Posts Tagged ‘floral’

(has it really been a month since i posted?)

for the longest time i’ve been wanting to make a waistcoat out of this scrap of awesome floral twill my mom bought. & friday i did. it is rather nice to have four-day weekends this period.

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drew an all new pattern for this one. been a while since i did! i didn’t want to make that same old waistcoat i’ve already made like four times, with another tiny variation. i love how the collar turned out. i’ve never made a collar like that before. shame about the pockets. they’re so radically askew, i don’t know what happened there. i took very precise measurements. but since the difference is so big, it could seem deliberate & avant-garde? or maybe it’s not even noticeable with the fairly busy pattern. also, i ignored that the twill stretched & some parts are a little wonky because of it. & the lining! jesus, what a pain. especially the back, with the double layers of the lining fabric.

it was certainly a learning experience.

& yesterday i made this:

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it took me so long to get just right. i wanted to do something loose & ‘artistic.’ i’ve been very inspired by vivienne westwood lately. original, i know. i thought it would be fun to make something right on a dressform again too, like we did in school last period. even though i think it’s not exactly my strong point. i LOVE how this turned out. part of me would still like to slap some bows & lace on it, but that would be distracting & ridiculous.

thank you for looking!

this week another craftanon etsy street team edition. i think i’ll do these regularly, once a month or so. my fellow teammates are always churning out so much amazing stuff & i need to promote the team more anyway :p

enjoy!

these are, obviously, all from etsy. you can find more team members by searching for ‘craftanon team’ there.
be sure to check them all out! & heart them! & buy them!

it’s friday again! which is when i like to feature things from other diy-ers.
this week’s theme is the fifties. while there were many things wrong about that decade (uhm, sexism?), it did have fabulous style. i love the type of dresses from then.

all from etsy. hope you like what i picked! be sure to check them all out! & comment to let those people i featured know that others actually read my blog!

i just finished this today:

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i love it so much! mostly because of the fabric. i was going to use that fabric to make something for my shop, but i torture myself enough with pretty clothes i can’t wear. so i made this lovely skirt for me :] i really needed more high-waisted skirts. still do. i think they might be my new thing. they’re so comfortable & flattering & make your legs look longer.

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i wanted to add pockets in the side-seams, but, as often, i only just remembered that i was going to do that when i had already serged the sides shut. such a shame. pockets would really have made this one of the best skirts ever. despite that i made it a wee bit too big.

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this one i made a looooong time ago, just never posted it. mostly because i wasn’t sure whether it was finished or not.

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& just as i decided that it was finished & had photographed it & everything, i got the idea to add another row or two of lace at the bottom. which i’ll do when i’ve bought more lace.

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thanks for looking!

these are all from etsy, found searching for floral. i already did a feature on this once, but that was so long ago, i needed to renew it. i just love floral things. can’t seem to get enough of it lately!

oh, i just want everything.

hope you like what i picked as much as i do! be sure to check them all out!

this week’s theme: polka dots! i’ve been on a polka dot kick lately. more than usual :p but polka dots are just awesome.

enjoy!

these are all from etsy, again. hope you like what i’ve picked! i know i do. those hair things make me miss having hair :p

i always overestimate my sewing speed. both of these took SO LONG. the first skirt i had worked on on & off since sunday. the second one i had finished cutting at around 10 am this morning & i optimistically thought that i could have it finished by 12. FAIL. it was almost 8 o’ clock at night when i finished it. & i had only taken breaks to eat & neurotically check my e-mail while switching music. what! i was working unusually fast & concentrated too. see how much attention i pay to my clothes?

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again, these look much more impressive on an actual person. they’re full circle skirts.

isn’t that rainbow plaid amazing? because of that fabric i wanted to keep this skirt on the simple side. it has an equally full red underskirt with a long row of gathered tulle at the bottom & red polka dot pockets! one on each side, with a bow & differently colored heart buttons. i wanted to give it pockets in the side seams, but only just remembered that when i had already serged both sides shut. this is a common occurrence. so many of my own skirts are pocketless for that same reason.

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i want to keep this one for myself! it’s just so full of awesomeness. varied polka dots, floral, ruffles, lots of bows, the timeless combination of black & white… & with this one i did remember to add the pockets in the side seams! it has a sewn-in full circle underskirt as well.
but alas, it’s much too big for me. i made something in a large for once! it’s about 38 inches around the top. i’m working on diversifying the sizes. & you know, my designs in general.

i’d love to hear some opinions before i list these. & thanks for looking! :]

oh, & i probably won’t be able to finish a friday features today. sorry! tomorrow?