September 17, 2011

On this weekend we travelled out to Potsdam to the Schloss Glienicke. It is certainly a sweet, modest little palace. This ultimately sets it apart from many of the other palaces in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. We found plenty of locations for photos and spent a pleasant morning wandering through the gardens.

The pattern for the top was created by the Burdastyle member Seagle. She named the pattern Port Elisabeth and I just love the shape of it. I shortened the hem of the top and added this detail at the front. The pink/gold fabric was purchased at the markets with the vision of utilising it for the Port Elisabeth pattern. 

Have you ever had a problem with finding the perfect fabric for the outfit that you have in mind? Well this is a constant problem for me. Finding fabric in Germany is quite difficult....and yes, I am aware that in Aus we have a good selection, so my high expectations have hindered my ability to select material. For this outfit I couldn't shake the thought of baby blue. So after visiting numerous markets I was told by a friend to visit Berger Stoffe. This was a great recommendation. I found the right a little more:) So I drafted this high waisted skirt pattern and made this baby blue skirt with a striped detail at the hem. I think that it turned out quite well

Photography: Michael Dooney


  1. Lucky lucky you to have someone to take such amazing pics! Great front detail on that blouse;)

    Magda ᵔᴥᵔ

  2. Find fabrics here is complicated too, because I never can find the textures that I want :(

    Pretyy pretty pretty top.
    See you and have a nice day!

  3. Love the skirt!

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  4. So pretty! I love that top too much :) I've had trouble finding fabrics before... it can be so frustrating!

  5. Hi! It was nice meeting you at Hello Etsy.

    I really like that top on you. And thank you for showing me how beautiful the castle is. I've heard of it but never made time to make it out there. I'll have to go visit it in the summer.

    Please let me know when you open your etsy shop.

    xo, Bettina

  6. One of my favourites! The shot of you lying down is my favourite. I wish I could have worn this while I was in Berlin. I couldn't bloody style it!!

  7. I love the alterations you made to the pattern! It is so adorable! The whole outfit is so pretty and I the proportions :) I am very bad at picking out the right fabrics- I fall for pretty prints too easily, even if they are wrong for the design, hehe :) But these photos are so gorgeous!

  8. La jupe est tres chouette!
    Angela Donava

  9. great photos! Oh, I know Potsdam! It is a great place for photos!!
    Hope you have a good time in Germany! Berlin is soooo incredible!!

    +++ xoxo

  10. These photos are so whimsical and magical - love em