Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Skirt

For my brithday last weekend I wanted a skirt that was both stylish and comfortable. I did a little inspiration searching and grabbed a few idea from here and there until I colaborated a amasterpiece in my head.

The ladies at work gave me a gift voucher for Spotlight (making this skirt not recycled unfortunately) and I went on a spree. I bought 4 new fabrics and couldn't wait to get started.

This skirt took me the majority of Friday afternoon to complete. It was a little tricky working out how I was going to go about making it - adding bias binding onto lace was no easy feat - but in the end it didn't take as long as I thought it would.

I swear I shall get better at taking pictures once I get my tri-pod. This is the finished project, it was way better contructed than my last project and I am so proud of it. My friends were putting orders in asking me to make some for them. I do have enough material left to make at least two more but next time I think that I shall dye the lace and cotton to make it different.

It looks a little bit like a cupcake but that was sort-of what I was going for. Very feminine and light.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Work in Progress.

I know that there is some debate in the sewing blog word about posting works in progresses. I think that it is a very insightful way of showing readers the processes that you take to get to the finished garment.

But so because I don't want to continue the debate here is a sneak peak at what I have been working on:

It's lace and it's bias binding, in short it is a pain in the neck to put together. But I am managing. I shall have to post more pictures tomorrow when it isn't so dark and wet.

Have a good Friday night everyone.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Vintage Love

Lately I have been a little MIA and I am sorry. I haven’t had much time these last two weekends to do any sewing which is upsetting in itself. I have been working on some new garments and gathering inspiration from various locations. I love the vintage look that is starting to emerge in the blogging word. I like the subtle looks that work in vintage pieces and colours into the mix.
The best place to find vintage pieces is in thrift stores. Buried deep in those stores is a treasure trove of goodies that can jazz up the simplest outfit. I have recently been searching for a good pair of shoes from the op shop but no such luck because I am size gigantic and can never find shoes in my size in the stores let alone a second hand store. I should probably take my search online to shops like etsy but I fear that doing it that way would make it 10 times more expensive than just finding it in the store.

Keiko Lynn leaves me in jewelry box envy. I love that the majority of the pieces are vintage.

Picture Source: ModCloth

I am in love with these skirts. The multi layer is such a simple twist on the normal gathered skirt. I think I am going to try one myself this week. I have some deep purple fabric that grabbed for a bargain at a market for 99C per meter that I am not sure what it is but we shall see how it turns out.