Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zsofi's Little Black Dress

I feel like a proud mother hen!

I have a student, Zsófi, who I have known for quite a few years now. We used to have mainly English classes but nowadays we do more sewing related stuff together. I used to talk about sewing so much that she got interested in learning and got her own machine a year or two ago.

She had an assignment at school to study a subject of her choice in depth and to create some kind of arty project to go with the essay. She chose Coco Chanel, the creator of the first Little Black Dress. 

As the art project Zsófi made a dress inspired by Holly Golightly's dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

We went fabric shopping one Saturday morning a few months ago and found shiny black fabric and polka dot fabric to line it

She drafted the dress herself! At the age of 13!  I am so, so very proud of her!! Now she is 14. My little girl is growing up!

All photos are by the talented Márton Gorka. He used to be my English student too when he was little. You really should have a look at more of Marci's work on his page, Márton Gorka's Photography

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Me-Made-May Days 28-31

Day 28

It was a public holiday. Pentecost. I don't really know what that is... something about Jesus? Coming back? No idea...

I have an English student who I absolutely adore. Nowadays she is more my sewing student. She came round to my place in the morning to sew. We made makeup bags. I'll ask her if I can post some pics of the dress she just made - she is really talented!

Then I went to the gym and swam.

I wore:

Day 29

I went to a pole studio I never normally go to (even though it is only 10 min walk away). I was completely surprised to go in and find a male trainer! Yes - there are male pole dancers! It was actually a really great class.  

Then I went to work and all the guests were being crazy. One thing I like about my job: every day is different because the people are always changing. 

After work I ran to a bar to watch a friend's cabaret performance but got there ten minutes too late!

Can you tell I drank too much gin and tonic?

I drank enough to dance. It was a lot of fun.  I really shouldn't go to that bar though - it always brings out my bad side.... ;) I got home around 3am...

I wore:

  • Nyar van dress
  • Shorts
  • A sporty top

Day 30

I felt like DEATH. I had about 2.5 hours sleep, then dragged myself out of bed. The whole time I was in the shower I was considering hopping back into bed but I made it to 7:30am pole class. I adore my pole trainer, Roni. She is a sweetheart - she gave me glucose, it was exactly what I needed.

Then I went to work. For 14 hours.... It was so long... The morning shift was so quiet but at night it was crazy with the guests and problems and overbookings....

I wore:

  • Grey shorts
  • Some sporty top, can't remember which one now
  • Blue floral dress - Burda 7829

Day 31

I went to aerial silk class as well as hoop. Silk is hard! So hard on the arms! I much prefer hoop.

I wore:

  • Turkish flowers dress - Burda 7829
  • Pink sporty top
  • Navy leggings