Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress

This simple sheath dresses is a perfect way for showing off bold prints, like this beautiful Prada fabric in 100% cotton. Three quarter sleeves and a crew neck are very versatile for everyday wear. The photos were taken in Mondovì Piazza, the medieval part of the town. Такое простое платье...
Little Black Dress With a Knot

Little Black Dress With a Knot

Making a little black dress was on my to-do list. I badly needed a simple but at the same time particular dress with an interesting detail, suitable for every occasion. Recently Burdastyle has offered a great variety of fascinating patterns, I would love to make at least 5 pieces from...
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2013 in Review

2013 in Review

I hope it will become a good tradition to spend the first week of January looking back on what I’ve accomplished in the previous year. Here is a visual display of all 2013 finished sewing projects. Надеюсь, станет доброй традицией посвятить первую неделю января подведению итогов достигнутого в прошлом году. Я подготовила коллаж из отшитых...
Electric Blue Dress

Electric Blue Dress

I was tempted to make immedeately this cozy dress from Burda Classic magazine as a bright colour addition to my winter wardrobe. It’s a perfect basic piece, this pullover dress with its large roll neck in soft, electric blue jersey. Sophisticated detail is added by the small darts on the armholes of the reglan sleeves, livening...
Homemade Italian Bread With Luigino

Homemade Italian Bread With Luigino

This summer I was introduced to the fabulous world of homemade bread baking by my friends Palmira and Luigino in a very pretty mountain hamlet of San Martino. Luigino, 82, a proud father of four children, is the forest warden of the nearby woods. Some decades ago, a picturesque village of San Martino was inhabited by...
Recycle Idea: Nespresso Capsules Clutch

Recycle Idea: Nespresso Capsules Clutch

I am an avid recycler as well as a lover of coffee. I love my Nespresso machine, but I felt guilty because of the waste it produced. Nespresso chose to use aluminum as it is the best material to preserve the delicate aromas and flavors of the Nespresso Grand Cru against oxygen, light and moisture. In...
Dolce and Gabbana Mosaic Print Dress

Dolce and Gabbana Mosaic Print Dress

Dolce and Gabbana were inspired by the golden mosaics of Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale and Byzantine art for their  Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection. I was deeply impressed and remained speechless when I saw the traditional mosaic prints with the faces of saints appearing on everything from dresses and bags to shoes. So when Sergio, the owner of Collage fabric...
Burda Classic 2013

Burda Classic 2013

Burda Classic is a special edition which comes out once a year and is dedicated to the classic and timeless style that is not following ever-changing trends. Burda proposes us four styles guide that correspond to the different times of the day: work-city, pastel vintage, country-british and finally the big night. I bought this issue yesterday during my work...
Green Silk Blouse or How to Subscribe to Manequim

Green Silk Blouse or How to Subscribe to Manequim

January this year I received the first issue of Manequim – a Brazilian magazine for sewing enthusiasts. Frankly speaking, I was surprised by the amount of trendy and fashionable patterns. Oh, those fabulous dresses and silk blouses! Another interesting fact is that every model is created for a specific body shape. Some drawbacks: most Manequim patterns are...
Autumn Grey Maxi Dress

Autumn Grey Maxi Dress

Looking outside the window in these autumn days brings no comfort to my soul. I see grey everywhere: it’s the color of the morning fog covering the picks of Marittime Alps, of dark grey storm clouds that imprisoned the sun and the first silver grey hair. RU: Глядя за окно в эти осенние дни  моя...
Black and White Stripes of Life

Black and White Stripes of Life

When I look at the black and white stripes of the eco bag,  philosophical thoughts come to mind that our life runs like these strips: white and black, joy and sorrow… Clutch from lanyards features a zip closure and wrist strap, it’s fully lined. Dimensions: 40×25 cm. I am really happy that my first lanyard bag is featured here....
Origami Fold Dress

Origami Fold Dress

My Origami Fold Dress is ready… Monday morning is the best time to take photos in Mondovì as all the shops are closed, there is no one on the streets and you have the whole city center at your disposal. I am really satisfied with how it has turned out. This is officially my favourite autumn...
Origami Fold Dress: Work in Progress

Origami Fold Dress: Work in Progress

I could hardly wait to buy the October 2013 Burdastyle issue. The fault is of this sophisticated  fabulous jersey dress with figure-hugging cut. I call it Origami Fold Dress. I love how the sharp and crisp lines of the fold accentuate the feminine silhouette.   I made some pictures during the sewing process, hope it...
My Favorite Fabric Store

My Favorite Fabric Store

Hello my readers, today I’d like to share with you a story about a place and a person that opened to me a whole world of high fashion fabrics. Happy to introduce to you Sergio, the knowledgable and friendly owner of fabric store Collage Tessuti in Mondovì. Several times I have mentioned his name in...

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