mardi 31 mai 2011
That skirt is "self drafted" ie it's a bunch of rectangles and trapezes but I think it works! It was a happy accident since my mum has a skirt she wore until destruction and after she asked me to knock it off for her the result was so cute that I "perfected" it -I just cut the back waist piece in two to put the zipper there instead of the side^^- to make some for me.
What's more depending on your fabric width you only need from 1 to 1.2 metres to make it. It's low waisted -I LOVE that- and has plenty of room for hips and bottom... You're definitely going to see more like this one :)
Gratuitous shot of my AWESOME shoes, I bought them on discount in 2009 for like 10$ and I remember the year because it was the last time I bought leather stuff.
I also took a pic of the slightly bigger Buttercup bag I made for Mother's Day:
She wanted a Liberty bag unfortunately the only shop that sells this fabric on our tiny island was out of stock so I took Kaffe Fassett instead. See you tomorrow!
samedi 21 mai 2011
I used cotton from my striped shirt and floral fabric from a Japanese top I haven't posted about yet. The inside is another remnant of simple white polyester fabric. I put a striped pocket inside, the bag closes with a snap and the bow is a brooch. Here's the tutorial:
lundi 2 mai 2011
The pros: the fabric is adorable baby gingham -I have a thing for pastel colours with tiny patterns; it's self-drafted so I was able to really work on a shape and details that I like: ruched upper bodice, high and square back neckline, soft pleats for the skirt; it's fully lined with 100% cotton veil which means I can wear it even in summer and finally from the front it makes me look like I have big boobs on an otherwise small body which is perfectly ok with me :)
All in all it's less catastrophic than I first thought, I didn't want to wear it because of the aforementioned problems but especially because I thought it looked silly on me but I realise it's an ok dress so I'll give it a chance and more ironing obviously.
Also, I'm so excited that Zoe has organised the Me-Made-June challenge, I can't wait for it to start! See you soon people!
On another note I got an award from Camelias and Crinolines! I had to answer these 5 questions:
1) What size shoe do you wear? If you wear a size 7, can I borrow your shoes? - I'm a French 38 which is like a US 7.5.
2) 30's or 60's? - Definitely the 60's, I especially love wedding dresses from this era, they were AMAZING:
3) Have you ever kissed someone you shouldn't have? - Naturally!
4) Have you ever been poisoned? Was it by the girlfriend of the person you kissed?? - No poison, only a few allergies here and there.
5) Who's on your "Celebrity Free Pass" list (top 5)? - Number one forever is SADE Adu!!!
Then Tina Turner
Mary J Blige
Marylin of course!
Ok, the 5 bloggers I'm passing this award to are:
See you soon!