Superhero is what I feel like when I wear this dress/tunic/cape thingy. Except I will most likely run instead of fight evil, just like the Justice League of Big Bang Theory. (Did anyone see that episode? I looove that show and am so happy Jim Parsons won Golden Globes for his stellar performance as Sheldon)
Dress was made through trial and error. I cut out a circle skirt, draped it on my body, poked holes for a belt loop, ended up sewing the side flaps shut for less fabric bulk on the sides, and adjusted the shoulders to fit. This dress has been getting quite a bit of wear from me since it is very comfortable and I feel very comfortable in it.
Total cost: $1.50 (for fabric from Walmart)
Leggings and necklace from Forever 21
Shoes bought on Ebay
This Suzy Chin Wrap Dress Butterick 5320 in a Navy suiting fabric. It will be perfect for my "work" wardrobe I've been trying to build.
My latest project is this Mod-ish dress. I bought this fabric from Wal-Mart for $1.50 a yard, didn't know exactly what I would use it for but I just loved the sheer polka dots and had to have it. It's been sitting in my stash for awhile as I contemplated what it would become. Its a pretty stiff fabric with barely any stretch so I thought a Mod tent dress would be fitting and would be totally my style. I used the bodice of Simplicity 2444 pattern, lengthened it to my desire, didn't take in the darts, and added a gore at each side to get a triangular shape at the sides. It looks very feminine and 50's with a belt but I quite like it without a belt, more funk. This is also the first time that my binding actually looks nice and neat. I always have a difficult time with binding edges. You can't tell but the left armhole still needs binding, it needs a little ironing, and then I will be so ready to rock it.
I have officially done with graduate school applications. Hurrah hurrah!!! All this week I have had the itch to start up on another project. I recently finished the cowl I made for th BF so now I think it's time to make something for myself =)
I am going to try to make legwarmers out of this Tulip pattern. I say try because when it comes to needlework, I get aggravated easily when I make mistakes, and boy do I make a lot, toss the idea aside, take it all apart, and start on a different, easier pattern. This tulip pattern though, is so gorgeous and tulips are my favorite flowers so I'm going to try really hard to make these or something/anything using this pattern. Also, during my research I found this gorgeous Gingham and Lace pattern.
I'm afraid to try knitting/crocheting tops because they just look so difficult and complicated and I'm quite the impatient person. (I like to see results!!!) But this design is absolutely me so I will keep it in mind as a future project.
I'm keeping this in mind for a DIY project. These Jason Wu designs from his Pre-Fall 2011 are so pretty, and look quite easy to do (skirt part). Anyone could do this really. Grab a fitted mini to knee length skirt (your preference) that you probably already have lying in your closet, grab some pretty crochet lace trim (check your local Joanns, Walmart, Thrift store, or online). I like this lace found on Etsy. Lay out and pin the lace onto the skirt, sew, and viola you have a skirt a la Jason Wu.
This is the journal (and journey) of my craft and sewing adventures, inspirations, and joys of life. Since I began sewing a year ago, I have grown to love it so much so that it has become part of my entirety. Here I will (hopefully) document my projects and progress in learning. You are welcome to join me =)