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. 


Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Thirty

It's finally holidays and I made something! I decided to unpick my Minnie Mouse Halloween dress and use the fabric to try out the Colette Sorbetto pattern .

After one muslin and a FBA, it turned out ok. It's probably something I'd wear over jeans in the summer. It's not super flattering on me because of the lack of closure making the waist huge, but it's a starting point. I got Simplicity 1880 at spotlight on sale (at 50% off it was till like $11.WTF) for the sew along so that might be next on the list, or the rest of the Colette patterns from the book. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June Twenty

Pinterest+Polyvore=Pure procrastination

I've been dreaming of a holiday for a long time. I want to go to Melbourne and since the Harvest festival line-up has been announced my day-dreaming has doubled. 
Beck! Cake! Liars! Santigold! The Dandy Warhols! Shopping! Art Galleries! 
 I've been organising ideas regarding a holiday 'capsule' wardrobe instead of studying. Whoops. 

For travel and chilling 

Travel Outfit

For shopping and walking 

Spring Holiday Look

For swimming or beaching (assuming it's swimming weather there in November)
Holiday Wardrobe Beach Trip

For cycling

Adventures in monocrome

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Fourteen

Nick gave me the Colette Sewing Handbook for Christmas and I just LOVE it so much (isn't he good?!)
When the news of a sew along popped up on my Google Reader I was super excited. 
Yay! I love a sew along and I can't wait to show off a finished project. 

First up is the Meringue skirt. I'm thinking making it in black or navy to maximise it's usage. 
I'm leaving my job soon, I don't know when I'll next need more professional looking clothes, so I might just go for some fun polka dots instead. I love polka dots and stripes.

Saturday, January 7, 2012



I never end up thinking about resolutions or goals until after new years Whoops 
My fingers are crossed for 2012 to be an amazing year