Tuesday, May 7, 2013

16. InspiRED

A few years ago there was this ad series (GAP?) where words lwere used for a double meaning, RED being the operative word because of some charity aspect.

Well, I have been charitable towards myself. Last weekend was the big annual Modepalast weekend in Vienna. Plenty of emerging and established small label designers from (Eastern) Central Europe.

If you draw an imaginary line from southern Baltic to the Adriatic Sea you have Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Beograd all lined up. These cities have plenty of designers with cool goodies and fresh points of view.


I got myself this fun little belt by a Prague designer. Red silk bows just did the trick for me, plus the fact the belt end hangs down in a way that lets any Medieval girl's heart beat faster (yes I am funny like that), and the fact that the bows can be moved around.

I like wearing one bow in the back and one in the front.


The skirt is a recent make. I used the fabulous Marcy Tilton dress/tunic pattern V8876, but only from waist down. It was a bit tricky, but I liked the shape so I plowed ahead. (It was a refashion, too, but more of that another time.) I really like how it turned out, and will definitely use it again for fall weight fabrics.

linking with: me-made-Mittwoch

10 comments:

  1. Really nice, the whole outfit!
    Greetings from Hamburg
    Anna

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    1. Danke Anna! Nett daß du auf Besuch warst.

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  2. Lovley combination and the print of the shirt is great.
    Susanne

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    1. I wish there were fabrics out there one could buy with nice prints like this one! I would love to make a dress.

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  3. Verry nice outfit, I like it!
    Martina

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  4. Love your moveable red bow ties! And how smart to turn Marcy Tilton's dress pattern into a skirt. I've got the same pattern, but haven'tgotten to it yet. I do love most all of her patterns. So many things to sew, so little time.

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    1. Ain't that the truth - so little time for so many things to do.
      I have made the dress as well, but the pesky buttonholes are still waiting to happen...

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  5. Modeplast sounds like a fun event. I echo your sentiment completely on even vaguely medieval details in outfits. That belt is adorable.

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    1. Great to find a fellow Medievalist :-)

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