Monday, October 31, 2011

October Thirty First

Wooh! Halloween costume finished. And worn. 
I ran out of time to make something really nice, so I just improvised. I traced the outline from an old dress that I like the shape of, but made it way bigger. It turned out REALLY big. Oh well, I will recut it later. 
I made the bow in less than 5 minutes! Two rectangles, interfaced and sewn. THANKS MAZ!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Thirty

This month's hair inspiration
It seems every time I grow my hair out, it's never quite long enough for what want. 
I'm totally diggin' Emma Watson's short fringe in My Week with Marilyn.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October Twenty Seven

One American Apparel-esque gingham skirt. Check! It's significantly longer than theirs, falling to the perfect below the knee/slimmest part of the leg. It's quite a thick cotton, so it hold he shape well. And it has pockets! There's a little bit of leftover fabric, so I'm going to make up some cushions for the couch. 

AND popping into the local Sallies last weekend I found these 1930s cookbooks. They had another 2 but I picked these two because they were in the best condition (maybe I should have gone with the busted up ones now that I think about it). One had these extra recipes and notes in it. Whoo!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Nineteen

Invited to a Halloween Party
No Costume
I was thinking of going as Minnie Mouse!
Best excuse to dress up all cute
I'd totally wear a red and white Minnie inspired polka dot dress regularly right?

And Nick will be dressed as Mickey if I get my way.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Sixteen

Today I am SO tired. Entirely my own fault for staying up late watching Nicki Minaj and X Factor videos on youtube. However I managed to drag myself out for lunch with my parents. Afterwards, we stopped in at the Hospice shop in Takapuna where I snapped up this cute little game and a frilly lacy pink nightie. 
Perfect for a pyjama party?!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Fifteen

I made chocolate, chocolate and peanut butter and lemon cupcakes for a "Love your body" cupcake party for Eden. I figured out what size a cupcake actually is, only after I'd made the muffin sized chocolate ones. Whoops. At least now I'm less afraid of cupcakes.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

October Twelve

I love the look of these gingham skirts from American Apparel
But really, they're way too short for me and more than I can afford.

I don't want to break my 'buy nothing new in October' vow just yet, so I've bought some secondhand fabric and zipz from Trademe. I've drawn up the pattern already from Gertie's tutorial, and I'm ready to roll!
Or rather cut and stitch. Hehe. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

October Seven

All done! 
It's all rather wrinkled after a day of wearing. hehe.
I managed to cut the waist on the skirt a little too big so there's some extra bulk on the hips. 
It was easy to put together with Casey's excellent instructions!
I went for a hand-picked slashed zip in the centre back and put pockets in the sides. 
The seams are pinked and I did the hem by hand.

 I'll planning on making another soon in pink or blue or polka dots!