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May Mystery Challenge

Por esta altura, vocês já devem saber que dificilmente resisto a um bom desafio. E foi assim que acabei por me juntar também, a um incrivel grupo de bloggers e entrar nesta brincadeira. O Mystery Challenge consiste em trocarmos ideias entre nós, criar algo inspirado nessa ideia e depois publicarmos num tour. O melhor deste desafio, é estar livres de criar o que quer que nos apeteça, desde que seja feito por nós. Eu poderia ter aproveitado para me escapar um pouco das costuras, e apanhar outros ares, mas não. Optei por fazer o mesmo de sempre. 

By now, you all must know that I can hardly say no to a good challenge. And that's how I ended up joining an incredible group of bloggers and join the fun. Mystery Challenge consists in swapping ideas between us, and create something inspired by that ideas. After that we post our creations in a tour. The best about this challenge is that we are free to make whatever we want to. I could have escaped the sewing for a change, but I haven't. And just made the same as I always do. 

O tema para este tour foi Momentos e Pessoas na História, e após sortearmos os nossos pares via Elfster, eu atribui o tema Anne Frank à Maartjie, e em troca tive a minha querida Sara a atribuir-me o meu desafio. A Sara deu-me a escolher entre o Woodstock e a Queda do Muro de Berlin. E não foi dificil para mim escolher um deles... 

The theme for this tour was Moments and People in History, and after a random match through Elfster, I got to pick Anne Frank as a challenge forMaartjie, and n return, I had my dear Sara picking my own challenge. Sara gave me two choices: Woodstock and The Fall of Berlim's Wall. It wasn't hard for me to pick one of these two...

Eu era apenas uma criança, mas lembro-me de ouvir algo sobre isso na tv, os meus pais a comentarem. Parecia ser algo grande, mas claro que com 6 anos acabados de fazer, eu não entendia o seu significado. Quando escolhi este tema de entre as duas opções o que tive em conta foram 3 ideias:
  1. O muro dividia duas partes
  2. Era muito colorido.
  3. Foi partido em vários pedaços. 
Pegando nas 3 ideias anteriores, sabia que queria usar um tecido cinzento (cor base para o muro) e depois, usar cores fortes a contrastar. Uma das minhas ideias iniciais era fazer um quilt, ou dois individuais, mas esse projeto exigia mais tempo de mim do que aquele que eu poderia despender nele. Na altura que soube qual era o meu tema, foi a mesma em que testei o molde Antalya Dress e acabei por usar esse molde e basear-me nele. Usei tecido cinzento para a maior parte do vestido, e para as duas partes laterais, separadas ao meio pelo cinza, usei um dos tecidos com cores mais fortes que tinha cá por casa. Talvez os tenham reconhecido, não é?!

I was just a child when it happened, but I can recall listening to something about it on tv, I remember my parents mentioning it. It sounded like a big thing, but of course at fresh 6 years of age, I couldn't quite understand the importance of it. When I picked this from my two given choices, I had 3 ideas in mind:
  1. The Wall was dividing two parts. 
  2. It was very colorful. 
  3. It was broken into pieces. 

With those 3 ideas on, I knew I wanted to use a grey fabric (for the wall base color) and then vibrant color to contrast. My first idea was to make a quilt, of two placemats, but that was a project that needed more time from me than the one I could dedicate to it. About the same time that I knew what my theme was, I was testing the Antalya Dress (Willow and Co), so I went with it. I used grey fabric for the biggest part of the dress, and I used a very colorful fabric for the side panels, two parts divided by the grey. Maybe you did recognise both these fabrics?!

E foi assim que traduzi o desafio. Simples, mas divertido. Quanto ao vestido, já falei em pormenor sobre o molde aqui. Este foi o primeiro teste, o comprimento ficou um pouco curto, por isso, para o manter o mais longo possível, usei viés feito em casa para finalizar a bainha. 

And that's how I've translated the challenge. Simple, but fun. As for the dress, I have reviewed the pattern here already. This was the first test and the lenght was too short, so, to fix it I used a homemade bias tape to finish the hem and keep it as much long as possible. 

Visitem o resto do pessoal e as suas abordagens aos temas que lhes foram dados. 

Make sure you visit everyone else and their takes on the themes they were given. 

5/25│ The Berry BunchFrank Lloyd Wright │ Sew Not Perfect - Lucille Ball, I Love Lucy
5/26 │ Create 3.5 - George Sand
6/3│ Mae & K - TeslaPretty Little Blog - Moon LandingKnot Sew Normal - Lutie Eugenia Sterns
5/26 │ Create 3.5 - George Sand
6/3│ Mae & K - TeslaPretty Little Blog - Moon LandingKnot Sew Normal - Lutie Eugenia Sterns


  1. Wonderful design interpretation of your theme challenge!
    I will have to find some time to look at the other pieces people made. This idea is just what I love about design. Is there a place where all the work is in one place?
    Sandy in the UK

  2. What a creative take on the Berlin Wall being brought down. I love how you broke it down to the three points and translated that into the dress!

  3. Such a great theme! I remember it well... Those images on the tv stuck with me, and when I saw the pieces of the wall up close, they were even more impressive! Your interpretation is wonderful. I see your inspiration on the dress but it's not at all overwhelming for a child. Well done!

    1. Indeed. I was really happy with the theme I was given. Thank you very much.

  4. Great theme interpretation! It is funny how you "broke" the theme and got to the final result, good train of thought ;-)

    1. Thanks so much! The funny things is that Sara had the same ideas in mind when she gave me the theme, plus one of this ideas actually came from her =D

  5. Love the dress Magda! Looks incredible!

  6. Very cute! Love the dress, and your interpretation!


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