Monday, May 6, 2013

May Sixth

Today was my boyfriend's graduation! Yipee! He finally got his Master of Science. Again it rained hardcore during the day, hence the beret to protect my freshly washed hair hehe. Prepare yourself for more awkward and out of focus photos, this time courtesy of the boyfriend.

May 6th

May 6th
Top:Kmart Skirt:Made by me! Tights:Gift Shoes:Melissa Beret:Gift

I made this skirt as part of Casey's circle skirt sew-along. However, I had miscalculated the waist and ended up having to put in four pleats to take up the extra fabric. And after realising it was kind of out proportion wise on me, I cut 4 inches off it. Now I wear it all the time! Yipee!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Fifth

Today I finished this velour skirt! It's my first attempt at stretch fabrics eeep. Not too bad I think. I have a velour tank dress that I wear at least once a week, so I thought a skirt in a similar style would be useful. I should have enough fabric left over to make a gathered skirt too. 

May 5th
T-shirt:AA Skirt:Made by me! Leggings:Kmart Shoes:Op shop

Sorry for the incredibly awkward self timer photos, it's been raining hardcore for most of the day and everyone else is out :(  

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May First

I'm back! It's Me-Made-May and I've pledged to wear at least two handmade garments a week AND to refashion or finish one other item every week. I wore my Simplicity 1880 wrap dress with some tights, a skivvy and my new favourite op shops shoes (they were just $1!). I feel like the colour is a little bit dull on me, but I'd might as well wear it. 

May 1st

I did a few hours of lab work until Tamzen and I went to see Lawrence Arabia (the singer) at the Wine Cellar. It was absolutely amazing! Here is a sneaky video Tamzen took. He took mostly requests and this song is originally a Reduction Agents number. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Inspiration #1

Sunday is the best time for procrastination and reflection. This week I've been thinking a lot about hair. I cut my own fringe somewhat successfully on Friday using the twist method , saving myself $7 that I'd usually spend to have it done at the hairdressers. I'm far too lazy to have my hair cut properly so I'm just aiming to grow it out as much as possible before it all becomes split ends. Eeeeek! Below is some of my current hair inspiration from Pinterest, super 60s cuteness.

Source: via Katherine on Pinterest

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July Fifteen

Today is the last day of the holidays! Whoops, that went quick. Luckily I managed to get a few projects in. After the Colette Sorbetto blouse, I made the wrap dress version of Simplicity 1880 following Sunni's sewalong. I need help to mark the hem so I haven't been able to finish it yet. I'm happy with how it turned out.

I had to do a FBA, adding 2 inches to each side. It took two attempts, as the first time I under-estimated the amount I needed to add because I hadn't marked centre front on the pieces. Duh. The second time was better, but I had to add an extra pleat because there was too much fullness added on the bottom edge. Hmmmmm. Something to remember for next time. I'm unsure as to what the fabric is, but it's a slippery silky light fabric that my boyfriends mother bought for me. I used bias binding for the neckline and made the short sleeves. I will take some pictures of me in it the next time it is sunny around here.

After the dress, I started on the Colette sewing book. My boyfriend bought it for me at Christmas, but I had lent it to a friend for almost all of last semester. Anyway, I tried out the Meringue skirt, without scallops and with a waistband instead of the facings. I also like how it turned out. I did a sway back adjustment, although I don't know if that was the correct adjustment to do as the back/butt still isn't right. 
The fabric is a $6/metre Thai cotton from a local emporium. I also got the invisible zipper and thread from there because it was super cheap, but the thread moulted a bit and I wasn't happy with the zipper. I got the dam thing in, it's not perfect, but I figure I'll just wear the skirt until it breaks and the replace it. There is still a lot of fabric leftover and I'm contemplating trying out Simplicity 3688 as high waisted shorts for the summer. In my books, one can never too many polka dots.