martes, 20 de julio de 2021

Slow Summer

I'm keeping my slow lifestyle, which means no computers after work, some walks through the city parks and some sewing and reading and watching series. Not a bad plan at all!
I'm still trying to catch up with blogland, even if I'm not commenting as much as I'd like.

Sigo con mi estilo de vida tranquilo, que significa que ni me acerco al ordenador después del trabajo, paseo por los parques y me entretengo haciendo costura, leyendo y viendo series. No me parece un mal plan.
También sigo intentando mantenerme al día con los blogs, aunque no comente tanto como me gustaría.
- self sewed trousers / pantalón de costura casera
- striped t-shirt, CandA (old) / camiseta rayas
- black shirt, Vinted (recently purchased) / camisa negra, de Vinted, comprada hace poco
- shoes-maryjanes, Allrounders (old) / zapatillas-merceditas
- straw bag, retail (old) / bolso de paja, tienda local
- block print scarf, retail (old) / pañuelo con estampado geométrico
Finally, I'm getting ready for the swimming pool and beach season. I had purchased two moomoo-style dresses (second hand) to wear them as my beach gear, but I wanted to give them a twist. This floral dress was too big, so I've added a strip at every side, so I can tie them back and make the dress look more fitted. The strips were cut from a charity shopped scarf (1,80€), a lucky find in a matchy colour. This tip was coppycatted from Vintage Vixen, who is always inspiring!.
The rusty-colour dress was easily improved by removing its annoying lining, and by making some tie-dye with bleach. I was unusually sensible (this time) and started spraying a small amount of bleach, as I wanted a subtle effect. I think it looks more summery this way!.

Finalmente, estoy preparada para la temporada de playa y piscina. Había comprado un par de vestidos sueltos, de segunda mano, para usarlos de vestidos playeros, pero quería darles un poco de vidilla. El vestido de flores me está muy grande, así que le cosí una tira a cada lado, para poder atarlas por detrás y conseguir un estilo más ajustado. Las tiras las corté de un pañuelo que compré en Cáritas por 1,80€. Esta idea la saqué de Vintage Vixen, que siempre aporta nuevos trucos e inspiración.
El vestido de tono tierra-óxido tenía un forro de lo más inútil, que quité, y luego le hice un poco de tie and dye con lejía. Por una vez, he sido prudente y empecé poco a poco con el espray de lejía, porque quería un efecto más sutil. Creo que queda mucho más veraniego así.

This is my last sewing project, a pair of cushions made of a small piece of fabric that was in my stash. They match the overwhelmingly turquoise decoration (which I like). The bedcover is an indian cotton piece that I bought at a flea market years ago and it's supposed to be a beachtowel, but who cares. Our bedroom decoration is also ready for the summer!

Este es mi último proyecto de costura, un par de cojines que hice con un trocito de tela que tenía en mi 'depósito'. Conjuntan exactamente con la sobredosis de turquesa, y me gustan. La colcha es una pieza de algodón hecho en India que compré en un mercadillo hace tiempo y que se supone que es una toalla de playa, pero a quién le importa. Ahora también la decoración del dormitorio está preparada para el verano.
Hope you're safe, as there are so many terrible news about floods in Mitteleropa.

Espero que los desastres climáticos no os estén afectando, y que todos estéis a salvo.

6 comentarios:

  1. You are sensible taking things slowly and avoid using the computer after work!
    Loving your outfit, which is chic yet funky. Such wonderful pattern mixing too!
    Fabulous revamps of the second-hand dresses, which will now be perfect beach wear. And your Summerized bedroom looks very cool indeed! Besos xxx

  2. How lovely your bedroom looks and I can't believe that is a towel...

    Loved the black, white and yellow outfit on you. Your 2 dress projects are fabulous and it's also fabulous you are taking things slowly - it sounds like a very good plan to me!

  3. Thanks so much for the shout-out, you're a prettty inspiring woman yourself!
    Those paisley trousers are fabulous and your dress projects are so exciting. I love your bedroom, what a gorgeous restful colour.
    Good for you, taking things slowly and appreciating what beauty is around you. xxx

  4. Slow summer sounds just about perfect.

  5. I love your bedcover! Nice to hear you are relaxing, and will be able to go to the beach. It has been a strange summer here, and I will be returning to the office in a couple of weeks, which I have mixed feelings about. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  6. I love your funky mostly-neutral outfit - that's how I like neutrals! Great work on reworking your new-to-you garments to make them suit you better - duh, sewing sashes to a dress is such a quick and easy fix!