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08:50 - 08/04/2013


Right now we’re working on the group project, which is going to turn into a dress as a final result.
As I was sketching / finding fabrics I wanted to use, I came up with an idea, and suddenly wanted to make something right away with that fabric to get a feel of it. So, here’s a top!
- Double-faced wool/cashmere
- Silk gazar
- Raw hems

And, these pictures have nothing to do about the functionality withing the garment – I just really like how the strap shapes while hanging on a hanger.
Hm :)

Top By Me
Shoes Zara

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Maria / Vanillascented- 11 May, 2013 at 07:39
Nina: Thanks :) Yes, I love raw hems! I think it makes my "stiff" and clean design softer and more human if that makes sense :) When I make things with raw hems I (often) want them to fray - but if you don't want this: 1. Most fabrics will fray, some that won't: knit, boiled wool, felt etc 2. Cut the edge with pinking shears 3. Use fusible interfacing
Nina- 10 May, 2013 at 15:42
Love the raw hem! I've notice that you use raw edges on many of your wonderful creations. Could you guide me in a direction to where I can learn how to make garments with raw edges so the fabric doesn't unravel? :-)
Dora Lisa- 20 April, 2013 at 20:49
Wow, extremely well done! Love it; amazing cut, beautiful color and great texture! xoxo
Lela- 15 April, 2013 at 00:47
Can't wait for the day that I can buy your beautiful designs! Keep the awesomness coming xo
Anonymous- 14 April, 2013 at 19:40
This is beyond fantastic.
Maria / Vanillascented- 13 April, 2013 at 05:43
Yes, Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Josep Armstrong is good to have. It's very easy to understand, and it has a good explanation of all the basic garments and more. A good starting point!
Sara- 12 April, 2013 at 13:43
Is there a pattern book you could recommend?
sarah- 11 April, 2013 at 21:24
WOW!! That top is absolutely stunning!! I would really appreciate it if you could look at my blog, only started out but I am dying to be noticed!! Thank you!
MARJOLEIN- 11 April, 2013 at 21:02
VERY cool! I really, really like the way it looks on you on NR3! X Marjolein - Never Too
Iwona- 11 April, 2013 at 18:46
Cool post! Very interesting blog...
alex- 10 April, 2013 at 22:30
the top looks awesome!
Angéline- 10 April, 2013 at 12:27
Michaela- 9 April, 2013 at 21:19
The top looks great! Nice work :)
Kariann Landsverk- 9 April, 2013 at 20:45
Det var helt perfekt!
Carly- 9 April, 2013 at 19:06
I think this is fantastic. You're fucking awesome, hope you know that :D
Olivia- 9 April, 2013 at 14:59
you are incredible! perfect set :)
Pamela- 9 April, 2013 at 13:13
Fashion Snag- 9 April, 2013 at 03:41
I really like it!
Manobeina- 8 April, 2013 at 21:15
you are genius -- at first when i saw it on the hanger i wasnt sure...and then you put it on and i had a heart attack from the dopeness of it all much love from NYC
lizachloe- 8 April, 2013 at 15:37
Loving this babe !
Martine Næss Sorthe- 8 April, 2013 at 15:12
For en utrolig vakker topp! Passet deg perfekt.
smille- 8 April, 2013 at 13:46
the top is amazing!
Anne Sophie- 8 April, 2013 at 12:46
So beautiful!
Yuna (YunaPicsDelight)- 8 April, 2013 at 10:08
you can wear what you want - you always have the perfect style! Yuna
Mina N- 8 April, 2013 at 09:45
You're so talented!
Nadia- 8 April, 2013 at 09:41
Duktig du är!