Decluttering part 2 – Wardrobe

Decluttering feels good!

And the sunny weather make making decision much easier.

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Even though the pile doesn’t look big – it made a big difference in my wardrobe and helped someone else.

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When I cam across this old dress made based on Burda pattern – hmmm… I decided to keep it for a while. I like this swing dress – it is worth to give it a second chance/life.

Now there is even more space for creativity!

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Classic Dress – Perfect Wardrobe Bulider

The time has arrived when I needed to add few new pieces to my wardrobe.

Few years ago I have made the dress – wearable muslin – based on the Vogue Pattern V8787.  I have made a version with asymmetrical neckline with left-side gather.

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I had a beautiful marine blue crepe wool in my stash – perfect for this dress. I cut out the pattern pieces about a year ago (wow! time flies) and somehow did not feel like sewing.

The dress has silk organza as interlining and Venezia lining.

I am so glad I have finished it eventually! I enjoy every time I wear this dress.

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This classic dress is a great wardrobe builder. Perfect to wear together with a French jacket or just a cardigan or on her own. RPT sleek glass jewellery match perfect with it.

I am sure I will use this Vogue Pattern V8787 many times.

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Vogue Patterns Fall 2014 Collection

I know the summer is still here … well, at least when I look at the calendar, but slowly the fall is approaching. It was pleasure to watch the F/W 2014 Haute Couture collections presented in Paris – long live internet! A lot of inspirations! Following the trend the Vogue Patterns has just launched the new collection for Fall 2014, as well.

Vogue Patterns Fall 2014 Collection

I love the above set – a silk charmeuse blouse and a wool crepe trousers in radiant orchid colour – fabulous! You just feel the luxury of these fabrics.

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Marfy Dress 3399 with extrass

Next to the Marfy jacket 3022 there is now the Dress 3399 available as a PDF to download from the Marfy website.

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It is a loose-fitting mini dress with flared hemline and diagonal-cut empire line bodice, crossed braces at the neckline and racing back – clearly inspired by a ’60s.

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RPT’s Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress by Burda Style

Being busy with my items for  De Cirkel van Kleding project I had not so much time for this Burda Style Member Model Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress. The deadline was 2nd July.

I have manged to finish it on time – however I am not so pleased with the final result. I was hesitated if I should submit it so I have checked the Burda Style website for other entries. Firstly I have noticed there were only 2 entries, secondly – the deadline is extended till 16th of July! Still chance to join!

This means I still can make few fixes and better pictures and post this dress on website.

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Even though this is not my type of dresses I like the idea. I have made it from chiffon (polyester or viscose) and it is underlined with very fine cotton/viscose fabric. What I found strange in this pattern is the shoulder seam and set-in of the sleeve. It is very high. The skirt has no openings/splits – thus not so easy to walk.

If I would make this dress ever again I will for sure adjust the shoulder and make small splits at the side seams of the dress – maybe on the left side with godet, or both sides with inverted pleats. I would probably underlined only top – or I would made simple loos lining.  Firt for sure proper muslin.

Anyone making this dress as well? What’s your experience with this model?

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The ‘Kendra’s Night Out’ Challenge

Week ago I have got surprized e-mail from Kendra Thornton with a question if I would like to participate in the ‘Kendra’s Night Out’ Challenge. I am travelling myself and I am staying in all kind of hotels so I though – Great!

The next e-mail contained more details:

The plan is to start the evening with Sunset Service at the Top of the Standard. We will drift into our New York night with the smooth jazz stylings of that night’s entertainment, while sipping on a cocktail or two. I’ve heard amazing things about the small plate offerings here, and the idea of a swanky supper club vibe is perfect for this getaway. Just thinking about the glittering skyline makes me a bit weak in the knees. I can’t quite believe I’m on my way to a real, honest to goodness grownup adventure. It’s long overdue! The requested style is cocktail attire, but I’m at a bit of a loss. Does that mean I need a long or short dress? Can I go with a bright color, or should I stick to a tried and true little black dress? You get the point, I need your expertise.

While I’m thrilled to be heading to the Big Apple, I have to say I was a bit overwhelmed at first. There is just so much to do! Without the expert advice I received at Gogobot, I’m not sure where I would have started. The world travelers I encountered there were invaluable in building my itinerary. I’d never even heard of the Standard High Line Hotel before researching this trip,and now I ‘m staying at one of the very best hotels in this incredible city. And now I turn to you, my fashion experts, to help me look like I’m a natural New Yorker. As we all know, whether seeing a show, lounging at the Top of the Standard, or dining at a local restaurant, the right outfit can be the difference between a good night, and an experience to be treasured forever.

I decided to make two boards (actually three):

1. Good to combine essentials for travelling and the day at the city in brown and blue shades

The 'Kendra's Night Out' Challenge - board by Red Point Tailor - day in the city


The 'Kendra's Night Out' Challenge - board by Red Point Tailor - day in the city

2. Evening – Cocktail attire – knee length dress, smart, elegant, modest accessories.

The 'Kendra's Night Out' Challenge - board by Red Point Tailor - evening in the city


This challenge has shown me that I still miss few garments in my wardrobe, e.g. pants – to make my own business trips more comfortable.

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Have you seen the new collection of Vogue patterns?

I start to feel summer! The Vogue Patterns Summer 2014 collection is online.

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I am glad to see the new couture pattern from Claire Schaeffer with a French jacket. This is for sure one of the patterns I will add to my collection.

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The test garments follow up

My last test garments are ready. I have no more time to make more. I still have to help my mother with some spring cleaning and my work is calling as well.

1. I ma glad though I have managed to make the top of this Butterick pattern B5813. Generally speaking I will have make simple strait skirt to it but I prefer to have it cut in the waist. I have to try it and check it.

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An outfit for a Holiday season

Do you have a special outfit for this Holiday season? I did not manage to make one – again. Since few years I am planning to make a special outfit for Christmas/New Year – maybe I should start planning and making earlier?

Fortunately I am not alone. Janene from ooobop is straggling with the same issue. At least she has made a great circle skirt.

I have fabrics in my stash, I have patterns in my stash waiting – somehow I am busy with other things at the end of the year and never have time.

Maybe between Xmas and New Year I will try to fix at least one easy outfit – having few days off could help.

I have the dark blue stretch polyester velvet –

the dark blue stretch polyester velvet

– which I could transfer into this the Vogue dress 1374

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Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday Collection

Recently the new Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday Collection was launched.
Well, what shall I say about them… I will start from the ones I find the most interesting.
1. V8943 – Misses’ Dress and Slip by Claire Schaeffer – beauty in its simplicity

V8943 - Misses' Dress and Slip by Claire Schaeffer

The fabric used for this dress gives this special appearance – the pattern is very simple. I think of ordering it only because I hope for few couture techniques included in the pattern description by Claire.

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