thank you for stopping at my blog!
    Thank you for your nice comments!!!

  3. Lisa says:

    Wow Elena is that you?? Oh my gosh you look amazing I love your dress!!

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