This is the last item from my weekend sewing binge.
I bought this fabric about 5 or 6 months ago, and I originally intended to create a pair of pleated high waisted shorts out of it.
Obviously that did not happen. Instead I made this skirt. It was partially inspired by a grey polkadot drop waisted dress with a giant bow by Alannah Hill.
The skirt is a 3/4 circle skirt with a gathered section in the lower portion of the dress. I made he skirt super flouncy (Because that’s the way I roll.) I’m thinking maybe I’ll have to compile a video of how swishy some of my skirts and dresses are (Comment or whatever if you want that to happen) because when I have a swishy skirt on, literally all I want to do all day is stand in front of a mirror and swish.
Also, just quickly, I reached 100 blog posts the other day (I totally missed it. I think this is post 103) so there’s that. Thanks to everyone who reads/supports my blogs 🙂 It means a lot 😀
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I sewed a dress yesterday. Today I wore the dress that I sewed.
This is the first dress I’ve made out of a non stretch fabric. I also drafted the pattern myself. I’m quite surprised it turned out this well. The last time I attempted to sew a dress from cotton, it didn’t end to well (which is part of the reason I hardly sew dresses)
I suppose you’d call this type of dress a ‘skater dress’. It has a fitted top, and the skirt is a 3/4 circle skirt. I’ve made the dress out of two layers of material. The inner layer is a floral printed cotton, and the outer layer is a sort of netting.
The frilly bits around the base of the dress were hand gathered, and then hand stitched around the base of the outer net layer of the dress. (never. again.(Although, in saying that, the gathered net frill is what turned this dress from an nice dress into a really nice dress))
If I had the choice, I would have used the machine to stitch the frill onto the bottom of the skirt, but unfortunately the net was super fragile, super stretchy and super uncooperative.
I had a bit of a sewing binge this weekend. I ended up sewing a skirts, a dress (both of which you will see in the coming days) and these shorts.
I’ve had this fabric in my sewing box for ages. I think my mum might have bought it for me about 4 or 5 years ago when I was experimenting with sewing.
I’ve actively been making an effort to try and use up all of the material which I’ve been hoarding (because I obviously don’t have enough clothes :p ha ha).
Unfortunately, I didn’t use all of the green gingham for this project. It takes about 3/4 of a meter of material to make high waisted shorts, and I have about 2 meters of material left over.
Maybe I’ll try my hand at making some sort of shirt…
I’ve not worn a beret for a while. I forgot how much fun they are to style! (I also forgot how annoying hat hair is)
Anyway, this is what I wore today.
While shooting today I had a bad thing happen (it wasn’t the end of the world, but it was annoying.) I was about to attach my camera to the tripod when the adapter doohicky fell off the bottom of the camera and into the water below.
Fortunately the water was really shallow and there was an easy way to reach down.
About 10 mins after I finished shooting it started to storm.
Speaking of weather, I really can’t keep up with Australian weather changes. It was very hot this morning, and absolutely freezing in the afternoon. Not only does it make it difficult to dress in the short term, it also makes long term outfit planning difficult.
In all my years of sewing I’ve only ever successfully made one dress.
This is that dress. It’s made from a scuba knit fabric (like the stuff they use for swimming costumes and black milk tights) I bought it on sale from spotlight then spent several hours sticking, swearing and unpicking until I ended up with this.
I had a bit of a nightmare day today. My awful day was caused by Sydney trains inability to be able to string together a decent train service.
Anyway, let’s not dwell on my public transport failure. (it’s making me feel angry yo!)
One good thing that came of today was I got to have a good chat with my friend Joe. He drove me to my car which was much faster than catching the super late train.
The icing on the cake as far as awful day are concerned was that maccas discontinued my favourite burger; the mc spicy.
I’m just glad that today is over and I can start fresh tomorrow
I had a pretty lazy day today. It was nice. I’ve been so busy for so long, it was weird being able to relax without feeling guilty.
Anyway, this is what I wore today!
I bought this skirt from danger field about 3 year ago, but never wore it because I was going through a very heavily lolita clothing inspired thing with the way I dressed, and literally wore a petticoat under everything (basically, if I couldn’t wear a petticoat under the dress/skirt it wouldn’t get worn)
Anyway, after years of this skirt sitting there being amazing, I finally decided to wear it!
I feel as though I’ve been wearing rots of ‘fairy’ clothing lately. Lots of lace and flowers.
I suppose I did have an excuse to be fairy like today. I was in one of my favourite opp shops when I stumbled upon the shirt I’m wearing. It’s an off white cropped version of this dress.
My L. Mus exam is finally over. I won’t find out the result for a few days, but I was happy with how I played. For those of you who don’t know, an L. Mus is a crazy difficult music exam that you can sit to prove you can play your instrument to a high level.
I feel so free!