Friday, 26 September 2008

AN ARTY MISTAKE / A DRESS FOR A BEER

Yes, this picture is an arty mistake but I am mainly referring to the dress in it.

A couple of years ago I strated fixing on a dress for myself - I had been making small drawings of such a dress for a long time already and finnally started with the project by cutting a suitable tunic I found on sale into pieces, colouring the fabric soft black, still with the origial pattern showing from underneath, and finally sewing the pieces toghether again with another fabric to into a dress. Over confident as I often am when sewing, I did not bother to try it on too much in between since I know my measurememnts pretty well by the eye.

Well, this time my project ended up being a reather arty mistake, looking all nice but being way to small for me to be able to wear (after some strange bends and moves I got into the dress but had to take it quite easy with the breathing. Getting out was another story then).

So, hours of works and tens of euros ended up haning on a rack in the fleamarket last summer.

But then Ina came by and said "nice dress", tried it on (fit very nicely) and I sold it to her for the symbolic price of one beer. Not that bad a deal in the end, since at least the other one of us ended up looking great :)
And hey, I eventually got my beer too.


See? Nice. (And yup, I have nice new Marimekko curtains.)




More nice stuff - Ina also has a new nice tattoo, a Matryoshka doll.
It's decorated with strawberries. That's nice.

14 comments:

Mrs Munster said...

That's an adorable dress! Is that a new Marimekko pattern? It's fab. Have to look in to it next time I visit Finland. Btw, is your flat jugend-style as the windows look amazing. High ceilings?

Désirée said...

I love the tatoo!
Ryska dockor är fina.

mothersvea said...

Tattoo looks nice, who did it?

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Mrs.Munster : No, it's apattern form the 1950's, but one doens't see it around that much thses days. I love my high ceiling, it makes my small flat seem more spacious! It's about 3,20 I think.

Désirée : ja visst är de det :)

Mothersvea : Krisse from Legacy Tattoo. He just moved to Sthlm for a year but I don't know where he'll be tattooing over there...

heartofpearl♥ said...

oo i love your curtains and new tatt! x

chloe said...

I like her tatoo.

Heather said...

Oh man i've done that, but I was making a caplet out of a real nice black wool fabric, well, the webbing i put on the indside to make it stiffer was TOOOO stiff and I ended up looking like a football player in it!! (Amercian football, not soccer)

It was dreadful and I was so heartbrowken I shoved it in my closest never to be seen again :(

Lady Melbourne said...

It's so nice when something you've made for yourself that hasn't worked fits someone else, sort of like it going to fashion heaven and not being relegated to the rag pile!
Good luck with your shopping ban, I have never tried one of those because I know I'd be hopeless.
LM
x

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Heart of Pearl & Chole : yes it's really nice isn't it!

Heather : Oh no, is it still there ?

Lady Melbourne : hmmm yes the shopping ban started to feel like a really boring idea already even though I haven't even had a chance to "try it out" yet...

ina said...

Kristian is working at Salvation Tattoo in Stockholm, but will also now and then be in at Legacy in Helsinki.

la_comadreja_roja said...

Altough normally I'm not very keen on tatoos, and I would't make a one myself, I just LOVE your friends tatoo! It's cool!! And I love matrioshkas- they were my favorite toys when I was little, and I still have a nice collection of them home!

la_comadreja_roja said...

Altough normally I'm not very keen on tatoos, and I would't make a one myself, I just LOVE your friends tatoo! It's cool!! And I love matrioshkas- they were my favorite toys when I was little, and I still have a nice collection of them home!

Heather said...

yes I still have it, I COULD rip out the webbing and redo it I suppose, but I almost want to keep it as a reminder of my first try at it ya know?

Diana Coronado said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!

I ♥ it !!

Hugs !!