jeudi 27 septembre 2012

A fun dress

Hum, when you see this pic you may think: "Dots are SO funny, yeah right. And it's not even a dress, it's a skirt".

But look again:

Hey it is a fun dress! I know it's very similar to the panel dress from the August issue of Burda but I actually used my own basic bodice -the sleeveless version- and altered it after seeing a girl wear a mesh and black velvet top with this panel detail when I was on holiday. So I used navy bedsheet for the centre/upper part at the front and the upper back part and the dots fabric is super soft and thin stretch satined cotton from a local shop. The navy jacket is stretch cotton bought on sale, I sligthly altered a Burda Easy sewing design and the facings are navy and cream yukata cotton. Even though I wear a lot of my basic kimono style tops and tunics I love indulging in a little retro/glamour outfit sometimes and I really enjoyed spending the day in this one!

mardi 25 septembre 2012

Babydoll tunic

This is another design I "drafted" -considering that it's more or less a rectangle with straps- and that I made with beautiful, expensive and I hope resistant French lace. I used the fabric's scalloped edge so no hemming and the straps are simple bias tape folded in two.

And here I am Demi Lovato-ing the hell out of it -hey don't judge, it seems that both she and I are fighting the extra pounds with flashy blond hair and tiny jackets on full dresses^^

The denim jacket is a 90's Cimarron one that I stole from my mum and refashioned by shortening its length and sleeves.

lundi 24 septembre 2012

My most favourite garment of all times

Well, what else do you call a design that you wear almost every single day? I have finally drafted a loose, kimono sleeved top that I find flattering enough so I've made it in all fabrics and lengths possible, tee, tunic and dress. I have a few pics of them but there are many more waiting to be photographed -if Tilly has another "One week one pattern" you know I'll be the first to sign up^^.

 Awwww from Takashimaya Shinjuku: tiny hippos on blue double gauze and pink glass button on a tiny pocket

 Dress length made with striped cotton, contrasting pockets

 It's LOVE: cloudy sky fabric from Nippori -can't remember if the shop is Zak Zak or Pop Girl

 Wild animals Liberty lawn from Takashimaya again with a mock button placket at the back

Peach crepe from a local shop, mock button placket at the back and incredibly coordinated vintage buttons -lucky me^^!

I have also made a few for friends and clients, I'll try and get pics of theirs because some are really cool if I dare say so^^. BTW glad to be back on this little blog, thank you for reading it!

Singapore and Japan 2012

Best.holidays.EVER! (Can't wait for next year^^)

 Marina Bay area -where the F1 race took place just yesterday:

Sentosa island is now accessible via this huge boardwalk complete with travelator and air conditioning^^

Of course I had to put my mug somewhere, those pop sculptures were super cute and fit perfectly with the fun atmosphere of the island.


Our huge Japanese style room - you put away the table and chairs and prepare your futon there when you want to go to sleep.

Kannon the very important goddess of compassion at the todai-ji in Nara

  The lady's touching this statue's knee because he's supposed to cure your ailments if you touch him where you hurt, unfortunately it was hard to reach his neck -my main aching area :(

natsu no semi

The new Skytree Tower in Asakusa

Also this is my life: